About Mid-Columbia Libraries

Mid-Columbia Libraries' 12 branch libraries, rural delivery service, and digital branch provide quality library services to the more than 260,000 residents of Benton, Franklin, and parts of Adams Counties.

Community members came together in 1948 to form the first board of directors. Mid-Columbia Libraries has continually provided Bookmobile services since 1949. The early library district was meant to serve the region's unincorporated areas and provided a rare opportunity for families to explore the world through reading. Founding director Neva LeBlond Bequette guided the library district through many decades and helped instill a pioneering spirit of innovation, relevance, and excellent service.


Mid-Columbia Librariesempowers people, supports learning, and strengthens communitythrough literacy, enrichment, and connection.

年代trategic Plan

Ourstrategic planguides library operations and services through 2030.

Board of Trustees

Mid-Columbia Libraries is governed by a seven-memberBoard of Trusteesappointed jointly by the Benton and Franklin County Commissioners.

Join our Team

Our staff are the heart of Mid-Columbia Libraries. We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds with a desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Together, we empower individuals, support learning, and strengthen our communities.Join us!