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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.

Make your mark on the Teen Library! Join us in making colorful murals on the Teen study room windows inspired by the Dahlov Ipcar exhibit in the Lewis Gallery. Supplies are provided and there will be pizza! We’ll be creating from 12 to 4pm, but feel free to drop in at any time!

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Teen Button Making Workshop

The Great Button Maker returns to the Teen Library for the busy Thanksgiving week (Tuesday 11/21, 3-5 PM). Create your own art or collage from discarded books and stamp it into permanent style. Free, fun, and for teens only.

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PPL Teen is excited to create a space for Portland area high school students to connect with young women in a dynamic range of STEM professions, and to offer teens an opportunity to meet new role models and mentors. Look for new and upcoming Chat sessions throughout October and November 2017!

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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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The S. Donald Sussman Teen Library at PPL is excited to announce a new art exhibit for October 2017. The exhibit will showcase selections from the 2017 Arrive Alive Creative Contest. 

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The Teen Library and Pride@PPL are excited to announce the launch of our Teen Pride eReaders! Full of some of the best LGBTQ teen books in recent years, these two devices (a Samsung Galaxy Tab and a Nook GlowLight) can be checked out from the teen desk at the main branch of PPL.

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Image of a PlayStation controller with the text "VIDEO GAMES" in red and blue

The Teen Library offers video game playing on our PlayStation 4 in the teen lounge during selected hours: Monday-Friday 2-5pm, Saturdays 12-4pm. Teen patrons ages 12-19 with library cards in good standing only.

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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:
Nov18
Legos @ PPL Riverton10:00am - 11:30am
Riverton Branch
Nov18
Mail Art & Letter Writing Social at Burbank10:30am - 12:00pm
Burbank Branch
Nov18
Make Your Mark: Teen Study Room Window Murals12:00pm - 4:00pm
S. Donald Sussman Teen Library
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Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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