Available holds may be picked up at either Yale Library Express from 1:30 to 4:00 on Wednesdays OR at Battle Ground Community Library (1207 SE 8th Way, 360-687-2322) all open hours except Wednesday afternoons. Battle Ground hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Thursday, and 10 am to 6 pm Friday and Saturday.

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.

The Yale Valley Rural Library District board is composed of five five-year positions. Current members are:
  • Eric Reese, Chair
  • Christina Conroy
  • Annette Katzer
  • 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.

2015 Meetings
  • February 19
  • April 16
  • June 18
  • September 17
  • October 15
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)

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens - 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 2014
  • January 8
    Second half of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

  • February 12
    Wild by Cheryl Strayed

  • March 12
    Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough

  • April 9
    Run by Ann Patchett

  • May 14
    Grist: A Story of Life in Oregon Country 1835-1854 by R.C. Marlen

  • June 11
    Kim by Rudyard Kippling

  • October 8
    The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow

  • November 12
    Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens

  • January 14, 2015
    Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth