Thirty-five families belonged to a subscription library known as Parmalee's. These families paid $3.00 a month and every three months a box of 50 books arrived at the library, which was located in CC Peast's Drug Store. This library structure was fairly common at the time.
The first public library was established in Oregon when Mrs. William Bennett started a lending library in a room above the Criddle Drug Store located at 113 S. Main Street. The rent was five dollars a month.
The official Library was established and became part of the Village.
The library moved to a room over the McDermott Building at 105 S Main Street.
The library moved to the Village Hall building, 117 Spring Street.
The library moved to 219 Park Street (formerly Paul’s SuperMarket, now the Oregon Senior Center)
The library moved to 256 Brook Street.