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Garden Home Community Library

Contact Your Library

Nick Wilczek, Director
7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223-9019
(503) 245-9932

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.

Volunteer

Upcoming Library Events

Sunday, February 26, 2017
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: A new monthly event at the GHCL Annex! Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or completely new to it all, join experienced game-master Eric for an afternoon of character sheets, fistfuls of dice, and collaborative storytelling in a different fictional world every month. February’s game is “The Strange,” by Monte Cook Games. Characters and dice are provided- you need only bring your imagination.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
11:00 AM to 11:20 AM - Garden Home Community Library: A lap-sit storytime for tots 0-24 months with stories, songs, and scarves. Book Babies promotes essential early literacy practices and helps parents and caregivers introduce their youngest to the world of reading.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
12:00 PM to 12:30 PM - Garden Home Community Library: A storytime for kiddos 2-5 years old with stories, songs, and activities. Designed around a central theme, this storytime will help kids make connections, learn narrative structure, build social skills, and promote comfort with reading and the library.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
9:00 AM - Garden Home Community Library: Come on in and celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with coloring sheets, stickers, and crafts! Drop in any time today, as supplies last.
Friday, March 3, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM: This new book group is pretty much what it sounds like: read the book, then come enjoy conversation and a variety of beers. Ask in library for selections and/or schedule. March: The Buried Giant by Kazuo IshiguroApril: Ready Player One by Ernest ClineMay: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallar
Saturday, March 4, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Garden Home Community Library: March is National Reading Month! Come celebrate by making a magnet with Librarian Katy. Pick one of our designs to color or design your own!This is a drop-in program – Feel free to come by anytime between 1 and 3 PM.