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Olympia Timberland Library

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313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA  98501-1307
360-352-0595

Library Manager: Morgan Sohl
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Hours:

Monday 11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday 11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am - 7 pm
Thursday 11 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday Closed

Olympia Library services:

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. 

Statistics 2015 / Population Estim. 2015:

  • Circulation: 773,515
  • Visits to Library: 440,502
  • Population: 51,020

Building:

  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 19606
UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS
Scavenger Hunt
Olympia Timberland LibrarySat., Jun. 23All Day
Hunt through the library for hidden treasures -- find them all and win a prize! Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Family Storytime
Olympia Timberland LibrarySat., Jun. 2311:00 AM
Music, movement, and books for the whole family. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
The Boy Who Became a Bear: A Story of the Haudenosaunee People
Olympia Timberland LibrarySat., Jun. 236:00 PM
Join us for the 2018 Red Eagle Soaring Spring Play, "The Boy Who Became a Bear," a story of the Haudenosaunee People - a story of struggle, pain, redemption and love triumphant in a traditional story with modern day lessons. Red Eagle Soaring Native Youth Theatre (RES) is a 501(c)(3) Arts organization in Seattle that since 1991 exists to empower American Indian and Alaska Native youth to express themselves with confidence and clarity through traditional and contemporary performing arts.
Jeff Evans Magic Show
Olympia Timberland LibraryThu., Jun. 2810:15 AM
Every book is a magic book when you read it! Jeff Evans’ magic show celebrates the fun things that happen when you open a book. This event occurs before library hours, no other library services will be available. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Scavenger Hunt
Olympia Timberland LibraryFri., Jun. 29All Day
Hunt through the library for hidden treasures -- find them all and win a prize! Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
Teen Open Mic Night and Coffee House
Olympia Timberland LibraryFri., Jun. 297:00 PM
Middle and high schoolers: bring your guitar, voice, writing, or any other performance art to the library for an evening of creative sharing. The lights will be low, the coffee will be hot, and the mood will be chill. Come be a performer and wow your friends, or support your peers as an audience member. Sign up for a performance slot at the door when you arrive. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library. The library will only be open to teens for this event. This is an after-hours program and no other library services will be available. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, a Timberland Regional Library district-wide program.
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Timberland Regional Library serves Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties in Western Washington State.