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: 3/27/2017 2:50 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!

Story Time

Portland Library Children’s Department Weather Policy

Portland Library adheres to the following weather policy in regard to our scheduled programs.

If Portland Public Schools have a delayed opening or are closed for the day due to inclement weather, we will NOT run morning storytimes. Afternoon and evening programs will be decided on an individual basis that day, and registered participants will be contacted in advance if the program will be cancelled.

Please contact the library at 860-342-6770 if you have any questions on whether programs will be held.


Family Storytimes 

Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
February 1, 8, 15, 22

Families with children ages 0-5 and their siblings are invited to our weekly evening storytimes. Each week will feature stories, songs, games and a craft based on a weekly theme. 

Registration is required.

Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

February 7

Drop in on Tuesday mornings as we welcome kids between the ages of 0-5 and their caregivers to visit the library for drop-in playtimes! We will meet in the Wagner Room and have fun enjoying our storytime toys and puzzles with our friends!

No registration is required.

Spring Story Times

Registration for our Spring Story Time sessions will begin on February 13th. Registration is required.
Please visit our website at www.portlandlibraryct.org to register or contact the library at (860)342-6770.

Bouncy Babies (ages 0-24 months)
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20

Enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and more with your little ones at the library as we nurture a love of books and reading! Structured playtime builds valuable motor and social skills. 

Stories for Twos
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
Two-year-olds are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and activities in this eight-week interactive program that will help them get ready for preschool. A craft and  playtime are provided each week. 

Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5)
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
This program helps your preschoolers prepare for kindergarten through listening and learning. Each week features stories, songs, rhymes and movement, as well as a craft and playtime. 


Search Engines
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!