20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
Welcome to the
Have you tried BookFlix? Try
it; you'll like it!
Welcome to BookFlix!
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
the Portland Library
in the Library (Remote access; Portland residents, enter your library card number when
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 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
database web page .
Homework Help at the
Whether you are home working on an assignment or at the Library, we have
subscribed to many databases that can help you with your research.
Discovering Collection: “With its
comprehensive coverage of core classroom subject areas accessible through an
intuitive graphic interface, this will become a sure-fire hit among students
from middle school to high school.”
InfoTrac Student Edition: “Now
with over 1,300 titles, cross searchable with E-Books, this periodical
database is designed for high-school students with access to a variety of
indexed and full-text magazines, newspapers, podcasts, and reference books
for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture,
health, people, government, history, sports and more.”
These databases can be accessed with your library card from home or from the
Library through the Portland
Library website at
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.
2013 Nutmeg Award Nominees are
here! Multiple copies of all of the nominees have been purchased and are
available for loan now!
begins this year on April 1st, 2013!
Finish up those titles soon.
Your opinion MATTERS!