DEI Initiatives

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Beaverton City Library practices Equity Everyday. Examples of recent DEI action items include:


  • The summer 2023 launch of our Bookmobile which will carry materials to different locations around Beaverton including parks, senior living facilities, apartment complexes, and more! 
  • Handed out thousands of free books to youth at free meal pick up sites.
  • Summer outreach team visited seven local title one schools.
  • The Library on Wheels program (L.O.W.) serves thousands of children in Beaverton and the surrounding area.
  • The addition of a Library Outreach specialist with a focus on adults. A core audience is newcomer immigrants and refugees.


  • Increased circulating material budgets for non-English materials for kids and adults.
  • The addition of several Community Bookshelves throughout the city that give our neighbors access to books without having to check them out or return them.
  • Annual additions to the Library of Things collection to provide access to STEM and recreational resources. 
  • Added circulating Mobile Hotspots to make the Internet more accessible. 

Our Spaces

Staff Development

Equity Everyday badge card. Black text on white background.

The Equity Everyday Card was designed by BCL staff to help center equity while making decisions about our work (programming, outreach, storytimes, access, etc.).