Hillsboro, OR 97123
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