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.

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
9/2/2014

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.

9/2/2014

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.

9/4/2014

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Animals have many ways to keep themselves hidden -- stripes, spots, colors, speed, textures and more! We’ll talk about the benefits of camouflage, a special moth and play a camouflage game during a walk around the library. This event is intended for children in grades 1-3. Registration online or at the Library is required.

9/5/2014

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.

9/5/2014

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.

9/6/2014

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Meet the computer, mouse, and keyboard in this basic hands-on class. Perfect for first-time computer users, this class is repeated on the first Saturday every month.

9/6/2014

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.

9/6/2014

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Conozca la computadora, el ratón, y el teclado en esta clase básica participativa. Perfecta para el principiante, esta clase se repite el primer sábado del mes.

9/6/2014

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: In a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Rated PG13. Free snacks will be served.

9/8/2014

10:30 AM to 12:00 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.