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Chehalis Timberland Library (Vernetta Smith Library)

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400 N. Market Boulevard
P.O. Box 419
Chehalis, WA  98532-0419

Library Manager: Lily Grant
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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Closed

Chehalis Library services:

About the Library:

The new Carnegie-inspired Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland Library opened to the public on November 4, 2008.  The Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Vernetta Smith Chehalis Timberland was on Saturday, October 18.

The library features 9,000 square feet, a large community room and Washington’s first drive-through library window. The ADA compliant building includes spaces especially for children and teens as well as comfortable reading areas.  In addition, there is a small conference room and two small study rooms.

Private donations large and small provided most of the funding. The library is named in honor of the mother of former Chehalis resident, Orin Smith, the new library’s chief donor.

The new library was built on the site of the previous Chehalis Library and Chehalis City Hall.  The old Chehalis Library was a Carnegie building erected in 1910. The building was significantly remodeled after an earthquake in 1949. Chehalis joined the library district in 1970.

Statistics 2015 / Population Estim. 2015:

  • Circulation: 195,866
  • Visits to Library: 148,659
  • Population: 7,365


  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 9,000
Genealogy Help
Chehalis Timberland LibraryThu., Sep. 2110:30 AM
Stop by the library conference room to get help with your family history and genealogy projects. Members of the Lewis County Genealogical Society will be ready to take your questions, whether big or small. No appointments are needed: drop in anytime during our Genealogy Help sessions.
Dungeons and Dragons for Teens
Chehalis Timberland LibraryThu., Sep. 214:00 PM
Seeking adventurers to embark on an epic quest. Come play Dungeons and Dragons. Our band of heroes will take a journey through fantastical lands and defeat mighty foes. Bring your sense of adventure! Beginners are welcome. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Chehalis Timberland Library.
Guessing Jar Fourth Friday
Chehalis Timberland LibraryFri., Sep. 22All Day
Can you guess how many items are in the guessing jar? Stop by the library on the fourth Friday of each month to view the new jar and calculate your answers. Winners will be drawn and will receive a book or small prize. This program is part of the Chehalis Fourth Friday events.
Preschool Storytime
Chehalis Timberland LibraryFri., Sep. 2210:00 AM
Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers and their participating caregivers.
Teen Book Club
Chehalis Timberland LibraryFri., Sep. 224:30 PM
You pick the book each month; we provide the snacks. Teen Book Club meets on the fourth Friday of every month. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Chehalis Timberland Library.
Learn to Quill - Fall Trees
Chehalis Timberland LibrarySat., Sep. 2311:00 AM
Learn the art of paper quilling by creating a beautiful fall scene to frame or use as a card. All supplies provided.
Teen After Hours: Game Night
Chehalis Timberland LibrarySat., Sep. 234:30 PM
Teens, take over the library after it closes for an evening of game and activities. Please arrive before 5 p.m. when the library closes. No other library services will be available.
Book Babies
Chehalis Timberland LibraryWed., Sep. 2710:00 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.
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