OCT 13: 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 lending@portlib.org
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Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library

The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library houses over 32,000 books, movies, audiobooks, toys, art exhibits, and more. There are comfy nooks, big beanbags, and seating for reading. There are computers available for homework help and internet use, as well as special computers with younger kids’ read-along books and games, and special iPads loaded with children’s apps.

Itsy Bity Spider sung and spoken by Valerie RichardsWe offer weekly programs year round – Finger Fun for Babies, Tales for Twos, and Preschool Story Time — as well as special programs and Summer Reading! Visit our calendar for upcoming events. You can also spend time in our Family Place playroom.

Each of our other branches has a section specially designed for kids’ reading and programs as well.

Schools and Community groups can call the library to set up tours, story programs, booktalks, and research instruction. In addition, the Children’s Library staff offer outreach programs to schools, day cares and community centers. To find out more about our services for kids & families, contact us by email or call us at (207) 871-1700 x707.