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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.

SUMMER READING 2016: I ♥ Reading in Portland: Time of Wonder
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It’s time to return your completed Time of Wonder reading logs to the Library! If you’ve read 8 or more books this summer visit the Library to receive your book, coupon for a free gelato at The Gelato Fiasco, and a free Kids’ Meal from Subway. Many thanks to the Sam L. Cohen Foundation, The Gelato Fiasco, and Subway, and the Portland Sea Dogs for their generous contributions to our summer reading program.

 

 

 

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

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Greet the summer with an eye for exploring the world– check out one of the five Family Science Backpacks. Available to borrow for one week, see the staff at the Children’s Desk in the main library for more information!

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The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library is delighted to present  Mapping Our Portland an exhibit of maps that were created by young students in the Portland Public Schools,  while working with visiting artists from SideXSide.

 

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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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The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library will be hosting a monthly book club for girls ages 9-12. Smart Girls Read @ PPL book club will provide a forum where girls can explore what’s on their minds: what’s really important to them as well as strengthening their sense of self.

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Did you know Legos are not just toys? They’re STEM learning tools. Please join us each week for Lego clubs, and join your neighbors to build in suggested themes and activities.

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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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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:
Sep02
NO Toddler Story Time at Riverton10:15am - 10:45am
Riverton Branch
Sep03
Legos @ PPL Riverton11:00am - 12:30pm
Riverton Branch
Sep05
Closed for Labor Day10:00am - 7:00pm
Main Library
From the PPL blog:
Olympic Vocabulary
A short list of sports vocabulary from the Olympics.   More »
Riverton Branch schedule update
Information about the updated schedule of open hours at PPL's Riverton Branch.   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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