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

Drop-In Playdates

Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
May 9, 16, 23, 30

Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to join us Wednesday mornings in May from
10:30-11:30 for an hour of socialization and open play with our story room toys.
No registration is required.

Take Home Storytimes 

"Take Home Storytime" handouts are 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: 

April 3: Mice 
April 10: Ducks 
April 17: no program due to April vacation
April 24: Sheep


Stories for Twos: 

April 4:  Flowers
April 11: Trains
April 18: no program due to April vacation 
April 25: Sheep and Lambs




Registration for spring story times will begin on
Monday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. Story time
sessions will begin the week  of March 12-16th. To register, visit our calendar page HERE or call
(860) 342-6770.  There will be no storytimes during April vacation week.


Story Garden (ages 3-5)

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 24, and May 1   

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.   

March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 25, and May 2 

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.

March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 26, and May 3 

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

Stories and STEAM

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.    

March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 25, and May 2 

Story time with a twist! We’ll hear a story and then engage in science, art, and technology activities based on the themes in the book. This evening program is best suited for kids in grades K-2, though siblings are always welcome.



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Library Programs

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!