110 S. Silver Street
Centralia, WA 98531-4218
Library Manager: Susan Faubion
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Centralia Library services:
- Books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines for all ages and interests.
- Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, videos and music.
- Public computers with Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
- Online Reference Databases, including: online magazines and newspapers, encyclopedias, auto manuals, standardized tests.
- Free wireless Internet access
- Programs and events for children and adults.
- A public meeting room can be reserved for community meetings and programs by calling the Library.
- Local Library Board and Friends group - Call the Library for more information.
About the Library:
The Centralia Timberland Library is in the same location as the original Carnegie library which was built in 1913. It was remodeled in 1977-78 with an Economic Development Grant to accommodate a larger collection and more services than the previous 6,200 square foot building.
Features of the building include the chandelier from the old Centralia High School hanging above the main stairway, four fireplaces, an elevator and unique folk art from a craftsman who was a patron of the library. An antiques and collectibles environment supports the major economic thrust of downtown Centralia.
An Education Job Information Center (EJIC) is located in the Centralia library. The Centralia library has public use computer labs in the reference and youth services areas. Centralia has annexed to Timberland for its library services.
Statistics 2015 / Population Estim. 2015:
- Circulation: 221,256
- Visits to Library: 214,231
- Population: 16,790
- Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
- Square Footage: 13,510
|STEAMtastic - Math, Science & Creative Skills|
|Centralia Timberland Library||Fri., Jul. 29||All Day|
|Stop by anytime today to explore, play, and investigate with activities that build math, science, and creative thinking skills. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.|
|Nutritious Budget Meals |
|Centralia Timberland Library||Sat., Jul. 30||2:00 PM|
|With todays busy schedules we need some healthy, budget-saving options for wonderful home cooked meals. Come and learn some ways to keep your budget and your body healthy! Whether you need quick ideas for dinner or something to put in a lunch every day, we want to help. Learn how to incorporate some healthy clean eating habits into your cooking, save time and money and see how with a little preparation and planning you can turn one cooking session into several make-ahead meals! Please join us for this informative question and answer presentation. Take home some informational handouts and recipes to try! |
Presenters Karen Edwards and Kim Weiland have both been Certified WSU Master food preservers and have been actively providing outreach education on food preservation and food preparation classes here in Lewis County for 8 years. Kim works at the WSU Lewis county extension office and is the Food Safety and Preservation information specialist.
|Twin Cities Pet Show|
|Centralia Timberland Library||Tue., Aug. 02||10:30 AM|
|LOCATION: George Washington Park, Pearl and Main Street, Centralia. Rain or shine, its show time! Pet Show time, that is. The annual Twin Cities Pet Show invites canines, felines, reptiles, rodents, arachnids even stuffed animals! to compete for top honors in numerous, sometimes humorous, categories. Registration is required by July 30 (no registration the day of the show). Forms may be picked up at the library. Participants must arrive by 10:15 a.m. the day of the show. The Friends of the Centralia and Chehalis Timberland Libraries sponsor this program. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.|
|Youth PageTurners: Surviving the Applewhites |
|Centralia Timberland Library||Wed., Aug. 03||2:00 PM|
|Join in a lively book discussion and enjoy snacks. Hear about the author, get suggestions for great reads and meet new friends. Register at the library up to three weeks before the meeting and pick up the featured book, "Surviving the Applewhites" by Stephanie S. Tolan. Sponsored by the Friends of the Centralia Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.|
|Mother Goose Play Group|
|Centralia Timberland Library||Thu., Aug. 04||10:30 AM|
|Join in songs, stories, rhymes, group games and free play. Chat with parents, caregivers and library staff as your children explore books, toys and blocks. Children from birth through kindergarten are welcome. Arrival and departure times are flexible. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program. |