street side of La Center Community Library
street side of La Center Community Library

La Center Community Library

Hours

Open for curbside pickup of holds or print requests, except closed 1-2 pm. Book returns are open 24/7.

Pick up Hours

Sun
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Mon
10-5
Tue
10-5
Wed
10-5
Thu
10-5
Fri
10-5
Sat
10-5

Location

1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road
La Center WA 98629

360-906-5000

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Branch Manager

Jurinda Swingruber

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+ Branch features

Virginia's Bookstore: Shop for gently used books at bargain prices during regular library hours in our Friends of the Library bookstore.

Public computers: Six computers are available for public use.

 

+ Statistics & History

2019 Service Statistics

Circulation: 76,489
Visits to library: 35,127
Programs offered: 383
Program attendance: 5,344
Reference questions: 3,718

Building information

Ownership: Robert Colf
Square Footage: 3,380

Library history

January, 2019: The library gets a "refresh" with new carpet and paint.

May 8, 2004: The library opened to the public.

August 2001: The hospital building was moved 1/2 mile to its current location on NE Lockwood Creek Road. The building was then transformed into a library thanks to the generous contributions from the Colf Family Foundation, Friends of the Library fundraising, multiple grants and donations, and the library district.

May 2001: Friends of La Center Community Library formed.

Early 2001: Margaret Colf Hepola saw new life for a historic circa 1905 hospital building as a public library and saved it from being destroyed in a firefighter burn exercise.