Summer Reading Prizes

Ages 0-18 can now pick up their prize books at Cedar Mill or Bethany Library.
Adults who sign up for Summer Reading will be entered to win prize baskets filled with fabulous gifts from local businesses. 

There's still time to Sign up on Beanstack, or pick up a paper log to track your reading. Learn more on our website.
Spanish Conversation Hour
Wednesday, August 10 | 6:30-7:30pm | Cedar Mill Library

Want to practice your Spanish with other language learners? Join us for a Spanish language conversation hour every second Wednesday of the month from August through December. The conversation hour is not an instructional course but rather a great opportunity to chat and improve your Spanish language skills through facilitated conversation. 

¿Desea practicar su español con otros estudiantes de idiomas? Únase a nosotros para una hora de conversación en español cada segundo miércoles del mes de agosto a diciembre. La hora de la conversación no es un curso de instrucción sino más bien una gran oportunidad de chatear y mejorar sus habilidades del idioma español a través de la conversación facilitada.
Bethany Village Summer Concert
Thursday, August 18 | 6-9pm | All Ages | Bethany Village

Visit us at the library booth for a fun grab and go craft and to sign up for summer reading. Stay for free live music and check out other booths.
Teen Game Night: Super Smash Bros Tournament
Friday, August 19 | 6-7:30pm | Bethany Library Annex | Ages 10-18

Compete in our Smash Bros Tournament. Meet your friends and play console games together. Switch, Wii and Gamecube games are available. Bring your own controls or use some of ours. Ages 10 to 18 only. 

Registration is required online here.

Writers' Mill
Sunday, August 21 | 1-3pm | Zoom | Ages 16+

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, August 26 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

Join us virtually this month to discuss Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Chicago, 1971. Russ Hildebrandt, a pastor, is about to break free of his marriage ― unless his wife, Marion, beats him to it. Their eldest child, Clem, is coming home from college with a secret. Clem’s sister, Becky, has sharply veered into the counterculture, while their brilliant younger brother Perry, who’s been selling drugs, has resolved to be a better person. Each of the Hildebrandts seeks a freedom that each of the others threatens to complicate.

This event will be held online via Zoom. 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 e-mail to receive a link for the event a few days before it happens.

The group typically meets on the last Friday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome! For a complete list of titles, past and present, see our Owl Book Club page.

Voices in Verse Poetry Group
Saturday, August 27 | 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. This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive email from Voices in Verse, 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 for the event a few days before it happens.

Family Storytime
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 10:30-11am | Cedar Mill Library and Bethany Library Annex | Ages 2+

Join us in person at the Cedar Mill Library or Bethany Library Annex for stories, rhymes, songs and movement!

Registration is required and space is very limited; we appreciate families choosing only one storytime per week.

Registration will open 2 weeks before each storytime. Separate registration is required for each week that you plan to attend.

Our Teen Library Council shares some reading recommendations, including The Knife of Never Letting Go, We Made it All Up and the Throne of Glass series. Follow us on Instagram for more fun photos, our favorite reads, and library info.

Do you have proficiency in the History and Performance skills? Can you recite the Player's Handbook from memory? Do you want to inspire a new generation of role players? Then we have a side quest for you!

Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries are seeking experienced Dungeons & Dragons players to guest speak at an upcoming library program. Please contact Christine at for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities
Share your time and unique talents on the Library Association's Board of Directors. The Association is the governing entity that operates the Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries, Second Edition Resale Shop, and our ongoing Book Sale. Unlike a “Friends” organization solely responsible for fundraising, the Association guides the libraries and ensures they remain responsive to community needs. Be an ambassador for reading and lifelong learning in our community. Board meets third Tuesday of each month.

Support early literacy! Deliver books for the BookShare Program to area childcare sites to reach our littlest readers. Wednesdays, 9-11am. Check in library items for BookShare at Cedar Mill Library. Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. Sort and shelve library items at Bethany LibraryTuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 9:45-11:45 am.
Sort and shelve library items at Cedar Mill Library. Wednesdays, 9-11am;  Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 2-4pm.
Second Edition Resale Shop helps fund our libraries. Be part of their success! If you have an eye for decorating, join Second Edition's Housewares Department as a Sorter-Pricer. Price linens, dishes, crystal and decorative items. Tuesdays or Fridays. Are you a shoe-lover? Volunteer in the Shoe Department as a Sorter-Pricer. Options for shifts Mondays-Thursdays. Cashier positions also available Tuesdays-Fridays.
To apply, please 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 from 10am to 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!
Manage 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

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