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

Holiday Book Store 

The Holiday Book Store will be open starting 
Monday, December 4th 
in the Second Hand Prose Book sale area at the Portland Library during regular library hours.

The sale features a variety of quality used books and a large selection of puzzles. Many items are like new and would make great holiday gifts. 

Get an early start on your holiday shopping! The sale will continue for the remainder of December.


2024 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 2023 Membership List here


 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.


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