Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries stand against racism in all of its forms. The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others are part of America’s long history of injustices to Black and Brown people. Our libraries support and welcome all members of our community and we are committed to providing a safe space and access to our services and materials for everyone.  Reading, listening and learning expand our understanding of the world and are important steps towards achieving racial equity and justice. The Library Board and Staff will continue to provide a wide range of library materials to better understand and educate ourselves and our community about racism.

Further Reading:
Resources on Race Relations and Social Justice
Talking About Race with Kids and Teens
No holds queues - jump into an exciting or informative read right away. Explore the collection of always available e-books and downloadable audiobooks through OverDrive. 
Challenge yourself to daily activities to read, explore, and learn this summer! Download our June WiserKids Daily Reading Challenge calendar for ideas to make your reading experience even more magical.
Do you have what it takes to be a hero? Prove yourself in our My Hero Academia themed virtual escape room! Take the UA High entrance exam and see if you can be a leader and utilize the quirks of other students to save people and survive. Play at your own pace, either by yourself or with family. Plus ultra!

Learn more about Summer Reading for teens and tweens and our goal to read for donations to the Oregon Food Bank.
COVID-19 Impacts On Your Journey To College
Wednesday June 24 | 7pm | Ages 16+
Online Zoom Meeting
Register Online

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of your life, including your journey to college! Learn how it’s changed college finances, recruiting, admissions, academic outlooks, and learning environments and what you can do to get the education you want, where you want it. Join college counselor, Carol Loescher, for this informative presentation. Meant for teens and parents approaching the college application process (generally ages 16+).

Let's Talk About Math!

You may not realize it, but young children are already using early math skills throughout their daily routines and activities.  Through these everyday interactions, children are developing math skills, even before they start school!

You can help the process along by using “math language” as you interact with your child while cooking, doing laundry and even as they play. Here are some activities that play with shapes and suggest “math language” to use during the play.

Words of Wiser: Food in Fiction

In the latest episode of our Words of Wiser podcast, several staff members gather to talk about what it means to read about food.  We cover a lot of ground in talking about food in adult fiction, literature for kids and depictions of food in graphic novels. Maybe we'll talk about one of your favorites.

Download the episode through your favorite podcast app, or listen online
Throughout June, the Criterion Collection is offering free streaming of works by early pioneers of African American Cinema as well as current filmmakers, like Just Mercy.

The Oregon Health Authority explains what is contact tracing and why does it matter?

Architecture studio Foster + Partners shared printable templates so your family can create your own paper city.

Take a virtual tour of the iconic Pittock Mansion.

Go on an adventure in the gorge with this coloring and activity book created by the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District.

15 easy ways you can teach your preschooler while you’re at home.

Take a virtual tour of 12 incredible Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.
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.
Cedar Mill Library
12505 NW Cornell Road, Suite 13
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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