SPPL’s Summer Reading Program is Back!

Hero for Website

It’s that time of year again: Time for the Summer Reading Program! Starting June 13th, South Portland residents and South Portland Public Library card holders of all ages can sign up to participate in summer reading.… Read more.

Monarch Rearing at SPPL


Monarch caterpillars will once again be munching their way through summer in the Children’s Room this year as part of the library’s summer programming. Beginning around June 30, library visitors will be able to stop by and check the progress of the caterpillar guests as they transition from tiny, translucent specs to big, striped caterpillars, then on to chrysalides and finally… butterflies!… Read more.

Teen Ice Cream Social


Come cool off and socialize with your friends at the Teen Ice Cream Social! Join us at the Main Library on Wednesday, July 15 at 2:00 pm for a special summer reading program just for middle and high school students.… Read more.

Chewonki’s Hero Adaptations!


Many of the world’s most beloved superheroes are inspired by animals living in your backyard! Ever wonder if their powers and abilities could actually exist in the natural world?… Read more.

What’s the Buzz? The Honey Exchange!

Bee collecting pollen

Come see what’s buzzing at the Main Library on Saturday, July 18 at 11 AM!  Meet Master Beekeeper, Phil, from the Honey Exchange, and his honeybees (which, of course, will be safe in their hive)!  

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Socrates Café at SPPL

Socrates Café

Join us for our long-running philosophical discussion group, Socrates Café!

What is it?

Socrates Café is an opportunity for ordinary people to wrestle with the Big Questions, such as “What is truth?… Read more.

Book Groups at the SPPL

The South Portland Public Library offers a number of regular book groups, offering a broad selection of options for differing tastes in reading.

Morning Book Group:

The Main Library’s Morning Book Group is a friendly gathering of people who enjoy reading and talking about books. … Read more.