Portland Public Library   


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

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


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

Holiday Schedule


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Date/Time: 11/17/2017 7:57 PM 

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!

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Junior Chefs 

Grades K-2

Thursdays from 3:30-4:30

October 26, November 2,9  and 16

Each week, children in grades K-2 will read a feature story followed by preparing a related snack. The kids will learn about making healthy food choices and learn some basic culinary skills. Space is extremely limited and registration is required. THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY FULL. 

Choose Kind: Kindness Rock Art

Grades K-5

Tuesday, November 21

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

In honor of the November 17th release of the movie Wonder, based on the best-seller of the same name by RJ Palacio, we will be "choosing kind." Join us at 1:00 for a drop-in crafting session to paint rocks with words and images that promote kindness. We will then distribute them through the library grounds and complex to brighten someone's day.

Registration is recommended, but not required. A limited number of smocks will be available, but play clothes are recommended.



Playaways and Playaway Views! 

The Portland Library recently added a number of Playaways and Playaway Views to our Children's and Teen Departments. These items are great for long car rides and for increasing reading comprehension. Pair with a print book for extra benefits! Visit the library for a complete selection of titles and find more information on our Playaways HERE and Playaway Views HERE





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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!