Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries are here for educators! We support you and your students with curated booklists, read alouds, online activities, youth access cards, homework tools and more. Read, learn, grow and discover a joy of lifelong learning at the library!
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We are now offering no appointment curbside holds pickup. Returns are accepted 24/7. Place holds at, and you will be notified when your holds are ready for pickup.

Curbside Hours:
Monday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am to 1 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
Closed Sunday

Learn more about our current services here.
Placing and picking up holds at the library.

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.

Julie takes a tour through the Bethany Library to show how the library is working during the pandemic.

Community Helpers
Learn about the jobs people do in our community.

Halloween Picture Books
Picture book read-alouds for Halloween.

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with picture books in English and Spanish.

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month
Picture book, chapter books and other resources about dyslexia which affects 1 in 5 people.

Voting and Elections for Kids
Some serious and some silly books about voting and elections for kids ages K-5th grade.

Picture Books for Diwali
Picture book read-alouds for Diwali November 14.

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.

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.

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.

Available Now at Cedar Mill - Kids and Teens
Bookmark this link so you can always find books and other materials that are on the shelf right now! 

Available Now at Bethany - Kids
Bookmark this link so you can always find books and other materials that are on the shelf right now! 

Available Now at Bethany - Teens
Bookmark this link so you can always find books and other materials that are on the shelf right now! 

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

Virtual Read to the Dogs begins October 14!

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.

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!

October 9: Read Aloud Creepy Carrots
Jenny reads Creepy Carrots.

October 16: Make Slime
Watch a short video to learn how to make slime!

October 23: Booktalks: Scary Stories
Julie talks about the best scary stories for kids in K-5th grade.

October 30: Escape the Castle
Can you escape from the castle? Try this fun, virtual escape room created by Schaumburg Township District Library.

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!

Librarian Jenny reads The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez.

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

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

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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