80 years

The Library is Turning 80 This Fall!

Beaverton City Library was founded 80 years ago in 1938. Over the years, the library has been located in five different places around Beaverton, opening a second location, the Murray Scholls branch, in 2010. In honor of this momentous occasion, we’re spending a whole week celebrating!

Join us for fun programs
Saturday, Nov. 3 through Saturday, Nov. 10

One Book, One Beaverton Kick-off & Book Giveaway
Saturday, Nov. 3 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Celebrate Beaverton City Library's new community-wide reading event, "One Book, One Beaverton!" Receive a free copy of the book and stay for fun and prizes.

80th Birthday Reception
Tuesday, Nov. 6 | 2-4 p.m.

Join us at both Beaverton City Library locations. Share your reminiscences of the library on our Memory Tree, see photos from the past, and enjoy a sweet treat (while supplies last).

BCL Birthday Trivia Hunt at Main & Murray Scholls
Sunday, Nov. 4 - Saturday, Nov. 10 | All ages

Search the Children's area for trivia related to the library's 80th birthday.

BCL's Birthday Crafts
At Main: Tuesday, Nov. 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
At Murray Scholls: Friday, Nov. 9 | 4-5 p.m.
Grades K-3 with family

Celebrate the library's 80th birthday with birthday-themed crafts.

Sing Along Movie: Snow White
Tuesday, Nov. 6 | 4-5:30 p.m.
All ages; children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

Sing along with this 1938 Disney classic.

16th Annual Teen Art Show
Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Saturday, Nov. 10| During library hours | Grades 6-12 can submit art; all ages can attend show

Check out art by local teens and cast your vote for the People's Choice Awards! Join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 4-5 p.m. Call the Teen Desk for submission details.

Time Travelers Club: 1938 at Murray Scholls
Wednesday, Nov. 7 | 4-5 p.m.
Grades K-5 with family | Drop-in

Join us for crafts and activities as we learn about what life was like in 1938, the year the library was founded.

The following storytimes at the main library will be celebrating:
Spanish Storytime (Nov. 3)
Preschool Storytime (Nov. 6)
Evening Storytime (Nov. 6)
Preschool Storytime (Nov. 8)
Family Storytime (Nov. 10)

Preschool Storytime at Murray Scholls on Nov. 6 will be celebrating.