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Centralia Timberland Branch Library

110 South Silver Street

The Centralia Timberland Library is in the same location as the original Carnegie library which was built in 1913. It was remodeled in 1977-78 with an Economic Development Grant to accommodate a larger collection and more services than the previous 6,200 square foot building.

Features of the building include the chandelier from the old Centralia High School hanging above the main stairway, four fireplaces, an elevator and unique folk art from a craftsman who was a patron of the library. An antiques and collectibles environment supports the major economic thrust of downtown Centralia.

An Education Job Information Center (EJIC) is located in the Centralia library. The Centralia library has public use computer labs in the reference and youth services areas. Centralia has annexed to Timberland for its library services.


Debbie Jones

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
I am new to the area and I stopped in to the library to sign up for a library card. I was amazed as I walked up to the door because it is a Carnegie library. The staff inside were very polite and helpful. The young man that helped me even shared some history about the library and local history about Centralia when I told him I am a history buff. It is really refreshing to meet someone who takes pride in their work. I know I will be visiting my new local library often. It is quiet, cozy and a place to relax and hang out with other fellow book enthusiasts.

Brennie Mahoney

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
Looks bigger from the outside, not that it’s small, but the upstairs is oddly built for the teen section. Park on the street, there’s no parking lot.

Cory Riley

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
When I moved to the area this was the first place I visited. Can't get internet services at home (weird right?) so, I checked out tons of DVDs (Criterion Collection, yeah!) and utilized the upstairs desks for internet. Though, I don't use their services as much as I should it is one of the best small town libraries I've ever used. Well organized and clean. Staff is super friendly, helpful, and professional.

Tyler Pogue

Friday, May 25, 2018
Very nice staff and book collection.

David John

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
PERFECT placement in town. Strategic even. It's easy to see from the road at all directions. The service here is great and I can't wait until the community can raise resources for an upgrade.

Centralia Timberland Branch Library is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media