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Holds Pick Up & Returns and Express Browsing (NEW!)

Returns are accepted 24/7.

Place holds at, and you will be notified when your holds are ready for pickup.

Holds Pickup Hours at Cedar Mill Library:

Monday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 3 pm

Holds Pickup Hours at Bethany Library:
Monday, Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday: 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 3 pm

Express Browsing
During holds pickup hours, visit our Express Browsing area which offers a selection of library materials for all ages. Occupancy is limited according to county and state requirements. The Express Browsing area will close 15 minutes before the end of holds pickup.

Learn more about our current services here.

Supporting Dual Language Learners
 Parents of children who are dual language learners often have questions about how to support their children’s bilingual development. Find answers to common questions and learn hands-on strategies to help promote your children learning and loving two or more languages! Presented by Dr. Dawn Hendricks, co-author of Helping Your Child Learn Two Languages 

Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-8:30pm online. Register Here!

Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home 

Transform misbehavior into connection and cooperation. Bring your parenting questions and challenges to this monthly online workshop. Presented by Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Megan Barella.

April 1 7:00-8:00pm. Register Here!

Classes held online first Thursday of the month 7:00-8:00pm: April 1, May 6, June 3, July 8, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2, January 6, 2022, February 3, 2022.

More Upcoming Parenting Classes

NEW and NOTEABLE Titles for All Ages and Across All Formats
Find what's available now, including graphic novels and early readers. 

If You Liked Narwhal by Ben Clanton
Short, fun and easy to read graphic novels-perfect for 2nd-4th grade.
Rockstar Readers Book Club Lists-Even if you can't make it to Book Club, you can still read lot's of great books!

If You Liked Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

If You Liked Malala by Malala Yousafzai

If You Liked Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot

If You Liked From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Jenae Marks

If You Liked the Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Find more booklists for both print and e-books on the Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries website

Rockstar Readers Book Club

Join us for a fun, engaging monthly book discussion for grades 3-5! Explore books from various genres with an emphasis on diverse stories. Rockstar Readers Book Club is for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, adult participation optional. In March, we'll read The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead.

When you register for this event, we will send you a link via email an hour before it begins. Register online here. 

Read to a Dog Online!

Do you have a child working to improve their reading skills? We are partnering with DoveLewis’ Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams program to offer virtual interactive reading sessions every Wednesday 2:00-3:30 PM for readers looking to develop their confidence in reading aloud with a furry companion on their screen. Register your child for a 15 minute session.

We are posting online activities every Friday on Facebook.
Follow us for all new updates and videos, including digital breakout rooms, draw and tell stories, booktalks, simple STEAM activities and more!

March 12: Booktalk: Books with Sequels

March 19: Booktalk: Fiction, Non-fiction and Graphic Novels!

March 26: Spy Skills: How to write a secret message

Librarian Teresa reads The Voice that Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History by Elisa Boxer. Recommended for ages 5 - 8.

Our Read Aloud videos are available in private playlists to share with families. Librarians read picture books aloud. 

Read Alouds: Fun and Friendship Playlist

Read Alouds: True Stories: Narrative Non-Fiction Playlist

Read Alouds: Community Helpers Playlist

Read Alouds: Folk and Fairy Tales Playlist

Distance Learning Resources

Your libraries are ready to support parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources for distance learning. Find live tutoring, homework help, online reference materials, e-books, writing help and much more for all grades in both English and Spanish.

Do you want something new to read or watch, but are not sure what? Try our new Handpicked Books & More service and let us browse for you! Fill out this online form and we’ll let you know when your items are ready to be picked up. 

Public library cards are available for all Beaverton School District students. If your student does not already have a public library card with Washington County Library Services (WCCLS) please contact us.

Learn more about the Youth Access Card here.
Visit us on social media for fun photos and videos, the latest staff picks and news about resources, programs and events!
Learn more about our current services hereManage your library account, access the catalog and more at

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association is one of the largest nonprofit association libraries in the United States with a collection of over 250,000 items and more than 2.5 million loans annually. 

Our Mission: Provide our community an open door to the joy of reading, lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with emphasis on the literacy development of children.
Cedar Mill Library
1080 NW Saltzman Road

Portland, OR 97229 | (503) 644-0043

Bethany Library
15325 NW Central Drive, Suite J-8
Portland, OR 97229 | (503) 617-7323

Bethany Library Annex
4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2
Portland, OR 97229
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