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Holds Pick Up & Returns

Returns are accepted 24/7.

Place holds at, and you will be notified when your holds are ready for pickup.

New Holds Pick Up Hours at Cedar Mill Library:

Monday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 3 pm

New Holds Pick Up Hours at Bethany Library:
Monday, Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday: 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 3 pm

Learn more about our current services here.

Discover New and Notable Titles for All Ages and Across All Formats
Find our latest staff-curated lists, browse our virtual shelves for what's available now, read recent staff posts on favorite titles and themes, and link to even more recommendation services.

Picture Books for Diwali!
Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Picture Books by Native American Authors
#OwnVoices picture books for all ages.

Books by Native American Authors for Grades 4-6
#OwnVoices books for upper elementary age kids.

Thanksgiving is Thankful
Picture books about gratitude and sharing.

Picture Books About Food & Feasts
Celebrate the many ways we use food and feasting to honor our traditions, observe holidays and share love with family and friends.

Playaway Bookpacks - Chapter Books
Preloaded audio and accompanying book in one fun pack!

Get Hooked on a New Fantasy Series
Fun, action-packed, diverse fantasy series for grades 4-7.

It Happened! True stories and real people-streaming video
Streaming video presentations based on narrative nonfiction, biographical picture books, and powerful historical storytelling for young people.

Acorn Early Readers
Kids love Acorn Readers: Unicorn and Yetti, Little Dragon, Princess Truly, Hello Hedgehog and more! Guided reading level F to K.

Leveled Books (IRLA K-8th Grade)
Books at a student’s Independent Reading Level (IRLA) should be fun, fast and easy. When kids spend most of their time reading books like this, their comprehension, fluency and reading confidence increases. Read more...

How to Search by IRLA Reading Level
This video shows you how to search the WCCLS catalog for IRLA books.

Kids Library of Things - Coding Toys
Toys and activity kits to help kids of all ages learn the basics of coding. Check out and return to owning library.

Kids Library of Things - Educational Toys
Kids learn through play! Check out and return to owning library.

Find more booklists for both print and e-books on the Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries website

Parenting During the Pandemic
Thursday December 10 | 6:30-8pm | Zoom

How can we, as parents, manage stress, provide structure and connection in our children's days, as well as, support academics and social development without burning out as parents?

Join Megan Barella, Positive Discipline Educator, to learn how to let go of parenting guilt and overwhelm, and also feel confident that your children are thriving during this time.

Bring your questions and real-life challenges and let's come together in a virtual parenting community to support your family during this time. For parents of children 18 months - 12 years.

By registering with an email address, you will be invited to the Zoom meeting a few hours before the event starts. Register online here

Rockstar Readers Book Club

Join us for a fun, engaging monthly book discussion for grades 3-5! Explore books from various genres with an emphasis on diverse stories. Rockstar Readers Book Club is for kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, adult participation optional. In November, we'll read From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks.

When you register for this event, we will send you a link via email an hour before it begins. Register online here

Read to a Dog Online!

Do you have a child working to improve their reading skills? We are partnering with DoveLewis’ Portland Area Canine Therapy Teams program to offer virtual interactive reading sessions every Wednesday 2:00-3:30 PM for readers looking to develop their confidence in reading aloud with a furry companion on their screen. Register your child for a 15 minute session.

OBOB event coming December 29th! Check our website to register.

We are posting online activities every Friday on Facebook.
Follow us for all new updates and videos, including digital breakout rooms, draw and tell stories, booktalks, simple STEAM activities and more!

November 6: Rotten Pumpkin
What happens when you leave your jack 'o lantern out for weeks? Learn about the exciting science of decomposition. Become a rotten pumpkin scientist!

November 13: Draw and Tell Stories

November 20: Read Aloud-On Account of the Gum by Adam Rex

November 27: Escape Room 

Welcome to the Star Wars Universe Save Baby Yoda; Created by: Schaumburg Township District Library 

Librarian Rebecca reads Little Libraries, Big Heroes by Miranda Paul.

Our Read Aloud videos are available in private playlists to share with families. Librarians read picture books aloud. New titles are added monthly.

Read Alouds: Fun and Friendship Playlist

Read Alouds: True Stories: Narrative Non-Fiction Playlist

Read Alouds: Community Helpers Playlist

Read Alouds: Folk and Fairy Tales Playlist

Distance Learning Resources

Your libraries are ready to support parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources for distance learning. Find live tutoring, homework help, online reference materials, e-books, writing help and much more for all grades in both English and Spanish.

Do you want something new to read or watch, but are not sure what? Try our new Handpicked Books & More service and let us browse for you! Fill out this online form and we’ll let you know when your items are ready to be picked up. 

Public library cards are available for all Beaverton School District students. If your student does not already have a public library card with Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) get one here.

Learn more about the Youth Access Card here.
Visit us on social media for fun photos and videos, the latest staff picks and news about resources, programs and events!
Learn more about our current services hereManage 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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