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: 866,186
- Visits to Library: 470,894
- Population: 47,500
- Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
- Square Footage: 19606
|Teen Tech Tutors Drop-In Computer Assistance|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Fri., Mar. 07||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. |
|Olympia Timberland Library||Sat., Mar. 08||10:00 AM|
|Join in a morning of fun with your favorite fluffy book characters. Participate in crafts, activities, games, and stories galore featuring such famous (and adorable) felines as Pete the Cat, Skippyjon Jones, Chi, and more! Pick up your free tickets at the youth desk beginning February 22. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. This event is part of the Family Read & Sing Aloud, a Timberland Regional Library districtwide program.|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Tue., Mar. 11||10:15 AM|
|Join in a program of short stories, songs, rhymes and knee bounces. Discover the joy of early language with your baby. Each baby must be accompanied by an adult lap. After the program, adults can visit while babies play with toys and sturdy books. |
|PageTurners Book Discussion @ Olympia Senior Center|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Tue., Mar. 11||1:00 PM|
|LOCATION: Olympia Senior Center: 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Join in a discussion of "A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition" by Ernest Hemingway. Facilitated by Olympia Timberland Library staff. Please call 586-6181 for further details.|
|High School Book Club|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Tue., Mar. 11||6:30 PM|
|Attention 9th-12th grade book lovers! Every second 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 December 17 to sign up and pick up a copy of the book. Books are provided by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.|
|Toddler Story Time|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Wed., Mar. 12||10:15 AM|
|Join in a program of simple stories, rhymes, songs and movement games that children and adults can enjoy together. Adults must accompany toddlers. The program begins before the library opens, no other library services will be available.|
|ArtsTalk - Ira Coyne, Sign Painter|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Wed., Mar. 12||7:30 PM|
|Recently featured in the documentary "Sign Painters," Ira Coyne is an Olympia-based sign painter who believes that "handmade objects are the roots of all forms of love and we should give them to each other more often." Coyne's hand-painted signs can be found all over the Olympia area and beyond. This is the second of a four-part series to celebrate Olympias Spring Arts Walk. The program will occur after regular library hours and no other services will be available.|
|Preschool Story Time|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Thu., Mar. 13||10:15 AM|
|Join in a program of stories, rhymes, songs and movement games. Parents or caregivers are welcome to attend with their children. The program begins before the library opens, no other library services are available. |