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. 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

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.


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.


6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Ahh.. the smell of the holidays is in the air! Join us for a special winter-themed family storytime. We'll have stories, fingerplays and movement activities to get you into the holiday spirit!


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.


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.


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.


6:00 PM: The Hillsboro Main Library and the Shute Park Branch are closed at 6pm for tomorrow's holiday.


All day event: The Hillsboro Main Library and the Shute Park Branch are closed for the holiday.


: Curl up in a cozy corner with a cup of cocoa and share a good book with your kids. Read with your family on at least 10 days between December 26 and January 31, and come in to pick up your ticket for a special evening event.On January 31, children can bring in their teddy bear or other stuffed animal for Teddy Bear Time at the Main Library, with a storytime and crafts. On February 7, at the Shute Park Branch, stuffed animals will enjoy a performer with their children and then say goodnight and have a Library sleepover! This program is for children ages nine and younger, and both readers and read-to-me's are welcome to participate. For more details, contact the Youth Services staff at the Library.


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.