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:
Oct16
Rhythm & Rhymes for Babies at Peaks10:15am - 11:00am
Peaks Island Branch
Oct16
Rhythm and Rhymes for Babies - Main Library10:30am - 11:00am
Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
Oct16
Tales for Twos at Burbank10:30am - 11:00am
Burbank Branch
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Contact the Librarian
Mary Peverada   Email »
Youth Services Director
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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