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Winter Reading Challenge:
Reading is Fun Any Way You Slice It
Tuesday, January 2—Friday, March 1


Portland Library’s Winter Reading Challenge is back!
This year’s theme is based on one of our favorite foods: PIZZA! 


Visit the library on or after January 2 and get a pizza tray to hang on our bulletin board. Each time you check out materials in January and February (up to once per day), we’ll give you a slice to color and we’ll add it to your pizza. Once you’ve added eight slices and have a full pizza, you will have completed the challenge and will win a small prize.



Saturday, February 3: Take Your Child to the Library Day

Friday, February 9: Family Fort Night
Tuesday, February 20: Snow Day at the Library

Saturday, February 24: Jigsaw Puzzle Competition for Kids and Adults


Upcoming Programs for Teens

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Homework Help

Not sure where to start? Stop by or call and we will help you use these resources.  


School Links

Portland Middle School

Portland High School

Mercy High School

Vinal Technical High School

Xavier High School


WolframAlpha: Find answers and statistics based on computational data. Lots of charts and graphs!

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper: Great site offering free help in math, science, English and more!

Discovery Education Classroom Resources: Click on Student to find Homework Help and other helpful resources.

Homework Spot: A search engine of homework sites for grades K-12. 

Math & Science

How Stuff Works

Cool Math

Interactive Mathmatics: Learn math by playing with it!

Fun Mathematics Lessons: learn math through games and puzzles

History & Social Studies

CIA World Factbook

U.S. Census Bureau's Statistical Abstract

English & Literature

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Absolute Shakespeare: everything about Shakespeare!

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