Meet Your Library Staff

Nicole is a Library Assistant at Bethany Library. She helps people at the desk, checks items in and out, creates booklists, plans and leads a weekly storytime, and manages and selects materials for the adult DVD and Blu-ray collections.

What’s the best thing about her job? “Helping people and my awesome co-workers!"

Find out what accomplishment she's most proud of and what she's been working on at home during quarantine on our website.

Join us each day this week on social media to meet more CMBCL staff members. Facebook  Instagram  Twitter

Construction Update

Cedar Mill Library's parking lot now has the first layer of pavement. The upper lot should be finished by the end of May. Check out our construction webcam for a live view of the progress.

Children are natural scientists. Their curiosity sparks many questions, they love to explore and investigate everything in their world. Add some science to their day with these easy experiments, using items you probably have at home!  
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.

This Zoom workshop is presented by Megan Barella, MS, a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Master Trainer.
Live Reading Recommendations
Thursday May 28, 5-6:30pm

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

You can email us ahead of time with titles, genres or subjects you enjoy at You can also comment on our Facebook post Thursday evening to chat live with us. We will offer a few suggestions as soon as possible, and follow up with a full booklist and links to the titles.
Intro to Zoom
Thursday May 28, 11am-12pm
Registration Required

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 to 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).
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.
Staff continue to bring you booklists and videos featuring curated suggestions to keep you entertained at home. All of our current lists include e-books and e-audiobooks for easy access. Visit our website if you need assistance getting started with digital downloading.

Three on a Theme Book Talk: Unreliable Narrators 

Three on a Theme Book Talk: Family Sagas

Three on a Theme Book Talk: Rock Stars

Libby E-Book Recommendations Available Now

Picture Books Celebrating Differences & Self-Acceptance

E-Books for Your Beginning Reader

Funny E-Books for Grades 2-4

Funny E-Books for Grades 4-6

Streaming Book to Screen Adaptations 2020

Full-Cast Audio Dramas Based on Books

Musicals and Their Books

What to Read If You Like Character-Driven Mysteries

What to Read If You Like Fast-Paced Dystopian Young Adult Novels

What to Read If You Liked The Overstory by Robert Powers
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
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

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