Portland Public Library   


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.


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

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Story Time

Take Home Storytimes 

Starting with our Winter 2018 storytimes, we will have related "Take Home Storytime" handouts available for our Story Garden and Stories for Twos sessions. These worksheets detail some of the stories, rhymes, and songs we offered as well as additional book suggestions and an activity to build fine motor skills to help prepare your child for writing. You can also find each Take Home Storytime sheet on this page if you missed storytime or have misplaced your handout. 

Story Garden: 

January 9: Snowplows
January 16: Winter Animals

Stories for Twos: 

January 10: Penguins 
January 17: program cancelled due to snow


Registration for winter story times will begin on Wednesday, December 27th at 10:00 a.m. Story time sessions will begin the week of January 8-12th. Call (860) 342-6770 or visit our calendar HERE to register.

Story Garden (ages 3-5)

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, 27       

Children are invited to have some fun while sharing some of Miss Jenn’s favorite stories, songs, and games every week.                            

Stories for Twos  (ages 24-36 months)

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.   

January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21, 28  

Laugh, create, and connect with new and old friends, while listening to stories and enjoying related activities with Miss Patty.   

Bouncy Babies  (ages 0-24 months)

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 22 and March 1 (no program Feb 15) 

This introduction to story time provides important bonding time and early literacy skills through stories, songs, games and playtime with new friends.   

Family Story Time 

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.    

January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21  

Come out and play with your child(ren) and enjoy a  variety of  Language and Art Enrichment activities for your family to share   together. This program is open to all families and children in grades Pre-K through 2nd grade. Younger siblings are always welcome.          

Portland Library Children’s Department Weather Policy


Portland Library adheres to the following weather policy in regard to our scheduled programs.

If Portland Public Schools have a delayed opening or are closed for the day due to inclement weather, we will NOT run morning storytimes. Afternoon and evening programs will be decided on an individual basis that day, and registered participants will be contacted in advance if the program will be cancelled.

Please contact the library at 860-342-6770 if you have any questions on whether programs will be held.


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To register for a program, telephone the Library, ask at the Library's Information Desk, or click on CALENDAR.

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