AS OF SEPT 14: We have made schedule changes at Riverton and Burbank in order to expand their pickup hours. See the new schedule here -- PPL To Go Place a hold. Wait for your pickup notice. Then make an appointment to pick it up. We look forward to seeing you! Our COVID-19 page continues to have links to current health information in multiple languages. Reference will be answering questions Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, 871-1700 x725. If you would like to get a library card, please email

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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.

On this page, you will find resources meant to help teachers 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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Virtual Book Discussion - Mill Town6:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Book Discussion – Mill Town
Virtual Writers' Meet-Up6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Closed for Indigenous Peoples Day12:00am - 11:59pm
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Youth Services Director
(207) 871-1700 Ext. 707
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