Portland Public Library   


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

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Fri & Sat    10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.


Mon-Thurs 10:00a.m.- 8:00p.m. 
Fri & Sat    10:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

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Date/Time: 5/26/2017 7:18 AM 

Digital Library

Overdrive for eBooks

OneClick Digital link



ENCORE, our online catalog
LCI online catalogLibrary Connection is a consortium of 30 libraries (including Portland Library) that share a library catalog and resources.
Click here to go to the catalog.

Take a look at
NoveList for suggestions on books of different genres and for books in series order.




The digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Hundreds of thousands of titles are available to choose from, with more being added daily.


Click on the Zinio for Libraries logo at left.

NEW ONLINE SERVICE - Zinio Magazines: 

For anyone holding a valid Portland Library card, a new collection of more than 60 online popular magazines is now available through ONE CLICK Digital. Use the Zinio for Libraries mobile app to read your magazines and check out magazines. You may keep the magazines on your device as long as you wish.  With no limit to the number who may check out an issue, the magazine you want is always available. EBooks are also available through One Click.  Visit the Library’s webpage at www.portlandlibraryct.org and find the links and instructions to use these services and many more, available 24/7. Or call 860-342-6770 for more information.


How much are the Library's services and materials actually worth to you?
Click the calculator on the left and input the average amount of materials borrowed, services used, and programs attended at the Portland Library.  The value of all those "free" activities may surprise you!

Nutmeg Books

2016 Winners Announced!

The 2016 Nutmeg Book Award winners were announced on May 12, 2016. 
Congratulations to all of the nominated authors!

Elementary: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown


Intermediate: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate     

Teen: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan   


High School: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline     


Nutmeg Book Award


The Nutmeg Book Award is a program that allows kids to vote on their favorite books and authors. A list of 10 books (15 at the elementary level) is selected by a committee of students, school librarians, and public librarians around the state. When the list is announced on May 1 of each year, children from around the state read the nominees and vote the following April for their favorite. This is the only Connecticut state award where KIDS make the final decision. 

The 2017 Nutmeg nominees were announced on May 1. Below is the list of nominees in each category. We have several copies of each book at the library, including some audioboooks, and many are available to borrow as downloadable e-books through the Overdrive link on our library website. Get started reading now!! 

The winners of the 2016 Nutmeg competition will be announced on May 15, 2016.


 2017 Nutmeg Nominees


Elementary (Grades 2-4)

Mr. Ferris and His Wheel by Kathryn Gibbs Davis & Gilbert Ford

Phineas L. MacGuire Gets Cooking by Frances O’Roark Dowell & Preston McDaniels

Skateboard Party (The Carver Chronicles) by Karen English & Laura Freeman

Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story by Emily Arnold McCully

Grandma in Blue with Red Hat by Scott Menchin & Harry Bliss

Ranger in Time: Rescue on the Oregon Trail by Kate Messner

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul & Elizabeth Zunon

Quinny and Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen & Greg Swearingen

Winter Bees and Other Poems of the Cold by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin by Chieri Uegaki & Qin Leng

In a Village By the Sea by Muon Van & April Chu

Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon

Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst & Kevin Cornell

Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick


Intermediate (grades 4-6)
Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery on Museum Mile by Marcia Wells





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Library Programs

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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!