Hillsboro Main Library

Stephanie Chase, Director
2850 NE Brookwood Parkway
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: 
(503) 615-6500
Hours: 
Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6

About Hillsboro Main Library

The Hillsboro Main Library houses almost 300,000 items on two floors. The Storytime room and materials for young people are on the first floor, along with movies, music, large print books, and materials in various world languages. Coffee shop service is available in the lobby. On the second floor, shelving stacks of adult nonfiction and fiction collections are on the north end of the building. Other features of the second floor include an art gallery area, a quiet reading room with newspapers and magazines, study rooms and conference rooms. Public computers are located on both floors. Study rooms, conference rooms and computers may be reserved and used with your library card.

Backed by Dawson Creek corporate park and with over 300 parking spaces in front, this 77,000 square foot building includes rentable spaces for community organizations and events.

Hillsboro Public Library began providing library services in 1914 with a Carnegie funded building on Second Avenue and Lincoln Street. In 1975 the Library was moved to a new building in Shute Park and in 1990 the Tanasbourne Town Center Library became a branch of Hillsboro when the area annexed. As the City grew, larger space was needed and the current building was purchased in 2005. The library collections moved from leased space in the Tanasbourne Village Mall for this building’s opening of the first floor in May 2007.

6/29/2015

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Bring your .stl files for printing on our UP Mini 3D printers. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to take a look at your file and make sure it meets our printing parameters, and to get it added to the print queue. Print jobs will be printed out by staff over the course of the following week, based on file size and the order received. Printing is free; files not submissible by email at this time.

6/29/2015

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Hillsboro Main Library: We apologize but there will not be a 10:15am Toddler Time during the summer months. Please join us for Toddler Time at 11:15am. Stories, songs, finger plays and plenty of group participation in 20 minute sessions followed by playtime and an opportunity for adults to socialize.

6/29/2015

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Hillsboro Main Library: 15 minutes of storytime with nursery rhymes and music. Newborns, crawlers, and 1-year-olds play with toys, books and each other while adults enjoy an opportunity to socialize.

6/29/2015

11:15 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Stories, songs, finger plays and plenty of group participation in 20 minute sessions followed by playtime and an opportunity for adults to socialize.

6/29/2015

4:30 PM to 5:45 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Young readers develop reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to trained therapy dogs during private 20-minute sessions on Mondays and Thursdays. The first session begins at 4:30 pm. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. Registration is required by phone or at the Library.

6/29/2015

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Haiku poet Matsuo Basho wrote “when writing about the bamboo, become the bamboo. When writing about the pine become the pine.” For twelve years, Maggie Chula lived the life of a poet in a ramshackle Japanese house, wandering around mountain temples and gardens writing haiku. She also taught English and creative writing at Kyoto universities and studied the arts of flower arrangement and woodblock printing. Her seven collections of haiku, haibun, and tanka include Grinding my ink, which received a Haiku Society of America Book Award. Maggie currently serves as president of the Tanka Society of America and will talk about this little-known form as well as haiku, haibun, and how living in Kyoto inspired her writing. Conversations With Writers invites authors to read and tell us about their work and their writing methods. Not just a reading, but an event for audience members to interact and ask questions about word choices, styles, or the writer's development of his/her art. It's an informal atmosphere to help us all better understand the craft of writing.Each month, CWW invites a guest speaker to talk about the craft of writing.

6/30/2015

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Join us with your preschoolers for storytimes with science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) as topics each week. You will continue to get early literacy tips along with a variety of activities including a S.T.E.A.M.-based project.

6/30/2015

6:30 PM to 7:15 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: 30 to 40 minutes of age-appropriate stories, fingerplays, and movement activities.

7/1/2015

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Hillsboro Main Library: Fingerplays, singing and movement activities accompany the reading of various picture books for about 30 minutes.

7/1/2015

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: For children entering grades 1-3 and their parent or caregiver, this 6-week series features books & math. Children & caregivers will read books with math themes & then do fun math-related activities. Refreshments provided. Each child must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the program. Presented by the Hillsboro Chapter of the AAUW. To register call 503-615-6500.