Welcome Friends of the Portland Library

The Friends of the Portland Library proudly support and promote the Portland Library by informing town residents of resources and services the Library provides; by securing materials and sponsoring special projects for the Library; and, by encouraging donations to enhance cultural and educational opportunities afforded to the residents of Portland through the Library.

 Books for Babies

It’s never too early for children to learn the joy of books!  The Friends want to give every new Portland baby a free “Books for Babies” kit.  Each kit contains:

                    Touch and Feel Board Book                    

Baby’s First Library Card

Books for Babies brochure with Reading Tips

Raising a Reader, Raising a Writer brochure

Babies Love Books: a Guide for Grown-ups brochure

Bookmark with Reading Tips


To receive a free “Books for Babies” kit, please contact Marilyn at atwmsw@sbcglobal.net

Second Hand Prose Book Shop

When visiting the Library, take an opportunity to browse the  FPL Book Shop. 

We have mysteries, general fiction, non-fiction, romance, teen and children’s used books, as well as used puzzles and DVDs.

  New treasures arrive each week!

Next Read & Recycle Collection

Scheduled for 

Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Portland Library - Mary Flood Room

FPL welcomes donations of gently-used books, DVDs CDs, puzzles and games.

Reusable Library Bags

FPL has "I Love CT Libraries" reusable bags on sale for $1.00 each. Purchase a bag to show your support for Connecticut Libraries and reduce your use of plastic bags. See a sample at the front desk and purchase them from the library staff.


2021 Membership Drive in Progress

Please support the Portland Library by joining the FPL or renewing your membership.

All of the FPL-funded Library programs are possible only because of the generous support of our members. Now more than ever, we need your help to continue to fund these valuable programs.

See the FPL 2021 Membership List here


 FPL's Annual Fall Book Sale 

Based on the COVID-19 safety guidelines provided by the Chatham Health District, the FPL Executive Board has canceled the 2021 Fall Book Sale.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2022 Fall Book Sale! 


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