Available holds may be picked up at either Yale Library Express from 2:30 to 4:00 pm on Wednesdays OR at Battle Ground Community Library (1207 SE 8th Way, 360-906-5000) all open hours except Wednesday afternoons.

Citizens who reside in the Yale precinct (northeast of Woodland in Cowlitz County, Washington) are eligible, at no charge, for:
About Yale Valley Rural Library District
In May 2003, citizens in the Yale precinct successfully voted to form a partial-county rural library district. Yale Valley Library District contracts with Fort Vancouver Regional Library District for services, which included bookmobile visits until the Clark County bookmobile was retired in June 2012. Weekly, limited library services at Yale Library Express, located at Yale School, were established in August 2012.

Public hours at Yale Library Express are 2:30-4:00 pm on Wednesdays. (The library is open to students only from 1:30 to 2:30 pm on Wednesdays.)

The Yale Valley Rural Library District board is composed of five five-year positions. Current members are:
  • Eric Reese, Chair
  • Christina Conroy
  • Liz Kennedy
  • Tina Moir
  • Kyle Niekamp
YVLD Board policies Board Meetings
Regular library board meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays at Yale Elementary School, 11842 Lewis River Rd., Ariel, Washington.

2016 Meeting Schedule
  • January 21
  • February 18 Agenda
  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
Board mailing address:
Yale Valley Library District
Board of Trustees
PO Box 434
Ariel, Washington 98603

Community Links
Yale Library Express
Yale Elementary School (Woodland Public Schools)

The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood - book cover

Let's talk about books

Our lively book discussions are held on Wednesdays, 3-4 pm at Yale School, 11842 Lewis River Rd., Ariel, WA. Each month, copies of the selected book will be made available to local readers during regular hours at Yale Library Express. Check out the book discussion list below and join us any time. For more information or to get a copy of the next book, contact Kathi Wheeler at 231-4253.

Titles for 2016