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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.

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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Join author Anne Sibley O’Brien as she discusses her lifelong relationship with South Korea, her empathy for the people of North Korea, and her new novel for all ages, In the Shadow of the Sun. O’Brien is joined by Tufts University professor, Sung-Yoon Lee, an expert on the international politics of the Korean peninsula.

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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 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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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 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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Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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