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.

8/2/2015

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM - Meeting Rooms A&B: The Beaverton Modular Railroad Club will have models set up for viewing and be available to answer questions about this fascinating hobby. All ages, drop-in.

8/2/2015

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Library Administrative Conference Room: Teens, come hone your writing craft in 1 or all 3 of these awesome writing workshops. Bring work to share or write something brand new! Grades 6-12. Drop-off. July 26: Building a story plan Aug 2: Writing the story (Timeline tracking and plot holes)Aug 16: Editing your own writing

8/3/2015

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Beaverton City Library Main: Chess and Backgammon play. Casual pick-up games. Basic chess or backgammon knowledge assumed. Grades 3-8. Drop-in.

8/3/2015

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Storytime Room: Enjoy a musical storytime with singing, dancing, and ukuleles! Ages 2-8 with family. Drop-in.

8/3/2015

6:30 PM to 8:00 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 6:30-8:00pm. Any questions or comments can be directed to kfidler (at) beavertonoregon.gov. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

8/4/2015

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Beaverton City Library Main: Toddlers will enjoy this interactive Storytime that includes books, action songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, and other fun activities that will encourage a love of reading books! There is also a simple craft to do or take home and enjoy at the end of each Storytime. Limited to first 50 people.

8/4/2015

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM - Beaverton City Library Main: Toddlers will enjoy this interactive Storytime that includes books, action songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories, and other fun activities that will encourage a love of reading books! There is also a simple craft to do or take home and enjoy at the end of each Storytime. Limited to first 50 people.

8/4/2015

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM - Beaverton City Library Main: Join us for a storytime in the City Park. All ages welcome!

8/4/2015

7:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Beaverton City Library Main: Wear your pajamas or bring your favorite stuffed animal friend! Everyone is welcome to enjoy stories, songs, and crafts that will help your family spend quality time together before getting ready for bed.

8/5/2015

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Beaverton City Library Main: This Storytime is designed for 1-year-olds and features fun with bubbles, songs, short books, and rhymes. The last 15 minutes are set aside for playtime with developmental toys and board books related to the theme that parents can check out! There is also an interactive craft that promotes early literacy, fine motor, and language skills. These crafts can be made at Storytime or taken home to enjoy.