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Catalog and accounts unavailable starting January 21

The WCCLS catalog and accounts will be unavailable beginning Sunday, January 21 at 6:00pm due to software updates. E-books and other services will still be available; learn about what to expect during and after the updates.

We anticipate that the catalog and accounts will become available sometime on Tuesday, January 23. Thank you for your patience!

Garden Home Community Library

Contact Your Library

Nick Wilczek, Director
7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223-9019

Regular Hours

Sunday: 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 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, January 23, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Looking to join a writer's group? If so, I invite you to come to our next meeting and try it out to see if it’s a good fit for you. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December). *It's a small group and we are looking for a additional members. *Different topic each month. • Lead of the group rotates. Each leader can do whatever they want that month. Here are some recent topics: have a critiqueing session, have a write-in, writing dialogue, writing non-fiction book proposal (guest speaker), etc. • Sometimes we send out a monthly writing prompt “homework” each month of 2 pages <or> 1000 words or less. Interested or have questions? Please contact Heather in the library.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Come put your creativity to use and design artwork for the Teen Summer Reading Art Contest. We will provide art materials and a fun atmosphere for you to work on a piece to submit for the 2018 Summer Reading program.This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock”. The winning design will be used for all countywide 2018 WCCLS Teen Summer Reading materials. First Prize artwork will be featured on posters, bookmarks, and buttons countywide.Please note, this contest will run from January 8 to February 12, and participants can learn more about it here: https://www.wccls.org/teen-art-contest
Friday, January 26, 2018
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Wear your boogie shoes for this fun movement activity! This program is designed with preschoolers in mind, but all ages are welcome to come and dance.
Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Feeling nostalgic for the VHS exercise videos you grew up with? We’re projecting 80s workouts for you to exercise to on our 18-foot screen. Wear your favorite neon leg warmers and leotard, or come as you are to enjoy a stylish kick off to a healthy new year.EVERYONE is invited / This event is free / Nostalgia is provided
Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Feeling nostalgic for the VHS exercise videos you grew up with? We’re projecting 80s workouts for you to exercise to on our 18-foot screen. Wear your favorite neon leg warmers and leotard, or come as you are to enjoy a stylish kick off to a healthy new year.EVERYONE is invited / This event is free / Nostalgia is provided
Saturday, January 27, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: This is our regular visit from Master Builder Blair Archer, who comes to the Library Annex on the last Saturday of each month with piles of LEGO for all ages (who don't eat LEGOs). Let's build something fun together!