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Aberdeen Timberland Library

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121 East Market Street
Aberdeen, WA  98520-5292
360-533-2360

Library Manager: Stephenie Reece (interim)
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Hours:

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 2015 / Population Estim. 2015:

  • Circulation: 172,976
  • Visits to Library: 155,681
  • Population: 16,780

Building:

  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 17,051
UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS
Tinker and Build Club
Aberdeen Timberland LibraryWed., Oct. 184:00 PM
Come to the library to explore, test, and create with a variety of STEM(science, technology, engineering, and math) tools. LEGO® bricks will also be available.
Toddler Storytime
Aberdeen Timberland LibraryThu., Oct. 1910:30 AM
Music, movement, and books for toddlers and their participating caregivers.
Science Kids: What Floats Your Boat?
Aberdeen Timberland LibraryThu., Oct. 194:00 PM
Explore the science behind ships, sailing, and boatbuilding with Grays Harbor Historical Seaport staff. Through hands-on activities, discover how to design a boat that floats, how to catch the wind, and what technology sailors have used to make their boats move.
"The Distance Between Us" : Timberland Reads Together Book Discussion
Aberdeen Timberland LibrarySat., Oct. 2110:30 AM
Join in a cross-cultural, multi-generational community discussion of “The Distance Between Us” by Reyna Grande. This is part of Timberland Reads Together, an annual Timberland Regional Library program.
PageTurners Book Discussion, 3rd Saturdays
Aberdeen Timberland LibrarySat., Oct. 2110:30 AM
Join other community members in a discussion of the Timberland Reads Together author Reyna Grande's book "The Distance Between Us." New members are always welcome! Call the library at 360-533-2360 or stop by the Information Desk to request a copy of the book. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together, Timberland's one community-one book program.
Chilly Willies!
Aberdeen Timberland LibrarySat., Oct. 212:00 PM
National award-winning storyteller Christopher Leebrick presents a cultural mix of fun and spooky tales from around the world
as well as from his award-winning CD's. Great for the Fall! Recommended for ages 6 and up.
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Timberland Regional Library serves Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties in Western Washington State.