Portage Lake District Library

Where Your Imagination Takes Flight

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“We strive to provide and cultivate the informational, educational, and recreational needs of a diverse community. Whether you’re looking for your favorite author’s latest book, one-on-one computer training, or engaging with your community through diverse event offerings, we’re here to help you.”

– Dillon Geshel, Director at PLDL

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“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.”
– R. David Lankes

The Portage Lake District Library provides materials and services to help district residents obtain information meeting their personal, educational, and professional needs. Special emphasis is placed on providing popular material in a variety of formats for all ages, and on stimulating children’s interests and appreciation for reading and learning. The library serves as a reference and community information center.

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Portage Lake District Library hosts Children’s Storytime events twice a week

The Portage Lake District Library began life as the Houghton Public Library in a building constructed using funds from a donation by Andrew Carnegie. Opened on Feb. 19, 1910, the building was located three blocks up Huron Street from its current location. The new PLDL building has been in operation at the old Gundlach site since June 10th, 2006. The library has become a dynamic crossroads for the community, offering hundreds of programs each year covering a variety of topics. With the new building has come further expansion of the collection. Today, PLDL offers the traditional materials of books, audiobooks, and magazines, along with electronic resources such as eBooks and eMagazines, and services like Mango Languages, Atomic Training, and Ancestry Library Edition.

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