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: 3/24/2018 5:51 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!

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Secret Agent Spy School

Grades K-2

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

March 8th, 22nd and April 5th, 26th 

Calling all future secret agents! Come join our spy school and learn some of the secrets behind becoming a super spy. Join the ranks to receive your official spy name, learn how to make secret codes, discover the art of studying fingerprints, and use your super spy moves to dodge laser beams. 

Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m. 

Stop Motion Animation Workshops

Grades 3-5

Thursdays 3:30-4:30

March 15th, 29th, April 12th, and May 3rd

Students will create a short, original video using our Legos and other props. Teams will create a storyboard, shoot photographs, and animate the photographs on the library’s iPads using the Stop Motion Studio app. A screening of our films will take place from 4:30-5:00 on May 3rd.

Registration is required and begins on Monday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m. 


April Vacation Activities

Registration for April vacation programs begins on Monday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m. 

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library!

Grades 4-8

Tuesday, April 17th

Time slots: 11:00, 12:30, 2:00

The clock is ticking and there’s only one way out...can you find it in time In this adventure based on the former intermediate Nutmeg nominee by Chris Grabenstein, groups will have to work together to solve puzzles, unlock clues, and find a way out of the library meeting room before time runs out. Register for one of three time slots as a team or an individual.

Space is limited!

Family Dance Party!

Wednesday, April 18th

10:30-11:30 a.m.


Children ages 2-8 and their families are invited to wiggle, shimmy, and shake with us at our first Family Dance Party! Come join Miss Jenn and Miss Patty for this combination of free dance, guided dancing, action-oriented stories and musical games that helps improve literacy while having a lot of fun!
Registration is recommended but not required.


Peeps® Dioramas

Thursday, April 19th 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Grades 6 and up


Create a marshmallow Peeps® diorama based on your favorite book or movie. We will have a variety of supplies available, but you can bring your own as well. Please bring your own shoebox and we will provide the Peeps®. Finished dioramas will be displayed at the library for library patrons to vote on their favorite. The winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. Registration is recommended but not required.










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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!