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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

Tuesday, May 2, 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.
Tuesday, May 2, 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.
Wednesday, May 3, 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, May 4, 2017
All day event - Garden Home Community Library Annex: Drop in any time to make a paper bag puppet of Yoda, Darth Vader, or Chewbacca. May the Fourth be with you!
Friday, May 5, 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, May 6, 2017
10:00 AM - Garden Home Community Library Annex: If you live in an apartment, condo, townhouse, or houseboat, you can still have a thriving garden of delicious edibles: vegetables, herbs, fruits and edible flowers. Maggie Stuckey, best-selling author of The Bountiful Container, which Sunset magazine calls “the definitive work” on the topic, explains how in this free workshop. Maggie will describe the basics, answer your questions, and do a hands-on planting demonstration. Best of all, some lucky person will go home with the finished container garden. /* 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";}