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:
Dec10
Preschool Story Time - Main Library10:30am - 11:00am
Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library
Dec10
Peaks Island Knitting Group6:30pm - 7:30pm
Peaks Island Branch
Dec11
MOOSE Storytelling7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rines Auditorium
From the PPL blog:
New Mainer’s Guide to Greater Portland now available!
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We’re Thankful For You…and November Staff Picks!
In November, our staff members celebrate a cornucopia of library resources.   More »
Ebook collection restrictions imposed by MacMillan publishers
Starting Friday, November 1, libraries will only be allowed to buy ONE copy of new eBooks published.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Mary Peverada   Email »
Youth Services Director
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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