street side of La Center Community Library
street side of La Center Community Library

La Center Community Library


Open for curbside pickup of holds or print requests Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm. Book returns are open 24/7.


1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road
La Center WA 98629


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Branch Manager

Jurinda Swingruber

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+ Branch features

Virginia's Bookstore: Shop for gently used books at bargain prices during regular library hours in our Friends of the Library bookstore.

Public computers: Six computers are available for public use.


+ Statistics & History

2019 Service Statistics

Circulation: 76,489
Visits to library: 35,127
Programs offered: 383
Program attendance: 5,344
Reference questions: 3,718

Building information

Ownership: Robert Colf
Square Footage: 3,380

Library history

January, 2019: The library gets a "refresh" with new carpet and paint.

May 8, 2004: The library opened to the public.

August 2001: The hospital building was moved 1/2 mile to its current location on NE Lockwood Creek Road. The building was then transformed into a library thanks to the generous contributions from the Colf Family Foundation, Friends of the Library fundraising, multiple grants and donations, and the library district.

May 2001: Friends of La Center Community Library formed.

Early 2001: Margaret Colf Hepola saw new life for a historic circa 1905 hospital building as a public library and saved it from being destroyed in a firefighter burn exercise.