Hillsboro Shute Park Branch

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

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.


  • 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

3:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: What could be better than getting free books? Giving away free books on World Book Night! The Shute Park Branch Library is a pick up location for any World Book Night givers. To celebrate we'll be hosting an open house so that you can meet and greet other fellow book givers!


6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: La lectura de este reunión es El vaso de leche por Manuel Rojas. El enfoque del grupo son los cuentos de la literatura Latinoamericana. Todas las personas desde los 15 años de edad son bienvenidas. La lectura se distribuye durante la reunión.


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.


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Get your own email account and begin using it in this basic hands-on class. Perfect for first-time computer users, this class is repeated on the fourth Saturday every month.


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: Obtenga su propia cuenta de correo electrónico (Email) y comience a usarlo en esta clase básica participativa. Perfecta para el principiante, esta clase se repite el cuarto sábado del mes.


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.


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.


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.


All day event - Hillsboro Main Library: More than 50,000 items to choose from! You'll find kids books, cookbooks, mysteries, fiction, nonfiction, reference, large print, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs--even videos and LPs at the Friends of the Library book sale! Come and browse any time during Library open hours from from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 11.For more information, visit the Friends' website at http://hillsborolibraryfriends.org/.Hillsboro Main LibraryMonday - Friday 10 am - 9 pmSaturday 10 am - 6 pmSunday 12 pm - 6 pm