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The Spring 2022 issue of Library News is now available online
Thank You for being a supporter of Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries!

Links to more news below:

Library News Spring 2022 front page

Read Past Issues of Library News
Parent Information Series
Join us for one or all of our virtual sessions on Zoom. All sessions are free, but registration is required. Adults only please, as content is appropriate for parents and adults caring for kids/teens. Learn more.

The Struggle is Real: Emotional Health Challenges Facing Students Returning to In-Person Instruction Following COVID-19 School Closures
Tuesday, March 8 | 6:30-8:00pm | Adults
This psychoeducational presentation addresses child development information and mental/emotional health challenges as children have returned to in-person learning. Learn how to support your children through this time. Presented by Claire Flemming. Registration required. Register here.

Tantrums, Meltdowns, and Rage: Parenting Strategies for Calming the Storm
Tuesday, March 15 | 6:30-8:00pm | Adults
Is your elementary or middle school child prone to emotional outbursts? Dr. Ally Burr-Harris will review strategies for catching your child before the storm, calming a child who has passed that “critical window”, and preventing future meltdowns from occurring. We will also review strategies for parents to stay calm in the face of a child’s outburst. Especially for parents/caregivers of children 5-15 years old. Presented by Ally Burr-Harris, Ph.D. Registration required. Register here.

Toddler Talk
Tuesday, April 5 | 7:00-8:00pm | Adults
Join this fun workshop to understand your toddler’s world and transform tantrums, hit-ting, biting, and screaming. Let’s laugh together and support one another to make rais-ing a toddler more enjoyable, and support children who thrive. Presented by Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Megan Barella.  Registration required. Register here.

Turning Teen Stress into Growth: Learn 5 Ways to Help Our Teens and Preteens Turn Their Adverse and Painful Experiences into Resilience and Growth
Wednesday, May 11 | 6:30-7:30pm | Adults
Today’s teens and tweens are experiencing unprecedented rates of anxiety, depression, and stress. While it’s hard to see our kids struggle, it’s also important to remember that their difficulties are also the seeds of resilience and maturity. In this dynamic and unique webinar, Yshai Boussi, LPC will share 5 key ways to help you turn your child’s painful and adverse experiences into more resilience and growth. Expect to learn practical and relevant strategies in a safe and judgment free environment. Presented by Yshai Boussi, LPC. Registration required. Register here.

Together, We'll Navigate New Worlds: Children, Culture and Empathic Curiosity
Thursday, May 19 |  6:30-7:30pm | Adults
Many parents want their children to learn and grow in a multicultural world, respecting the practices of other families, and discovering the beautiful elements in a racial and ethnically diverse society. However, parents often struggle with knowing where to start and how best to foster a child’s culturally humble mind, unsure of how to help them navigate a world that is growing increasingly complex–with behaviors, ideas, and reactions unfamiliar to many. Learn ways in which parents can monitor their own reactions while they engage their child’s cultural curiosities in a manner that is dynamic, fluid, and brings them into closer real relationships with the peers in their midst. Presented by Joseph Barron, Ph.D., The Children’s Program. Register here.

Learn more, meet the presenters and watch recordings of past presentations here.
Fundraiser Results
We asked, you gave! Thank You to everyone who donated to the 2021 Kid's Books Fundraiser. Your gifts totaling $4,595 will purchase 919 new books for the Youth Services areas of Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries.

Books for children don't last long when little learners are excited about reading. Your donations will allow the libraries to replace beloved favorites and give more kids the opportunity to enjoy the stories that you loved too. Learn more.
Donate Stock
Did you know that you can donate stock to your favorite nonprofit libraries? It's easy to do and just one of the many ways that you can make the libraries part of your legacy. Learn more here.
Become a Monthly Supporter

Being a member of your local nonprofit libraries association is important to you because it means that you value knowledge and intellectual freedom. By being a monthly supporter you are a champion of equal access to library resources for your community.

Join one of these Monthly Supporter Clubs and receive a static cling (below) to proudly display on your laptop, window or any flat, hard surface.

Your Impact

Here’s what your monthly gift can mean to your libraries:

  • $100/monthLiterati – Monthly book delivery to a day care site

  • $75/month: Bibliophile – A new audiobook for the Adult Collection each month

  • $50/month: First Edition – Supplies for a hands-on educational program

  • $25/month: Best Seller – First two books in a popular teen series

  • $15/month: Reader – A new children’s book each month

Three Ways to Join

Join online.

Print and mail this form.

Call our Donor Services Department at (503) 644-0043 x121.

Club glass cling designs: 

Join Now
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.

Manage your library account, access the catalog and more at

Cedar Mill Library
1080 NW Saltzman RD Portland, OR 97229
(503) 644-0043

Bethany Library
15325 NW Central Drive, Suite J-8, Portland, OR 97229

(503) 617-READ (7323)

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

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