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Elma School District

Elma School Distric

The Elma community enjoys a quality school system staffed by professional and certified staff dedicated to providing a safe and quality learning environment for the community's children. Visit the Elma School District web site
Superintendent's Office
1235 Monte Elma Rd
Elma, WA 98541
Elma Elementary School
1235 Monte Elma Rd
Elma, WA 98541
Elma Middle School
805 W. Main St.
Elma, WA 98541
Elma High School
1011 W Main St
Elma, WA 98541
Elma Timberland Library

Elma Timberland Library

The Elma Timberland Library Then and Now

Providing library service has long been important to the community of Elma. In 1910 a public library was opened in the Christian Church with 300 volumes. A 250 volume public library, established in 1914 on 4th Street by the Civic Club of Elma and the Commercial Club, followed.

After several moves, beginning in 1939 the Library was housed in a portion of the Elma City Hall until 1994 when the present community financed 6000 square foot building on the corner of North 1st and West Young Streets was completed. The Library became part of the Timberland Regional Library district in 1969.

Today the Elma Timberland Library offers to the community access to over a million items, including books, magazines, newspapers, cassettes and talking books, CDs, videos, DVDs and CD-ROMs. Other services include a public meeting room, in house and phone in and online reference services, free internet and online databases with on site and remote access and youth and adult programs and outreach throughout the year. In addition to the materials collection, the current library houses a selection of local artists's; work, including that of Helmi Juvonen of the renowned Northwest School.

Volunteers Make a Difference

Two volunteer citizens groups support the library.

  • Elma Timberland Library Advisory Board members are appointed to four year terms by the Mayor and City Council. The Board's public meetings convene on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Library's Jerri Ferrier Meeting Room.
  • Activities of the Friends of the Library include such fundraising efforts as book sales in the spring and fall. Monies raised by the Friends benefit the Library's special program events for all ages and materials and equipment needs. The Friends meet the third Thursday of each month in the Library's Jerri Ferrier Meeting Room. New members are welcome and the public is invited.

Visit Elma Timberland Regional Library

Elma Chamber of Commerce

Elma Chamber of Commerce

Elma Chamber of Commerce is an association of Elma Businesses which endeavors to increase economic activity in the Elma area.

Visit the Elma Chamber of Commerce web site at

Satsop Business Park

Satsop Development Park

The Satsop Development Park, operated by a Public Development Authority, has transformed the site of a now defunct electrical generator construction project into a first class industrial/business park. The SDP, complete with modern infrastructure and a direct connection to the “information super highway”, has been able to harmoniously accommodate businesses ranging from information technology providers to manufacturing facilities and has plenty of remaining room to accommodate businesses of all types.

If you’re looking for a new location for your business or looking for a tenant ready “incubator” facilities the SDP may just be the place for you....learn more.


Senior Care and Assisted Living Guide

Assisted Living in Washington

Get the insights you need to find the right city. Families looking for assisted living in Washington (WA) have a wide array of communities to choose from, since estimated that there are more than 30,000 assisted living communities serving seniors across the U.S., and over 520 statewide. The state is also home to a rapidly growing number of senior citizens, with adults over 65 making up an estimated 15.1 percent of the population. A resident in an assisted living community in Washington will pay $5,135 per month on average...learn more
Elma Senior Citizen Center

Elma Senior Citizen Center

The Elma Senior Center was established in the 1970s and was housed in the downtown business core until the late 1980s when the City of Elma secured grant funding to purchase and remodel the existing facility.

The Center serves lunch, Monday through Friday, from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 PM. The Center also provides "meals on wheels" daily to those unable to make it to the Center for lunch.

The Center provides a variety of activites and events for area senior citizens and receives the its funding from the Coastal Community Action Project and local fund raising efforts.

Contact Information:

100 W. Main St.
PO Box 280
Elma, WA 98541

(360) 482-2377 - Voice
(360) 482-6825 - Fax

Boy Scout Memorial
"This monument honors those "This monument honors those who, at the call of their country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardships, faced danger, and by the path of duty, sacrificed their lives so that others may live in freedom. Memories may fade, but these names will never be forgotten."
Toward the East end of Elma, lying between E. Young and E. Main Streets, local Eagle Scouts and Eagle Scout Candidates have constructed a beautiful memorial to Elma residents that have died during their military service in WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The memorial presents a stunning vista to those entering Elma from the East. The Scouts who, with the help of their parents and the U. S. Marines, have created this stunning addition to Elma are:
  • Issac Brumbaugh
  • Michael Gay
  • Elliot Loucks
  • Chase Meister
  • Adam Zepp
  • Miles Zepp