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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
360-748-3301

Library Manager: Lily Grant
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Hours:

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

Building:

  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 9,000
UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS
Early Explorers: Babies
Chehalis Timberland LibraryWed., Jun. 2010:30 AM
Encourage literacy skills through art, music, and play for babies birth to 24 months. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Vikki Gasko Green: Magical Ventriloquist
Chehalis Timberland LibraryWed., Jun. 202:00 PM
Climb aboard for an adventure with ventriloquist Vikki and her cast of critters - and you of course - because it wouldn't be the same without you! Event will be held outside, weather permitting. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Chehalis Timberland Library. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Scavenger Hunt
Chehalis Timberland LibraryThu., Jun. 21All Day
Check out our I Spy wall for weekly challenges. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Art Lab
Chehalis Timberland LibraryThu., Jun. 212:00 PM
Explore your creative side with rock painting. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Early Explorers: Preschool
Chehalis Timberland LibraryFri., Jun. 2210:30 AM
Encourage literacy skills through art, music, and play for children ages 2 to 6. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Teen Book Club
Chehalis Timberland LibraryFri., Jun. 224:00 PM
Talk about books and swap reading suggestions related to the monthly theme. For June, read manga, comics, graphic novels or something illustrated. Themed snacks provided by the Friends of the Chehalis Timberland Library. Everyone goes home with a free book. Teen Book Club meets on the fourth Friday of every month. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Game On : Teen After Hours
Chehalis Timberland LibraryFri., Jun. 226:00 PM
Come takeover the library after we close. Arrive before 6pm so you will not be locked out and sad. We have Xbox, board games, & team challenges! There will be food & music. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
The Pine and the Cherry: Japanese Americans in Washington
Chehalis Timberland LibrarySat., Jun. 232:00 PM
Join writer and curator Mayumi Tsutakawa as she discusses how our Washington’s Japanese Americans faced the injustice of internment,
and how families who lost everything rebuilt their lives. This event is sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Chehalis Timberland Library.
WonderWorks
Chehalis Timberland LibraryTue., Jun. 263:30 PM
Explore activities that develop science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
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Timberland Regional Library serves Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties in Western Washington State.