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

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Summer Reading Sign-ups

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Sign-up for Summer Reading

at the Library

"Every Hero Has a Story"

Registration Has Begun!

Summer Reading is here! 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 to register. 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.


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!



YA Movie Night

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Young Adult

Movie Night!

June 30th, 2015

4:00 - 6:00

Please call 615-325-2279 for movie title and rating.

Hint: One of the characters is green and Slimy!

Open to rising 6 - 12th graders    Popcorn and Drinks provided!

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

Visit from the Fire Department

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The Portland Fire Department will be here to teach fire safety to the community.

Learn how to safely handle fireworks just before the holiday!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

10:30 a.m.

Call us at 615-325-2279

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.


Pet Heroes!

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Wednesday, July 1st

@ 2:30 p.m.

"A Hero For Your Pet"

When your pet is sick or hurting - who do you call? The Vet!

Come meet a local veterinarian, ask questions, play animal games, and check out our books on pets!

                  This program is for school age children


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!

Celebrate the 4th of July

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Wednesday, July 1st
12:30 & 4:30 p.m.

Let's Celebrate the 4th of July!

Stories, activities, & crafts

Early program is targeted for preschool aged children

Afternoon program is targeted for school aged children

Call 615-325-2279 if you have any questions.
We're here to help!


YA Karaoke Day

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Karaoke Day!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 @ 4:00

Solos. Sing-a-longs. Duets.

Come sing your heart out and have fun with your friends!


For rising 6th - 12th graders

                                Questions? Call us at 615-325-2279

Lapsit Storytime

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Lapsit Storytime

Friday, July 3rd

10:30 p.m.

For infants and toddlers

(under 3)

"Firemen & Firetrucks"

Lucky Library Bingo

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July 10th, 2015

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

Everyone's a winner!

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)



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*

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!

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. 


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