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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
Book Babies
Chehalis Timberland LibraryWed., Apr. 2510:00 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. This is an early learning program.
Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
Chehalis Timberland LibraryThu., Apr. 263:30 PM
Seeking adventurers to embark on an epic quest! Eat snacks, listen to music and play Dungeons and Dragons or just hang out. D&D Club meets most second & fourth Thursdays. New players welcome. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Chehalis Timberland Library.
Preschool Storytime
Chehalis Timberland LibraryFri., Apr. 2710:00 AM
Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers and their participating caregivers. This is an early learning program.
Teen Book Club
Chehalis Timberland LibraryFri., Apr. 274:00 PM
Talk about books and swap reading suggestions related to the monthly theme. For April, think botanical! Read a book related to plants. 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.
El día de los niños/El día de los libros Celebration
Chehalis Timberland LibrarySat., Apr. 281:00 PM
Celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros, childhood and all the adventures that books provide! Join us at 1 p.m. for performances by Winlock Folkloric and Las Estrellas dance groups performing traditional Mexican dances followed by Tsunami Piñata who will play an eclectic mix of music from Europe and Latin America, arranged for banjo and accordion. All children and teens will receive a free book!
¡Celebra “El día de los niños/El día de los libros”, la niñez y todas las aventuras que nos proporcionan los libros! Unete a nosotros a la 1p.m. para que disfrutes un espectáculo con los grupos de baile Winlock Folkloric y Las Estrellas, que interpretarán bailes tradicionales mexicanos. Luego, Tsunami Piñata tocará una mezcla ecléctica de música de Europa y Latinoamérica, con arreglo para banjo y acordeón. ¡Todos los niños y adolescentes recibirán un libro como regalo!
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