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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
Preschool Storytime
Chehalis Timberland LibraryFri., Mar. 3110:00 AM
Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers and their participating caregivers.
Building Block Poetry
Chehalis Timberland LibrarySat., Apr. 01All Day
For National Poetry Month, drop by each Saturday during April and build poems using LEGO® bricks and DUPLO® bricks. Let your imagination fly and stack the poetry to the sky.
Crazy Hair Day
Chehalis Timberland LibrarySat., Apr. 0110:30 AM
Come with your craziest hairstyles and enjoy a story, crafts, and activities. Don't brush off this fun time!
A Fierce Language: Falling in Love with Poetry
Chehalis Timberland LibrarySat., Apr. 012:00 PM
Poet and performer Judith Adams will take us on a journey to rediscover the music, power, humor, and strength of poetry. She'll also discuss the joy of reciting poetry by heart, listen to audience members' experience with poetry, and lead exercises to fire up the poet in all of us. This is a Humanities Washington presentation.
Book Babies
Chehalis Timberland LibraryWed., Apr. 0510:00 AM
Books, bounces, music and play for babies, toddlers and their participating caregivers. After the program, adults can visit while babies and toddlers play with toys and sturdy books.
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Timberland Regional Library serves Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties in Western Washington State.