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.

10/22/2014

- Beaverton City Library: October1-22, the Beaverton Library Foundation is sponsoring a creative writing contestfor teens in grades 6-12! Entry forms with full guidelines will be available atthe main library and Murray-Scholls Branch and online at http://www.beavertonlibrary.org/teens in the Events &Contests section starting Wednesday, October 1. To enter, simply write a shortstory (1,000 words max.) using the provided prompt. There will be $100, $50,and $25 prizes for the top three winners in both middle and high schooldivisions. Submit your entries at the Murray-Scholls Branch or the teen desk atthe main library by 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22. Winners will beannounced on Friday, November 7. Middle School Prompt – Grades 6-8:Pick up a random object in theroom where you are sitting – write a short story from the point of view of thisobject.High School Prompt – Grades 9-12:Overhear a random snippet of a conversation – it could be on the bus, onthe street, at a store or anywhere! Use this snippet as a prompt to write ashort story.

10/22/2014

10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - Beaverton City Library: 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.

10/22/2014

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Beaverton City Library: 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.

10/22/2014

11:45 AM to 12:15 PM - Beaverton City Library: Come and join us for a fun and interactive Baby Bugs Storytime! In the first 15 minutes, babies and their caregivers will move and listen to songs and books or rhymes and songs. In the last 15 minutes, there is playtime with developmental toys and books which include a special collection of soft books and board books that can be checked out. Occasionally there is also a special activity like Memory Books or Texture Boards to do at the conclusion of storytime.

10/22/2014

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Beaverton City Library-Computer Classroom: Computer Help Labs in Spanish: these are drop-in labs for Spanish-speaking patrons who have basic computer questions or need to practice basic computer skills. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

10/23/2014

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.

10/23/2014

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.

10/23/2014

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Beaverton City Library:
Play with things that go!

10/23/2014

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Beaverton City Library:
Practice your reading to one of our friendly and adorable trained therapy dogs.

10/23/2014

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Beaverton City Library-Mtg. Rm. B: The WASPs were the first American women military pilots inhistory. During the war they flew vital ferry, training, and flight testmissions to free up men for combat operations. Led by famed aviators JacquelineCochran and Nancy Love, more than a thousand women private pilots from allparts of the country graduated from military flight training and flew difficultand often hazardous missions. Disbanded before the war’s end for politicalreasons, they were forgotten for decades until Congress officially recognizedtheir service and bestowed full military benefits in 1978.Author and speaker Sig Unander,Jr. tells the fascinating story of this distinctive organization with rareperiod photographs and profiles of individual WASPs, including Portland’sremarkable Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese-American woman pilot, who diedcompleting a dangerous fighter plane ferry mission. Lee was one of 38 WASPs wholost their lives while serving their country in World War II.Free and open to the public. No registration required.