Aberdeen Timberland Library

Services Provided:
Bookings for computer use, Browsing, Library Takeout


Image of Aberdeen Logo with owl; opens web page of remodel information

Click to view the remodel vision web page.


2022 Remodel Information:

The 2022 remodel serves to reconnect the current and future generations of the City of Aberdeen to their library. The remodel will pair the best of libraries in design and functionality with our city’s rich past, while highlighting the role of the library as crucial to community resiliency, vitality, and success.


Our remodel web page uses a combination of photos and videos to share the remodel vision. Available in English and Spanish

Quick information PDF sheet in English and Spanish:
Eng Aberdeen Timberland Library Remodel Brochure.pdf
SP Aberdeen Timberland Library Remodel Brochure.pdf

Full Case PDF statement in English and Spanish:
EN Aberdeen Timberland LIb Full Case Statement.pdf
SPAN Aberdeen Timberland Lib Full Case Statement.pdf


YouTube Videos:
Reconnecting Communities Introduction
First Floor Vision
Second Floor Vision
Pavilion Vision

Reconnecting Communities Introduction
First Floor Vision
Second Floor Vision
Pavilion Vision

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Write to us!
Thank you to our remodel partners:
Our library remodel is made possible by generous donations of funds by Katherine N. Sherk to the Grays Harbor Community Foundation specifically for capital improvements to the Aberdeen Library. Mrs. Sherk was an avid reader and library visitor, a member of the long-standing Review Club of Aberdeen, and a wonderful friend. Mrs. Sherk’s generous contributions, the intentional investments made by the Community Foundation, and the good stewardship of these library funds by TRL, City of Aberdeen, City of Aberdeen Library Advisory Boards, and our partners, will ensure that our library remains a state-of-the-art facility.
Aberdeen Community
City of Aberdeen
TRL Admin & Library Staff
Cardinal Architecture of Seattle
Studio 8 X 3 Design Firm
Friends of the Aberdeen Library
City of Aberdeen Library Advisory Board
Katherine N. Sherk Fund & Grays Harbor Community Foundation

About the Aberdeen Library:

Library service in Aberdeen began in 1890 with the donation of 150 books housed in the Oddfellows Hall.  It then moved to a reading room donated by Jacob Weatherwax in 1891.  After a city ordinance incorporated the library in 1902, it settled into its current location with the construction of a Carnegie building in 1908.  This historical building was replaced with the current library building in 1966.  In November 1998, residents of Aberdeen voted to match funds for renovating and expanding the library.  During the nine-month-long renovation project, the library operated out of temporary quarters.  The renovated library reopened October 2, 2000.

The City of Aberdeen contracted for library service from Timberland Regional Library beginning in 1969.  In 2008 residents voted to annex to TRL for library services.

The Aberdeen Library is a Washington State document depository and has other specialized collections in the area of local history, genealogy, and the Education Job Information Center (EJIC).


  • Status: Annexed city, city-owned building
  • Square Footage: 17,051