Portland Public Library   


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Portland Library
20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Tel:  860-342-6770

Mon-Thurs 10:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. 
Fri & Sat    10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

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Mon-Thurs 10:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. 
Fri & Sat    10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

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Date/Time: 1/21/2018 5:10 PM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks

OneClick Digital link

 

 

ENCORE, our online catalog
LCI online catalogLibrary Connection is a consortium of 30 libraries (including Portland Library) that share a library catalog and resources.
Click here to go to the catalog.


Take a look at
NoveList for suggestions on books of different genres and for books in series order.


 

New! 

Hoopla

The digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hundreds of thousands of titles are available to choose from, with more being added daily.


 

Click on the Zinio for Libraries logo at left.

NEW ONLINE SERVICE - Zinio Magazines: 

For anyone holding a valid Portland Library card, a new collection of more than 60 online popular magazines is now available through ONE CLICK Digital. Use the Zinio for Libraries mobile app to read your magazines and check out magazines. You may keep the magazines on your device as long as you wish.  With no limit to the number who may check out an issue, the magazine you want is always available. EBooks are also available through One Click.  Visit the Library’s webpage at www.portlandlibraryct.org and find the links and instructions to use these services and many more, available 24/7. Or call 860-342-6770 for more information.

 

How much are the Library's services and materials actually worth to you?
Click the calculator on the left and input the average amount of materials borrowed, services used, and programs attended at the Portland Library.  The value of all those "free" activities may surprise you!

Check this out!

 

Join us for a

Noon” Year’s Eve Party!

Friday, December 29

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. 

Not allowed to stay up late to watch the ball drop on December 31? Join us for an early New Year’s Eve celebration featuring  stories, crafts, games and a countdown and balloon drop at noon. Each participant at this event (best suited for early elementary school and younger) will get a party hat and horn to help ring in at noon!

Registration is required.


2018 Winter Reading Challenge


 

The Portland Library’s 2018 Winter Reading Challenge,

Idita-READ!,  

runs from January 2 - March 2, 2018.

Visit the library and color a dog to race along the Iditarod track on our bulletin board. Each time you check out items in January and February, we will punch out a spot on your Idita-Read punch card. This will advance your dog along the track which finishes in Nome, Alaska!   Cross the finish line and collect a prize. No registration is required for participation in this program.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS 

Sled Dog Program
Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about sled dog racing through a presentation from the Connecticut Valley Siberian Husky Club. We’ll meet some of the Huskies, hear about their lives and routines, and watch a sled demonstration if the weather cooperates.  Registration is required for this event.

 

Paw Patrol Party                                                                                 
Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 p.m.

Come help us celebrate the end of Winter Reading with a pawsome evening full of crafts, games, and more activities based on the popular television series. Registration is required and space is limited. This activity is best suited for kids ages 2-8.


 

Drop-In Crafting

Grades K-5

              January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15, 22                                                                

Join us this winter on Thursday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for some no-rules creative crafting in the Wagner Room. There will be plenty of fun supplies and the only limit on what you can create is your own imagination! No registration is required for these drop-in sessions.

 


New Book Club Starting!

Grades 4-6

Calling all readers in grades 4-6! If you like to read and want to be one of the first to hear about our new books then our new book club is for you! We’ll enjoy snacks, talk about what we’re reading, and do a book-related craft each month. Our first planning meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 22. Call or email Jennifer Renk for more
information at (860)342-6770 or jrenk@portlandct.org.

 


Special Event: Build-a-Thon 

Saturday, February 10

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Help us celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a build-a-thon event! Our Teen Advisory Board has come up with all sorts of building challenges, using everything from Lego blocks to toothpicks and marshmallows. Our Wagner Room will be filled with oversized blocks of all shapes and sizes from Imagination Playground so you can let your imagination soar and work together to create almost anything! No registration is required for this drop-in program.

 

 



 


 

 


 

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Want to attend a Portland Library program?
Many of the programs at the Portland Library require registration.
To register for a program, telephone the Library, ask at the Library's Information Desk, or click on CALENDAR.

Program Information:  ADULT, CHILDREN, and TEEN!