Hillsboro Shute Park Branch

Hillary Ostlund, Branch Manager
775 SE Tenth Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Phone: 
(503) 615-6500
Hours: 
Mon-Wed 10am - 8pm; Thur-Sat 10am - 6pm
Closed: 
Sunday

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
11/28/2014

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Stories, songs, fingerplays and group participation for 20 minutes is followed by a craft or playtime for toddlers and an opportunity for adults to socialize. An optional take-home project is offered. For toddlers 24-36 months old.

11/28/2014

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Have a tablet, eReader, or other gadget, but not sure how to make the most of it? Do you have questions about your computer or another tech topic? Swing by the library for help! Patient and knowledgeable volunteers and staff will available to answer your questions. Registration is not required, but there is limited space each session. También le podemos ayudar con la tecnología en español.

11/29/2014

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.

11/29/2014

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Rated PG. Free snacks will be served.

12/1/2014

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 mornings! 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 may be limited. La ayuda también se ofrece en español.

12/1/2014

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.

12/1/2014

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Thirty to 40 minutes of age-appropriate stories, fingerplays and movement activities for children from birth to age 6.

12/2/2014

10:15 AM to 11:00 AM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: 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. Storytimes are free of charge.

12/2/2014

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: TheSOAR citizenship class is a free class for legal permanent residents looking toprepare for naturalization. Students will cover basic English grammar and learnthe important U.S. history and civics information necessary to pass the NaturalizationInterview Exam. The class is taught in English, runs for 2.5 hours, and meetsevery Tuesday for 10 weeks from October 28 through January 6, 2015.Registration is required and is limited to 10 people. To register, call SOAR Legal Services at (503) 384-2482.

12/2/2014

6:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ven a escuchar cuentos que fomentán las habilidades de alfabetización temprana. Las horas de cuentos están gratis. Come listen to stories that will encourage early literacy skills.