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.


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Date/Time: 9/19/2018 1:00 AM 

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Summer Reading

The Portland Library’s 2018 Summer Reading  Program, Libraries Rock!, will run from  June 21st –August 30th, 2018.

Once again, we’re using Wandoo Reader to track our summer reading. For every 140 minutes that you read and log this summer (that's 20 minutes per day for 7 days!), you will earn 2 BOOK BUCKS. These Book Bucks can be redeemed at the Portland Library for small prizes; saved to earn bigger prizes such as books; or exchanged at the library for small toys and art supplies that will be donated to help sick kids at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The more you read and log, the more points you will also earn in the online Summer Reader game, which will allow you to customize your Wandoo champion and level up to make more summer fun!

We want you to read all summer and also earn extra prizes for fun challenges! Once you register for the program, you can check out the Challenge page to find extra activities that you can do to earn Book Bucks, such as coming to a library program, taking a photo of a kindness rock you’ve created to spread smiles, or sending us a postcard from a place you’ve gone on vacation.

Registration for Portland Library’s Summer Reading program starts on June 4th. Register to track your reading minutes HERE For more information about programs, see the Storytime and Children's Programs webpages.

Thanks to the Friends of the Portland Library for funding our summer programming.




Illusionist David Garrity

Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 p.m.

At the Portland Middle School Auditorium 

David Garrity’s one-man illusion show features theatrical and visual magic, audience participation, comedy and music. In this performance, you may see a table mysteriously float, objects that appear and disappear in the blink of an eye and witness a Houdini-style Escape Challenge! Registration is recommended and can be done HERE.

Thank you to the Friends of the Portland Library for funding the Summer Reading program and performances! 


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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!