Snowflake String Art 

Monday, December 2 at 3:30 p.m.
Grades 6-up  

Come try your hand at this hot art craze! This program is open to kids in grades 6 and up. All materials will be supplied and registration is required.

Happy TeenTober! 

TeenTober has ended for 2019, but check out the Teens Top 10 winners here!

Teen Advisory Board

If you are in grades 6 and up, you are invited to be part of the Portland Library’s Teen Advisory Board. Our board members meet monthly on Monday afternoons from 3:30-4:30 and help us in selecting materials for purchase, brainstorming and running programs for teens and children, and having a lot of fun while making a difference in our community. If this is something that interests you, please contact Jennifer Renk or Patty Ballou at 860-342-6770 or




Upcoming meeting dates:

 October 7, November 4, December 9


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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