Multnomah County Library

As Oregon's largest public library, Multnomah County Library serves nearly 20% of the state's population with a wide variety of programs and services.

Which kind are you, dear reader? #usebookmarks #monsters #2kindsofpeople #dogearedbooks 😂
There are many ways to #observethemoon and we practiced some of them at a special storytime in honor of International Observe the Moon Night.
Kenton Library staff show their colors in solidarity with LGBTQ+ youth against bullying on national #SpiritDay . #showyourpurple
The fourth annual Library Writers Project is now accepting your e-book submissions! We're accepting fiction and, for the first time, memoir. Also new this year, you can submit works published on more platforms. We can't wait to read your e-book! The best submissions will be added to the library's collection. Visit our website for details. #pdxwriters #pdxauthors #readlocal
Rockwood Library staff rode the library bike to Back 2 School Bike Safety at Parklane/Oliver elementary in Southeast Portland. The community event was a collaboration with @rosewood_initiative , @pearbikeworks and @pbotinfo. Lots of people signed up for library cards, learned about Read to the Dogs and upcoming library events, received free books and bike helmets, and participated in a bike raffle that gave away close to 40 bikes with locks! #bikesafety #freebikes #freebooks #newlibrarycard
As summer kicked off in June, Multnomah County Library welcomed Corey Pursel to a new type of job. As Rockwood Library’s youth engagement specialist, Corey is bringing a new perspective and a unique toolkit to working with young people. Rockwood is one of Oregon’s most diverse and economically challenged communities. Many of its residents work hard to make ends meet or adjust to a new life in the United States. For young people, that can mean grappling with the effects of trauma, systemic barriers and generational poverty. In creating the position of youth engagement specialist, the library sought to provide young people more options and help them keep using the library when they might need it most in their lives. An East County native, Corey came to Rockwood Library with a depth of experience in serving youth, as a caseworker, a counselor and as a crisis team member for local and state government. Corey brings knowledge of the safety net services and systems that families in Rockwood are often engaged with. “Corey can help us understand these situations better, what young people are experiencing,” said Rockwood Library Administrator David Lee. “He understands the systems that young people and their families are part of and, because of that, he can support us in helping them use the library successfully.” #welcome #newjob #makingadifference #buildingcommunity
October is national Star Wars Reads Month. Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren stopped by to kick off the celebration at Capitol Hill Library. They found some members of the Resistance to chat with. #starwars #starwarsreads
This is Julia, age 3. A graduate of our Book Babies and Tiny Tots storytimes, Julia is reading a book aloud to her baby, named Baby (also known as Baby Tattoo Face — look closely to see the red marker on Baby’s forehead). We love Julia’s very own baby carrier and the way she was studiously reading Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See.
It’s a great day when you get your #firstlibrarycard
Thank you for doing Drag Queen Storytime with us @thecarlarossi !! 💕 #Repost @thecarlarossi ・・・ Drag Queen Storytime yesterday ended with a death drop on a bubble wrap dance floor as the babies crawled all over Carla Gulliver’s Travels-style, and I have the best job in the world. Thanks @oldmorg for capturing these moments! 🤡📚 #carlarossi #clownmom #dragqueenstorytime #stjohnslibrary #multnomahcountylibrary #pdx #drag #momtobe
Drawing #pumpkins and #leaves for the #fall season using color pencils and other dry media. #colorpencils #autumn #fallart
Congratulations to Calliope! A preschool student and patron of Capitol Hill Library, Calliope won the #summerreading Grand Prize: a family trip to @greatwolflodge !
The author lineup for the 2018 #PDXBookFest is out! Join us on November 10 and meet some of your favorite authors, including @tomhanks , Abbi Jacobson, Tommy Orange, @acevedowrites , Patrick deWitt, Lauren Groff, Jonathan Lethem, @urrealism , Gregory Pardlo, Rachel Kushner, Jason Lutes, @cheemobile , Peter Sagal, Layli Long Soldier, Eileen Myles, and many others! Find out more on the @literaryarts website.
“Snowman, you got your ears on?” ... Nick made this ridiculously cool tribute to Burt Reynolds and The Bandit in library Lego Club. #mondayinspiration #legos #burtreynolds #librariesofinstagram
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