313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1307
Library Manager: Donna Feddern
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Olympia Library services:
- Books, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, newspapers, magazines, audio- and videotapes for all ages and interests.
- Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, videos and music.
- Public computers with Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
- Online Reference Databases, including: online magazines and newspapers, encyclopedias, auto manuals, standardized tests.
- Free wireless Internet access
- Programs and events for children and adults.
- A public meeting room can be reserved for community meetings and programs by calling the Library.
- Local Library Board and Friends group - Call the Library for more information.
- Visit the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library website.
About the Library:
In November 2013 the City of Olympia installed 33 solar panels on the Olympia Library rooftop. See more information about the solar panels including real time usage data.
In December of 1896, the Women’s Club of Olympia established a library service with “reading matter” donated by citizens. In March 1909, the city offered to take over the collection of some 900 volumes and maintain a public library.
The Olympia library was housed in a Carnegie building at 7th and Franklin until 1978 when a new library was built and opened at 8th and Franklin. Olympia joined the Timberland library district in 1968.
The library underwent extensive remodels in 2000 and 2008. In 2000, the building was recarpeted and painted; a meeting room was converted to additional space for the children's area; and new public computers, computer stations, a teen area and shelving for about 10,000 additional items were added. In 2008, the circulation and information desks were replaced, the building was recarpeted and painted in bright, warm colors, the lounge furniture was replaced, and the computer stations were refurbished.
- Circulation: 880,319
- Visits to Library: 454,738
- Population: 47,500
- Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
- Square Footage: 19606
|Teen Tech Tutors Drop-In Computer Assistance|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Fri., Dec. 13||5:15 PM|
|Learn basic computer skills by working one-on-one with the library's great teen volunteers during after hours drop-in sessions. Tutors are available on a first come, first served basis. Call 352-0595 or stop by for more information. The library is only open for technology instruction during these times; no other library services will be available. |
|Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest and Fashion Show|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Fri., Dec. 13||7:00 PM|
|They lurk in closets. Perhaps they were a gift from your mother or your grandmother. Perhaps you purchased one in a weak moment of holiday joy. Wear your ugly holiday sweater and strike a pose on the runway for the librarys first ever ugly holiday sweater contest and fashion show! Prizes include most glittery, best overall ugly, best ugly-sweater-wearing family, and best ugly-sweater-wearing teen. Holiday refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Library.|
|High School Book Club|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Tue., Dec. 17||6:30 PM|
|Attention 9th-12th grade book lovers! Every third Tuesday of the month, join in with other biblio-appreciators to discuss books, eat snacks, and hang out. Stop by the library's youth services desk or call 360-352-0595 beginning September 3 to sign up. At the first meeting on September 17, the group will decide which books to read for the fall. Free books will be provided by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. |
|Sensory Exploration Play Day|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Wed., Dec. 18||10:00 AM|
|Parents and caregivers, drop in with your baby, toddler, or preschooler for a morning of fun and exploration in the library meeting room where The Hands on Children's Museum (HOCM) will have all sorts of fun things to touch, see, and explore. Help your little one finger-paint a masterpiece, play with different textures, and even make a special sensory treat to bring home! Multisensory play engages the brain and can help kids of all learning styles grasp vital early literacy skills. Cosponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library and the HOCM. This program begins before the library opens. If you arrive before 11 a.m., please use the Adams Street entrance. No other library services will be available.|
|Live at the Library! Olympia Aloha Ukulele Pu'ukani |
|Olympia Timberland Library||Wed., Dec. 18||7:30 PM|
|Olympia Aloha Ukulele Pu'ukani is a group of ukulele players who share the love of Hawaiian, hapa haole, and Americana music. This Christmas concert will feature traditional holiday songs with an aloha twist. Hear about Santa in a red canoe, Christmas luaus, rock around the Christmas tree and then uke around da' Christmas tree with a Mele Kalikimaka sing-along. This program is cosponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library and the Timberland Regional Library.|