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.

Intro to Zoom
Thursday May 14, 11am-12pm

Interested in using Zoom to keep in touch with family and friends but not sure how? Thinking about using it for work? This interactive webinar will help you become familiar with using Zoom. It will cover frequently used features and provide opportunities to practice using these features as well as a chance to ask questions. Resources will be provided at the end regarding the content covered during the webinar for future reference.

This event is presented in partnership with Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS).

Registration Required, e-mail to receive a link for the event and instructions on how to access it.

Take a Break: Get Reading Recommendations
Friday May 8, 11am-12:30pm

Need a recommendation for what to read next? Have a bookish question? Library staff will be online to respond to your questions and chat. We will suggest e-books and e-audiobooks available for download on Libby or Overdrive.

To participate, join us on our Facebook page on Friday, or email us at

If your family is anything like ours during quarantine, then you’ve been purchasing mostly online. The boxes are piling up. Why not use the extra cardboard for something creative or educational? Cardboard boxes can be fun for all ages! Find activity suggestions here.

Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries will NOT have ballot boxes for the upcoming May 2020 election. Due to the library closures and the parking lot construction at Cedar Mill, we are not able to be drop-off sites this time. However, postage is now free, so please mail in your ballots to cast your vote.

Visit the Secretary of State website for more information on the election and an online voter's guide.

We often think of kids when we think of reading aloud, but adults love stories, too! Studies show that being read to helps reduce stress and anxiety and improve mood.

In addition to the wealth of audiobooks available with your library card, our staff have compiled a list of great readers and performers.

Greater Good Magazine has a wealth of informative articles on improving well-being for yourself and your family during this time.

Kindness is a powerful tool. The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation offers resources for helping each other across the distance

Get lesson plans, conversation starters, activities, videos and other resources to help young people become empowered in a digital world.

YouTube Learning has a dedicated library of livestreams and videos for educators and parents, focused on learning and activities.

101 ways to travel without leaving your house will help you feel a little more connected with the rest of the world.

Children's Museums around the world are offering virtual activities to promote playful learning at home.

Find Meals helps families find meals for kids while schools are closed. Finder search maps are available in Spanish and English. 

The Oregon Coast Aquarium shares live webcams featuring their sea otters, seabirds, and sharks.

While licensed child care is closed in Oregon, Emergency Child Care is available for those who must continue to leave their homes to go to work.

Cosmic Kid's Yoga videos include mindfulness and relaxation movements designed specially for kids aged 3+.
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.
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12505 NW Cornell Road, Suite 13
Portland, OR 97229 | (503) 644-0043

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15325 NW Central Drive, Suite J-8
Portland, OR 97229 | (503) 617-7323

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