Masks are now optional inside Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries. We still offer outside accommodations or assistance - just call the library before or when you arrive and have your library card or ID ready. You can also fill out a form for Handpicked Books & More - tell us what you like and we'll browse for you. Learn more about our current services on our website.
Local teen author and library volunteer Jenny Jiang reads her picture book, Just Like Flowers. Place a hold on it here.
Our staff-curated lists can help you find your next favorite read or watch! Check out our New & Notable page for even more recommendations. 

Coming Soon and Newly Released DVDs (March 2022 Edition)

Fascinating Facts & Trivia Tidbits

New Graphic Novels and Manga for Adults (February 2022 Edition)

Marvel's Moon Knight Reading List

Anime/Manga (Winter 2022 Edition)

Light Novels

Teen Podcast Chowder Chat 4.3: Spiderman, Boba Fett, and Horror

New Nonfiction for Teens (February 2022 Edition)

Flowers, Birds and More! Spring Picture Books

Things That Go! (Picture Books)

Dino-mite Dinosaur Books for Kids

Neurodiversity in Picture Books

Graphic Novels: Grades 2-4

Graphic Novels: Grades 4-6

Rhyming Picture Books

Princess Picture Books


Teen Game Night: Super Smash Tourney
Friday, March 18 | 6-7:30pm | Ages 11-18 | Cedar Mill Library

Compete in our Super Smash Bros Tournament. Meet your friends and play Switch, Wii and Gamecube games together.

For ages 11-18 only. Masks are optional. Event takes place at Cedar Mill Library after the library is closed. Register online here

Writers' Mill
Sunday, March 20 | 1-3pm | Zoom

Whether you’re writing just for fun, hoping for publication, or planning to self-publish, join us for a hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write. Newcomers welcome!

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from the Writers' Mill, you'll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event. If you're new, welcome! Please e-mail to receive a link for the event a few days before it happens.

Owl Book Group
Friday, March 25 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

Join us for a book discussion of Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.

In 1580's England, during the Black Plague, a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Once she settles with her husband in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.

A portrait of a marriage, of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable reimagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time.

If you already receive email from the Owl Book Group, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event.

If you’re new, welcome! Please email to receive a link.

Voices in Verse Poetry Group
Saturday, March 26 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. The group meets on the fourth Saturday morning of each month. Newcomers welcome!

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from Voices in Verse, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event.If you’re new, welcome! Please e-mail to receive a link and password for the event a few days before it happens.

Parent Information Series
Toddler Talk
Tuesday, April 5 | 7-8pm | Zoom

Join this fun workshop to understand your toddler’s world and transform tantrums, hitting, biting, and screaming. Let’s laugh together and support one another to make raising a toddler more enjoyable, and support children who thrive.

Presenter Megan Barella helps parents stop the yelling, power struggles and emotional breakdowns in their family. As a mom, teacher, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Family Mediator and Master Trainer, she has inspired thousands of parents to raise a generation of children who thrive – and to overcome burnout during the pandemic.

Register online to receive an email on the day of the event with information about joining the Zoom meeting.

This event is part of our Parent Information Series 2022. Learn about other events in the series here.

Electric Vehicles 101
Thursday, April 14 | 7-8pm | Zoom

Join guest speaker Steven Alaman from Forth Mobility. This presentation will cover the benefits of electric transportation, how and where to charge electric vehicles, and how to take advantage of the available electric vehicle incentives in Oregon. Please bring any questions you have on any electric transportation or charging.

Register online to receive an email on the day of the event with information about joining the Zoom meeting.
Teen Game Night: The Amazing Library Race
Friday, April 22 | 6-8pm | Ages 11-18 | Cedar Mill Library

Can you win the Amazing Library Race? Compete in teams of two to see which team can overcome obstacles and challenges in the library to win the race.

For ages 11-18 only. Masks are optional. Event takes place after the library is closed. Registration required here

Volunteer Opportunities

AV Repair: Help maintain and prolong the life of our collections on disc - CDs and DVDs - by operating our disc buffing machine.
Located at Cedar Mill, one two-hour shift every other week, weekend or evenings OK. Age 18+.

IT Assistant: Great hands-on experience for Computer Science students. Help with patron-facing systems and other IT work. Weekday morning shifts, 8-10am, based at Cedar Mill. Age 18+. Circulation: Sort and shelve library materials; some computer work required. If you love books and details, this work is for you!  At Cedar Mill, Mondays 9-11am.
2nd Edition Resale Shop: What's the difference between Fiestaware and Farberware? If you know the answer, you could make a big difference sorting and pricing housewares at the shop!
Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays.

Submit a volunteer application.

Second Edition Resale 

Find fantastic prices on new-to-you clothing, household items, décor and more at Second Edition Resale every Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. 100% of your purchases go to providing library services for your community. Learn more here and follow @SecondEditionResale on Instagram and Facebook for sale and donation day updates.

Visit us on social media for fun photos and videos, the latest staff picks and news about resources, programs and events!
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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.
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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

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