See what's happening during our Summer Reading program in July.

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Library Closed

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The Library will be closed

Saturday, July 4th

in observance of

Independence Day.

Have a fun and safe holiday!

Summer Reading Sign-ups

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Sign-up for Summer Reading

at the Library

"Every Hero Has a Story"

There's still time to register!

We have something for all ages - infants to adults. Bring the whole family and register for this year's Super Hero themed reading program.

Come in anytime. Begin marking your calendars June 1st. Read to win cool prizes throughout the summer!

If you have any questions, call us at 615-325-2279.


Super Hero Card Station

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Every Story Has A Hero.

Honor the Hero in your life.

Make  a card for the Hero in your life or one of the many Heroes in our community. We have everything you need: cards, art supplies, envelopes, and stamps!

Runs June 2 through July 31.

Please call 615-325-2279 for details or questions.

     Super Hero Card Station

YA Game Day

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Game Day!

Join us for a fun-filled hour of games
July 7th @ 4:00 p.m.
Listen to music as you play Wii, cards, or board games.

It's Garbage!

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It's Garbage!

Wednesday, July 8th

@ 10:30 a.m.

What would we do without our Sanitation workers? They are today's hero!

Come hear stories about garbage and make a craft!

Targeted for preschool aged children but older siblings are invited to attend.


Planting Pumpkins!

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  Wednesday, July 8th @ 12:30 p.m.

Master Gardeners will help you start your very own pumpkin plant so it will be ready to decorate in October!

Come hear pumpkins stories and do this free activity!

Targeted for pre-schoolers but older siblings are invited to attend.

Children's Program

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Dogs Can Be Heroes Too!

Wednesday, July 8th @ 2:30 p.m.

Come meet a local therapy dog and find out what they do!

We'll play games and read stories, too.

Check out a few doggie books before you leave!

You won't want to miss this!

This program is for school age children


Meet a Police Officer!

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Police Officers Are My Heroes!

Wednesday, July 8th

4:30 p.m.

Come meet a local police officer!
Find out what he does, why he does it, and how you could do it when you grow up.
Be sure to take home some books about fighting crime!
This program is for school age children.


YA Pixel Art

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Pixel Art

Thursday, June 9th

@ 4:00p.m.

Use plastic beads to create or design any character.
Patterns will be available but you may also bring your own!
6th - 12th grade

Lapsit Program

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Lapsit Story Time

Friday, July 10th

@ 10:30 a.m.

"Police & Police Cars"

For infants and toddlers

(under 3)



Lucky Library Bingo

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July 10th, 2015

1:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m.

Everyone's a winner!

YA Cosplay 101

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Cosplay 101

Tuesday, June 14th

4:00 - 5:00

Dress up as any character from a movie, book, or video game. Learn and practice techniques to turn yourself into your favorite characters!

Open to 6th-12th graders

Snow and Ice

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Snow & Ice

Wednesday, July 15th

@ 10:30 a.m.

Come play snow games and even have a "snow" ball fight!

When you're ready to leave, we'll have a cold treat for you to take with you.

*Targeted for preschool age children, but older silbings are invited to attend*

Cool Animals

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Cool Animals

Wednesday, July 15th

12:30 p.m.

Come hear stories about animals who live in cool places.

Pre-school Program (ages 3-5)

Frozen Sing-a-Long

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Frozen "Sing-a-long"

Wednesday, July 15th

@ 2:30 p.m.

Come dressed as your favorite character from the movie and sing your heart out!


Meet Elsa!

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Meet Elsa from Frozen!

Wednesday, July 15th

@ 4:30 p.m.

Bring your camera and get your picture taken with Elsa!

Adult Bookclub

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Thursday, July 16th

11:30am till 12:30pm


Book Club will be reading:

33 Men: Inside the Miraculous Survival and Dramatic Rescue of the Chilean Miners

By Jonathan Franklin

New members are always welcome!

YA Paper Art

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Young Adult Program

Thursday, July 16th

@ 4:00 p.m.

Paper Art

Create different pieces of art using paper and recycled goods.
Stations will be set up for different paper crafts.

Open to rising 6th - 12th graders



Lapsit Storytime

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Lapsit Storytime

Friday, July 17th

10:30 a.m.

For infants and toddlers

(under 3)

"Grandparents - Aren't They Grand?"

Join us on Facebook

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Have you LIKED us on Facebook?

     Make sure to like our page Portland Public Library of Sumner County for all the latest Library updates!

Click the banner above to be taken straight to our page.

Friends of the Library Meeting

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Meeting Monday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m.

We will now be meeting once a quarter in the Community Room.

Come see how you can help your local library!

New members are always welcome!


Red Cross Blood Drive

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The Portland Public Library will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive this summer on July 28

The blood drive will last from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

The sign-up sheet is located in our front lobby. 

If you are willing to participate, please stop in today to sign up. 


Guess the Jar Game

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Guess the Jar

All Summer Long!

Located outside the Children's Area

Contents change every Tuesday.

Guess the amount or the items to win cool prizes!

Origami Kit

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Origami Kit

Rising 6th - 12th graders

Check out our Origami Kit from the front desk

Create amazing things from paper

Directions included!

Take your creation home and show your friends.


Find Captain America

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Can You Find

Captain America?

Every week Captain America will be hidden throughout the library.

Find him and get a treat.

Come on in and join the search for Captain America!



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