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
1/25/2015

: 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.

1/26/2015

: 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.

1/26/2015

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 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.

1/26/2015

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.

1/27/2015

: 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.

1/27/2015

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.

1/27/2015

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: This free citizenship class will meet everyTuesday for 10 weeks (January 20, 2015 - March 24, 2015) from 5:30pm-8:00pm.Registration is required by phone, in-person, or online.All materials provided by instructor.Classes are designed to prepare students forthe U.S. Naturalization Test, which includes an evaluation of speaking,reading, and writing abilities in English, as well as questions regarding U.S.History and Government (known as 'civics').

1/27/2015

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.

1/28/2015

: 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.

1/28/2015

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: El grupo de lectura, 'Más libros, más libres' se reúne el 2ndo y 4rto miércoles del mes. El enfoque del grupo son los cuentos cortos de México y Latinoamérica. El cuento se distribuye durante la reunión, se lee en grupo, y después platicamos sobre la lectura.