241 Cowlitz Street
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10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A majority of Toledo residents voted to join the Timberland Regional Library network in November 2013 and the Toledo Community Library officially opened its doors at 241 Cowlitz Street in September 2014.
Toledo residents Bill and Pat Caldwell donated the use of their downtown building that housed the former pharmacy and a coffee shop to serve as the location for the community library and ToledoTel offered to provide phone and Internet access. Community members have donated more than 20,000 books to the library since 2014.
Patrons are also able to order and pick up Timberland Regional Library books via a TRL kiosk during library open hours and can use the library’s computers to search the Internet. There is also a Timberland drop box outside for patrons to return TRL books and other library media, as well as a community library drop box.
“One of the major attractions about the library is the kiosk and the connection to TRL,” Pat Caldwell said. “Having this connection expands our library a million-fold.”
Toledo's community library has a core group of about 35 volunteers who take turns staffing the library and donating to fundraiser bake sales. The library is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The library sees between 15 and 50 people on any given day, but those numbers can swell when the library has a visit from a school classroom or a special presentation like a magician, reptile expert or puppeteer.
The community library also has a history room containing photographs, newspapers and historical memorabilia pertaining to Toledo.
Follow the Friends of the Toledo Community Library on Facebook for updates on current library events.