Mary Gilkey
City Library

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Mary Gilkey City Library

UPDATE - September 14, 2020 - There was no courier service last week due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday and the smoke conditions on Wednesday. There will be no courier service on Monday, September 14th either. WE apologize for the delay this will cause in the processing of books and materials. As soon as items are ready for  pickup we will notify you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Need some new ideas about what to read next?

The library remains closed, but we have some
new items just outside our front doors!

Craft closet clean out coming soon!
We'll have this cart out daily as weather and supplies permit!
We now have an outdoor book return! Audio books and DVDs can be returned here too. Please hold on to games or kits for now, or return them inside City Hall.

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Check below for online services that are available now. If you need a library card, just look below. 
You can get one online now and use it today!

Our building is closed, but our WiFi is on. You can access it from your car along the curb in front of our building. Just search for Mary Gilkey Library, no password in required.
Do you need something printed? Email a document to and we'll notify you when it will be ready to pickup at City Hall (curbside delivery also available if you prefer). Printouts will be black and white only.
Listen to and read audiobooks and ebooks with Library2go, which you can access using the app, Libby.  Libby works with smartphones, tablets, Kindles, and eReaders. 

Watch award-winning movies and documentaries on Kanopy. Create your account with your library card number, and stream instantly on your smart TV, smartphone, computer, or tablet.

Kanopy Kids has a huge array of amazing kids content that will educate and delight, including familiar faces and new ones. Enjoy animated storytime featuring your favorite books, go on adventures to places far away, and discover science all around you all for free with your Kanopy account. 

TumbleBookLibrary has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books. TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere. TeenBookCloud is a curated database of e-books and other digital content for teens. AudioBookCloud is a curated database of always available audio books for adults!

You can stream premium content made by Great Courses on Kanopy as well! With your Kanopy account you also have access to over 6,000 Great Courses classes, from American history to mindfulness, there is so much to learn and re-learn!

Creativebug is our go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. Grab your card and set up your account to access to the full library 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels. 

Engage and excite with reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures. represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.


Access ChiltonLibrary through the eResources in your CCRLS account. 

Learning Express offers online practice tests, skills-building for math, reading, and writing, computer skills tutorials, e-books and career development tools.
Gale in Context is a research tool created to support critical thinking and research skills for Middle school and High school students.
NoveList Plus connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes. This feature suggests titles that are ‘just like’ other titles. Parents & teachers can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-alouds and activities on social media. Click the link to see 50 of the best virtual author activities!

Field trip out of the question? Think again. Thanks to technology, it’s now possible for kids to visit all kinds of places from the comfort of their classroom (or home!). Click the link see a list of the best virtual field trips for you, so enjoy your “visit”!

Gardening, Landscape, and Horticulture Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines focused on both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies. The database offers biotechnologists, farmers, hobbyists, and landscape architects alike access to important content relevant to their pursuits.


Access this resource through your CCRLS account. Click here and scroll to "gardening."

Browse and Download Free Ebooks

Our new web catalog allows anyone to browse and directly download any of the more than 6,300 ebook titles available on DPLA’s Open Bookshelf. Choose from classic novels, children’s books, textbooks and non-English titles, all for free, with no login or library card needed.


Click here to get started.

You can register for a card online and access our electronic resources immediately! Just click here. 

Register now for a temporary account online. With this temporary account, you can:

  • Access CCRLS-provided electronic resources & databases
  • Access eBooks
  • Place 1 hold on an item in the catalog
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Take a Walk in Courthouse Square Park

story walk

Update 8/18/2020 - three Mr. Panda rocks have been found! Sadly it looks like someone has removed the 4th sign from the story. If you happen to see signs anywhere other than around the edges of Courthouse Square Park, please give City Hall a call at 503-864-2221 and let us know where you spotted them. Thank you!

Take a walk in Courthouse Square Park and read the story of "Please, Mr. Panda" along your way. Mr. Panda will be in the park through at least the end August so that everyone has a chance to enjoy his story. Start your stroll near the playground and end near the fountain.

Kids - we have hidden Mr. Panda themed rocks in Courthouse Square Park! Have an adult send us a picture of you holding one of the rocks and we'll send a package of books to your house! (Please include age/grade, reading interests and address). The rocks will remain in the park until they are found. Feel free to keep a rock if you find one, or hide it again for someone else to find!


Mr. Panda Rocks


Summer Reading Wrap Up

Thank you everyone that participated in our different kind of Summer Reading Program this year. 


If you haven't had the chance to watch the "Engineer It" program from the University of Oregon, there is still time! We have more kits available in the red box outside of City Hall and will keep it stocked through the end of this week. Stop by and get one!

Architects in Schools Summer Camp

Design Your Future City!the design process

In July of 2020, AFO hosted the first-ever virtual Architects in Schools Summer Camp. During this week-long camp, over 470 students from across the U.S. and beyond dove into the world of architecture and urban planning to design their own future city.

Were you unable to participate in the camp and want to design your own future city with your family? Good news! We have made all of the camp content publicly available on this page for the month of August. Camp material is recommended for youth ages 8-12.

Each day of camp, students work through a lesson, watch a video with Alison the architect, and complete a design activity or two. We have included daily bonus challenges for students who want to do more! Bonus challenges are optional and can always be completed at a later date.

We recommend students work through the content day by day and in order. Everything is self-paced, so you can take as much time as you want to work through the materials. Keep scrolling to get started and to see the work completed by our 2020 AiS Campers!

Click here to begin your summer camp adventure!