Beyond Books Summer Programs

Beyond Books Summer Programs for Children will happen on the patio behind the Keizer Cultural Center at 3:30 pm on Wednesdays this summer. Join us for crafts, science experiments, a performance by Children’s Educational Theater, and more! Check out each event on our events page.

Book Club Kits 

The library provides book club kits for anyone to check out.  Each book club kit contains 8 to 10 copies of a book as well as discussion questions for use by book clubs. The kits check out just like books, but for 6 weeks instead of 3 weeks.

How can we get a kit? Stop by the library to chooses a kit from the shelves below the DVDs. If you see a kit on the list that is currently checked out in our catalog, you are able to place a reserve on it to request it when it is returned. You may also call the library at 503-390-2370 and we will help you place a reserve or check out a kit.

What if a book is lost? If your group happens to lose a book, we ask that you replace it with another copy of the book, new or second hand, that is clean and readable.

Click here to view our collection of kits.

Library Cards

Kids library cards are available to any child, ages zero to 13 years. Youth ages 14 and over may apply for an adult card. 

An adult must have a library card in their name before a kids card can be issued. The kids card will be associated with the adult as the responsible person.

Click on the frog to register for a card! Submit a second registration for a kid’s card with a note with your name in the “additional information” section. 

Workstations

The library has two early literacy workstations to promote school readiness. These resources provide a good introduction to the media skills young students will use in school, including how to use a keyboard, how the mouse works, and how the mouse interacts with the screen. The workstations are easy for kids to use, so kids can use them independently without a lot of instruction. Preschoolers and fifth graders alike love the wide variety of educational games available.

Watch read alouds from your favorite celebrities!

Author read alouds, interviews, book trailers, and more

eBooks with pictures – many languages available

Learn and practice reading for grades K-3

Read alouds from real astronauts in space

Bedtime stories with Dolly Parton 

Create your own book! Write a story, design your own characters, and record your voice reading it.

Create your own comic!

Randomly generate a Google Maps street view and see the world!

After following the link, press “Go!” for another random image. The top left of the photo will tell you what (or rather, where) you’re looking at. You can use the options to narrow down your views to a certain continent or country.

Learn to code with fun games! Scroll down and click “Learn more” under your grade.

Typing games