UPDATE JUNE 19: PPL To Go is up and running! 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 information 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 open a temporary eResource library card, please email us at lending@portlib.org
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eProgramming at the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library

The Youth Services Staff have been hard at work to bring you and your little ones some programming in the comfort of your own home! Check out our programs below.



Join the Youth Services staff as they sing songs, recite rhymes, and tell stories that are often featured in our weekly storytimes. These videos premiere once a week on Tuesdays at 10:30 am. We encourage families to rewatch or repeat songs and rhymes from the video throughout the week to help little ones become familiar with the sounds and words. Find our latest video below! A playlist all of our Music&Storytelling videos can be found here.

Read Alouds

If you’re looking for something a little longer than our Music&Storytelling programs, join us for Read Alouds, where members of the Youth Services Staff will be reading chapter books in short segments that premiere weekdays at 6 pm. Currently, Sarah Mari is reading Searching for Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. Check out the first two chapters below or head to the playlist to catch the latest!

Learn with PPL

The Youth Services Staff know all kinds of cool information! Join us every Thursday at 10:30 for videos that show you how to make a craft or some cool sounds that you can make, tell you information about an interesting pet or the way to make the perfect brownies, and many more. Check out our latest video below or the whole playlist here.

All videos will remain on our youtube page after their premieres in our playlist.  Try visiting our Instagram or the Children’s eProgramming playlist for special bonus videos.

Happy watching!