If approved, Measure 34-297 would renew a 5-year levy for July 2021-June 2026, which would provide 40% of WCCLS funding. This would support public library operations, reading programs for children, book purchases, the countywide online catalog and book delivery between libraries. If approved, this levy would maintain a fixed rate of $0.22 per $1,000 of assessed value, which would be unchanged from the current rate. In 2021, typical homeowners with an assessed value of $300,000 would pay $66 per year. If the measure does not pass, reductions in service levels would likely occur, including reductions in hours, book purchases and events, as well as reductions in countywide services such as the countywide online catalog and book delivery; the tax would not be assessed. For more information, you can visit
The libraries may be closed at this time, but we are still here to answer your questions and help you use library resources at home. These are the questions we've been getting most frequently, but please contact us if you have more. 

Find contact information for both branches on our website.
Learn more about using our Digital Library.
Our new Wiser Teens Newsletter is ready for your inbox. Our intention is to share two to three news items relating to middle and high school students twice a month so that parents and teachers will know about resources and events that the libraries offer to teens and tweens. We'll share tips on how best to use the Youth Access Card from WCCLS, upcoming events for teens, occasional book reviews and info on how teens can get the most out of their library.

Subscribe here and find out what the library has for the teen or tween in your life.
While Second Edition Resale is closed, we're joining you in the garden! Visit us on Second Edition Resale's Facebook and Instagram accounts every day for gardening tips, techniques, resources and advice. 
Our Parent Information Series is going online with two upcoming sessions on Zoom.

Parenting Anxious Children: Strengthening Connections and Building Skills with Allan Cordova, Ph.D.
Wednesday May 20, 7-8:30pm
Registration Required Online
Learn to manage anxiety - your children's and your own - in this challenging time. You'll receive an overview of the science and neurobiology underlying anxiety and broaden your "toolkit" for connecting with and supporting your children.

Toddler Talk with Megan Barella, MS
Tuesday May 26, 7-8:30pm
Registration Required Online
Better understand your toddler’s world and to transform tantrums, hitting, biting, and screaming. Let’s support one another to make raising a toddler more fun and enjoyable, and to raise toddlers who thrive in these challenging times.
The construction of the Milltowner One project below Cedar Mill Library continues. Buildings are starting to rise, and with the library closed, they’ve shifted their focus to revamp our parking lot. The expanded parking lot for the library is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. View our construction webcam to see the progress in action. 
Everyone On helps people find low cost Internet and affordable computers by zip code. They also have a helpful collection of online resources for children learners to adult learners, and everyone in between.

Tulika-at-Home Book-tivities features children's books, storytelling and activities in multiple Indian languages and English.

Listen to both local radio and stations around the world with Radio Garden.

Take a virtual tour of an Aloha Fire Station with this video from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.

Visit 8 world-class libraries online, including the Vatican Library and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

We're all doing more reading digitally. This article offers practical tips for sharing e-books with your child

You don’t need fancy equipment or a lot of time; you just need to weave exercise into your schedule. Here are six things you can do right now.

The Red Cross offers First Aid and CPR certifications online.

You can study, take the test and get the official card for an Oregon Food Handlers License online.

Children's books meet hip hop music in these entertaining videos of Dr. Seuss raps over Dr. Dre beats.
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

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