Kids and Families

Children’s Services Has Something for Children of All Ages

PPL mooseYou are invited to bring your family to the library! Read, learn, grow, and play at PPL. PPL has a strong (and long) tradition of serving kids & families with great collections, programs, and services designed to build kids’ love of reading and discovery, as well as engaging with parents, teachers, and other child educators.

Every PPL location has a dedicated area just for kids, for reading, exploring, and enjoying our programs.

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JIMMY GOWNLEY, the award-winning creator of the AMELIA RULES! series explains the creative process through drawing and personal anecdotes.  Thursday, August 21, 2014, 2:00pm – 3:00pm in the Rines Auditorium.

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SUMMER READING CELEBRATION 2014!

 

 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 

RIVERTON BRANCH LIBRARY

 

1600 Forest Avenue

 

We will be celebrating all the children who have been reading this summer and who have participated in the program!

 

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SUMMER READING 2014: I ♥ Reading in Portland: Paws for Reading
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 SUMMER READING 2014: I Reading in Portland: Paws for Reading

The Summer Reading program was a great success – congratulations to all of our summer readers!

THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF OUR SPONSORS:

THE ROBERT AND DOROTHY GOLDBERG CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

THE FRANCES HOLLIS BRAIN FOUNDATION

THE GELATO FIASCO

PORTLAND SEA DOGS

GREATER PORTLAND METRO BUS

FRIENDS OF THE PORTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

We offer several story times designed for kids from birth to age 5 at all of our locations, from basic rhymes to movement and music. Join us and cultivate a love of reading in your child early on!

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Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Homeschoolers

PPL’s Children’s Services Team has put together a collection of books, resources, and other events for educators and others who take care of children.

Schools and community groups can also call the library to set up tours, story programs, booktalks, and research instruction. In addition, the Children’s Library staff offer outreach programs to schools, day cares, and community centers to talk about the wonders of reading and kids’ learning resources. Contact us at 207.871.1700 x707 or childrens@portland.lib.me.us.

NOTE: Using the new library catalog

To ensure compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPA), some features in the new catalog are
restricted and not available to children under age 13. Restricted features include the ability to share comments,
send/receive messages, and create a free-text username. For more information, see How to Use My PPL.

Up Next at the Library:
Aug21
Toddler Time at Burbank10:15am - 11:00am
Burbank Branch
Aug21
Where Do Ideas Come From? with Jimmy Gownley2:00pm - 3:00pm
Rines Auditorium
Aug23
Family Movie Saturdays at Peaks6:00pm - 8:00pm
Peaks Island Branch
From the PPL blog:
Burbank Branch Renovation Project
An update on plans to renovate Portland Public Library's Burbank Branch.   More »
FLASH book sale
PPL will hold a FLASH book sale on Saturday, July 29 from 9 am - noon at 1000 Riverside Street.   More »
June programming for Pride Month
PPL to celebrate Pride Month with exciting and informative exhibits, films, and resources.   More »
Contact the team leader
Mary Peverada   Email »
Children's Services Team Leader Youth Services Department Head
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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