Ocean Park Library to Close For Repairs

Patrons are encouraged to use the following neighboring Timberland libraries and district services:

  • Ilwaco Timberland Library; 158 1st Ave. N, Ilwaco; (360) 642-3908
  • Naselle Timberland Library; 4 Parpala Road, Naselle; (360) 484-3877
  • TRL website: www.TRL.org. From their own Internet computers, people can access their library accounts and the catalog of library materials; place holds on items they wish to borrow; use TRL’s extensive online resources for research, study and leisure activities. All 27 Timberland library locations and their hours and programs are also on the website.
  • Reference Librarians: People can ask for information on any topic. On the TRL website, click on “Ask a Librarian,” or telephone reference librarians at 800-562-6022.

Project cost and funding

Holmberg Company from Kirkland, Washington, won the construction contract with a bid of $579,000 plus tax. Since Ocean Park is an unincorporated community, the library is a TRL-owned facility. The cost is paid primarily by the library district. The Friends of the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Timberland Libraries have generously pledged $70,000 for some new shelving and new lighting that will be added to existing shelving units as well as new shelving components.

Ocean Park’s libraries

The current Ocean Park Timberland Library building is 27 years old. A library in Ocean Park began over 125 years ago as a small collection of books moving from house to house. By 1940 the library found a permanent home at Ocean Park Elementary School. In 1968, the library became part of the Timberland Regional Library District.