Use these quick links to find PPL Services during COVID19.
NOTE: ALL LIBRARY LOCATIONS ARE OFFERING ONLINE AND TO-GO SERVICES (no appointment necessary).
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, APRIL 19 FOR PATRIOT'S DAY.
PPL To Go: How to pick up your Holds.
PPL Printing To Go is still available at the Main Library on Congress St.

COVID19 Resources: Find trusted information and city/state updates, with some information available in many languages.
2021 Tax Resources: Information on tax forms and assistance available during the pandemic.
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We are dedicated to helping parents, guardians, and teachers during this time. Though many of our services are unavailable or changed, we still want to help you give the children in your care. Please check the pages below for resources you can access.

 

If you are struggling to find childcare, please visit this link for some suggestions.

On this page, you will find resources meant to help teachers as they navigate the 2020-2021 school year.

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On this page, you will find resources meant to help homeschooling parents as they navigate the 2020-2021 school year.

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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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The Digital Maine Library has it all! You’ll find cool things – like sharks and pets and the solar system and sports and graphic novels. Our brand new resources have it all, from language learning to reading recommendations and popular magazines as well as easy-to-use research databases fro any class or topic.

Library cards and special loan privileges are available to adults working in child care centers, preschools and family day care homes. Along with books in the Library’s collection, there are also 60+ thematic book boxes that can be borrowed.

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SEED = Student Education, Entertainment, and Discovery. A partnership between Portland Public Library and Portland Public Schools, SEED numbers allow all PPS students in every grade to access public library resources with their unique school ID numbers.

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Up Next at the Library:
Apr19
Closed for Patriots Day12:00am - 11:59pm
Closed for Patriots Day
Apr21
Literary Lunch: Arisa White talks about Who's Your Daddy? with Adrian Blevins12:30pm - 1:30pm
Literary Lunch: Arisa White talks about Who’s Your Daddy? with Adrian Blevins
Apr21
Relation-Ship-It April3:00pm - 4:00pm
Relation-Ship-It April
From the PPL blog:
Getting Outside with History
This Is How We Name Our Lands Map   More »
Gathering Moss: March Staff Picks
Library staff members share recommended reads for March.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Mary Peverada   Email »
Youth Services Director
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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