The Beaverton Library Foundation, with support from library staff, hosted Loud in the Library, a New Year's Eve party, on Saturday, December 31. The Foundation had hoped to attract 300 people for this first-time event, and were absolutely thrilled when more than 400 people came, hailing from Portland, Atlanta, San Francisco and Beaverton. Party revelers enjoyed great food and drinks from Uptown Market, danced to tunes provided by The Party Doctor, played mini golf, lasertag and other games from Parties, Inc., and cheered a midnight balloon drop in the library stairwell. The entire main library was transformed as guests enjoyed life-sized Jenga, Kerplunk and Connect Four while waiting for a turn at Cornhole, Bingo, Monopoly, Scrabble, Hot Wheels race track, Catch Phrase and more. One attendee shared, "I was rushed off my feet the whole time, and enjoyed every minute." We even spotted a few folks reading books in the stacks, and had a marriage proposal on the dance floor (she said yes). There was something for everyone!

Best of all, the Beaverton Library Foundation raised more than $6,000 for the Beaverton Library Foundation in support of the library's Summer Reading program. The Foundation was thrilled to have the sponsorship support from Villa Sport, Banner Bank, FFA Architecture + Interiors, Koeber's Interiors, LCD, and On Point Community Credit Union. We heard from party attendees and other community members how much they appreciated having a safe, fun place to ring in the new year here in Beaverton. This is truly a unique community event and plans are already underway for next New Year's Eve. We hope you'll join us as we get Loud in the Library on December 31, 2017! Check back spring 2017; tickets will be available on this page.