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Fun activities for children & families abound in Portland, Maine! From exploring the islands in Casco Bay and walking our local trail system to visiting our child friendly museums and playgrounds, there is something for everyone! Portland Public Library offers free passes to some local museums and cultural sites that you can find here. Below is a listing of our favorite places – just click on the name to find out more information.

Portland Outside:

Portland Inside:

Greet the summer with an eye for exploring the world– check out one of the five Family Science Backpacks. Available to borrow for one week, see the staff at the Children’s Desk in the main library or the Riverton Lending Desk for more information!

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Up Next at the Library:
Jun19
Stonewall 50: The Birth of a Movement10:00am - 5:00pm
Lewis Gallery
Jun19
Rhythm & Rhymes for Babies10:15am - 11:00am
Peaks Island Branch
Jun19
Rhythm & Rhymes for Babies10:30am - 11:00am
Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
From the PPL blog:
PBS To Air Documentary “The Lavender Scare”
Description of a documentary on PBS in June about discrimination against LGBTQ people in government.   More »
A List of Further Possibilities: June Staff Picks
June Staff Picks explore LGBTQ+ voices in our nonfiction and fiction collections.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Mary Peverada   Email »
Youth Services Director
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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