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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.

Here is a calendar view of activities at the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library (Monument Square)

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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 Portland Public Library and the Portland Public Schools are excited to announce a joint Summer Reading Program for 2017, I ♥ Reading in Portland: Pedal Through the Pages. The program will run for 8 weeks, starting June 18 and finishing August 12.

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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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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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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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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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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:
Aug18
Toddler Story Time at Riverton10:00am - 10:45am
Riverton Branch
Aug18
Preschool Story Time at Burbank10:30am - 11:00am
Burbank Branch
From the PPL blog:
Journaling in the Library- from Longfellow’s garden
PPL's Journaling in the Library group visits Longfellow's Garden- and writes!   More »
Summer Staff Picks: New Fiction!
PPL Staff members share favorite new fiction picks from throughout the library.   More »
Montgomery’s View: CultureGrams
New database added: CultureGrams providing info on the countries of the world   More »
Contact the team leader
Mary Peverada   Email »
Youth Services Director
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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