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Hoquiam Timberland Library

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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 Circle
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryWed., Mar. 291:00 PM
Come for a relaxing afternoon of knitting.
Preschool Storytime
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryFri., Mar. 3110:30 AM
Stories, songs, and activities for preschoolers and their participating caregivers.
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Hoquiam Timberland LibrarySat., Apr. 012:30 PM
Have you always wanted to go to Wonderland, but never found the rabbit hole? Good news! The library will be hosting the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, complete with delicious treats, zany activities like flamingo croquet, and plenty of whimsical surprises. And to top it off, we will also be showing the original animated version of the film. Dress up in your finest attire, or like your favorite Wonderland character. Talking flowers welcome, but no Jabberwocks allowed. Don’t be late for this very important date! This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hoquiam Timberland Library.
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