Our Mission

The Forest Grove Library Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides support to the Forest Grove City Library through the procurement of private funds. Established in 2000, the Foundation helps to provide an atmosphere of excellence for the library by enhancing the facility and adding to the variety and quality of services and programs offered.

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It Just Keeps Getting Better

A post by Linda Stiles Taylor:

Since the March installation, the community has very enthusiastically embraced the new furniture in the children’s area. Children have quickly found their favorite spots to read and play, and keep coming back for more! It has been fun and satisfying to see the new furniture in action, and see how children respond to it.

Wooden wedges by local woodcrafter, Greg Kriebel, and wooden end panels have made the children’s area safer. Good-bye and good riddance to sharp edges and corners!

New furniture for both children and adults in our Spanish area has created a more inviting and comfortable family space. Pictured here are the new sand table and children’s bench.

Friday, May 3rd heralded our biggest annual community event, Children’s Day/ Book Day, and record numbers of children and families came to celebrate. The new furniture made the library more welcoming and easier to rearrange. Some 330 children and their parents  participated in a wide variety of crafts and activities in the west end of the library.

With the help of volunteers, we shifted nearly every piece of furniture to accommodate the event, and it worked beautifully!  We are so grateful to the Library Foundation for their continuing efforts to create child-friendly, safe and welcoming areas in the library. Stay tuned for the next round of purchases which will be for our early childhood area!