Hillsboro Shute Park Branch

Hillary Ostlund, Branch Manager
775 SE Tenth Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97123
(503) 615-6500
Mon-Wed 10-8, Thu-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6

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

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.


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.


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Rated PG-13.


10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Children will explore guided early literacy activities such as letter recognition, fine-motor, and numeracy skills. For children ages 3-6.


10:15 AM to 11:15 AM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Stories, songs, fingerplays and group participation for 20 minutes is followed by a craft or playtime for toddlers and a chance for adults to socialize.


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Meet the computer and learn about computer devices. This class is repeated on the first Saturday in March, May, September, and November.


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.


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and a craft. For kids up to 6 years old. Disfrute de cuentos, rimas, canciones, y una manualidad. Para niños hasta los 6 años de edad.


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Conozca la computadora y aprenda sobre los dispositivos de computación. Perfecta para el principiante, esta clase se repite el 1er sábado en Marzo, Mayo, Julio, Septiembre, y Noviembre.


4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Hillsboro Shute Park Branch: Fingerplays, singing and movement activities accompany the reading of various picture books along with a craft.