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.

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Date/Time: 3/27/2017 2:50 PM 

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Story Time


Drop-In Playdates (ages 0-5)
Monday, August 6 and 13, at 11:00 a.m.

Summer storytimes ended on July 30, but we will  be offering drop-in playdates on August 6 and 13 for those who want to continue their Monday library routine. Join us in the Wagner Room for coloring pages, music  and free play time with our toys. 


Back to School Storytime
Tuesday, August 28th at 10:30 a.m.

Join Miss Jenn and Valley View school librarian Melissa Thorpe for a special back to school storytime. Whether you’re going to school for the first time or returning for another year, this storytime will be filled with stories, songs and activities to get you excited for your first day of school!  Registration is recommended.

Fall Storytimes

Registration for fall story times will begin on Monday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. Story time sessions will begin the week of September 10th and will be divided up into the following age groups: 

Story Garden  (ages 3-5)
Children are invited to have some fun while sharing some of Miss Jenn’s favorite stories, songs, and games every week.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: September 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Stories for Twos (ages 24-36 months)
Laugh, create, and connect with new and old friends, while listening to stories and enjoying related activities with Miss Patty.
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Bouncy Babies (ages 0-24 months)
This introduction to story time provides important bonding time and early literacy skills through stories, songs, games and playtime with new friends.
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 25, and November 1 (no program October 18)

Family Story Time 
Come out and play with your child(ren) and enjoy a variety of Language and Art  Enrichment activities for your family to share together. This program is open to all families with children in grades pre-K through 2nd grade. Younger siblings are always welcome.
Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 and 17

Registration for all of these story times is required and begins on 8/27/18.



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Program Information:  ADULT, CHILDREN, and TEEN!