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Tigard Public Library

Free Programs for Kids

The library provides a wide range of programs for children of all ages. They help develop early literacy skills and promote lifelong reading. A variety of Story Time programs for infants through age six, book groups for elementary school students, the annual summer reading program and many other programs develop and encourage imagination.

2021 Summer Reading

Stop by the Tigard Public Library during our in-building service hours to sign up for Summer Reading!

We are open to the public:

  • Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 12-4 p.m.

Limited curbside holds pick-up is available during open hours.

Take & Make Bags
Kids, Teens, and Adults

Available during library open hours
Stop by the library and ask for a craft in a bag! Explore supplies and create projects following simple instructions. New projects will appear by the 1st and the 15th of the month. Limit one craft per person every two weeks.

Kids & Families
New stories every month through October
Enjoy reading and nature at the same time as you walk the Fanno Creek Trail behind the library. Pause along the way at displays of each page from a specially-chosen picture book. A new story will go up each month through October! The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Family Story Time on Facebook Live
Kids & Families
Tuesday and Thursdays (ends Tuesday, August 31)
Tuesdays | 10:30-11 a.m. 
Thursdays | 11:30 a.m.-noon
Gather the whole family for story time on Facebook Live! We will share stories, sing songs, and have all sorts of fun!

Ages 10-14
Wednesdays, July 21 & August 18 | 4-5:30 p.m.
Citizens of Tweendom unite! Join us for a chat with fun and games in a virtual space held just for you! Register here. The Tweendom is a place designed especially for 10-14 year-olds to enjoy age-appropriate activities with their peers.

Penny’s Puppet Productions Presents: The Magic Suitcase
Kids & Families
Wednesday, August 11 | 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Penny showcases silly stories and songs with the assistance of her puppets who are hiding away in her magical suitcase. Register here.

Fostering Readers: Stacking Stories
Kids entering 1st-4th grade

Sunday, August 22 | 2-3:30 p.m.
We've all read them: Tales that repeat. Tales that repeat and build. Tales that repeat, build and make you laugh. We'll read one and then together we'll create one of our own. Program will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Register here.

Dogs & Tales
Beginning readers through 5th grade

Monday, August 16 | 4-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 2 | 4-5:30 p.m.
Read to a certified therapy dog in a stress-free environment! Sign-up for a 20-minute socially distanced reading session in our outdoor library courtyard by calling the Children’s Desk at 503-718-2656. Please register for only one session per child.

Dogs and Tales

Read aloud to the dog at the Tigard Library
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