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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.
Join us for Teen After Hours on First Fridays! Play video games, watch movies, play board & card games, eat pizza, listen to music, and hang out – without having to stay quiet! These events will run from 6-8pm and are for teens ages 12-19 only. Space is limited, so you must register at the teen desk.
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 the 2017-2018 school year!
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.
Unfortunately, due to instructor conflict, this program has been canceled. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and hope to bring Zumba back at a later date!
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.
The Teen Library offers video game playing on our PlayStation 4 in the teen lounge during selected hours: Monday-Thursday 2-6pm, Thursdays 2-5pm & Saturdays 12-4pm. Teen patrons ages 12-19 with library cards in good standing only.
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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