Garden Home Community Library

        GHCL Annex Interior

Garden Home Community Library

7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland OR 97223 (located inside the THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center)

Phone: 503-245-9932       Website:

Garden Home Community Library (GHCL) is a member of the Washington County Cooperative Library (WCCLS) system.  The library is located inside the Tualatin Hills Parks & Recreation District’s Garden Home Recreation Center have been awarded the American Library Association “Star Library” rating for overall efficiency.

More than just books

Garden Home Community Library offers materials beyond books – for all ages. We also have movies, music, periodicals, video games, audiobooks, and e-books.  We also have two Roku devices, a digital camera, a birding kit, Cultural Passes, and a Kill-a-Watt (electricity usage monitor). We get daily deliveries every day, so if it’s in Washington County library, you can have it sent here.


Garden Home Community Library ANNEX (formerly Garden Home Community Store) hosts library programming. The Annex is also now available as a meeting room for local not-for-profit groups during library hours.

The ANNEX is equipped with WiFi, as well as a high definition projector with an 18-foot screen and surround sound. As this project advances, we will be adding additional equipment: one or more GoPro cameras, laptops for In-ANNEX use, a 3D printer, and all kinds of art supplies.

See usage policy on our website: Please call or email if you have questions about using the GHCL ANNEX.

Cultural Pass to Adventure

The library has memberships to eight area attractions that can be reserved and checked out for a specific day.  The Cultural Pass allows free entry for a specified number of people to the attraction.  Available passes can be reserved online and you can print them from home.  Ask in the library or visit for more details.

Programs for all ages

Garden Home Community Library hosts free programs for all ages.  Looking for something to do?  For adults there is a monthly trivia night, a board game night, a table top gaming day, two book groups, film screenings, author visits, a writer’s group, and more.

For children and families there are weekly story times (for babies, preschool and families), as well as craft events and monthly family movie days and other fun events. During the school year, reluctant readers can also sign up to read to Hannah, a 7-year-old golden retriever.  (Reservations are required.)

June events and programs:

Visit our website – – for more events or details

All Programs are free and open to anyone.

June 1  – Aug. 31  Summer Reading Programs for all ages

Sign up to read all summer and keep those grey cells in shape.  We’ll be kicking off our Summer Reading program on Weds., June 21 at the THPRD Community Night.

Tues., June 6 at 6:30 pm “ Nerd Night: Trivia” for adults Location: Garden Home Community Library Annex (across the street, 7306 SW Oleson Rd, Portland 97223)

Play solo or as a team. Prizes for those with most and least points at the end of the night.

Weds., June 14 from 6-9 pm  Board Game Night

Location: Garden Home Community Library Annex (across the street, 7306 SW Oleson Rd, Portland 97223)

Host Peter brings a new selection every month.  You are invited to bring games you want to play too.

Fri., June 16 at 7:30 pm (doors at 7)  Friday Night Film

Location: Garden Home Community Library Annex (across the street, 7306 SW Oleson Rd, Portland 97223)

Film to be determined.  Call library for details.

Sun., June 25 from 1-5  Altera Vita Tabletop Roleplaying

Location: Garden Home Community Library Annex (across the street, 7306 SW Oleson Rd, Portland 97223)

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or completely new to it all, join experienced game-master Eric for an afternoon of character sheets, fistfuls of dice, and collaborative storytelling in a different fictional world every month.

If you’ve not visited Garden Home Community Library before, come check us out.  And if you have, come say hello.

Happy reading!