Hillsboro Main Library

Mike Smith, 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.

7/30/2014

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!

7/30/2014

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: For children entering grades 2 & 3 and their parent or guardian, this 5-week series features books & math. Children & parents will read books with math themes & then do fun related math 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.Registration online for each class is encouraged but not required.

7/31/2014

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. For preschoolers 3-6 years.

7/31/2014

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.

8/2/2014

2:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Drop-in on the first Saturday of each month and use your creativity to build whatever your imagination dreams up! There are Duplo blocks for kids ages 3-5 and Legos for kids ages 6+.

8/4/2014

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.

8/4/2014

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.

8/4/2014

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.

8/5/2014

8:30 AM to 9:30 PM - Hillsboro Main Library: Join our walking program twice a week for nine weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 AM to walk the library grounds. One-hour sessions include information about exercising safely, warm up exercises, 20 minute walk, and cool down exercises. Co-sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and the OSU Extension Service.

8/5/2014

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.