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 .
These databases can be accessed with your library card from home or from the
Library through the Portland
Library website at
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.