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The Crook County Library is relevant, accessible, and useful to our community. It is an environment where people come together for lifelong learning, enjoyment, and connection.


Our knowledgeable and engaging staff will provide traditional and innovative resources and create welcoming spaces where everyone can experience the joy of learning and discovery.


1905 - The Women’s Auxiliary of the Commercial Club of Prineville organized to raise funds to establish a library.

1931 - The County Court formally established the county library, which was housed in several rooms of the Courthouse, at the request of the renamed Crook County Library Club.

1952 – A ballot initiative passed that began raising funds for a library facility and the volunteer club turned over their responsibilities to an official Library Board.

1960 – To serve the county population of 9,375, a library building of 3,600 square feet was constructed on the corner of 2nd and Belknap.

1999 - After a successful bond measure and fundraising campaign a new library facility of 17,500 square feet was constructed for a population of 16,800 on the corner of 2nd and Meadow Lakes. The building was designed by well-known architect Richard Turi, who designed over 20 libraries in Oregon throughout his career.
175 NW Meadow Lakes Dr. Prineville, OR 97754 | (T) 541-447-7978 | (F) 541-447-1308

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