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Member of the Month April 2023 – Warrenton Community Library


Member of the Month - April 2023

City of Warrenton: Warrenton Community Library
160 S. Main Ave., Warrenton, OR 97146
(503) 861-8156 |

Warrenton Community Library is managed by the City of Warrenton and established its roots in the former Hammond Town Hall Building in the 1990s, moving to the current location in downtown Warrenton in April of 2017. We welcomed two new staff members in February 2023: Director, Josh Saranpaa, and Youth Services Library Assistant, Jenny Donohue.

Serving the Warrenton area through traditional and innovative services, our library enhances the quality of life for patrons through literacy and life-long learning while connecting people to their community and world. We are dedicated to serving the North Coast community by providing access to internet, technology, books, movies, music, and so much more.

A City of Warrenton library card gives patrons access to digital and print collections at Warrenton, Seaside, and Astoria. Anyone who lives within the Warrenton city limits is eligible with a piece of mail listing their residential address. Library wifi is free for everyone to access, inside and outside of the building, whether they have a library card or not!

The Library of Things library collection supports lifelong learning and creativity by providing the physical tools necessary to explore new areas of interest and learn new skills. Just some of the items we have available are puzzles, board and card games, musical instruments, STEM kits, a sewing machine, and a video projector.

There is always something to do at the library, for kids and adults! Come to storytime on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and enjoy movement, songs, rhymes and stories. Then, stay for the open play group afterwards! For kids 2nd grade and up, Lego Club meets weekly on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., and Art Club meets Thursdays at 4 p.m. Science Club is held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 4 p.m. Programs for adults include Library After Dark (a local author talk series hosted by Friends of Warrenton Community Library), a Sit and Stitch group, and more.

The library hosts a used book sale, the proceeds of which go towards supporting community programs and library operations. This includes fiction and nonfiction, puzzles and games, CDs and DVDs! The fill a bag sale happens quarterly, where community members can fill a bag with book sale items for $5.
To find out more about what’s happening at our library, visit our website or follow us on Facebook.