About North Bend Library

Opened: April 11, 1994


  • Designed by Bassetti Norton Metler Rekevic
  • 9,600 square feet

Special Collections & Equipment

  • Hiking map kiosk


  • 1942: North Bend Study Club begins town library discussions
  • 1946: First library opens with contracted services from KCLS
  • 1948: Library moves into the old high school's former home economics dining room
    1958: North Bend Study Club opens a larger library on land donated by George and Donna Gaines
  • 1979: Expansion of library with addition of old museum building
  • 1988: KCLS annexation
  • 1994: Opening of new, 9,600-square-foot North Bend Library
  • 2008: Completion of interior improvements

Friends of the North Bend Library

  • Dues: Individual, $5; Family, $10
  • Book Sales: Ongoing sale in library; Annual, 9-day book sale August 12-20.
  • Other Fundraisers: Occasional silent auction
  • Meetings: Second Monday of the month, 7:00 pm