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

Attention Parents of newborns to age 18 months

As your child's first teacher in language and literacy development, the Friends want to support your efforts by offering free “Books for Babies” kits.  

Each kit contains:

 1. Baby board book                    

 2. Baby’s first library card

 3. How to guides:

  • Babies Love Books
  • Babies Need Words Every Day
  • Ways to Create Happy Memories and Help Your Child Learn

 4. Information on how to join the library's "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" program


To receive your free kit, stop by the Portland Library Children's Department or the Portland Town Clerk's office. 

You can also contact Marilyn at atwmsw@sbcglobal.net

 FPL's Annual Fall Book Sale 

Members Preview Friday Oct 20  3 - 8 pm

Saturday Oct 21  10am - 1pm

Sunday Oct 22  10am - noon

at the Portland Library


Friday Preview books are $10 per bag

Saturday 10 - 11:30 books are $10 per bag

Saturday 11:30 - 1 books & DVDs are $10 per bag


Sunday clearance all items are $3 per bag

($2 for FPL Members)

Current FPL Members receive a free FPL tote on 
Members' Night. Non-Members may join at the door.


2024 Membership Drive in Progress

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


  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. 

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