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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

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 Events

Thursday, August 22, 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Garden Home Community Library Annex
7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland 97223

See Penny’s fabulous puppets and hear fun songs at this entertaining show for the whole family! “8 year old Star's biggest Dream is to become an astronaut and be a space explorer.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Garden Home Community Library Annex
7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland 97223
The Greathouses, Mark, a musician from Oregon, and Helena, a singer/dancer from Czechoslovakia, share the story of how they met in Germany and their life in the US.
Friday, August 23, 2019
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Garden Home Community Library Annex
7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland 97223

Who can build the strongest structure using just newspaper and duct tape?

Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Garden Home Community Library
7475 SW Oleson Rd Portland 97223

Celebrate the end of summer! Join Garden Home Community Library and the Garden Home Community Recreation Center or this fun free event. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Garden Home Community Library Annex
7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland 97223

Our small group (limited to 15 people), meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December). Topic changes monthly; group is led by group members. The August topic is: Writing.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Garden Home Community Library
7475 SW Oleson Rd Portland 97223

This group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Garden Home Community Library
7475 SW Oleson Rd Portland 97223

Needle felting is a fun and addictive craft. By poking a specially barbed needle into colored wool, you can sculpt anything you can imagine.

Saturday, August 31, 2019
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Garden Home Community Library Annex
7306 Southwest Oleson Road Portland 97223

This is our regular visit from Master Builder Blair Archer! All children (who don't eat LEGOs) are invited to come and play and build this weekend! Let's build something fun together!

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