Lacey Library History
The Lacey Library began in a bookmobile in 1966, moved into rented space in Market Square in December 1966, and expanded to 4,800 square feet in the Lacey Village Shopping Center in 1976.
A new 20,000 square foot library adjacent to Lacey City Hall opened in March 1991. Lacey had annexed to Timberland for its library services.
In 1997 updates were made to the library to accommodate internet usage, new paint and carpet was added in 2011, and in 2016 new lounge furniture was introduced.
The anticipated Fall 2020 Remodel was rescheduled to Summer 2020, allowing us to complete planned construction work while all Timberland libraries remained closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The remodel began mid-July and was completed in early October 2020. Improvements included:
- Installation of a single-occupancy family restroom
- Replacement of all service desks with height adjustable stations to accommodate all patrons
- Creation of a check-in room to consolidate materials return and processing in one convenient area
- New library layout to improve health and safety of staff and patrons in response to COVID-19
Funding for this project was made possible by the City of Lacey, Timberland Regional Library, and through generous donations by the Friends of the Lacey Timberland Library and our community.
New Checkout & Returns Areas
We have checkout machines on each side of the front desk to allow even the busiest of patrons to quickly stop by the library to pick up their holds and borrow materials.
A centralized check-in room was created to receive materials from both the interior and exterior walk-up book returns. This area will also house the new automated materials handling machine for check-ins and sorting, coming soon!