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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.

Interests, passions, fandoms, imaginings… anything you have in your mind can be turned into a zine in just a few simple steps. Learn from the pros about this unique storytelling format and how to share it with the world!

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The Teen Staff at PPL are putting their skills and brainpower together to bring you a summer full of creative and fun STEAM programs. Join us for a new experiment every Friday!

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Back by popular demand, Paint Your Story II is a fun workshop where teen participants create their own writings and paired illustrations. Finished work is displayed for all to see in the Teen Library. Registration is required, so click here for more information! 

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The PPL Teen Library invites you to Move Your Mind this summer with our annual Teen Summer Reading program. Win prizes, prestige and maybe even a brand new bike… all you have to do is read.

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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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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 July and August at Teen Library on Monument Square.

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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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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:
Jul26
Zines at PPL Teen2:00pm - 4:00pm
S. Donald Sussman Teen Library
Jul27
Legos @ Burbank3:00pm - 5:00pm
Burbank Branch
From the PPL blog:
Summer Staff Picks: New Fiction!
PPL Staff members share favorite new fiction picks from throughout the library.   More »
Contact the team leader
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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