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, 360-687-2322) 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.

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
  • 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 Meeting Schedule
  • SPECIAL MEETING: January 15
  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • SPECIAL MEETING: October 29
  • November 19 Agenda
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)

Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple - 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 2015
  • January 14
    NEW TITLE: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

  • February 11
    Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy and Hard Times by Jennifer Worth

  • March 11
    Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

  • April 8
    Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple