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.

Kenton Summer Reading volunteer Kris shows off one of his favorite books of the summer. #summerreading #pdx #volunteers
Thank you for being a friend ... of the library! #goldengirls #eightiessitcom #retroshows #bingewatchweekend #staygolden
Gus enjoys being read a good book and a spot of sunshine in Belmont Library. Good boy, Gus. #readtothedogs #doglove #goodlistener #goodboy
Artwork from Rockwood Library patron Aliyah: A / Rhiannon from David Levithan's Every Day and Zach Dempsey (cropped) from @13ReasonsWhy. Aliyah will be entered to win a @collagepdx gift certificate for sharing her #summerreading creation. #multcolibteen #teenart #davidlevithan #13reasonswhy
Welcome to one of our newest cardholding families! #readingtime #letthefunbegin
Portland artist, educator and activist @isakashamsuddin creates art that reflects the black experience. His work is on display at North Portland Library through September 6. Join us for a reception and artist talk this Saturday, August 18, 3-5 pm. Pictured (cropped): "Rock of Ages – Portrait of My Father," original oil, gold leaf & mirror on canvas; "Sister, Mother," oil on canvas; and "Mary Wells, Motown’s 1st Queen of Soul," acrylic on wood panel. #pdxartist #portlandart #meetheartist #blackartmatters #northportland
When we were riding the library bike down SE Stark Street at Rosewood Night Out, some people stopped to ask if we were selling ice cream or tamales. They were surprised to learn that we were in fact loaded with dozens of free books! Brain food! #neighborhoodnightout #librarybike #freebooks #brainfood
What a great reading spot! #Repost @cavanell ・・・ Between the couch and the window, that’s her perfect spot for reading. Thanks @multnomahcountylibrary for the #summerreading fun and shirt!
Congratulations to the Summer Reading finishers! Love their expressions! #Repost @blueskyshiningover ・・・ been there, done that, got the t shirt. #summerreading #multnomahcountylibrary
Signing up for library cards at #NationalNightOut in #KernPark
Anneliese, a Woodstock Library volunteer, read Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger and made a food from the book called mellowmelt. It’s described as “gooey cake that tasted like fresh baked chocolate-chip cookies soaked in ice cream and covered in frosting and butterscotch." The author posted a recipe on her website. Great job, Anneliese — it looks delicious! Anneliese will be entered to win a @collagepdx gift certificate for sharing her #summerreading creation. #multcolibteen
Hillsdale Library has the right idea. ❄️❄️☃️☃️
We love this. #Repost @priscillanevans ・・・ "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss
Central Library volunteer Holly is reading The Alchemist, about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within. #thealchemist #summerreading #bookpick
We may have a future library employee here! This young patron met Northwest Library staff member Greg the other day, and they spent a lot of time together in the library. The little boy was fascinated with Greg's name badge and wanted to try it on. He liked Greg so much he even invited him to “go get berries” with his mom and him. Greg couldn't go because there were a lot of professional library things to do, but he did make the boy his very own name badge before they left. #cuteness #futurelibrarian
Ivanna is one of our youngest participants at Spanish storytime, and she loves when we bring out the shakers. Yesterday she earned her first Summer Reading prize. Can you guess what she chose? Her own Multnomah County Library shaker! Extra points for staying awake past her usual nap time to watch La Ratoncita Presumida/The Vain Little Mouse by Tears of Joy Theatre. It was Ivanna's first play! Summer Reading is supported by gifts to The Library Foundation. #summerreading
Sometimes we go to great lengths to keep track of characters and plot. #lisawingate #coolfinds
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