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Garden Home Community Library

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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

Saturday, April 28, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Join us at our monthly Lego free play with Master Builder Blair Archer! We’ll have lots of Legos for you to build and play with. This event is open to all ages that will not eat the Legos.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: On the first Tuesday of the month, come test your knowledge - solo or in a team – and find out who knows the most. Five varying sets of trivia, including current events and music sets. Prizes for teams with most and least points at the end of the night.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Bring your own handcraft project (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, macramé, etc.) to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts! All levels are welcome.
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Bring your own handcraft project (knitting, crochet, needlepoint, macramé, etc.) to work on, and enjoy the company of fellow craft enthusiasts! All levels are welcome.
Friday, May 4, 2018
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Join us to make fun crafts celebrating all things Star Wars! There will be crafts appropriate for little padawans (preschoolers) and all the way up to apprentices (teens), including rubber band blasters, Star Wars origami, and more!Everyone is invited / This event is free / Craft supplies provided
Saturday, May 5, 2018
11:30 AM to 3:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Join us for the annual celebration of comics! We will have stickers, raffle prizes for all ages, and of course, there will be FREE COMICS! You don’t have to be present to win the raffle. You get two entries if you come in costume! Our emphasis is on comics for children and teens, but there are lots of locations celebrating this event with more titles for adults. Find them at: https://www.freecomicbookday.com/Everyone is invited / This event is free / Yes, the comics are FREE
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Our May selection is Chicago by Brian Doyle. Synopsis: On the last day of summer, a young college grad moved to Chicago and rented a small apartment on the north side of the city, by the lake. This is the story of the five seasons he lived there, during which he meets gangsters, gamblers, policemen, a brave and garrulous bus driver, a cricket player, a librettist, his first girlfriend, a shy apartment manager, and many other riveting souls, not to mention a wise and personable dog of indeterminate breed. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* 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-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}