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Hoquiam Timberland Library

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420 7th Street
Hoquiam, WA  98550-3616
360-532-1710

Library Manager: Mary Thornton
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Hours:

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

Building:

  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 12,761
UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS
Wacky Game Day
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryWed., Jul. 272:00 PM
Compete in silly challenges, race through an obstacle course, play games that are fun for the whole family. Wacky Game Day has something for everyone! This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Sports Flick
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryThu., Jul. 282:00 PM
The Library will show family-friendly sports movies every week. Bring your own snacks and comfy pillows or blankets if you like. The list of movie titles will be posted in the library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Teen Book Club
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryThu., Jul. 284:00 PM
Teens, join us to talk about books you love or hate, swap book suggestions, and hang out. Feel free to bring a snack. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Preschool Story Time
Hoquiam Timberland LibraryFri., Jul. 2910:30 AM
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and movement games. Parents or caregivers are welcome to attend with their children. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Teens: Pizza and Games
Hoquiam Timberland LibrarySat., Jul. 305:00 PM
Teens and tweens are invited to the library for pizza, board games, and other activities. The library is normally closed at this time and will be open only for the program. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Hoquiam Timberland Library. This event is part of Summer Reading, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
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