313 8th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1307
Library Manager: Donna Feddern
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Olympia Library services:
- Books, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and magazines for all ages and interests.
- Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, videos and music.
- Public computers with Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
- 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
|PageTurners Book Discussion @ Olympia Senior Center|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Tue., Sep. 01||1:00 PM|
|LOCATION: Olympia Senior Center: 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia. Join in a discussion of "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor. Facilitated by Olympia Timberland Library staff. Please call 586-6181 for further details.|
|Open Book Club @ Obsidian|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Tue., Sep. 01||8:00 PM|
|LOCATION: Obsidian, 414 4th Ave E, Olympia. Join other book lovers in sharing what we've read in the realm of this month's theme. Themes will be chosen at the first meeting on September 1st. The theme for September is...Your Most Recent Read! Facilitated by Olympia Timberland Library staff.|
|Listen Here: A Lunch Break Story Time for Adults|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Fri., Sep. 04||12:10 PM|
|Corey Snow, professional audiobook narrator and voice actor, will entertain and inspire us with selections from the wide, wonderful world of short fiction. This month he will read "The Toughest Indian in the World" by Sherman Alexie, and "The Brown Chest" by John Updike. These works are from The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction. Bring your lunch or your knitting, but most importantly, bring your imagination.|
|Teen Tech Tutors Drop-In Computer Assistance|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Fri., Sep. 04||4:30 PM|
|TIME CHANGE: This event will occur from 4:30-5:45 p.m. 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.|
|Creative Watercolor for Beginners and Beyond with Alice Liou|
|Olympia Timberland Library||Sat., Sep. 05||2:00 PM|
|In this inspiring art class, you will: learn the creative nature of watercolor painting, practice fun techniques, and capture the essence of your subject to create your own masterpiece. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Library.|