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Bethany Library

Contact Your Library

Marianne Coalson, Branch Manager
15325 NW Central Dr, Suite J-8, Portland, OR 97229-0985

Regular Hours

12:00 pm-5:00 pm
10:00 am-8:00 pm
10:00 am-8:00 pm
10:00 am-8:00 pm
10:00 am-8:00 pm
10:00 am-8:00 pm
10:00 am-5:00 pm

About the Library

Bethany Library - part of Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries

The Bethany Library is located in the Bethany Village Shopping Center off of Bethany Boulevard.

With population and library use increasing, the Cedar Mill Community Library board looked into expansion options. Central Bethany Development offered a 1,800 square foot retail space with very favorable leasing terms. The Bethany Library opened in July 2007. The library moved across Central Drive to its current location in June 2009, expanding to 4,600 square feet of space.  The library is exploring options to increase its space to serve our fast growing community.

Getting There


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


Donations Contact: 
Tuesday Scott (503) 644-0043 x121

Upcoming Library Events

Monday, January 21, 2019
All day event - Bethany Library: The Library will be closed.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Bethany Library: Join us for songs, rhymes, stories and playtime while making new friends! Ages 12-24 months.The library doors will be open ONLY from 9:20 to 9:40 am, so please arrive on time. We will not be able to admit anyone after 9:40.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Bethany Library: An interactive storytime filled with books, music and rhymes that focus on developing skills needed to get ready to read. Grownups are encouraged to join the fun by participating alongside the kids. Ages 3-6 years.
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Bethany Library: A playgroup for kids 3- 6 years old and their grownups. Join us for activities and crafts directly after storytime that focus on developing fine motor skills. Families are welcome to join the fun even if they do not attend storytime. Ages 3-6 years.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM - Bethany Library: The Nature Mobile brings the environment to the library! Each month will feature new ways for your child to explore the exciting role nature has in their lives. Your children will get to touch, smell, and see new things that will spark their imagination and grow their awareness of the world. Come to the library and discover nature’s diversity! January 23: Mammal Mania: Discover animals big and small as we examine their bones and pelts to figure out how their adaptations help them survive in the wild. Investigate the interactions between predators and their prey.February 27: Wise Owls: Find out what makes our local owls different from other birds and where to look for these nocturnal creatures when you are outside at night.March 27: Dazzling Dragonflies: From being born in the water to hovering high up in the sky, the dragonfly lives an interesting life. Learn about the dragonfly life cycle and some of their amazing adaptions.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Bethany Library: Come and discover the joy of listening to Mandarin stories! We will listen to quality storybooks for enjoyment, engage in movement through songs and rhymes, and do some activities. Join us for this 30-minute FUN time with other Mandarin-speaking families!Thursdays at 10:30 am January 17 –March 21 一起來聽中文故事,享受閱讀的樂趣!我們會朗讀高品質的故事書,搭配童謠與兒歌來進行身體律動,並參與趣味小活動!歡迎來參加我們的故事時間,與波特蘭的中文家庭一同享受這30分鐘的快樂時光!1月17日~3月21日每週四上午10:30
Saturday, January 26, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Bethany Library: Get your taste buds ready! Try lots of different versions of your favorite junk foods - cookies, chips, jelly beans - and see which one is your favorite! Free event for ages 11-18 only.