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420 7th Street
Hoquiam, WA  98550-3616

Library Manager: Mary Thornton
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Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 7 pm
Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Closed

Hoquiam Library services:

About the Library:

In 1907, organization of a free public library for the City of Hoquiam began. The next year a resolution was adopted establishing that such a library be quartered in a house and lot purchased for the purpose at the corner of 7th and K Streets. The converted house opened to the public in 1909, drawing over 1,000 registrants the first year.

In 1911, a new Carnegie library was constructed on the site. A former associate and lifelong friend of architects Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright designed the library in a Prairie style. The Prairie Style building was rare in the Northwest, making the Hoquiam Library rather unique. Hoquiam joined Timberland Regional Library in 1969.

In 1983, the Hoquiam library was put on the National Register of Historic Places, along with the other remaining Carnegie buildings in Washington State. It was remodeled and expanded in 1989-90, through money left by local citizens and a Bishop Foundation grant, plus a $1.9 million bond passed by the city voters. Great care was taken to retain the style and symmetry of the original building. The library reopened in its remodeled quarters in June 1991.

The library is two stories with the public service area upstairs, and a meeting room, storage areas, conference room, and restroom facilities downstairs.

Statistics 2015 / Population Estim. 2015:

  • Circulation: 74,789
  • Visits to Library: 82,896
  • Population: 8,575


  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 12,761
Knit and Crochet Group
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryWed., Jan. 181:00 PM
Join us for our sixth consecutive year of knitting and crocheting at the Hoquiam Timberland Library. Beginning and experienced needle workers are welcome. Participants share ideas, experiences, patterns, and techniques. Drop-ins and new members are always welcome. Knitting needles and yarn are available while supplies last.
Books on 8th
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryWed., Jan. 186:00 PM
LOCATION: 8th St. Ale House, 207 8th St., Hoquiam, WA 98550. Are you an adult who likes to read Young Adult books? Join the club! This month we will be discussing “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard. The group meets at 8th St. Ale House, so members must be at least 21 years old. Contact Sarah at or 360-532-1710 for more information. New members are always welcome!
Adult Coloring
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryThu., Jan. 1912:00 PM
Drop into the Hoquiam Timberland Library to relax during our adult coloring program. Adult coloring has been shown to relieve stress, help with relaxation and may even replace meditation. Coloring pages and color pencils will be provided.
Preschool Storytime
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryFri., Jan. 2010:30 AM
Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers and their participating caregivers.
Full STEAM Ahead!
Hoquiam Timberland LibrarySat., Jan. 212:30 PM
Come for various activities, crafts, and games, as you explore Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) concepts in new and exciting ways. Like building with LEGO bricks? We’ve got them! Like playing with robots? We’ve got those too! Each month there will be different ways to help kids learn more about the world around them.
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