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

Grant Received from Eversource in Support of Summer Reading

Janet Nocek, Director of Portland Library and Cathy Probolos, Friends of Portland Library President received a $1500 grant from Patricia Bandzes, Eversource Energy Community Relations and Economic Development Relations Representative, which was used to provide two books for each child living at Chatham Court in support of their Summer Reading program. The books were distributed at an ice-cream social on Monday, August 13.

(pictured left to right Marilyn White, Friends of Portland Library Vice President, Jennifer Renk, Portland Library Children's Librarian, Cathy Probolus, Janet Nocek, and Patricia Bandzes)

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.

  New treasures arrive each week!

Next Read & Recycle Collection

Saturday, September 29, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Portland Library - Mary Flood Room

FPL welcomes donations of gently-used books, DVDs,

CDs, puzzles and games.


2018 Membership Drive in Progress

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


 FPL's Annual Fall Book Sale 

October 19 - 21, 2018

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


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