Building libraries together

Great libraries. Great communities. Building for the future. 

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New Midland Library

Thanks to the support of voters, Multnomah County Library is hard at work on a major transformation. New spaces will replace cramped buildings and help the library change and grow along with the community. The library will upgrade computers and technology in every location. 

Community input is shaping the design for library spaces. Thanks to feedback from members of the community, many libraries will have new features, such as:

  • Art that represents diverse cultures.
  • Large play and learning spaces for children. 
  • Teen rooms with space for technology, homework and creative expression.
  • New and expanded spaces for meeting and gathering.

Get involved

Help shape the teen space at the new East County Library! Vote for your favorite design

A new library is coming to Gresham, and the building project team wants to hear from youth and teens in East County again! The new East County Library will be the size of two football fields. It will include a dedicated teen space, a makerspace, an audio/visual studio, and a large auditorium. But we need to know: what colors should be in the teen space?

Vote for your favorite design online from Tuesday, February 20 - Tuesday, March 5. Or vote in person at:

Public:

  • Gresham Library - Teen Lounge: 385 NW Miller Avenue, Gresham, OR 97030
  • Rockwood Library: 17917 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233
  • Troutdale Library: 2451 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale, OR 97060
  • Rockwood Youth Opportunity Center (10am-1pm): 470 SE 165th Ave., Portland, OR 97233

Current students only:

  • Dexter McCarty Middle School - Library: 1400 SE 5th St, Gresham, OR 97080
  • Gresham High School - Library: 1200 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR 97030
  • Rosemary Anderson High School East Campus: 2208 SE 182nd Ave, Portland, OR 97233

Gifts to The Library Foundation will support enhancements to spaces for children and teens.

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Features at your new libraries

New buildings

Renovated and expanded spaces

Refresh projects

  • Central Library: New restrooms, carpet, paint, furniture, comfortable seating, power outlets, teen space, meeting space
  • 10 more libraries receiving important upgrades (scheduled to be complete fall 2025)

Upgrades for better, faster service

  • Gigabit speed internet to all libraries (scheduled to be complete fall of 2025)
  • Operations Center: a new, efficient materials-handling facility (opened January 2024)