The North Plains Public Library is a 2,500 square foot facility adjacent to City Hall which houses over 12,000 items. The library building is owned by the Friends of the North Plains Public Library while the contents, staff, and operations are managed by the City of North Plains. The Friends contribute to the annual budget for acquiring new materials.
The library’s collection of popular materials includes fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens, and children, magazines, newspapers, books on CD, DVDs , Spanish language materials, large print books, and reference books. Electronic resources are also available. Audiobooks and e-books are available to download to your devices.
The North Plains Public Library is a proud member of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), a group of 18 libraries that share resources and financing. Items may be borrowed from these other libraries and will be brought to the North Plains Public library for checkout. Each day, thousands of items are picked up and delivered by courier to each of the libraries in the cooperative.
Storytime for children up to age 6 is held each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The annual summer reading program includes children, teens, and adults.
The North Plains Public Library has 10 public computers with access to the Internet and the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of programs, including Publisher. Free WiFi is available.