Adult Summer Reading

Image of a woman receiving a meal and the words "Read to Feed."

Read for a good cause by Reading for Compassion! Track your hours read from June 1 through August 15 and help earn meals for youth through HomePlate Youth Services.

For every 750 hours read collectively, the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library will donate a week’s worth of hot meals for a youth experiencing housing instability – up to 20 weeks’ worth of meals.

Check out our highlighted events. See reading recommendations.

Participate beginning June 1

Track and Submit Your Hours

  • Use your own system to keep track of how many hours you read June 1 - August 15.
  • Use the online or the paper form at the library to submit the number of hours you read.
  • Each time you submit your hours read, you'll be entered into our weekly prize drawings. You may submit hours as often as you like. The more you submit hours, the more likely you are to win prizes.
  • Help us reach our goal of 15,000 hours read and 20 weeks' worth of meals donated by reading as much as you can.

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Summer Events

Book Chat Happy Hour (virtual)
Tuesdays, June 7, July 5 & Aug 9 | 5-6 PM

Let’s talk about books! Connect virtually with fellow book lovers as we chat about what we’re currently reading and what’s in our TBR (that’s to-be-read) piles.

Author Talk with Ben Hodgson & Laura Moulton, Authors of Loaners: The Making of a Street Library (at Main) 
Tuesday, July 12 | 6 PM

In 2011, Laura Moulton founded Street Books, a bicycle-powered library serving people living on the streets of Portland. Ben Hodgson became one of her most dedicated library users. Loaners is the story of their friendship and of a little library with a large impact.

LGBTQ2S+ Death Cafe (virtual)
Friday, July 15 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Talk about death. Learn about life. Death and dying aren’t often talked about, but they touch us all. This cafe is offered as an inclusive space for our community to talk about death and dying. Presented in partnership with Washington County Disability, Aging & Veteran Services and SAGE Friendly House. 

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