Hillsboro Main Library

Mike Smith, Director
2850 NE Brookwood Parkway
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 615-6500
Mon-Fri 10-9, 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.


10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Hillsboro Main Library: Volunteers share stories in Marathi and English along with fun activities. International Storytimes are a fun way to be exposed to a new language or enjoy a language that you already know!


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Parallel Play is a writers' group opportunity for adult writers to practice and share. The group meets bimonthly, usually on the 4th Sunday of that month, from 2 - 4 pm. Registration is not required.


10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - 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. For toddlers 24-36 months.


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.


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. For toddlers 24-36 months.


4:00 PM to 6:30 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Get your game on! Drop in every fourth Monday to play the Wii on the big screen, try out the XBox Kinect, or challenge a friend to a board game. Games include New Super Mario Bros Wii, Kinect Sports, Disney DDR, Settlers of Catan, Angry Birds and more. Enjoy free refreshments and meet new players from around Hillsboro. For all ages.


7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: 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. This month CWW presents: Curtis Whitecarroll Curtis Whitecarroll is a poet, literary event director, artist and sometimes actor. Originally from Eastern Oregon, he started writing poetry in late 2001 at the age of 21. He has since had more than 200 poems published, in various publications such as Quill and Parchment, Word Riot, Ephemeris , Night Bomb Anthology, and three volumes of the Swiss publication The Art Of Being Human international poetry anthology. He is the founder of 'Ink Noise Review' a reading series devoted to bridging the various branches of the Portland community and especially to put the spotlight on emerging voices.


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


7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Ever thought of keeping a colony of honey bees in your own backyard? Or what it takes to get started in beekeeping? Maybe you just are curious about these docile, hard-working insects that enhance our lives in so many ways. Indeed, honey bees are a wonderful addition to any garden. They remind us over and over that flowers and bees depend on each other for survival. Beyond that, honey bees have a magical quality that charms and enthralls almost everyone who watches them in the backyard. This presentation will give an overview of honey bees and some considerations to ponder in deciding whether beekeeping is for you!


10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Hillsboro Main Library: How can you tell when a chemical reaction has occurred? Watch in awe as Mad Scientists create a variety of erupting experiments! Guaranteed to be amazing!