Both Libraries and Second Edition Resale will be closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day.
Summer Reading Prizes

Wednesday, August 31 is the last day to pick up prize books for ages 0-18.

Prize winners for the teen and adult drawings will be contacted by September 5.
Fall into Reading

Want to continue to have more fun reading after summer ends? Join the Fall into Reading challenge and keep track of your reading in Beanstack! Earn badges, participate in activities and compete with friends.

Register in the Beanstack app or online at

Check out some staff picks to find your next favorite read, watch, or game.
Family Storytime
Tuesdays | 3:30-4pm | Bethany Library Annex
Thursdays | 10:30-11am | Bethany Library Annex
Wednesdays & Thursdays | 10:30-11am | Cedar Mill Library
September 13 - October 20

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and movement! Ages 2+.

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.

Spanish Conversation Hour
Wednesday, September 14 | 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.
Oregon Truffle Hunting Industry & Dog Training
Thursday, September 15 | 6:30-7:30pm | Cedar Mill Library | Ages 10+

The Pacific Northwest is home to four native truffle species. Amico Roma will provide a general overview about these native truffles, what truffle hunting is, and how dogs fit into the truffle hunting experience.
Board Game Evenings
Starting September 21 | Wednesdays | 4-7pm | Cedar Mill Library | Ages 5+

Drop in on Wednesday evenings to play board games with family or friends.

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

Join us virtually this month to discuss The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage. Phil and George are brothers and joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. Phil has a contempt for weakness to match his thirst for dominance; George has a gentle, loving soul. When George unexpectedly marries a young widow and brings her to live at the ranch, Phil begins a relentless campaign to destroy his brother's new wife — but she has an unlikely protector.

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.

CMBCL staff and volunteers had a great time at a Hillsboro Hops baseball game and even caught a few balls.

Follow us on Instagram for more fun photos, our favorite reads, and library info.
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.

Book Sale

Get great deals on new-to-you books, DVDs, games and more while supporting your community libraries. Shop the CMBCL Amazon Store here. Learn more and find out how to make an appointment to donate your like-new media here. Shop the Book Sale at Cedar Mill Library during open hours. Learn more

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
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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