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

La Center Community Library


Learn about current library services.

In-branch (and curbside) hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10–6
Thu: 10–7


1411 NE Lockwood Creek Road
La Center WA 98629


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Google map of La Center library

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

2020 Service Statistics

Circulation: 39,730
Visits to library: 6,441
Programs offered: 81
Program attendance: 639
Reference questions: 611

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.