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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 2014 / Population Estim. 2015:

  • Circulation: 62,218
  • Visits to Library: 48,798
  • Population: 4,095


  • Status: Annexed city, TRL-owned building
  • Square Footage: 7,486
PageTurners Book Discussion
Montesano Timberland LibraryThu., Oct. 276:30 PM
Join others for a discussion of "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" by Daniel James Brown. New participants are always welcome. The Library will be closed at this time and no other library services will be available. Please enter the meeting room through the back of the building. This is part of Timberland Reads Together, an annual Timberland Regional Library program.
Gardening in the 1930s
Montesano Timberland LibraryThu., Oct. 276:30 PM
Life in the 1930s in Montesano was marked by the Great Depression, a time when growing one’s food supply was crucial. Mary Shane, a Gray Harbor County Master Gardener, will take you back to that time, as she portrays a 1930s resident of the Harbor. She’ll describe the differences and similarities between gardening then and now. This event is part of Timberland Reads Together, an annual Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Family Storytime
Montesano Timberland LibraryFri., Oct. 2810:30 AM
Music, movement, and books for the whole family. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Murder in the Library: A Life-Sized Clue® Mystery
Montesano Timberland LibrarySat., Oct. 295:30 PM
LOCATION: Elma Timberland Library, 119 N First Street. Follow the evidence to reveal the identity of the nefarious murderer. This program takes place after regular hours, and no other library services will be available. This event has received permission from Hasbro for the use of the Clue® name and products.
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