P.O. Box 602 Beaverton, OR 97075-0602 info@beavertonlibraryfoundation.org 503-526-3703

Give to the Foundation through your Employee Giving Plan

BLF at a local Employee Giving Event
BLF at a local Employee Giving Event

Does your company have an Employee Giving Plan? If so, you can give to the Beaverton Library Foundation! Most Employee Giving Plans (such as those organized through United Way) allow you to choose the non-profit of your choice.

Simply write in the name and address of the Foundation on your form:

Beaverton Library Foundation
PO Box 602
Beaverton OR 97075-0602

And don’t forget to ask about an Employer Match– your dollars might go twice as far!

Beaverton City Library goes “Beyond Fake News”

Libraries have been in the information business a long time, and have helped millions of people find accurate, timely and relevant answers for every kind of question. In today’s world of conflicting headlines, the library is more important than ever to help sort through the noise.

On Thursday, November 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St) hosts “Beyond Fake News: How We Find Accurate Information About the World.” This conversation, led by librarian Kelly McElroy, gives Oregonians a chance to consider their own practices and values around news consumption.

On both national and local levels, Oregonians have seen how the news can both represent and misrepresent the facts at hand. From debate over local opinions on the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to the discourse around “alternative facts,” it can seem difficult to find current and accurate information to use as we make decisions in our communities. Learn new ways to get the information you need.

Tickets for New Year’s Eve are now available!

Balloon Tickets for the Beaverton Library Foundation’s signature event are now on sale! Loud in the Library is the perfect way to ring in the New Year with dancing, food and drinks, games and a midnight balloon drop.  Children may attend under the watchful eye of their parents, but the event is intended for adults and alcohol will be served.

Funds raised help to support the 2018 Summer Reading program, literary contests for teens and more.  Hope to see you December 31st!

Family Resource Fair

2017-10-family-resource-fair-image-2Calling all parents and caregivers! The Family Resource Fair is a free, community event for families with children (infants through elementary school).

The Family Resource Fair features engaging displays, activities for children and information for adults from over 20 local nonprofit organizations. Exhibits highlight a wide range of topics including children’s healthcare, educational support for kids of all abilities, nutritional services, fine arts, mentoring and more. Kids play while learning about everything from healthy eating to local recreation activities to bicycle safety.

See you at the Fair!

Beaverton Library Foundation celebrates Summer Reading!

With this year’s theme “Build a Better World”, Beaverton families spent lots of time reading and learning this summer. More than 5400 kids and 2100 teens participated in this year’s summer reading program which is sponsored by the Beaverton Library Foundation.

“Children who read through the summer months are less likely to start school behind in the fall” noted Youth Services Manager Victoria Campbell. “The support that we receive from the Beaverton Library Foundation allows us to offer a world-class summer reading program for local kids and their families. We couldn’t do it without the Foundation’s partnership.”

Show your library love with donuts!  

Foundation-at-farmers-marketBeaverton Library Foundation will be selling donuts at the Beaverton Farmers Market on August 12 and September 16 at the Beaverton Farmers Market, located next to the Main Library. Please stop by our booth and say hello!

Book Corner Grand Re-opening!

2017-09-06-book-corner-painted (24)Beaverton Library Foundation is proud to be a partner with the New Friends of Beaverton City Library. NFBCL sells used books, videos, and music at their store, The Book Corner and online. They spent the winter remodeling the store and reopened with a fresh new look in April. Stop by and take a look! Congratulations to NFBCL on their grand re-opening!

Scholarship Winner Juliae Riva

2017-04-april-scholarship-photoBeaverton City Library is proud to present Juliáe Riva with the 2017 Beaverton Library Foundation Scholarship in recognition of her volunteer service and enthusiasm for the library.

A senior at Beaverton High School, Juliáe has been volunteering at the library since the summer before her freshman year. She began with the Summer Reading program and has also worked on shelving and helped with Children’s events.

At school, Juliáe is involved with Key Club, National Honor Society and LINK Crew. Outside of school, she dances, tutors, volunteers at an elementary school and works as a youth dance instructor at Cedar Hills Recreation Center. She has not yet committed to a college.

Congratulations, Juliáe!

Loud in the Library 2016

The Beaverton Library Foundation, with support from library staff, hosted Loud in the Library, a New Year’s Eve party, on Saturday, December 31. The Foundation had hoped to attract 300 people for this first-time event, and were absolutely thrilled when more than 400 people came, hailing from Portland, Atlanta, San Francisco and Beaverton. Party revelers enjoyed great food and drinks from Uptown Market, danced to tunes provided by The Party Doctor, played mini golf, lasertag and other games from Parties, Inc., and cheered a midnight balloon drop in the library stairwell. The entire main library was transformed as guests enjoyed life-sized Jenga, Kerplunk and Connect Four while waiting for a turn at Cornhole, Bingo, Monopoly, Scrabble, Hot Wheels race track, Catch Phrase and more. One attendee shared, “I was rushed off my feet the whole time, and enjoyed every minute.” We even spotted a few folks reading books in the stacks, and had a marriage proposal on the dance floor (she said yes). There was something for everyone!

Best of all, the Beaverton Library Foundation raised more than $6,000 for the Beaverton Library Foundation in support of the library’s Summer Reading program. The Foundation was thrilled to have the sponsorship support from Villa Sport, Banner Bank, FFA Architecture + Interiors, Koeber’s Interiors, LCD, and On Point Community Credit Union. We heard from party attendees and other community members how much they appreciated having a safe, fun place to ring in the new year here in Beaverton. This is truly a unique community event and plans are already underway for next New Year’s Eve. We hope you’ll join us as we get Loud in the Library on December 31, 2017! Tickets will be available spring 2017 at www.BeavertonLibraryFoundation.org/NYE.

Mark your calendars! New Year’s Eve Party

Most days, the library is a place to read quietly, catch a storytime, or use a computer. But not on New Year’s Eve 2016! Join us for the party of a year and come make some noise! Learn more here.