Library News July 2021


Writers’ Mill Writing Workshop

Sunday, July 18, 1-3 pm, via Zoom.

Oregon poet Carolyn Martin is offering her ever-popular (and free to us) writing workshop at the Writers’ Mill! Contact Cedar Mill library for more information or visit our website. The Writers’ Mill is an eclectic group of local (and some international) writers—we are “writers helping writers” with a connection to the Cedar Mill library. Join us and write!

Expanded hours at Beaverton City library

The hours of operation at the Beaverton main library are Monday through Wednesday, 10 am-7 pm; Thursday through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; and Sunday, 1-6 pm. 

Both Beaverton locations (downtown and Murray-Scholls) now have very limited seating. Holds pickup inside the library is now self-service at both locations. The computers at the main library have moved back to the second floor and more computers are available.

At both library locations, you can browse the collections, pick up holds, access computers, Internet, copier, and printing; and get help with questions and reading suggestions. Restrooms are available. Face coverings are required, and visits should be limited to 60 minutes or less. Capacity is limited inside the building. BCL To Go (outdoor pickup of holds, Book Bundles, and Activities To Go) is available at both locations. 

Summer Reading for kids, teens and adults is in full swing. Learn more here.

The Beaverton libraries have a full schedule of events (virtual and in-person) through the summer. Learn more here

For additional information regarding the Beaverton City Library, visit or call 503-644-2197. Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services. 

Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Library News

New hours!

Monday 10-4; Tuesday 10-8; Wednesday 10-6; Thursday 10-8; Friday 10-4; Saturday 10-4; Sunday noon-3

Below are featured events for kids, teens, tweens, and adults. For full listings of events, please visit the library website


Information for all the kids’ events and storytimes can be found on the Cedar Mill Library’s website’s kids’ page.

Kids Grab and Go Crafts 

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Monday, July 12, 19, August 9, 16, Library hours, both libraries. 

Pick up a craft at either library, while supplies last. 

FAN-tastic Family Trivia 

Wednesday, July 14, 5:30 pm, via Zoom, Ages 11-18.

Join our online family trivia game and test your knowledge together or compete with each other. As long as you have a second device like a smartphone or tablet, you can join in the fun through Kahoot, an online trivia site. We will have three rounds of trivia focused on popular fandoms like Star Wars, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Disney, books, and maybe a few surprises! 


Live Interactive Storytime 

Tuesdays, July 6-Aug 3, 10:30 am, via Zoom. Ages 2-6. 

Family Storytime with Rebecca or Jenny (registration required). 

Find details and registration information at the kids’ storytime page. 

Read to the Dogs 

Wednesdays, 2 pm, online via DoveLewis 

Read to the Dogs is back! Now we’re teaming up with DoveLewis’ Portland Area Canine Therapy Team (PACTT) to offer virtual interactive reading sessions. 

Read to the Dogs allows school age children who are beginning or struggling readers to develop their reading skills in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment. During a virtual 15-minute session, your child has an opportunity to practice reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Registration required through DoveLewis PACTT. Find a link on our Kids’ page

Summer Reading for Kids 

Read all summer long, then pick up your prize! Visit the library between July 15 and August 31 to claim your free book (supplies limited). Bring your completed reading log or tell us how many hours you read during the summer. Print a Reading Log from our website or pick one up at a library. 

Learn more and find printable Daily Reading Challenges and a Scavenger Hunt at the summer reading website.

Teens & Tweens 

Information for all the teens and tweens events and resources can be found on the Cedar Mill Library’s Teens & Tweens page.

Teen/Tween Take and Make Crafts 

July 5-7, Aug 3-5, library hours, both libraries. Ages 11-18. 

Stop by one of the libraries during open hours to pick up craft supplies for fun crafts like stress balls and Star Wars puppets. Then, join us for Wednesday Crafternoon to create with other teens. Supplies limited. 

Wednesday Teen Crafternoon 

Wednesday, July 7, August 5, 4-5 pm, via Zoom. Ages 11-18. 

Teen Crafternoon continues this summer on the first Wednesday of each month. Teens can join us and see an art tutorial of the take and make crafts we give away that week and make their own art, listen to music, and share what they create. Register at the teen webpage. Zoom link will be sent out an hour before the program.

Teen & Tween Summer Reading 

June 1-August 31

2021 Theme: Reading Colors Your World 

Calling all incoming 6th-12th graders! Register for CMBCL Summer Reading by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app from your preferred app store or go to to sign up. If you participated in past years, please use your previous Beanstack login information. Email with questions. You will have more chances to win and contribute using the Beanstack app. 

How to participate: 
  • Read for five hours (or more!) 
  • Check off your hours as you read using the Beanstack app or print a reading log from our website. 
  • Stop by a library to pick up your prize book between July 15 and August 31 (supplies limited). 
  • Grand prize drawing: Win a Baby Yoda Poster! Every badge you earn in Beanstack gives you a chance to win the poster or turn in your completed paper reading log (including email address) to enter the drawing. 
  • For every hour read this summer by local teens and tweens, 25 cents will be donated to HomePlate to help unhoused teens. Maximize your contribution through the Beanstack app as you log time all summer long. Help us reach our goal of a $1000 contribution (4000 hours of reading)! 

Visit the teen summer reading webpage or the library webpage to learn more. 


Learn more about all the library groups and events for adults here.

Positive Parenting to Create a Happy Home 

1st Thursdays, 7-8 pm, via Zoom. Parents of kids ages 18 mo-12 yrs 

Transform misbehavior into connection and cooperation. Bring your parenting questions and challenges to this monthly workshop presented by Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Megan Barella. Click here for details.

Take and Make Craft 

Mondays, July 26, August 23, library hours, both libraries. Adults. 

Pick up supplies to make a craft. Supplies limited. 

Monthly groups for adults 

Newcomers can register by emailing

Owl Book Group 
Friday, July 30, Aug 27, 10:30 am–12 pm, via Zoom. Adults and older teens. 

Contact to register. 

Learn more at

June: The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson 

If you already receive emails from the Owl Book Group, you’ll receive a link for this meeting a few days before the event. If you’re new, welcome! Please email to receive a link for the event a few days before it happens. The group typically meets on the last Friday of each month. Newcomers are always welcome! 

Voices in Verse 
Saturday, July 24, August 28, 10:30 am-12 pm, via Zoom. Adults and older teens.

Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites. 

Summer Reading for Adults 

Sign up for countywide Summer Reading for Adults between June 1 and August 31 at to be eligible for prize drawings and receive fun, interactive emails with fantastic book suggestions from library staff throughout the summer! 

Free Book Friday! 

Throughout the month of July, we will give away a different bestselling book at both libraries each Friday. Check our website for details as July approaches! 

Learn more at the adult summer reading webpage

Second Edition Resale Sidewalk Sale

Thursdays and Fridays, 9 am-2 pm (closed on rainy days). 

For the most up-to-date information check out our Instagram @SecondEditionResale. Or find updates on the libraries’ website. All proceeds from your purchases made at Second Edition Resale support Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries. 

Follow @SecondEditionResale on Facebook and Instagram.

Library Book Sale 

Our Book Sale has over 2,000 titles at great prices waiting to be yours! 100% of your Book Sale purchases and donations benefit the libraries. 

Questions about donating? Call (503) 644-0043 x 116 to make an appointment. 

Learn more on the website.