Welcome to our first Newsletter for Parents and Teachers of Teens and Tweens.

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.

Please subscribe and find out what the library has for the teen or tween in your life.
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.
Library Resources at Home
There are many library resources that students can use from home with their library card. From live homework help to Brainfuse to AP and SAT testing in Learning Express, your library card is an invaluable tool.  

We have several tips on how to use library resources in our YouTube playlist, with more videos added frequently.

The WCCLS Homework Help page features all our educational databases.
Teen Online Art Gallery
Calling all teens! Send us your amazing art and we will display it in our "Online Teen Art Gallery" on our Facebook page. The theme is: Capture how you're feeling right now. Art is a wonderful way to express what emotions are popping up and is a great way to process how you're doing. Use whatever art medium you'd like and send it to us along with a short description. Send all entries/questions to

Art submitted to this event gives Cedar Mill Bethany Libraries permission to post on social media.
The Summer Reading Challenge is Coming
Summer reading will look a little different this year.  We won't have books to give away, but every book read by middle and high schoolers will contribute towards fighting food insecurity through The Oregon Food Bank. The full details will be available in our next newsletter.
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

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