Hillsboro Shute Park Branch

Hillary Ostlund, Branch Manager
775 SE Tenth Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 615-6500
Mon-Wed 10-8, Thu-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6

About Hillsboro Shute Park Branch

Less than a year after swinging sledgehammers kicked off the demolition of the original Shute Park Branch Library’s interior, a new, beautifully-designed community gathering spot opened in March of 2014.

Originally built and opened in 1975, the Shute Park Branch Library had undergone extensive renovations over a period of 10 months. Historic restoration specialist David Wark of Hennebery Eddy Architects built on Shute Park Library’s original, open design in creating a visible and inviting space that features lower stacks, a reflective ceiling, light-finished wood and considerable natural light.

The Shute Park Branch Library is over 15,000 square feet, with 57,000 books, CDs, DVDs, magazines and other items, while 140 new seating places give the community an opportunity to stay and read a while. On the outside, 280 first lines from books, poems and songs grace the new glass wall entrance on the west side. Study rooms, conference rooms and computers may be reserved and used with your library card.

Underneath the finishes and design work, all building systems have been replaced – heating and air conditioning, roof, electrical, plumbing, security and data. Seismic reinforcements can be seen in diagonal beams across some north windows and t-beams running overhead east and west.


  • Book Babies: Tuesdays 10:15 am, birth to 24 months
  • Toddler Time: Fridays 10:15 am, 2-year-olds
  • Family Storytime: Mondays 6:30 pm, birth to age 6
  • Te leo un cuento/Tell me a story: Tuesdays 6:30 pm, all ages

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ready to explore more? This class will explore additional Word features beyond the basics and you'll learn how to use a flash drive.


10:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Come practice your English or Spanish in a relaxed, conversational setting. Venga a mejorar su español o inglés en un ambiente relajado y divertido.


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: ¿Listo para explorar más a fondo? Esta clase explora elementos más avanzados de Word y aprende como usar una memoria USB.


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Discover the process of creating comics. Games and activities for everyone, including writing, drawing and “inking” contests. Attendees will receive a free comic book! Cosplay attire encouraged.


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Creative Play provides the opportunity to spend time on your own creative projects and get to know more of our local creative community in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Bring your (low odor-non-spilling) art/craft/creative project to work on during this fun evening.


10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: After 15 minutes of storytime with books, nursery rhymes and music, babies play with toys, books and each other while adults socialize.


1:00 PM to 1:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Join us at 1 pm on Tuesdays, through August 11th, for a special afternoon storytime featuring a Hillsboro superhero! Storytime will be held in the park (or inside the library if it's raining) during the Shute Park Outpost.


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Meet other Minecraft fans and work on an activity based on the game. Snacks will be provided. The activity this time is building Minecraft with Legos. For kids eight and up, while supplies last.


6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ven a escuchar cuentos que fomentan las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Todas las edades. Listen to stories in Spanish that will encourage early literacy skills.


6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Our family book club will run for 8 consecutive Wednesday evenings from June 24 to August 12. The club is open to children ages 4-8 and their family. No pre-registration is required but the club meeetings are limited to 25 families each week. If there is enough interests from participants, meetings may be conducted bilingually in English and Spanish.