Portland Public Library   


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


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


Contact us!

Directions to the Library!

Date/Time: 10/22/2014 9:46 AM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks


iCONN's One Click Digital


 Link to ENCORE, the new online catalog!

New Museum Pass
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Eric Carle MuseumThe only full-scale museum of its kind in the United States, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. In addition to underscoring the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of picture books and their art form, The Carle offers educational programs that provide a foundation for arts integration and literacy.

This pass provides free admission for two adults and up to four children per visit.

The Friends of Portland Library support the Museum Pass Program; thank you Friends!

To reserve a pass...

Friends of Portland Library

Fall Book Sale

Members Preview - Friday, Oct 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 25 from 10-4 p.m. 
Sunday, Oct 26 from 10-12 p.m.
at the Portland Library

Hardcover $1.00; Trade Paperback $1.00; 
Mass Market Paperback $0.50;
Puzzles, Games, CDs & Audio books $1.00;
DVDs $3.00; VHS $0.25; Children's books $0.50; 
Sunday clearance sale $3.00 per bag; ($2.00 with FPL reusable bag)
Current FPL Members receive a free tote on 
Members' Night. Non-Members may join at the door.

Passport to CT Libraries
Passport to Connecticut Libraries
Passport CT Libraries

The Connecticut Library Association was proud to sponsor the first Passport to CT Libraries program, running in participating public libraries from September 1st through September 30th. All passports are due back to a participating library by October 4th, 2014.

Statewide Prizes will be drawn at the New Milford Public Library on Monday, November 4th, 2014.

Transparent Language

Transparent Language

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. 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!