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Welcome to the Teen Library at PPL!

Our space is a place to read, watch, study, game, connect, learn, and create. The Teen Library @ 5 Monument Square has dedicated seating, technology, resources, and library staff for ages 12-19.

Teachers: we are happy to arrange library tours, orientations, or classroom visits for middle or high school aged students! We kindly request that you contact us with a minimum of two weeks advance notice in order to ensure adequate staffing for your visit. To arrange a tour or a classroom visit, please contact Teen Lead Librarian, Kelley Blue.

Stop by and visit us or follow us on Twitter @ppl_teen for library, local, reading, and random-pop-culture-related news.

The Teen and Health libraries of PPL invite teens and adults to join us for a timely conversation about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on the “new classic” YA novel by Jay Asher, which recently marked its 10th anniversary in print

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Portland Public Library (PPL) is honored to have been selected by the Public Library Association (PLA), a branch of the American Library Association, to host a special paid teen internship opportunity through summer 2017.

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Paint Your Story

An intimate exhibit of teen artwork and corresponding fiction, created by teens from around the greater Portland area during Spring Break 2017. “Paint  Your Story” pieces will be on display in the Teen Library at the main branch on Monument Square from June-August.

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The Maine Comics Arts Festival returns to the Portland Public Library on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 from 10:00-5:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature over 100 comic creators, publishers and cartoonists.

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Yellow banner on blue background that reads "Many Voices Teen Book Group, Summer 2017" with four book covers below it: When the Moon Was Ours, Ms. Marvel Volume 1, The Reader, and American Street.

The Many Voices Teen Book Group recognizes the need for all teens to see themselves mirrored in the books on our shelves, and to use fiction as a window into other lives, cultures, and worldviews beyond their own. This group is open to all teens ages 12-19 interested in exploring diversity through YA fiction.

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We’ll have you singing, dancing and cheering-along the first Saturday of every month with a hand-selected teen movie in the musical / dance-off / sport-off genre. Meet up in the Teen Lounge at 2 PM and prepare to have your mood lifted.

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PPL has partnered with Driving-Tests.org to bring you Maine DMV practice tests online. It’s easy and free! Includes car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Up Next at the Library:
May29
Closed for Memorial Day10:00am - 7:00pm
Main Library
May31
Teen Snack Chat: 13 Reasons Why4:00pm - 5:00pm
S. Donald Sussman Teen Library
May31
Community Forum: 13 Reasons Why5:30pm - 6:30pm
Rines Auditorium
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Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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