Our Libraries ARE Open

Please Note: Upcoming Holiday Hours

Both libraries will be CLOSED, along with other Municipal departments, on Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th.

The Main Library will reopen, as usual, on Saturday the 27th and the Branch on Sunday, the 28th.  


Both Library Locations are open –

  • Main Library: Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm
  • Branch Library: Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday, 12pm to 5pm

The ongoing street/utility work being done near the Main Library is nearing completion!  We expect all traffic patterns to be back to normal either just before or just after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Be safe and please pay attention to the flaggers and construction workers – they will let you through to the library!

Diaper Drive

The South Portland Public Library is hosting a Diaper Drive between Monday, November 22 and Monday, December 20. Those wishing to donate may drop off diapers at either the Main Library or the Branch Library location, during business hours and we will deliver them to a Maine Diaper Bank.… Read more.

Introducing Our New Family Newsletter

Introducing SoPo Bookworms: our brand new monthly newsletter that brings the library right to your inbox!

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Once a month, you’ll get:

  • A first look at new books and programs coming to the library
  • Recipes, crafts, & experiments to try at home
  • Exciting family events happening around the city
  • Lots of laughs to share

Click HERE to SIGN UP!Read more.

Park, Museum, & Attraction Passes!

Park and museum passes are available!

We’re excited to offer our patrons attraction and museum passes, thanks to the support of our generous Friends of the South Portland Public Library!… Read more.

Don’t know what to read next? Try a Library Grab Bag!

A while back, we began offering “Library Grab Bags” – a service where you can have us pick out some new items for you.  If you’re looking for something to read but you’re not quite sure what, exactly, visit our Library Grab Bags page, fill out the form and give it a try!

Library Lab with Miss Jess

Miss Jess is keeping busy in the Library Lab….

How do you make an egg bounce? Miss Jess will show you…
Miss Jess blows up a balloon, but not the way most people do it!… Read more.

Virtual Story Time…

Here’s a selection of  video read-aloud of some of our favorite books!


Stranger Things’ actor David Harbour reads our friend Julie Falatko’s book, Snappsy the Alligator (Did Not Ask to Be in This Book).Read more.