Both Libraries and Second Edition Resale will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.
Summer Reading 2022
Get ready for Summer Reading 2022 for all ages! You can preregister on Beanstack starting May 1 and join the fun June 1 - August 31.

Learn more on our website and keep an eye out for upcoming events and prize opportunities.
Summer Reading Festival
Friday, June 24 | 6-8pm | Cedar Mill Library | All Ages

Join us for fun activities, crafts, and games in this after-hours event for all ages. Kids can make nametags, play carnival games, play giant board games like Jenga and more. Adults can enter to win several great raffle prizes. Everyone can sign up for Summer Reading and enjoy reading all summer long!
Voices in Verse Poetry Group
Saturday, May 28 | 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!

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.

Grab & Go Crafts

Pick up craft supplies at either Cedar Mill or Bethany Library. Grab and Go Crafts are available on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. 1 per child, please.

This summer, crafts will be available on the first and third Friday of each month:
June 3: Water Color Craft - recommended for ages 3+
June 17: Nature Wands - recommended for ages 5+
July 1: Paper Campfire Craft - recommended for ages 3+
July 15: Paper Weaving - recommended for ages 5+
August 5: Nature Journals - recommended for ages 5+
August 19: Oregon Museum of Natural History craft - recommended for ages 5+

Teen Crafternoon: Circuit Flowers
Saturday, June 11 | 3-4:30pm | Cedar Mill Library | Ages 11-18

Make your own flower that lights up with LEDs and circuits. Materials and instructions will be provided.
For ages 11 to 18 only.

Registration required online here.

Game Truck
Tuesday, June 21 | 2-5pm | Bethany Village Plaza | Ages 11-18

Visit the Game Truck on the last day of school. Play your favorite console games and maybe even some lawn games outside as well. The Bethany Village Plaza is located at 4720 NW Bethany Blvd (the parking lot near Starbucks).
Volunteer Opportunities
Support early literacy! Deliver books for the BookShare Program to area childcare sites to reach our littlest readers. Our books, your vehicle. Wednesdays, 9-11am. Check-in library items for BookShare at Cedar Mill Library, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. Sort and shelve library items at Cedar Mill Library. Thursdays, 9-11am or 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 Monday-Thursday. Calling Computer Science students! Get hands-on IT experience at Cedar Mill Library as a volunteer IT Assistant. Help our IT Specialist with cabling, testing and other network tasks. Options for shifts Monday-Friday, 8-10am. Ages 18+. To apply, please submit a volunteer application.

Book Sale

Get great deals on new-to-you books, 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 books 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!
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

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