1898 - Present
1898 - 35 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.
1908 - 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 (see image below). The rent was five dollars a month.
1910 - The official Library was established and became part of the Village.
1914 - The library moved to a room over the McDermott Building at 105 S Main Street.
1916 - The library moved to the Netherwood Block.
1941 - The library moved to the Village Hall building, 117 Spring Street.
May 1980 - The library moved to 219 Park Street (formerly Paul’s SuperMarket, now the Oregon Senior Center)
December 1995 - The library moved to its current location at 256 Brook Street.