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

Look for FPL's 2020 Newsletter in the November 13th issue of the Rivereast

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 2020 Membership List here

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 DVDs

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.

Next Read & Recycle Collection

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FPL book collections are on hold until further notice.
Please DO NOT put donations in the Library's outdoor book drop or bring them into the Library.

 FPL's Annual Fall Book Sale 

Thank you to the many volunteers and book sale patrons who helped make past year's sale such a success. 

The FPL Executive Board has decided to cancel the 2020 Fall Book sale due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 Fall Book sale!


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