Troutdale Library opens July 12

Grand Opening Celebration will be held July 24

PORTLAND, Ore. – Troutdale Library opens to the public on Monday, July 12. Located in the Cherry Park Market Center at 2451 S.W. Cherry Park Road in Troutdale, the 6,000-square-foot library offers a community meeting room with a 32-person capacity, 16 public computers, spaces for kids and teens, and access to Multnomah County Library’s two million books and other materials.

Troutdale Library’s Grand Opening Celebration will be Saturday, July 24, beginning at 10 a.m. The formal dedication ceremony is at 2 p.m., with remarks by Director of Libraries Vailey Oehlke, Multnomah County Commissioner Diane McKeel and Hennebery Eddy Architects’ David Wark. Refreshments and entertainment follow, including everyone’s favorite monkey, Curious George, from 4-5 p.m.

Troutdale Library was designed by Hennebery Eddy Architects and is being constructed by Brockamp & Jaeger Inc. Sustainable building features include a Douglas fir ceiling and wall panels with Forest Stewardship Council certification, end panels made of low-emitting material and 40 percent recycled content, eco-friendly paint and adhesives, and eco-friendly carpet and furniture made of recycled content.

The cost of renovation is $1.66 million. The project is funded by a five-year operating levy approved by voters in November 2006.

Library hours will be Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, noon-8 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday noon-5 p.m.