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City of Beaverton

Posted on: May 20, 2019

Read for Bees: Adult Summer Reading at Beaverton City Library

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Adult Summer Reading participants at Beaverton City Library can read for a good cause this year. By tracking hours read from June through August, participants will help earn beehives for farming families in need through MercyCorps Gifts. For every 700 hours read collectively, our generous sponsor, The Whole Bowl, will donate one beehive, up to 10 beehives total.

Adults ages 18 and older can sign up online at or in person at the main library or the Murray Scholls branch. Participants will get a $2 coupon for The Book Corner, the New Friends of the Beaverton City Library’s used bookstore. Each time you submit your hours read throughout the summer, your name will be entered in weekly prize drawings.

Beginning June 11, join the library (12375 SW 5th St) for bee-related events:

Master Gardener, BEEverton Edition: Gardening for Bees
Tuesday, June 11 | 6-7 p.m.
OSU Extension Master Gardeners will teach you how to support bees in your backyard.

Trivia Night: BEEverton Edition at BG Food Cartel
Tuesday, July 9 | 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for a lively night of trivia at BG Food Cartel, hosted by library staff! Test your knowledge on a whole host of topics, from pop culture to sports, history to literature. Play in teams of up to six, or play by yourself. Come early to get a good seat. Win prizes! Match wits! Eat, drink and be merry!

BEEverton Bee Fest
Sunday, July 28 | 1-3 p.m.
Learn all about bees and how you can help these treasured pollinators. Meet urban beekeepers, get your gardening questions answered, and learn how to build a mason beehive for your yard. Vendors will be selling honey and related products.

Film Screening: Queen of the Sun: What Are the Bees Telling Us?
Tuesday, Aug. 13 | 6-8 p.m.
Join us for a screening of award-winning filmmaker Taggart Siegel’s profound documentary that takes an alternative look at the global bee crisis. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists, and philosophers from around the world, including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together, they reveal both the problems and the solutions in renewing a culture in balance with nature.

These programs are free and open to the public; no registration is required. For more information, visit or call 503-644-2197.

Beaverton City Library is one of fifteen member libraries in Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS), which works to provide responsive and efficient library service countywide through centralized catalog, courier and other services.