Centralia Timberland Regional Library
The Centralia Timberland Library is one of the prestigious Carnegie Libraries, so named because it was built between 1886 and 1919, with Carnegie's donations of more than $40 million that paid for 1,679 new library buildings in communities large and small across America. Today this library offers public use computer labs in the reference and youth services areas, comfortable reading areas, and meeting rooms. Throughout the year the library hosts events for children and adults, including the popular Twin Cities Pet Show each summer and is the site of the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The park is beautifully situated in Washington Park.
The City owns and maintains the building, while the regional library district provides staff, books, and magazines. Audiovisual materials and electronic resources are also available.
- The Centralia Timberland Library is a partnership between the city and the Timberland Regional Library. Please visit the Centralia Timberland Library website for programs and library events.
- For more information on the Carnegie legacy, and how it shaped education in America visit the National Park Services Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright.