Hillsboro Main Library

Stephanie Chase, Director
2850 NE Brookwood Parkway
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: 
(503) 615-6500
Hours: 
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.

10/25/2014

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Join us for SCARY STORIES for children in grades 1-6. Storyteller Jacque will share some of the scariest, spookiest stories she's ever heard. Kids are invited to wear Halloween costumes to this program, if they like. Important to know: this program is too scary for kids under 6 years of age!

10/25/2014

3:00 PM to 3:45 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: This month's Marathi Storytime has been cancelled. Please join us again next month! 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!

10/26/2014

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: 30 to 40 minutes of age-appropriate stories, early literacy tips, fingerplays, and movement activities.

10/26/2014

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Join us for stories in Hebrew and Englishat the Main library. PJ Library in Portland will be leading this storytime andthere will be crafts, music, and fun activities! International Storytime is agreat way to be exposed to a new language or enjoy a language you already know.Registration onlineis encouraged but not required.

10/27/2014

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.

10/27/2014

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.

10/27/2014

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.

10/27/2014

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.

10/27/2014

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. Penelope Scambly Schott’s verse biography A is for Anne: Mistress Hutchinson Disturbs the Commonwealth received the 2008 Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Her collection Crow Mercies (2010) got the Sarah Lantz Memorial Award from Calyx Press. New in 2013 were Lovesong for Dufur, poems about a small town in central Oregon, and Lillie Was a Goddess, Lillie Was a Whore, a verse history of prostitution. Just published is a collection called How I Became an Historian. Penelope lives in Portland where she and her husband and their dog run the White Dog Poetry Salon and part-time in Dufur where she teaches an annual poetry workshop.Penelope will lead a conversation about choosing the subjects for poems.

10/28/2014

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM - Hillsboro Main Library: Join our walking program twice a week for nineweeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 AM to walk the library grounds.One-hour sessions include information about exercising safely, warm upexercises, 20 minute walk, and cool down exercises. Co-sponsored by theArthritis Foundation and the OSU Extension Service. Registration is encouraged,but not required, onlineor at the Library.