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To renew a book use online catalog. Enter your library card number and password then click Log In. Next, click Checked Out. Select the items you want to renew by clicking the check box and click the Renew selected button at the bottom. To renew you can also call the Telephone Renewal Line at 503-846-3245 or come in to the service desk at the library.
To find a book you need to use the Washington County Cooperative Library Services' Catalog.
A list of Book Club Kits available for kids.
There are books made just for kids who are starting to learn how to read on their own, we call them Early Readers (ER). At the Beaverton City Library, we keep Early Readers in Children's area of the library on the left side-- opposite the picture books. You might notice that some of these ER books have levels on them, like Level 1, or Step 1. These levels are assigned by the publisher and are not standardized across all ER books. At the Beaverton City Library we place blue "Easy Book" stickers on the books that are especially good for the earliest early readers. Another great place to look for books for your new reader is in the Juvenile Graphic Novel collection in between the Juvenile paper back series books and the rest of Juvenile Fiction. Graphic Novels have been shown to help kids think about reading in new ways, and get lots of information from a page. Be sure to remember to keep reading aloud to your child even when he or she can read on their own. Continuing to read aloud together throughout childhood builds vocabulary, learning, establishes a love of reading, and helps to build that special bond of shared experiences that carry throughout your child’s life.
Visit either location and use our computers using a guest pass or your library card number. Our Computers & Printing page has more details.
DAM, which stands for Design And Make, is a space for community members to come to learn, practice skills, collaborate, prototype, and problem-solve. In the DAM, anyone can be a maker and develop a passion for creating.
DAM is meant to be a place to test, tinker, explore, and experiment. See what you can create!
Anyone with a signed waiver can visit the DAM. Per library policy, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult in the space.
Sign the waiver for adults: https://forms.office.com/g/Q3K5VpQLTW
Sign the waiver for children under 18: https://forms.office.com/g/6WtDY9EyBc
Through August 2022, Open Lab hours are:Mondays & Tuesdays 4-6 PMWednesdays 12-2 PM & 4-6 PMThursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 3-5 PM
For the current schedule of Open Labs and events in the DAM, visit the calendar.
Thanks for offering, but we are unable to accept any donations of items for the DAM.
Currently, we are not looking for volunteers for the DAM, but we may be in the future; that information will be posted on our website at that time.
We are not accepting donations at this time. If you have books to donate, please see The Book Corner for details on how to donate.
It is possible to borrow many kinds of materials. Books, videos, DVDs, CDs, microfilm, musical scores, newspaper and journal articles are examples of the kinds of materials we can borrow for you. We typically will not receive items if there are fewer than 10 lenders. We are currently unable to borrow video games or current year items but we encourage you to make a purchase suggestion and we can consider the item for our collection. Please check the number of owning U.S. libraries. Please note: your library card must be in good standing in order for this request to be processed.
Loan period is determined by lending library, and materials can often be renewed. A lending library can ask for the immediate return of its material at any time or restrict use of the materials to inside the library. Not finding what you need? Contact Us!
There is no need to sign up or register! You can print off the log from our website, pick up one from the library, or create your own and immediately start tracking your reading, listening, and learning. Just remember to bring your log back to the library when you’re done so that you can pick up your free book.
People of all ages- from newborn babies to adults- can do Summer Reading. Kids from birth to those entering grade 5 can participate in the Kids Summer Reading program. Teens entering grades 6-12 and just graduated from high school can participate in the Teen Summer Reading program, and adults can participate in the Adult Summer Reading program.
If you are entering 6th grade in the fall, you get to participate in the Teen Summer Reading program!
Just complete 15 hours of reading, listening (audiobooks or being read to), or doing a family activity. If you aren’t reading on your own yet, each book you listen to or have someone read to you counts as 30 minutes. Then come to the library to get your free book!
Not at all! You can read fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and comic books, newspapers, magazines, eBooks, blogs and more. You can listen to someone read to you or listen to an audiobook or podcast - even reading the cereal box when you eat breakfast counts as reading in the Summer Reading program. Also, learning in other ways counts this summer! You can count time participating in storytimes and other library programs and the time you spend doing family activities together.
You can spread out your reading however you’d like - we recommend you read at least 20 minutes a day. If you don’t read for a 30 minutes at a time, you can color in a partial shape in your Reading Log. For example, if you read 20 minutes, then you color in two-thirds of a shape. Color in half of a shape for 30 minutes, a quarter of a shape for 15 minutes, and so on.
No, you do not have to. You can read for all 15 hours, listen to audiobooks for all 15 hours, learn through family activities for all 15 hours, or do a mix!
We are so happy that you like reading so much! Please keep reading! Because we have a limited number of books, we can only give rewards for the first 15 hours that you read.
No, each library has its own Summer Reading program. You must complete the Summer Reading program at just one library.
Between July 5 - August 15, 2022
Please participant in only one Summer Reading program this summer.
Yes, this summer we have a mix of in-person and virtual activities. Visit our calendar of events to see what the library has planned for kids.
The teen room has fiction, graphic novels, Books on CD, new fiction and non fiction, Oregon Battle of the Books, and console games. The young adult non-fiction is interfiled with the adult non-fiction, labeled with a yellow 'YA' sticker.
We are currently not organizing visits for classes or groups due to COVID-19.
We have lots of volunteer opportunities at both of our libraries. Also see additional Volunteer FAQ below.
Room reservations are processed through City Hall.
There are a few parking spaces for the Murray Scholls Branch in front of the library near Walgeens. The majority of the parking is available behind the building near Kaiser and 24 Hour Fitness.
Visit the City of Beaverton's Job Opportunities page for employment information.
Applicants who are 14 years of age and up will be considered for volunteer positions.
Unfortunately, the Library is unable to accept court ordered volunteers. The volunteer program at the Library is looking for people who want to make a minimum commitment of three months and volunteer two or more hours per week. Most court mandated volunteering does not fit into this structure. However, the City of Beaverton Public Works team has a program for court ordered community service. For information about their Community Service program, call 503-526-2220.
Maybe. The library occasionally has opportunities for community groups. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Zach Wagman, at zwagman@BeavertonOregon.gov for details.
While the library has offered unpaid internships in the past, our program changed in 2020-2021. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Zach Wagman, at zwagman@BeavertonOregon.gov.
Please check out our current open volunteer roles here. If you meet the requirements and schedule for any of these, fill out an application and we will get in touch.
Contact us at zwagman@BeavertonOregon.gov or 503-526-3703.