Adult Summer Reading

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This year, Adult Summer Reading participants at Beaverton City Library are reading for a good cause by Reading for Bees! Track your hours read from June through August, and earn beehives for farming families in need through MercyCorps Gifts. For every 700 hours read collectively, our generous sponsors will donate 1 beehive, up to 20 beehives total. This summer, help us change the world by reading!

Registration is now closed but you can submit your hours read through August 31. Thanks to an additional donation, adult readers can earn up to 20 beehives this summer!

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HOURS READ: 13,725 | 19 beehives


  • Use your own system to keep track of how many hours you read during June, July, and August.
  • As often as you’d like, use our online form or paper form (available at any service desk in the library) to submit the number of hours you read.
  • Each time you submit your hours you will be entered into our weekly prize drawings. You may submit hours as often as you’d like--the more you submit hours, the more likely you’ll win prizes!
  • Help us reach our goal of 7,000 14,000 hours and 10 20 beehives donated by reading as much as you can!

Celebrate and Learn About Bees

Master Gardner BEEverton Edition: Gardening for Bees—Tuesday, June 11, 6-7 PM, Meeting Room A

OSU Extension Master Gardeners will teach you how to support bees in your own backyard.

Trivia Night: BEEverton Edition—Tuesday, July 9, 7-8:30 PM, BG’s Food Cartel: D3speakeasy, 4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave.

Join us for a lively night of trivia at BG’s Food Cartel hosted by Beaverton City Library staff! Test your knowledge on a whole host of topics, from pop culture, to sports, to history, to literature. Play in teams of up to 6, or play by yourself. Come early to get a good seat. Win prizes! Match wits! Eat, drink, and be merry!

BEEverton Bee Fest—Sunday, July 28, 1-3 PM, Library meeting rooms, All-ages event

Learn all about bees and how you can help these treasured pollinators. Meet urban beekeepers, get your gardening questions answered, and build a mason bee hive for your yard. Vendors will be selling honey and other bee products. Kids, join us for storytime at 1:30 and 2:30!

Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us? Screening—Tuesday, August 13, 6 PM, Library Auditorium

Join us for a screening of this profound documentary from award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel that takes an alternative look at the global bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world.

Bee Books: Resources to help us support bees and other pollinators.

Our Sponors 

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