Portland Library
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Portland, CT  06480

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Have you tried BookFlix?   Try it; you'll like it!


Welcome to BookFlix!

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Portland Library has BookFlix, the interactive literacy resource to encourage and to improve your child’s reading. BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and to develop real-world knowledge and understanding.  BookFlix is accessible and attractive to early readers, reluctant readers, and English Language Learners in grades Pre-K through grade 3.  BookFlix fiction-nonfiction pairs are organized around content-area topics, though some are just for fun which is sure to delight and interest early readers. 

Give it a try and let us know what you think.


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(Remote access; Portland residents, enter your library card number when prompted.)

Have You Checked Out an eBook from the Portland Library’s DOWNLOADABLE COLLECTION yet??

Go to http://www.portlandlibraryct.org/ and click on Downloadable eBooks & Audio Books. Then Log-in and search the titles that are available. The titles are available for many different devices such as Kindle, Nook, iPod, iPad, iPhone, etc.

World Book
Is Available!

World Book Online Info Finder
is a wonderful resource for patrons in elementary and middle school looking for help with their homework and research projects. It  includes all the articles from the print version of the World Book Encyclopedia, plus thousands of additional articles, learning resources, and research tools.

World Book Online for Kids is a general reference web site developed especially for younger library patrons. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities.  The encyclopedia is available at home or in the Library from the Library’s database web page .

These databases can be accessed with your library card from home or from the Library through the Portland
Library website at http://www.portlandlibraryct.org/onlinedatabases.htm


April is National Poetry Month!
The Children’s Department has a great collection of poetry books for kids, including works from classic poets such as Robert Frost, to silly poems from Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, and to two-voice poems you can read aloud between friends. Look for our display throughout the month!

Nutmeg Children's Book Award - The award, sponsored by Connecticut Library Association and the Connecticut Educational Media Association, encourages children in grades 4 -8 to read quality literature and choose their favorites.

Nutmeg Voting begins this year on April 1st!
Finish up those titles because YOUR OPINION MATTERS!
Voting on the 2014 Nutmeg Nominees will take place at the Portland Library throughout the month of April. Winners will be announced on May 15th and next year’s nominees will be announced on May 1st.

Last updated 03/20/2014!