Front of Yale School
Front of Yale School

Yale Library Express


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Please call Woodland Community Library (360-906-4838) to make an appointment.


Yale Elementary School
11842 Lewis River Road
Ariel, WA 98603

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Branch Manager

Jennifer Hauan

What's happening

Invest in Yale Valley Community Library Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries is working with Yale Valley Library District to build a new library in the Yale Valley of Cowlitz County.

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2020 Service statistics

Circulation: 2,215
Visitors: 268
Programs offered: 0
Program attendance: 0
Reference questions: 260


Yale Valley Library District

Yale Valley Library District logo

Yale Valley Library District (YVLD) is a partial-county, rural library district, created by a vote of the citizens of the Yale precinct of Cowlitz County in May 2003. It is governed by a board of trustees which meets monthly.

YVLD contracts with Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries for services, which include the following:

  • A Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries library card
  • Access to the library catalog from home or work
  • Use of Yale Library Express on Wednesdays from 2:30–4 pm, or any of FVRL's 14 locations, including full-service libraries in Woodland and La Center.
  • Toll-free phone calls to FVRL's Telephone Information Services: 1-800-921-6211
  • Ask A Librarian assistance at your convenience via web form.

2020: Construction is underway. A new library will be opening in Ariel in 2021. Learn more about the project.
2018: Ground was broken for a new, permanent library building. 
2012: Weekly, limited library services at Yale Library Express, located at Yale Elementary School, were established in August.
2003: In May, citizens in the Yale precinct of Cowlitz County successfully voted to form a partial-county, rural library district. Yale Valley Library District contracts with Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries for services, which included bookmobile visits until the Clark County bookmobile was retired in June 2012.

The YVLD board is composed of five, five-year positions. Current members are:

  • Eric Reese, Chair
  • Bob Appling
  • Christina Conroy
  • Tina Moir
  • Kathi Wheeler

Members meet regularly on the second Thursday at 6 pm, at Yale Elementary School, 11842 Lewis River Roard, Ariel, WA unless otherwise noted. An agenda is posted here prior to each meeting. Agenda for meeting on February 11, 2021 (PDF)

Minutes from meetings of the prior year are available once they have been approved by the board. Note: minutes are posted in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the free Adobe Reader to view.

The information posted here is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

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