The new entry to the Shute Park Branch Library has a dramatic glass entry facing the park and playground. The inscriptions of famous first lines, are etched in circles reflecting the growth circles of tree rings, honoring the signature trees of Hillsboro: the cedar, the fir and the sequoia.
With additional support from the Juan Young Trust and the Reser Foundation, unique early literacy activity centers were added to the Children’s area at Shute Park Branch Library.
Library Director Mike Smith warmly welcomes donors at the Grand Opening sneak preview event.
Foundation board member Gail Madsen thanks donors Bob and Brenda Herb for their generous support of the libraries.
Architect, David Wark meets with former Library Director Debra Brodie and her husband Paul to discuss the transformation of the library.
Utility trenching is carefully aligned to avoid damaging Shute Park’s towering fir trees. This area will become the outdoor Tuality Healthcare Plaza on the front of the Library.
An award winning design in 1975, the Shute Park Branch Library is stripped down to the basics, to be entirely rebuilt to today’s needs.
Local artist Lynn Adamo puts the finishing touches on one of the community created mosaic panels installed in the plaza.
Hillsboro Library Director Mike Smith and Artist Lynn Adamo pause during the tile installation.
Deborah Clarke, Foundation President, and Hillary Ostlund, Shute Park Branch Manager, enjoy learning from local authors.
Guests gave the Speed Date and Author event a resounding Two Thumbs Up. The event provided eager guests the opportunity to learn more about writing and publishing across a variety of genres.
Children’s Author Raymond Macalino enthusiastically shares his knowledge of writing and publishing.