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!
Summer Reading Raffles!

Win gifts cards and items donated by local businesses to support Summer Reading at your nonprofit community libraries. Purchase tickets and enter the raffles in the libraries beginning June 10th and at the Summer Reading Festival on June 24th at Cedar Mill Library. Tickets will be drawn at the festival. Follow us on social media for announcements and updates. All proceeds from the raffles will go to providing library services at your nonprofit Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries. Learn more.

Summer Reading 2022

Join us for our annual Summer Reading program! We offer reading fun for all ages. Summer Reading 2022 launches on June 1st and goes through August 31, 2022. Sign up on Beanstack to track your reading, submit your name for prizes and connect with others about reading! Learn more on our website.
Voices in Verse Poetry Group
Saturday, June 25 | 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.

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.

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 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.

This event is full, but you can register for the waiting list. Extra craft kits & instructions will be available to take home later the next week, until supplies last.

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).
Owl Book Group
Friday, June 24 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

Join us virtually this month to discuss Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro.

From her place in the store that sells artificial friends, Klara — an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities — carefully watches the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. Klara and the Sun explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail 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!

Congratulations to the two winners of our Amazing Library Race! They finished 6 challenges around the library in 1 hour and 22 minutes. All the teams had a great time competing in the various challenges. Follow us on Instagram for more fun photos, recommendations and library info.
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. To apply, please submit a volunteer application.

Support Your Community Libraries

Did you know that your libraries are a nonprofit? As a member of your nonprofit Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association, you help your libraries provide you, your family, friends, and neighbors with services, programs and outreach. Become a member today by making your annual gift here. Learn more ways to support your libraries here

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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