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Garden Home Community Library

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Molly Carlisle, Director
7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223-9019

Regular Hours

11:00 am-3:00 pm
9:00 am-8:00 pm
9:00 am-8:00 pm
9:00 am-8:00 pm
9:00 am-8:00 pm
9:00 am-6:00 pm
9:00 am-3:00 pm

About the Library

An example of a successful local partnership, the Garden Home Community Library began in 1983 when Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District took over a closed elementary school and made space available to local volunteers to organize and operate a library. The initial collection was focused on books for preschool children. In July of 1996 Garden Home became the twelfth public library in the Cooperative Library Services. In recent years the library has been awarded the American Library Association “Star Library” rating for overall efficiency, and is nestled against the beautiful Fanno Creek trail.

Getting There

Meeting Rooms

The GHCL Annex is across the street from the library and is available for reservations.

Upcoming Library Events

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM: Book Babies is a program designed for 3- 24 month old children with board books, songs, and play time.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: In December our group discusses what to read from February 2019 through January 2020. Bring 2 suggestions of any genre to recommend to the group. There are only 2 rules. 1) Books should be available in paperback. 2) Titles should be less than 500 pages in length. Once everyone has shared their suggestions, the group will vote. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";}
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Come play board games (new or old) with other game lovers. Peter, our host, brings a new selection each month. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM: This story time is intended for the whole family! We read picture books, share songs, play, and make sure everyone has a chance to be involved and have fun together!
Saturday, December 15, 2018
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Drop by the library between 10 am and 12 pm on Saturdays for fun and simple crafts. We'll unveil a new project every week!
Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM: Sing, strum, and learn at our monthly Saturday morning ukulele jam. New to ukulele? We've got you covered. This is a welcoming jam, where adults of all musical abilities make music together. We'll start with very simple songs and work our way up. Don't have a ukulele? That's ok! We have several ukuleles available for use on a first-come basis and we also offer ukuleles for checkout through our Library of Things: The song list for our upcoming jam is available here:
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM: Book Babies is a program designed for 3- 24 month old children with board books, songs, and play time.