Special Holiday Sale

The Friends of the South Portland Public Library will be holding a special holiday book sale on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 from 10 a.m.… Read more.

Dance Story Time

Get ready to tap your toes and sway to the beat at our special dance themed story time! Enjoy music, stories, dancing and a craft.  The fun beings on Friday, November 24 at 10:30 a.m.… Read more.

Artsy Afternoon: Gift Boxes

gift boxes

At this month’s Artsy Afternoon program, we will be making charming little gift boxes from recycled book pages and cardstock. These are perfect for adding a special touch to your gifts this year!… Read more.

Acting Up!

Our next session of Acting Up, a theater class for ages 8-14, will be starting on November 30. Local dance and theater teacher, Betsy Dunphy, will lead students in improvisation, theater games, and character studies.… Read more.

Mad Science: Holiday Spectacular Show!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Mad Science is going to share it with you! You won’t believe your eyes as you try to determine if what you’re seeing is magic or science.… Read more.

Author Talk: Jeff Ryan

Jeff Ryan, a Maine based author, speaker and photographer, will be visiting the Main Library on Saturday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss his most recent book, Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail.Read more.

Kid’s Crafternoon

Children ages 5-10 are invited to participate in a special craft program this summer! Join us on Wednesday, December 27 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. to make crafts and have fun.… Read more.

Clay Creations Story Time and Craft


Join us at the Main Library for a special story time and craft on Friday, December 29 at 10:30 a.m.! Come create with clay after hearing the hilarious picture book, Claymates, written by Dev Petty and illustrated by Lauren Eldridge. … Read more.

Shared Borrowing Agreement

Have you heard the news? Your SPPL library card can now be used to borrow materials at four other area libraries:

  • Baxter Memorial Library in Gorham
  • Scarborough Public Library in Scarborough
  • Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth
  • Walker Memorial Library in Westbrook

Each of these libraries is a member of the Minerva consortium and, while you have long enjoyed the ability to borrow items from their collections through our interlibrary loan service, you now have the ability to use your SPPL card directly at these area libraries, just as you would at our library! … Read more.