Girl in space suit reading in space near a boy in a space suit and wheel chair
Now is the time you can catch up on the reading YOU want to do. Read what you want for 5 hours this summer and get rewarded for it in our Summer Reading Challenge for incoming 6th through 12th graders.  Sign up online at librarycedarmill.beanstack.org or with the Beanstack app.  If you want a paper reading log, come to either library starting June 1st to register in person. Doing the online challenge increase your chances to win our grand prize, a Nintendo Switch!

Prizes!

  • Nintendo Switch game consoleFree prize book for finishing!  You get to pick from a large selection. Stop by either location starting July 16 to get your book and other finisher prizes.
  • Every finisher will be entered in the grand prize drawing for a Nintendo Switch. Those who participate with the Beanstack app or on the Beanstack part of our website will have more chances to win by completing activities.
  • Get other sign-up incentives and finisher prizes, including an Oak’s Park Pass.

Events

We have some great teen events this summer.  These are free events.

All ages 11-18 unless stated otherwise

Lost In Space Escape Room @ Cedar Mill
Saturday June 8 | 2-4pm
Registration Required Call 503-644-0043 x114 to sign up.
Help Nora and Norbert find their missing parents, who were astrophysicist researching time and space. The chaos in the lab reveals they were testing Einstein’s theory of relativity which transported them to a remote location.

Game Truck @ Bethany
Friday June 14 | 3:30-5:30pm
A climate controlled game theater is pulling up to your local WCCLS library this summer! Enjoy life-sized Jenga and other games while you wait your turn! This program is intended for teens.

Teen Hangout @ Bethany Library Annex
Wednesday June 19 | 2:30-4pm
Looking for a place to hang out with your friends or make some new ones? The new Bethany Library Annex is the place to be! Different crafts and art projects, board games and other fun surpises will be on hand for optimal fun.

Hangout in the Spider-Verse @ Cedar Mill
Wednesday June 26 | 3-5pm
Do crafts, play games and celebrate Spider-men and women in all their shapes and sizes as we watch Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse. (note to everyone, not for print: we cannot mention Spider-man or Spider-verse outside the library or on social media. Website and newsletter should be ok.)

Teen Hangout @ Bethany Library Annex
Wednesday July 10 | 2:30-4pm
Looking for a place to hang out with your friends or make some new ones? The new Bethany Library Annex is the place to be! Different crafts and art projects, board games and other fun surpises will be on hand for optimal fun.

Game Truck Laser Tag @ Cedar Mill
Saturday July 13 | 2-3:30pm
Registration Required Call 503-644-0043 x114 to sign up
Join Game Truck for a round of laser tag in our meeting rooms. Registration is required for this program. Ages 11-18 only.

Ikuze! Let’s Go, Anime Party!!! @ Cedar Mill
Wednesday July 17th | 3-5pm, ages 10 – 18.
Interested in anime? Already a hardcore fan? Join Cedar Mill Library for our Anime Party! We will be watching anime, playing games, handing out prizes, making crafts, and more! Cosplay encouraged!

Junkyard Wars: Alien Invasion! @ Bethany Library Annex
Wednesday July 31 | 2:30-4pm
4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2 Portland, OR 97229
A long time ago, in a library NOT so far away… Junkyard Wars! Create your own unique alien using bits and pieces from out-of-this world parts.

Teen Hangout @ Bethany Library Annex
Wednesday August 7 | 2:30-4pm
Looking for a place to hang out with your friends or make some new ones? The new Bethany Library Annex is the place to be! Different crafts and art projects, board games and other fun surpises will be on hand for optimal fun.

Power Up! Gaming for everyone ages 8-14 @ Cedar Mill
Wednesday Aug 14 | 2-4pm
Come play cute, colorful, and cooperative games at Cedar Mill Library! We will have crafts, a photo booth, games, and the return of the punch-out raffle drawing. Costumes encouraged!

Paint your Own Galaxy @ Bethany Library Annex
Wednesday Aug. 21 | 2:30-4pm
4888 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite K-2 Portland, OR 97229
Have you ever wanted to explore the universe? Now you can using your imagination and our paint brushes! No cosmonaut experience required.