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Parents & Teachers: We are happy to arrange virtual or small in-person 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 preparation time. To arrange a tour or a classroom visit, please contact the Teen Librarian. We are also happy to create a videos, book talks, subject lists, or topic guides about library resources for your class.

We invite parents, teachers and caregivers to use the library’s Your Next Great Read survey to obtain personalized lists of resources curated by library staff and based on your interests or special topic needs.

ISO: teen intern and a young adult local artist in residence! PPL Teen is looking to fill two paid positions this summer for our Teen Graphic Medicine series.

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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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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 PPS students in every grade 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:
May25
Wii Wednesday at PPL Teen1:00pm - 4:00pm
S. Donald Sussman Teen Library
May25
Technology Tutoring2:30pm - 4:00pm
Downtown Library
May25
Sustainability Series: PFAS Contamination in Maine Lands and Waters5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sustainability Series: PFAS Contamination in Maine Lands and Waters
From the PPL blog:
Portland Public Library Executive Director to leave post late this summer
Library’s Executive Director, Sarah Campbell, is resigning effective September 1, 2022.   More »
The Way Spring Arrives: April Staff Picks
Library staff members share April Staff Picks: books on poetry, nature, and more!   More »
How One Student Connected Flags to Connect Our Community
Farhan's connected learning project.   More »
Contact the Librarian
Kelley Blue   Email »
Teen Librarian
207-871-1700 x773
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