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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.

Looking for something to do during Spring Break? This week-long “vacation camp” is for any teen who wants to get creative in a new way. Students will collaborate with a local visual artist to create their own illustrations paired with their own written pieces. Finished work will be mounted and displayed in the Teen Library as a summer exhibit. Make your mark on Portland in this awesome workshop!

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The Portland Public Teen Library is partnering with the Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program (YAAPP) to read and discuss author Marie Padian’s new YA novel Wrecked. This month-long book group coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month and will conclude with a visit with the author and a panel discussion about the book.

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Portland: Our Community, Our Home is a grouping of photographs taken by local teens at the Boys & Girls Club of Portland. These photos by local teens are alive with the feelings of spring and summer in our city. Come see familiar faces and spaces in a new light.

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Makers@PPL is a special event to celebrate maker culture, and bring together the talents and creativity in the community to share ideas and projects with others. Mark the day on your calendar — Saturday, April 22, 10am to 3pm — and come ready to learn new skills, experiment with tools and materials, and observe stuff used in ways you never thought possible!

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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.

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Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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