NEW UPDATE JUNE 1: PPL bookdrops are open! Materials are due June 29 and no overdue fees will be incurred until after that date including MaineCat and ILL items. See our FAQ page for more details. We are developing plans for re-establishing services at our locations in conjunction with city and state authorities. We look forward to being able to welcome you to the Library again, and we will make a public announcement when our re-open date is set. See our COVID-19 information page for 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
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Annual Campaign

You make our programming and interactive experiences possible. Because of your support, PPL anchors Portland as we discover, explore, and create…together. Your Annual Campaign gift of any size is what makes the difference; last year, over 88% of Annual Campaign gifts were $100 or less. All of Portland comes through our doors, and your gift ensures that we can connect with one another and grow together as a city of readers. Your gift supports our conversations and our community – thank you!

Our current Annual Campaign runs from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. You can make a secure online gift anytime, but if you wish to give by phone or have questions about making a gift of stock, contact the Library at 207-871-1700 x759.



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In Memoriam and In Celebration Giving

You can honor the memory of a loved one or celebrate a special occasion through a gift to our Annual Campaign. Books purchased through these gifts are fitted with a commemorative bookplate featuring the honoree’s name.

To make a memorial or celebratory gift, please use our secure giving form and include the name of the person you wish to recognize in the “notes” section. Memorial gifts to existing endowed funds should be made this way as well; rest assured they will be properly allocated, and we will confirm this with you in our formal written acknowledgment. We thank you for your thoughtfulness in honoring someone special in this way.


please select “In Celebration” below and then type “New Vision Campaign” into the text box. – See more at:

please select “In Celebration” below and then type “New Vision Campaign” into the text box. – See more at:

Planned Giving

A planned gift allows you to make a significant gift to the Library with many benefit options for you and your family. Your attorney, accountant, or financial planner can assist with the details of establishing such a gift. You may also contact us at 207-871-1700 x759.


New Vision Campaign

PPL recently worked with our partners on Peaks Island and with the City of Portland on a renovation of our Peaks Island location. This project is complete, but it is never too late to support this transformative project! We hope you will join your neighbors and island friends in doing what you can for this effort.

To make a pledge payment or a new gift to the Peaks renovation, please use our secure online giving link, select “In Celebration,” and enter “New Vision Campaign” in the text box.

For more information about the Peaks renovation effort, visit our branch page or contact the Library at 207-871-1700 x759.


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