Portland Public Library   


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Portland Library
20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Tel:  860-342-6770
Fax:  860-342-6778

Hours

Mon - Wed  ~ 10:00 am until 8:00 pm
Thursday ~ 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm
Fri and Sat ~ 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Holiday Schedule

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Directions to the Library!

Date/Time: 9/1/2014 4:56 PM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks

 

iCONN's One Click Digital

Catalog

 Link to ENCORE, the new online catalog!

Summer Reading 2014

Don't miss out!  Log in your titles and write reviews  The last day to collect prizes is Friday, August 29th, 2014.

Passport to CT Libraries
Passport to Connecticut Libraries
Passport CT LibrariesThe Connecticut Library Association is proud to sponsor the first Passport to CT Libraries program, running in participating public libraries from September 1st through September 30th.  Based on the Wine Trail Passport Program in CT, this program will run during Library Card Sign Up Month in September.  
Libraries will offer a Passport to their patrons, that each patron will take to any participating library to be stamped and to receive a small gift.  At the end of the month, patrons will turn in their passports to any participating library to be entered in two drawings:  Most Libraries Visited and a Random Drawing.  The drawing will be for two adult prizes of $150.00 each and two children’s (under 18) of $100.00 each.  Find out more information at facebook.com/passporttoctlibraries or contact Janet Nocek,  Portland Library Director for information about Portland Library’s participation.  

If you haven’t visited the Portland Library, now’s your chance to visit and see what’s unique to the Library.  Ask a staff person to point out the dinosaur fossils set in Brownstone and visit the preschool are to see a mural dedicated to local author/artist Arlene Dubanevich.
Get your passport here!

Family Day 2014
Children
Family Day 2014 Saturday September 13, 2014  
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Town Green 
Portland’s Youth Services Department organizes four hours of fun activities and information presentation to Portland’s families. 
The Portland Library Board of Directors and the Friends of Portland Library will both participate again this year. Visit our tables to enjoy child centered 
activities and receive giveaways!  Clifford the Red Dog will be on hand for saying hello to him and for photo opportunities.
What's New at the Library


Portland Library Launches Online Language

Learning Resource

Portland Library is pleased to announce the availability of Transparent Language Online for Libraries, the most complete language-learning solution available anywhere.  Transparent Language is a highly regarded and proven system providing the widest variety of high-quality learning material and seamless integration of real-life language use. 

With 80+ languages from which to choose, there is something for every language learner.  Through www.portlandlibraryct.org, patrons of Portland Library will have unlimited access to more than 80 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Patrons have the ability to write or speak their answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Transparent Language Online delivers all language-learning materials online with no additional media, such as CDs, flash drives, or DVDs. Patrons can learn on their own time, at their own pace in the library, in the comfort of their own home, or on the go with Byki Mobile for the iPhone® and Android™. 

Please see a library staff member at Portland Library for more information on how to access this service.

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Library Programs

Want to attend a Portland Library program?
Many of the programs at the Portland Library require registration.
To register for a program, telephone the Library, ask at the Library's Information Desk, or click on CALENDAR.

Program Information:  ADULT, CHILDREN, and TEEN!