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Olympia Timberland Library

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

Library Manager: Donna Feddern
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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 2013:

  • Circulation: 866,186
  • Visits to Library: 470,894
  • Population: 47,500

Building:

  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 19606
UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS
PageTurners Book Discussion, 3rd Fridays
Olympia Timberland LibraryFri., Dec. 1910:00 AM
Join in a discussion of "The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism" by Naoki Higashida.
Teen Tech Tutors Drop-In Computer Assistance
Olympia Timberland LibraryFri., Dec. 195:15 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. After closing at 6 p.m., the library is only open for technology instruction; no other library services will be available.
Genealogy Café
Olympia Timberland LibrarySat., Dec. 201:00 PM
Researchers can bring their genealogy questions to get help from members of the Olympia Genealogical Society in the library's meeting room. The Café is held every third Saturday of the month.
BiblioBall 2014: Fairy Tale Formal
Olympia Timberland LibrarySat., Dec. 206:30 PM
The Olympia Timberland Library is always Olympia's living room -- but for one magical night we are transforming it into Olympia's Ballroom! Kids, teens, families, seniors -- everyone is welcome to join us for a magical evening of live music, dancing, refreshments, and gift-making activities galore. We encourage you to attend in your finest fairy tale fashion or formal-wear, and pose in our glamorous photo booth. Celebrate the holiday season in style at the Olympia Timberland Library. Pick up your free tickets beginning December 6th at the Youth Services Desk. This program is after hours, and no other library services will be available. Sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Library.
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