Beaverton City Library

Abigail Elder, Director
12375 SW Fifth St.
Beaverton, OR 97005-9019
(503) 644-2197
Mon-Thu 10-9, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5

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The Beaverton City Library was established in 1938 through the efforts of the Kiwanis Club. As the library grew, it was taken over in 1940 by the City. In 1958 the library moved into its first new facility at 5th St. and Hall Blvd., which underwent expansion 10 years later. The library moved to the Hall Street Station in 1980, and saw its circulation increase dramatically. In 1984 the library moved once again, this time to a former Albertson's grocery store at Allen and Hall Blvd. The library was 19,000 sq. ft., the largest library in the county. In 1998 voters approved the construction of a new 67,000 sq.ft. library at Fifth Ave. and Hall Blvd. The library moved into its new facility in September 2000, and it currently houses over 300,000 items.


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join us for informal Spanish and English conversation practice in a friendly environment.


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library Main: Practice reading to one of our friendly and trained therapy dogs. Grades 1-5 with adult. Registration Required.


10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Beaverton City Library Main: Drop-in and join us for stories in various world languages at the Beaverton City Library. Ages 2-6 with family. Drop-in.Tuesday: Korean Wednesday: GermanThursday: FrenchFriday: HebrewSaturday: Mandarin Chinese


2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Beaverton City Library Main: For non-native English speakers. Join us on Saturday afternoons to practice your English skills in a friendly, informal environment. Make new friends and learn about American culture! English language teachers from People, Places, Things lead the group with library volunteers and staff assisting. Free and open to the public, no registration required. We meet in the Cathy Stanton Conference room unless otherwise specified.


2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Beaverton City Library Main: Meet local YA authors Lisa Schroeder, Graham Salisbury, April Henry, and Mary Elizabeth Summer as they talk about their books, writing and more! All ages are welcome. Drop-off.


6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join fellow musicians, singers, and music lovers of all levels in a supportive, informal environment to share songs and music. Bring your acoustic instrument or just your voice and whatever music you’re working on to share with the group. Have fun practicing playing or singing in front of other amateur musicians in a safe environment! All ages are welcome. This Beaverton City Library “Song Circle” meets the first Monday of each month from 6:30-7:30pm. Any questions or comments can be directed to kfidler (at) This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.


4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library Main: A STEM club for children grades 1-5. Drop-off. Registration Required.


6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Beaverton City Library Main: Nerdfighters unite! Join us to celebrate all things John Green and the release of the movie version of Paper Towns. We’ll have bingo, crafts and trivia. Grades 6-12. Drop-off.


4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library Main: Check at the Teen Desk for our latest pick, then join us for trivia, madlibs & fun! Grades 6-12. Drop-off.


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Beaverton City Library Main: Join Uniqua, Pablo, Tyrone, Austin, and Tasha as we have fun with crafts and playtime. Ages 1-6 with family. Drop-in.