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Your Next (Great!) Read, the library’s popular reading advisory service, is now available for kids, teens and their caregivers! Just fill out a form, sit back, and wait for your customized selections of titles from Youth Services team.

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Our virtual programming includes Music&Storytelling on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, Learning with PPL on Thursdays at 10:30 am, and a Read Aloud weekdays at 6 pm. All videos can be found on our YouTube.

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Portland Public Library’s early literacy initiative Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library ® is a project of the Association for Library Service to Children and the Public Library Association (divisions of the American Library Association.) This parent education initiative stresses that early literacy begins with the primary adult in a child’s life. Developing early literacy skills has a long-term impact on children’s reading achievement and academic success.

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Up Next at the Library:
Oct27
Sustainability Series: Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sustainability Series: Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change
Oct28
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park12:00pm - 1:00pm
Blurb Club in Congress Square Park
Oct28
Teen Volunteers Information Session3:30pm - 4:30pm
S. Donald Sussman Teen Library
From the PPL blog:
Cozy Spooky Season: October Staff Picks
Calling all fans of pumpkins and page-turners! Here are our October Staff Picks.   More »
The Freedom to Read in Prison
Banned Books Week considers the freedom for everyone to read - including prison residents.   More »
Apple of My Pie: September Staff Picks
Our staff dives into reading ideas from our Children’s, Teen, and Adult Nonfiction.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Mary Peverada   Email »
Youth Services Director
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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