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Cedar Mill Community Library

Contact Your Library

Peter Leonard, Executive Director
12505 NW Cornell Rd, Suite 13, Portland, OR 97229-5688
(503) 644-0043

Getting There

Regular Hours

Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

About the Library

Cedar Mill Community Library

Located outside city boundaries with no municipal support, Cedar Mill residents organized the non-profit Cedar Mill Community Library Association in 1974. A Washington County bookmobile served the area for several months until a small volunteer-run library was opened in 1976 with help from WCCLS. The library grew over the years and now occupies 24,500 square feet with a collection of 250,000 items and active services and programs for all ages.

The county continues to provide most operating support but building and capital needs are provided through private fundraising, book sales and the Second Edition Resale Shop.  To better serve our growing population, Cedar Mill opened its Bethany Branch in 2007 and plans to expand that facility.


Volunteer Coordinator: 
Jennifer Imai
503-644-0043 ext. 111


Donations Contact: 
Dawn Anderson

Upcoming Library Events

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Read to the Dogs allows school age children who are beginning or struggling readers to develop their reading skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. During each 30 minute session, the child reads aloud to a trained therapy dog and its handler in a designated area of the Library. Interested readers can register by stopping by at the Youth Services Desk, or calling at (503) 644-0043 ext. 112. This program will be held on Tuesday evenings. Sessions begin at 6:00 pm.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Public presentations by First Lego League Teams about “Animal Allies". Teams must register to reserve a presentation slot. Registration opens Thursday, November 10.Sign up for one of the following sessions:Monday, November 28: 6:30-7:30 Tuesday, November 29: 6:30-7:30Friday, December 2: 6:30-7:30Sunday, December 4: 1:00-2:30 Monday, December 5: 6:30-7:30 Tuesday, December 6: 6:30-7:30
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
All day event - Cedar Mill Library: 'Tis the Season to Give Books! Seasonal children's and adult books, CDs, and DVDs available.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Cedar Mill Library: Good listening skills are enhanced with longer stories, songs, rhymes, and Early Literacy Fun. This program is developmentally appropriate for older children. Children 2 years and younger are asked to attend one of the sessions for younger children. Every Wednesday at 10:30, September 14 - October 26 and November 9 - December 14. Every Thursday at 10:30, September 15 - October 27 and November 10 - December 15*. NOTE: Library closed on Thursday, November 24. Held downstairs in the Children's Area.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Cedar Mill Library: This program will feature active listening with short books, flannel board stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and finger plays with an emphasis on Early Literacy skills. To provide a quality experience to the many 2 year olds in our community, please choose only one program per week to attend. Every Tuesday at 10:30 and 11:30, September 13 - October 25 and November 8 - December 13. Every Wednesday at 10:30, September 14 - October 26 and November 9 - December 14. Held upstairs in the Meeting Room.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Cedar Mill Library: Cedar Mill Library offers one-on-one Tech Tutoring sessions by appointment on most Wednesday evenings.These 1/2 hour sessions with a volunteer instructor can be reserved for Library2Go and Cloud Library e-book questions, as well as, basic help with computers, tablets and smartphones. This is a great place to get assistance downloading e-books, formatting your resume or getting your first email account set up.Limited appointments are available each week so visit the Adult Reference Desk or call 503-644-0043 and press 3 to reserve your time.