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Aberdeen Timberland Library

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121 East Market Street
Aberdeen, WA  98520-5292

Library Manager: Allison Grubbs
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Monday 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Closed

Aberdeen Library services:

About the Aberdeen Library:

Library service in Aberdeen began in 1890 with the donation of 150 books housed in the Oddfellows Hall.  It then moved to a reading room donated by Jacob Weatherwax in 1891.  After a city ordinance incorporated the library in 1902, it settled into its current location with the construction of a Carnegie building in 1908.  This historical building was replaced with the current library building in 1966.  In November 1998, residents of Aberdeen voted to match funds for renovating and expanding the library.  During the nine-month-long renovation project, the library operated out of temporary quarters.  The renovated library reopened October 2, 2000.

The City of Aberdeen contracted for library service from Timberland Regional Library beginning in 1969.  In 2008 residents voted to annex to TRL for library services.

The Aberdeen Library is a Washington State document depository and has other specialized collections in the area of local history, genealogy, and the Education Job Information Center (EJIC).

Statistics 2013:

  • Circulation: 190,575
  • Visits to Library: 161,367
  • Population: 16,890


  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 17,051
Family Day at the Library: Giants
Aberdeen Timberland LibrarySat., Oct. 2510:15 AM
Discover the world of giants--in stories. How tall are they, what's their shoe size, what giant games do they play and, most importantly, what's for lunch?
Book Babies
Aberdeen Timberland LibraryTue., Oct. 2810:45 AM
Join in a program of short stories, songs, rhymes and knee bounces. Discover the joy of early language with your baby. Each baby must be accompanied by an adult lap. After the program, adults can visit while babies play with toys and sturdy books.
Dialogues with Doc: Aristotle
Aberdeen Timberland LibraryWed., Oct. 2910:30 AM
William "Doc" Carter is back by popular acclaim with the third of four programs on classics of Greek philosophy, presenting "Aristotle, The Nature of Tragedy from the “Poetics.” The series is an encore to his popular Rainy Day Reading review of Plato's "The Republic" earlier this year. The Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library will provide refreshments.
Mother Goose Play Group
Aberdeen Timberland LibraryThu., Oct. 3010:30 AM
Enjoy rhymes, stories, group games and free play. Learn about the value of play in your child’s development. Meet other families in your community and talk with other parents and library staff. Come for all or part of the program. Focused on ages birth-5, but all ages are welcome.
A Night at the Library: Monster Makeovers, Pizza, and a Movie
Aberdeen Timberland LibraryThu., Oct. 306:00 PM
Teens! Come to the Library … if you dare. Learn how to create disgusting wounds. Become a Zombie. Be monstrous, then watch a scary movie and eat some pizza. Creatures must be present to vote on which movie to be terrified by. Sponsored by the Friends of the Aberdeen Timberland Library.
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