BEAVERTON, Ore. – While Beaverton City Library buildings remain closed, the library is excited to introduce Activities To Go. Using the library’s hold pickup service, BCL To Go, you can now pick up an Activity To Go at the main library or the Murray Scholls branch during BCL To Go service hours.
Activities To Go are ready-to-make crafts or activity sheets for kids and teens. Some activities are supplemented with video or PDF instructions available on the Beaverton City Library YouTube Channel or for download on the library website. The activities are switched out biweekly and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ask for one at BCL To Go.
Are you in a reading rut? Do you want inspiration for what to read next? Or maybe you need some new books for your kids? If you want to replenish reading materials for your household, Beaverton City Library’s Book Bundles are for you!
Book Bundles have up to five books bundled together by library staff, geared toward a specific reading level and interest. You’ll find everything from early reader bundles for kids new to reading to children’s graphic novels to mysteries and thrillers for adults. For a complete list of available bundles, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/BCLToGo. To get your bundles, ask for them during BCL To Go hours or request them when making an appointment.
Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for? No problem! Library staff are delighted to assemble curated Book Bundles just for you. Maybe you’d like cookbooks filled with winter comfort foods, or you want to read more books like our One Book, One Beaverton selection, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Call the library at 503-644-2197 to tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll prepare a selection of books for you to pick up. Our staff likes nothing more than getting books you might be interested in into your hands, so don’t hesitate to call with your requests.
Fun, free, virtual events for kids during winter break are a great way for families to escape the winter doldrums! These events require registration online at www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Register.
Monday, Dec. 21, 10:15 AM: Stories & Songs Family Storytime (Ages 8 & under)
Monday, Dec. 21, 1 PM: Show & Tell: Winter Crafts (Grades K-3)
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 1 PM: Doodles & Jokes (Grades K-5)
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1 PM: 3D Pop-up Cards (Grades K-5)
Monday, Dec. 28, 1 PM: Share Your LEGO Creations (Grades K-5)
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1 PM: Let It Go Dance Party (Ages 9 & under)
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 11 AM: Compartiendo Comidas Tradicionales (Grades K-2)
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1 PM: Snowflakes & Stories (Grades 2-4)
Also during winter break, enjoy the Angel Ocasio Comedy Hour! This high energy and funny one-man variety show is perfectly suited for family audiences. The performance combines physical comedy, jokes, juggling, object balancing, comedy magic, and more! The show is pre-recorded. Visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org/Events for the link any day from Dec. 19 to Jan. 3.
The library is partnering with Beaverton Civic Theatre for SnowFest, three days of free, interactive, virtual family programming, Dec. 19-20! Visit www.BeavertonCivicTheatre.com for the full schedule and to register, and join library staff for these events:
Saturday, Dec. 19, 11 AM: Bilingual Storytime/Hora de cuentos Bilingue (Preschool-grade 2)
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2 PM: Snowy STEM Storytime (Ages 9 & under)
Sunday, Dec. 20, 10 AM: Stories & STEM (Ages 3-7)
Sunday, Dec. 20, 3 PM: Family Storytime (Ages 2-8 with family)
All events are live, virtual events and require registration through Beaverton Civic Theatre.
For additional information regarding Beaverton City Library, visit www.BeavertonLibrary.org 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.