Hillsboro Shute Park Branch

Hillary Ostlund, Branch Manager
775 SE Tenth Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: 
(503) 615-6500
Hours: 
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.

Storytimes

  • 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
4/25/2015

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.

4/25/2015

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.

4/25/2015

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.

4/25/2015

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Drop-in Tech Help volunteers from theAdelante Chicas' Comcast Digital Connectors Program will be available to helpanyone interested in sharpening their computer skills, or who need help withtheir tablet or smartphone!

4/27/2015

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Are you looking for work, but need to brush up on your computer and technology skills? Come by the library Monday afternoons! Our patient and knowledgeable staff and volunteers are happy to teach you tech tricks specially designed for job seekers. Learn about subscription databases, software tutorials, scanners, and other technology available at the Library. Registration is not required but space is limited in the Computer Lab. La ayuda también se ofrece en español.

4/27/2015

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: 30 to 40 minutes of age-appropriate stories, fingerplays and movement activities for ages 0 to 6 years.

4/28/2015

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.

4/28/2015

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Drop-in Tech Help volunteers from theAdelante Chicas' Comcast Digital Connectors Program will be available to helpanyone interested in sharpening their computer skills, or who need help withtheir tablet or smartphone!

4/28/2015

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: 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 emphasizesthe 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 afree 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 queenfatiza la importancia de la alfabetización para todos los niños de todas lasculturas. ¡Nuestra celebración incluye una hora de cuentos bilingüe (inglés y español),seguida por una variedad de juegos de mesa y botanas! ¡Cada niño recibirá unlibro gratuito!

4/28/2015

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.