Tigard Public Library
The Tigard Public Library opened the doors of its new library to the public
on Monday, August 2, 2004.
The building's interior features a distinct children's area on the first floor and
new book and audio-visual collections. The second floor features the main fiction and
non-fiction collections, electronic resources and a separate young adult area. A special
reading room in honor of Grace Tigard Houghton provides some of the best views of the
site from the second floor. Houghton willed more than $800,000 to the library for a
reading room. The library also has a Local History room. Located throughout the building
are groupings of chairs and tables for quiet study and reading.
Attached to the library through the lobby there is a separate community meeting room that seats
about 160 people.
The new 47,000-square-foot library was made possible by Tigard citizens when they passed
a bond measure to build it. The strong yes vote was a result of Tigard's citizens
willingness to invest in the future of their children and their community. The library now
stands as the physical representation of how Tigard's citizens care about their community.
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