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
7/31/2014

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: For children entering grades 2 & 3 and their parent or guardian, this 5-week series features books & math. Children & parents will read books with math themes & then do fun related math activities. Refreshments provided. Presented by the Hillsboro Chapter of the AAUW. Pre-registration is required online, by phone, or in person at the library.

8/1/2014

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.

8/2/2014

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.

8/2/2014

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.

8/2/2014

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.

8/4/2014

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.

8/5/2014

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.

8/5/2014

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.

8/6/2014

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Looking for a great way to enjoy reading this summer? Come explore fun books together at our summer book club at Shute Branch. We will vote on which books to read, enjoy a snack, and have fun discussing what we read each week. For children in grades 3-5.

8/7/2014

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: For children entering grades 2 & 3 and their parent or guardian, this 5-week series features books & math. Children & parents will read books with math themes & then do fun related math activities. Refreshments provided. Presented by the Hillsboro Chapter of the AAUW. Pre-registration is required online, by phone, or in person at the library.