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Parents & Teachers: we are happy to arrange library tours, orientations, or classroom visits for middle or high school aged students! We kindly request that you contact us with a minimum of two weeks advance notice in order to ensure adequate staffing for your visit. To arrange a tour or a classroom visit, please contact the Teen Librarian. We are also happy to create a book talks, subject lists, or topic guides of library resources for your class.

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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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STARTS JUNE 15! HBD Maine! Our state turns 200 in 2020 and we’re celebrating with a special Teen Summer Reading challenge for Portland teens. Complete each challenge on our Teen Summer Reading game board for the chance to win at Maine Birthday Bingo.

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If you’re a Maine student graduating with the high school class of 2020, you are eligible to take advantage of FREE online college classes at a community college this summer.

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Featured Portland Public Library electronic resources for Teens. Created by PPL Teen staff to provide resources for teens while the library is temporarily closed. Updated weekly!

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The Maine Digital Library has everything you need to get your school year started right! Our brand new resources have it all, from health and career information to reading recommendations and popular magazines, as well as easy-to-use research databases for any class or topic.

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

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PPL has partnered with Driving-Tests.org to bring you Maine DMV practice tests online. It’s easy and free! Includes car practice tests, motorcycle practice tests, CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

Up Next at the Library:
Aug12
Laughter Yoga for Adults10:00am - 11:00am
Laughter Yoga for Adults
Aug13
Virtual Writers' Meet-Up6:00pm - 7:00pm
meeting room (3)
Aug19
From the PPL blog:
Portland Public Library’s Commitment to Work for Racial Justice and Equity
Commitment to Work for Racial Justice and Equity   More »
Juneteenth
An explanation of Juneteenth along with links to resources and events.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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