About Thyme

Early literacy starts long before a child can read. The Library Foundation helps librarians engage young families in reading.

Our vision & our mission

The thrill of discovery and joyful curiosity that lights up the face of a young reader is nothing short of inspiring. These proud moments lend purpose to our vision of a community that is curious, compassionate and educated — a community nurtured and connected by a vibrant public library system.

Each page they turn furthers our mission to strengthen our community and create a brighter future for children by supporting, expanding, and advocating for Multnomah County Library's innovative and groundbreaking work.

Library playspaces are warm, welcoming nooks where children and parents can engage in early literacy activities together.