The Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries Association (CMBCLA) grew from a need to provide library services to the Cedar Mill community. A great deal has changed since 1974 when volunteers established the Association as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The demand for library services in unincorporated Washington County was strong enough for the association to expand to Bethany in 2007.
The Association is the managing entity that leads the Cedar Mill and Bethany Community Libraries, Second Edition Resale Shop , and our ongoing Book Sale. Unlike a “Friends” organization solely responsible for fundraising, the Association guides the libraries and ensures they remain responsive to community needs.
Each of the 11 members of the Board of Directors serves a 3-year term during which they attend monthly board meetings, serve on standing committees, fundraise, recruit potential board members, and act as ambassadors for the libraries. The Board normally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at Cedar Mill Library. Board meetings are open to the public.