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: 5/26/2017 7:17 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 for Teens

2016 Winners Announced!

The 2016 Nutmeg Book Award winners were announced on May 12, 2016. 
Congratulations to all of the nominated authors! The teen and high school winners are listed below. Visit the children's Nutmeg page of our website for information on elementary and intermediate winners. 


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

Teen (grades 7-8)

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Turn Left at the Cow by Lisa Bullard

The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare

Swagger by Carl Deuker

Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks

Sure Signs of Crazy by Karen Harrington

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman


High School (grades 9-12)

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Jackaby by William Ritter

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman


by Kat Spears


2015 Winners Announced!

The 2015 Nutmeg Book Award winners were announced
on May 15, 2015. 
Congratulations to all of the nominated authors!

Teen: The Raft by S.A. Bodeen  

High School: Every Day by David Levithan          


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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!