Thank you to everyone in our community who participated in Summer Reading, and to the generous sponsors that made our prizes possible! This year was a huge success and we're already thinking about next year.
Fall into Reading

Want to continue to have more fun reading after summer ends? Join the Fall into Reading challenge and keep track of your reading in Beanstack! Earn badges, participate in activities and compete with friends.

Register in the Beanstack app or online at

Volunteer Voices: What We're Reading Now

As you might expect, many library volunteers are avid readers. We invited them to play "Finish the Sentence" with the following prompts:
- My favorite character from fiction is...
- A book I'd recommend is...
- Right now I'm reading/listening to...

Read on for their replies!
Family Storytime
Tuesdays | 3:30-4pm | Bethany Library Annex
Thursdays | 10:30-11am | Bethany Library Annex
Wednesdays & Thursdays | 10:30-11am | Cedar Mill Library
September 13 - October 20

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and movement! Ages 2+.

Registration is required and space is very limited; we appreciate families choosing only one storytime per week.

Registration will open 2 weeks before each storytime. Separate registration is required for each week that you plan to attend.

Spanish Conversation Hour
Wednesday, September 14 | 6:30-7:30pm | Cedar Mill Library

Want to practice your Spanish with other language learners? Join us for a Spanish language conversation hour every second Wednesday of the month from August through December. The conversation hour is not an instructional course but rather a great opportunity to chat and improve your Spanish language skills through facilitated conversation. 

¿Desea practicar su español con otros estudiantes de idiomas? Únase a nosotros para una hora de conversación en español cada segundo miércoles del mes de agosto a diciembre. La hora de la conversación no es un curso de instrucción sino más bien una gran oportunidad de chatear y mejorar sus habilidades del idioma español a través de la conversación facilitada.
Oregon Truffle Hunting Industry & Dog Training
Thursday, September 15 | 6:30-7:30pm | Cedar Mill Library | Ages 10+

The Pacific Northwest is home to four native truffle species. Amico Roma will provide a general overview about these native truffles, what truffle hunting is, and how dogs fit into the truffle hunting experience.
Board Game Evenings
Starting September 21 | Wednesdays | 4-7pm | Cedar Mill Library | Ages 5+

Drop in on Wednesday evenings to play board games with family or friends.

Teen Crafternoon - Morse Code Wristbands
Saturday, September 24 | 3-4:30pm | Ages 11-18 | Bethany Library Annex

Learn how to write in morse code, and create your own coded message to wear on your wrist. Materials and instructions will be provided. 
Registration required online here.

Writers' Mill
Sunday, September 18 | 1-3pm | Cedar Mill Library & Zoom | Ages 16+

Whether you’re writing just for fun, hoping for publication, or planning to self-publish, join us for a hands-on inspiring gathering of people who love to write. Newcomers welcome!

This will be a hybrid event both in person at Cedar Mill Library and online via Zoom. If you already receive e-mail from the Writers' Mill, you'll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event. If you're new, welcome! Please e-mail to receive a link for the event a few days before it happens.

Voices in Verse Poetry Group
Saturday, September 24 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. The group meets on the fourth Saturday morning of each month. Newcomers welcome! Email us at to receive the Zoom link a few days before the meeting.

Owl Book Group
Friday, September 30 | 10:30am-12pm | Zoom

Join us virtually this month to discuss The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage. Phil and George are brothers and joint owners of the biggest ranch in their Montana valley. Phil has a contempt for weakness to match his thirst for dominance; George has a gentle, loving soul. When George unexpectedly marries a young widow and brings her to live at the ranch, Phil begins a relentless campaign to destroy his brother's new wife — but she has an unlikely protector.

This event will be held online via Zoom. If you already receive email from the Owl Book Group, you'll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event.

If you're new, welcome! Please e-mail to receive a link for the event a few days before it happens.

The group typically meets on the last Friday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome! For a complete list of titles, past and present, see our Owl Book Club page.

Library staff have been handing out free books this summer at the Cedar Mill Farmer's Market, Family Resource Fair and Wake Up Beaverton events.

Follow us on Instagram for more fun photos, our favorite reads, and library info.
Volunteer Opportunities
Please visit our website for details and to apply.  Share your time and unique talents on the Library Association's Board of Directors. The Association is the governing entity that operates the Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries, Second Edition Resale Shop, and our ongoing Book Sale. Unlike a “Friends” organization solely responsible for fundraising, the Association guides the libraries and ensures they remain responsive to community needs. Be an ambassador for reading and lifelong learning in our community. Board meets third Tuesday of each month. Support early literacy! Deliver books for the BookShare Program to area childcare sites to reach our littlest readers. Wednesdays, 9-11am. Sort and shelve library items at Bethany LibraryTuesdays or Fridays, 9:45-11:45 am. Sort and shelve library items at Cedar Mill Library. Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 9-11am;  Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 2-4pm. Second Edition Resale Shop helps fund our libraries. Be part of their success! If you have an eye for decorating, join Second Edition's Housewares Department as a Sorter-Pricer. Price linens, dishes, crystal and decorative items. Tuesdays or Fridays. Are you a shoe-lover? Volunteer in the Shoe Department as a Sorter-Pricer. Options for shifts Mondays-Thursdays. Cashier positions also available Tuesdays-Fridays.

Support Your Community Libraries

Did you know that your libraries are a nonprofit? As a member of your nonprofit Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association, you help your libraries provide you, your family, friends, and neighbors with services, programs and outreach. Become a member today by making your annual gift here. Learn more ways to support your libraries here

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
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

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Portland, OR 97229
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