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Montesano Timberland Library - W. H. Abel Memorial Library

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125 Main St. S
Montesano, WA  98563-3794

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

Montesano Library services:

About the Library:

The Montesano Library was built in 1960 by the Abel family as a memorial to W. H. Abel. It served as a headquarters library for the Grays Harbor Rural Library District. With the vote to establish the Timberland Regional Library district in 1968, it became the property of TRL.

Statistics 2013:

  • Circulation: 68,323
  • Visits to Library: 34,793
  • Population: 4,050


  • Status: Annexed city, TRL-owned building
  • Square Footage: 7,486
Family Story Time
Montesano Timberland LibraryFri., Oct. 2410:30 AM
Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games that focus on children age 6 and younger but all ages are welcome.
Author Visit: Douglas Rhoades, “Labels, Leadville & Lore”
Montesano Timberland LibraryTue., Oct. 2812:00 PM
Douglas Rhoades presents pictures and stories about discovering a trove of the earliest colored canned food labels. From late 1800s Leadville to PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, Rhoades tells the story of the tin can’s discovery, the industry that produced the food products, and how it became a book. This program is part of Timberland Reads Together, Timberland Regional Library's one book-one community reading initiative for 2014.
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Timberland Regional Library serves Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties in Western Washington State.