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Welcome, to a proud member of  (WCCLS).

We are located at 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223 inside the Garden Home Recreation Center, a Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District facility. Visit our FAQ's section to find out how to get a library card.

Regular hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sundays closed.

Phone: 503-245-9932


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Food for fines!

All this month GHCL in partnership with THPRD will be running a food for fines deal. We can accept any good condition cans or sealed packets within their expiry date. Each full size can or packet will get you a $1 reduction in fines, smaller cans are worth 50 cents. We are prepared to waive up to $20 per account so bring us your food. All products donated will go to the sunshine pantry.

Can of Baked Beans

Find a billion youth book lists on Pinterest.

GHCL has been working hard to build a great readers advisory tool to help in the selection of youth and kids books. See:

Visit Garden Home Community Library Youth Services's profile on Pinterest.

Additionally here is a list of all of our current lists.

GHCLA annual meeting April 21st.

The Garden Home Community Library Association Annual meeting will be in room 10 of the Garden Home recreation building on April 21st at 6:30pm. All interested members of the public are invited!

Garden Home Library plans major IT upgrade.

For the next financial year GHCL is planning to initiate a major IT upgrade for its public computers.

The details in PDF format can be found here.

Thanks to everyone who helped us Carpet the Garden!

YES! Garden Home is now Home to lovely new carpet and a furniture arrangement that has left us with wider more accessible library shelves. Come on in and enjoy our new look, and functionality.

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Garden Home statistics for 2013.

You may not know that once per year Garden Home Community Library uploads all of its statistics to the state. They are aggregated with those of libraries all over the state. To view the 2012 results just click the link below and then select this years spreadsheet from the list. To find Garden Homes data on the spreadsheet scroll down to line 60. Oregon Public Library Statistics

Audit data from Garden Home Community Library.

As you may have heard Garden Home Community Library was recently awarded with a four star rating for efficiency by the nationally recognized Library Journal. The library has been able to make an incredible amount of public service happen with its small budget.

Here are the library audit results for the last few years:

Audit financial statement 2010 - 2011

Audit financial statement 2011 - 2012

Audit financial statement 2012 - 2013

Reference help on line

Answer land is an awesome option to be able to offer GHCL patrons. Through answer land, we are offering our patrons 24-hour instant professional reference service. Many patrons will appreciate the online chat platform, including those who are homebound and those who prefer the additional privacy and anonymity. Questions may also be submitted via text or email, meaning we are reaching patrons on the technology they are comfortable with! Answer land is never automated and Oregon librarians network to provide the best answer and resources possible.

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Minutes of the latest GHCLA meeting

By clicking the link below you can obtain a copy of the latest GHCLA monthly meeting minutes.

Minutes

Garden Home Library History

The Garden Home Community Library began in 1983 when Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District took over a closed elementary school and made space available to local volunteers to organize and operate a library. The initial collection was focused on books for preschool children.

In July of 1996 Garden Home became the twelfth public library in the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS). A 2004 expansion doubled the library space to 1,860 square feet.