Beaverton City Library

Abigail Elder, Director
12375 SW Fifth St.
Beaverton, OR 97005-9019
Phone: 
(503) 644-2197
Hours: 
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.

3/5/2015

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Beaverton City Library: Preschool Storytime is filled with interactive books, flannelboard stories, music, and songs that will help your child develop the skills they need to get ready to read! It also promotes critical and imaginative thinking as well as social skills! A craft at the end reinforces the storytime theme. Ages 3-6

3/5/2015

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Preschool Storytime is filled with interactive books, flannelboard stories, music, and songs that will help your child develop the skills they need to get ready to read! It also promotes critical and imaginative thinking as well as social skills! A craft at the end reinforces the storytime theme.

3/5/2015

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: 1stThursday- Imagination Station– Bring your imagination!

3/5/2015

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Read to one of our friendly and trained therapy dogs. Registration Required.

3/6/2015

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Beaverton City Library: Learn simple, proactive, and positive parenting tools, songs, and games. Registration Required.

3/6/2015

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library Meeting Rooms AB: An Oregon Humanities Conversation Project program. Leslie Dunlap, an assistant professor ofhistory at Willamette University, will lead participants in conversation aboutthe nature and bounds of marriage, the public and private meanings of theinstitution, and the related ideas of love, justice, freedom, and commitment.The institution of marriage has undergone significantchange, especially in the last decade. In Oregon, citizens remain in acontentious debate about how to define marriage generally. What do the debatesabout marriage—in this state and beyond—reveal about the institution as awhole? Why is a private relationship so publicly significant and contested? Andwhy, when so many people are avoiding or dissolving marriages, do so manyothers wish to marry? Free and open to the public, no registration required.

3/6/2015

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Join us for an hour of creative projects with paper. Drop-in.

3/7/2015

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Beaverton City Library: Read to one of our friendly and trained therapy dogs. Registration Required.

3/7/2015

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

3/7/2015

12:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Beaverton City Library: Take a FREE SAT Practice test, proctored by Kaplan. Registration required. To register, visit http://www.kaptest.com/sat/enroll?&tab=events and search for the ‘97005’ zip code or call 1-800-KAP TEST.