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Garden Home Community Library

Contact Your Library

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

Getting There

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.


Upcoming Library Events

Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Sat., Aug. 19 from 10 am – 2 pm LOCATION: the North lot and field of the THPRD Garden Home Rec Center Summer reading ends Aug. 31. The whole family can turn in their GHCL reading logs and enjoy games, face painting and more! This event is in conjunction with the THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center. So turn in your logs and peruse the mini-market and other activities. 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;}
Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Location: Garden Home Community Library ANNEX, 7306 SW Oleson Rd, Portland 97223 (in the Garden Home Marketplace. 2 doors down from the Bulldog Deli. Look for the yellow gnome) Everything is free. All sizes of clothing for men, women, and household items, small appliances & electronics, books, jewelry, small furniture, games, and other small items. Please note: We are unable to accept large furniture or appliances.It's a great opportunity to find "new to you" items and school clothes for the kiddos. Bring one item or a bag to get in the door.No need to register. Just show up on the day of the eevent. Doors open at 9:50 AM. Event starts at 10 am. All leftovers donated to organizations that give them away. /* 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";}
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Come test your knowledge - solo or in a team – and find out who knows the most. Sets vary each month. Generally 5 sets of questions consisting of current events, music and other random trivia. Prize(s) for team/individual(s) who gets the most and the least correct answers.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
All day event: GHCL is holding an all day staff meeting to do planning and training and make the library even better for our patrons. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Who’s the biggest brainy box in the neighborhood? Garden Home Library and West Slope are teaming up for an ultimate Trivia Night. Come test your smarts, play solo or with a team (recommended). Five themed sets of questions. Prizes for the teams with the most and least correct answers.This after hours program will be held at West Slope Library (3678 SW 78th Ave, Portland, OR 97225)
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: Join us as we discuss this month's book: The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck. Synopsis: Road trip, old-school style! Though the Oregon Trail fell out of favor with travelers after the transcontinental railroad was finished in 1869, it's still possible to travel the trail from Missouri to Oregon (though some parts are now paved roads). Over 100 years after the last known crossing, journalist Rinker Buck, his brother, and his brother's Jack Russell terrier set out in a covered wagon pulled by mules. Along with riveting details about their four-month, 2,000-mile trip (Terrible thunderstorms! Broken wagon wheels! Helpful strangers!), Buck describes the rich history of the trail and the pioneers who made the journey before him. Funny and touching, this book should especially please those interested in American history.Ask for set aside copies.