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Children’s Services Has Something for Children of All Ages
You 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.
An exhibit of handmade books created by local first grade students at Ocean Avenue Elementary School will be on display for the months of February & March. The exhibit is the culmination of a 4-week program with Side X Side and Ocean Avenue Elementary School.
Portland Public Library will be Maine’s host for the touring exhibit, First Folio! The Book that Gave us Shakespeare. The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library is excited to host a number of events and resources especially created for children and families!
Norman Ng has been performing his exciting and unique brand of magic throughout the U.S. for over 23 years. He has performed for millions of people live, on TV and on the internet. His show has been featured in 48 states, Canada and on the TV show- Penn and Teller Fool Us on the CW Network.
It’s Magic That’s Far from the NORM!
Here is a calendar view of activities at the Main Library’s Children’s Room (Monument Square)
Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. Join us for a series of programs focusing on play and the important role it plays in every child being ready to read!
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!
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.
Grace, a 9 year old yellow Labrador retriever, will be visiting the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library to encourage children to read and to be a furry, non-judgmental listener to readers.
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.
In partnership with the Opportunity Alliance each week we will post a new vocabulary word to use in every day conversations with children!
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.
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Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
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