Yale Valley Community Library
Yale Valley Community Library

Yale Valley Community Library

Hours

Self-service hours:
Mon-Thu: 9–8:00, Fri-Sun: 10–6

Staffed hours:
Tue, Sat: 9–12:30, Thu: 10–7

Location

11700 Lewis River Road
Ariel, WA 98603

360-690-4881

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Branch Manager

Jennifer Hauan

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2020 Service statistics

Circulation: 2,215
Visitors: 268
Programs offered: 0
Program attendance: 0
Reference questions: 260

 


Yale Valley Library District

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Yale Valley Library District (YVLD) is a partial-county, rural library district, created by a vote of the citizens of the Yale precinct of Cowlitz County in May 2003. It is governed by a board of trustees which meets monthly.

YVLD contracts with Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries for services, which include the following:

  • A Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries library card
  • Access to the library catalog from home or work
  • Use of Yale Valley Community Library during posted hours, or any of FVRL's 14 locations, including full-service libraries in Woodland and La Center.
  • Toll-free phone calls to FVRL's Telephone Information Services: 1-800-921-6211
  • Ask A Librarian assistance at your convenience via web form.

2021: The new library opens in Ariel in June. Learn more about the project.
2018: Ground was broken for a new, permanent library building. 
2012: Weekly, limited library services at Yale Library Express, located at Yale Elementary School, were established in August.
2003: In May, citizens in the Yale precinct of Cowlitz County successfully voted to form a partial-county, rural library district. Yale Valley Library District contracts with Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries for services, which included bookmobile visits until the Clark County bookmobile was retired in June 2012.

The YVLD board is composed of five, five-year positions. Current members are:

  • Eric Reese, Chair
  • Bob Appling
  • Cynthia McAllister
  • Tina Moir
  • Kathi Wheeler

Members meet regularly on the second Thursday at 6 pm, via virtual meeting. An agenda is posted here prior to each meeting. Agenda for October 14, 2021 meeting (PDF)

Minutes from meetings of the prior year are available once they have been approved by the board. Note: minutes are posted in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the free Adobe Reader to view.

The information posted here is in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

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