Imagine Washougal Community Library

FVRL is working to build a new home for Washougal Community Library that will provide more materials, resources, internet and computer access, and additional space for meetings, study, programs and workshops.

Progress and next steps:

Here's what's happening:

  • June 2019: The FVRL Board of Trustees has moved $450,000 from its reserve plan into the Washougal building project fund.
  • We are working to finalize a site. We hope to have more news soon!
  • The FVRL Board of Trustees has set aside $1 million for the building project.

Once we have a site, here are the next steps:

  • Work with the public and community partners to map out the community's needs in a new library
  • Develop a full budget for the project
  • Establish a plan for fundraising with the FVRL Foundation and the Friends of Washougal Community Library

How you can help:


2015, 2016:

  • FVRL started working with community stakeholders to find suitable property.
  • At the same time, the Friends of Washougal Community Library began fundraising.

October 2014: A Pre-Design Study by FFA Architects (PDF), with input from the communities involved, recommended library square footage and features and included projected possible costs.

December 2013: A facilities study by BergerABAM (PDF) identified the need for new library facilities in Woodland, Ridgefield and Washougal.

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