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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Birds are not the only ones building nests this spring! Join author and illustrator Cathryn Falwell for events to celebrate the publication of her newest book, The Nesting Quilt.

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Here is a calendar view of activities at the Main Library’s Children’s Room (Monument Square)

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In partnership with the Opportunity Alliance each week we will post a new vocabulary word to use in every day conversations with children!

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Portland Public Library’s early literacy initiative Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library ® is a project of the Association for Library Service to Children and the Public Library Association (divisions of the American Library Association.) This parent education initiative stresses that early literacy begins with the primary adult in a child’s life. Developing early literacy skills has a long-term impact on children’s reading achievement and academic success.

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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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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:
May30
The Nesting Quilt: Exhibit of Cathryn Falwell's Illustrations10:00am - 7:00pm
Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
May30
May31
The Nesting Quilt: Exhibit of Cathryn Falwell's Illustrations10:00am - 7:00pm
Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
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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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