• Welcome to the Hayhurst Library!


    Let’s Get Reading! at Hayhurst - curbside checkout program has begun!


    Every Wednesday from 2pm-4pm at the front entrance.


  • Let's Get Reading! Q&A

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Library Ladies are so pleased that your family is using the Let's Get Reading! program at Hayhurst, and are excited to hopefully share both some favorites and new titles with your child. However, please be aware that not every book is right for every child. For instance, some 2nd graders LOVE Goosebumps books and some 5th graders think they're too scary. If you receive a book that isn't a good fit for your child you can feel free to not have them read it, knowing that you can come get a brand new bag of books as early as the next week. Want more information about specific books? Commonsensemedia.org has in-depth reviews of different kinds of media that will help you stay informed.  


    Library Resources

    Check out these quick links to start reading & exploring today:
    Tutorial Videos & more Library Resources - coming soon!

    Destingy Discover Library Catalog                       SORA e-Reader app                       Multnomah County Library Catalog


    About Us


    Our Philosophy:

    We believe the library is a community, not a place or a collection of books. Diversity and racial justice are cornerstones to our philosophy, both in resource collection and curriculum. Our goal is for all users to feel safe to explore, experiment, create, collaborate, express themselves, and learn. Learning experiences focus on 21st century skills development through a variety of instruction methods. We believe failure is equally important to student growth and development into leaders and citizens who are ready to participate in their community. This is a place where teachers and students are collaborators, innovators, and co-teachers.


    Who We Are:

    Louise Chambers, Media Specialist Louise Chambers - Media Specialist

    I have 13 years teaching experience and previously was a K-5 Reading Intervention Specialist. I have a Master in Teaching (Elementary Education) and am working on my Master of Library and Information Science through San José State University. In addition to being an educator, I am also a professional actress focusing in musical theater with a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Voice) from Portland State University. Things I love: books (especially mysteries and historical fiction), hiking, cooking, yoga, British television, and history (my favorite podcast is The Bowery Boys).

    Email: lchambers@pps.net   Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, Friday (PM)



    Laura Jones, Library Assistant Laura Jones - Library Assistant

    With a degree in history and two daughters who attended Hayhurst I am thrilled to be a part of the Hayhurst community.  As a kid you could often find me hiding in a backyard tree with a book so working in a library is my dream job! My first job with PPS was at Hayhurst/Odyssey 15 years ago.  I also worked at Kelly ES and Lincoln HS before coming back to Hayhurst and Odyssey and prior to PPS I worked in public libraries.  My favorite books as a child were Nancy Drew mysteries and that’s still my favorite genre, but I love discovering new reads. 

    Email: ljones2@pps.net    Hours: Monday and Wednesday, Friday (AM)