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—Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish writer



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Volunteer opportunities at the Cedar Mill and Bethany Libraries and the Second Edition Resale Shop.

To apply for ongoing opportunities:

Apply Online or
Download and
print the application

and drop it off
at the library

Frequently Asked Questions (Volunteer FAQ)

Position Descriptions

For Summer Reading Program Only:

+Job Description


The Cedar Mill Community Library was founded in 1974 by community volunteers. Today it continues to be operated by the Cedar Mill Community Library Association. The Cedar Mill and Bethany libraries rely on the efforts of more than 700 volunteers and 80 staff members to provide library services 7 days a week. Annually, volunteers donate 41,000 hours of work to the library

The Cedar Mill Community Library is recruiting volunteers. You can make a big difference in the quality of library service in your community by sharing your time and talent.

Benefits to you include:

  • A vital role in maintaining the Cedar Mill and Bethany libraries and Second Edition.
  • Learn new skills and gain recoginzed work experience
  • Work with people who love reading and libraries
  • Volunteer in your own neighborhood
  • See the latest library materials
  • Make new friends
  • Be appreciated!

How to Apply

Use our online application form, pick up an application while in the Library or print out the application [PDF].

Drop off your completed application at the check-out counter during your next visit to the Library and you will be contacted soon. We will review your application and contact you for an interview. Orientation and training are provided.


Look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

For more information and to apply, please contact Kevin Kelley in the Volunteer Services Office, 503-644-0043 ext. 111


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Hours & Locations

Cedar Mill
12505 NW Cornell
(503) 644-0043 | Map 
15325 NW Central      
(503) 617-7323 | Map

Inclement Weather

Libraries & 2nd Edition are closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day. 2nd Edition is also closed on Sunday, May 24.
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