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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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The Garden Home Community Library three day closure

Dear friends and neighbors,

I just wanted to let you know that as well as the usual library closure for Memorial day (May 30th), Garden Home Community Library will also be closed for the two days that follow the holiday (May 31st and June 1st).

This additional closure is to allow much needed upgrades to our furniture including the restoration of some of the wood work that has becomes faded with heavy use.

Please note, no fines will accrue during this closure and the book drop will not be available due to the construction work, so just bring your materials back after the 1st.

The Garden Home Community Store is open for business!

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Please support the Library by visiting the Garden Home Community Store. It’s a thrift store with books, movies, kids clothing and more, and it’s right across the street from the Library at 7306 SW Oleson Road, Portland. Just look across the street and you will see the signs. The Community Store is the place for library related events like foreign film night, trivia night, local author visits, book group, kid’s movie matinee and more! To keep up with all of our latest events and RSVP to anything that looks fun join our meetup on line. Just visit: the Garden Home Meetup page or google “garden home meetup”.

The store will be open 11am till 5pm Monday till Saturday, closed Sundays.

E-books are easy with the 3M Cloud library.

3 M cloud library banner

E-book borrowing has really come of age with a new service from Washington County Cooperative Library Services. The 3M Cloud Library is a really simple way to browse, check out and download popular e-books for all ages. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Download the 3M Cloud Library app to your mobile device, Mac or Windows computer.

  2. Choose your country, state, library, and log in with your WCCLS library card and PIN. Agree to the terms of use. If you don’t know your PIN, try the last four digits of your phone number. If that does not work, call your library for help or try having your PIN emailed to you.

  3. Search or browse WCCLS’ 3M Cloud Library for e-books to check out.

Why not click this logo to visit the 3M cloud library and download the right reading app for your device:

3 M cloud library logo links to 3M cloud library

Help the library get donations from the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program.

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Garden Home Library with this link.
You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (87017).
Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping the library earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates. If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store. For more information, please visit this link.

At this time the library will be using your Fred Meyers donations to help the library buy additional picture books.

Garden Home Community Library Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020

After exhaustive survey and focus group work the board of GHCLA was able to deliniate its priorities for the period up through 2020. This analysis and its findings are listed here:

Current Strategic Plan.

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.

Help support Garden Home Community library by becoming a friend of the association.

By clicking the button below and donating $25 dollars or more you can become a friend of Garden Home Community Library. When you do so you will receive a great friend of the library car decal, a library bag and the chance to support all the things you love so much about your local library.

Alternatively you could just give us a donation of any amount by clicking the button below. Thank you!

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:
Additionally here are the minutes of the latest annual GHCLA meeting:
Annual Minutes.

Garden Home Library History

The Garden Home Elementary School closed in 1982 and the volunteer library began in 1983 using leftover books from the school. It became a developing library in 1994, incorporated as the Garden Home Community Library Association in 1994 and became an official non-profit organization.

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. In 2014 another 100 square feet was added as part of a renovation.