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.

5/5/2015

11:00 AM to 11:45 AM - Hillsboro Main Library: Join us with your preschoolers for storytimeswith science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) as topics eachweek. You will continue to get early literacy tips along with a variety ofactivities including a S.T.E.A.M.-based project.

5/5/2015

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a celebration of children, families, and reading. Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Our celebration will include a bilingual storytime (English and Spanish), followed by board games and snacks! Every child in attendance will receive a free book! El día de los niños/El día de los libros, es una celebración de los niños, familias y la lectura. El Día es una nacionalmente reconocida iniciativa que enfatiza la importancia de la alfabetización para todos los niños de todas las culturas. ¡Nuestra celebración incluye una hora de cuentos bilingüe (inglés y español), seguida por una variedad de juegos de mesa y botanas! ¡Cada niño recibirá un libro gratuito!

5/5/2015

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

5/6/2015

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

5/7/2015

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

5/7/2015

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Hillsboro Main Library: Instructional program for parents and caregivers who want to sign with pre-verbal babies.

5/7/2015

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.

5/7/2015

6:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Enjoy world folktales, Indian legends, and favorite picture book stories with Jacque Denton, storyteller extraordinaire. Recommended for families, children of all ages, and anyone who loves listening to stories told in the oral tradition.

5/8/2015

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: This month's selection is The Past (France, in French and Persian/130 min) - An Iranian man returns to France to finalize his divorce and finds that his estranged wife has a new lover. Foreign or Independent Library Movie (F.I.L.M.) series meets the second Friday each month at the Main Library. **This program is for adults. These movies are not previewed and may contain scenes or elements that are appropriate for mature audiences only.**

5/9/2015

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: This month's speaker is Hannah Z. Allen. Hannah is the genealogist for the Oregon Historical Society and a private genealogist and consultant. She teaches and speaks at national and regional events and serves as vice chair of the Portland Metro Cemetery Advisory Committee. Hannah is a graduate of the BYU Family History Genealogy program and as worked for the BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy and Immigrant Ancestor's Project.Is the disappearance of your ancestor in 1850 causing you to stress at night. Or perhaps you don't understand why grand-grandma left her home territory. General history may be the key to solving your mystery. This program will demonstrate how to overcome genealogical road blocks and flesh out an ancestor's story through general history. You will also learn the value of historical societies and how to use their resources to find records, answer questions and write biographies. Let's put the 'History' in Family HistoryMonthly meeting of the Genealogical Society of Washington County Oregon. Meetings are free and open to members and non-members.