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Resource fair offers information on family, childrens programs

The Beaverton City Library's Family Resource Fair will provide information on budget-friendly programs to benefit children on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library at 12375 S.W. Fifth St.

Coordinated by the library's Children's Services Division, the fair is a free community event where families can learn about local programs and services for children, including infants through fifth-graders.

The fair will feature exhibits from more than 30 local organizations that highlight children's dental and vision care, educational support for kids of all abilities, mom's groups, fine arts, mentoring as well as fun activities and games.

Children ages 3 to 5 not already tested in other programs will receive free vision screening. Families visiting at least 15 tables are entered into a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.

Beaverton Mayor Dennis Doyle said the event will be beneficial to many area families.

'This is a wonderful, fun-filled event where citizens can learn about vital community services and information that is critical to parents and caregivers,' he said. 'Anyone with children or grandchildren will find this fair very beneficial.'

Beaverton Library Director Ed House praised the volunteer efforts that are going toward the fair.

'Many community members are donating a great deal of their time to ensure that this event is successful,' House said. 'We really appreciate the outpouring of support for our community's children and families.'

For more information, contact Ann Burgess, children's services librarian, at 503-350-3600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..