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West Slope Community Library

Contact Your Library

Veronica Eden, Director
3678 SW 78th Ave, Portland, OR 97225-9019

Regular Hours

Sunday:
Closed
Monday:
9:30 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday:
9:30 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday:
9:30 am-8:00 pm
Thursday:
9:30 am-8:00 pm
Friday:
9:30 am-4:00 pm
Saturday:
9:30 am-4:00 pm

About the Library

West Slope Community Library was founded in 1950 by the Century Club for Women. First located in space donated by a local bank, in 1974 the library moved to a park district building in front of Raleigh Park Elementary School in West Slope. In 1978 voters approved a levy for WCCLS which included funds for a 3,000 square foot modular building and the library to be administrated by Washington County. Since 1998 the library added an additional 3,000 square feet.

Every room of the library contains tables for study, recreation, and meeting, including tables wired for charging laptops and mobile devices. The library houses over 64,000 items in its collection, including robust collections of board games, movies, travel guides, and cookbooks. Visitors may also purchase books, puzzles, games, CDs, and movies from the Friends of the Library Book Sale. The Friends of West Slope Library is a non-profit organization that provides additional financial support to the library.

Getting There

Volunteer

Volunteer Coordinator: 
Leanna Copenhaver
(503) 292-6416

Donate

Donations Contact: 
Veronica Eden

Upcoming Library Events

Friday, March 22, 2019
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Drop-in Lego FunEvery Friday from 2:30-3:30 For all ages - we have Duplo, too!
Saturday, March 23, 2019
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - West Slope Community Library: Artist Jess Graff provides a sampling of natural materials, including bugs, bones, shells, and plant material and will teach techniques for detailed observational drawing. Participants work at their own pace with guided encouragement and education on the natural materials provided. Contact Librarian Thea Hart theah@wccls.org or 503-292-6416 to reserve your spot.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - West Slope Community Library: Have fun and build language skills with books, songs, and rhymes for children 18-36 months and their caregivers.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Nurture a love of reading with books, rhymes, and music. For children ages 3-6 years and their caregivers.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Introducing Handmade, a weekly gathering at West Slope Library hosted by Librarian Thea. Learn how to make something new or bring your own project and join a local group of crafters and makers. The featured project will change monthly---come to just one or to multiple sessions if you need more time to finish! No experience required and all supplies provided. March featured project: Origami with Jane Weissman
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - West Slope Community Library: Adults and teens meet to play strategy, trivia, and word games from our collection and beyond. Try hot new titles and old classics. Bring your own games to share.Librarian Thea will demonstrate a different featured game each month, starting at 6:00pm. Sign up for our gaming e-newsletter for the latest on upcoming featured games.March featured game:Kingdomino
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:15 AM to 10:45 AM - West Slope Community Library: Have fun and build language skills with books, rhymes, and songs for children 18-36 months and their caregivers.