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PPL Children’s Summer Reading 2021

Welcome to Summer Reading at PPL!

A round circle depicting a young child reading to a dog, a bird, and a fluffy cat.

June 7 – July 31, 2021

Thank you for participating in Summer Reading!

If you are ready to finish up and pick out your book, please fill out the form located here. This will allow us to send your book to your preferred location.

There is still time to finish reading if you haven’t quite met your goal! Fill out our form any time in August to get your free book.

Welcome to Summer Reading! Let’s keep it simple this year with a classic log and a manageable goal. Any reader between birth and twelve years old is able to join in. At the end, you’ll get a prize of a book. Here’s what you have to do!

  1. Sign up for our program! Fill out this easy form to get all signed up, or type into your browser to be lead to the same form.
  2. Print or pick up your reading log! Logs are available below to be downloaded and printed, or can be picked up at any of our locations: Main Library, Burbank, Riverton, Peaks Island, or the Bookmobile.
  3. Read, read, read! All you need to do is read or listen to eight books. If you need suggestions of what to read, ask your local librarian, check out some of our premade subject and award lists, or fill out this form to get your very own personalized list!
  4. Tell us you’ve finished! After July 31, the end date of summer reading, click here or head to There you will be able to pick out your prize book and tell us where you’d like to pick it up!
  5. Pick up your book! Your book will be at the branch you tell us. Now you can read that book and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Copies of the log can be downloaded here:
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Questions? Contact Us:
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Mail: Portland Public Library, Attn: Children’s Library
5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101.