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.

1/29/2015

: Curl up in a cozy corner with a cup of cocoa and share a good book with your kids. Read with your family on at least 10 days between December 26 and January 31, and come in to pick up your ticket for a special evening event.On January 31, children can bring in their teddy bear or other stuffed animal for Teddy Bear Time at the Main Library, with a storytime and crafts. On February 7, at the Shute Park Branch, stuffed animals will enjoy a performer with their children and then say goodnight and have a Library sleepover! This program is for children ages nine and younger, and both readers and read-to-me's are welcome to participate. For more details, contact the Youth Services staff at the Library.

1/29/2015

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.

1/29/2015

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.

1/29/2015

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.

1/29/2015

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.

1/30/2015

: Curl up in a cozy corner with a cup of cocoa and share a good book with your kids. Read with your family on at least 10 days between December 26 and January 31, and come in to pick up your ticket for a special evening event.On January 31, children can bring in their teddy bear or other stuffed animal for Teddy Bear Time at the Main Library, with a storytime and crafts. On February 7, at the Shute Park Branch, stuffed animals will enjoy a performer with their children and then say goodnight and have a Library sleepover! This program is for children ages nine and younger, and both readers and read-to-me's are welcome to participate. For more details, contact the Youth Services staff at the Library.

1/31/2015

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Get up close and personal with instruments of the Renaissance Fair and the time of Elizabeth I. Explore instrument making, the beginning of music publishing and 4 part singing at the barber shop. Led by Gayle and Phil Neumann, Music History Instructors at Marylhurst University. Sponsored by the Oregon Community Foundation, the Meyer Memorial Trust, and Music in Small Spaces.

1/31/2015

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Complete Winter Reading and receive a ticket to this after-hours Teddy Bear Fair where children's stuffed animals will participate in a variety of events, providing photo-ops for families. Teddy Bears will drive through the library, enjoy a tea party, watch a bear movie, and more. Bring your camera! Optional date at Shute Park is Feb 7th.

2/1/2015

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

2/2/2015

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.