DISCOVER  IMAGINE  CONNECT

Welcome to the Portage Lake District Library!

Our mission is to inspire the diverse community living in the City of Houghton and Portage Township to discover, imagine, and connect.

The library offers the traditional materials of books, audiobooks, and magazines, along with electronic resources such as eBooks and eMagazines, and services like Libby, Hoopla, LinkedIn Learning, and Ancestry Library Edition.

Check Out These Upcoming Events

  • Banner highlighting event for Kivajat Finnish Dancers Performance to occur Thursday, July 11th at noon on the Houghton PierKivajat Finnish Dance
    Thursday, July 11th, 2024 ⋅ Noon  Come experience the joy of traditional Finnish folk dance with The Kivajat Finnish American Folk Dance Group. The dancers, ages 4 – 16, do traditional Finnish folk […]
  • Banner highlighting event for Travelogue Adventures: Secret Michigan to occur Tuesday, June 25th at 6pm.Discover Secret Michigan ~Travelogue Amy Piper~
    Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 ⋅ 6:00 pm Come discover Secret Michigan! Unearth fascinating stories from the only king to rule in the U.S. to the only President who was also a king. Explore Michigan’s car […]
  • Paleo Joe
    Monday, June 24th⋅ 2:00 pm PaleoJoe, a seasoned paleontologist, children’s book author, and storyteller, brings high-energy programs that attract, entertain, and educate patrons about dinosaurs and […]

Read the Latest News

  • Hiring: Join our Team
    Come join the Library Team with multiple part-time positions opening. Training to begin early August. Evening Library Page Day Library Page Hancock […]
  • Library Board Monthly Meeting: May 22nd, 2024
    The Library’s Board of Trustees hosts their monthly public meeting on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024 from 7:00 – 8:00pm in the Community Room. Click here for […]
  • Library Board Monthly Meeting: April 24th, 2024
    The Library’s Board of Trustees hosts their monthly public meeting on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024 from 7:00 – 8:00pm in the Community Room. Click here for […]

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Regular Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm

Upcoming Closings

Labor Day
Monday September 2nd, 2024
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday November 28th, 2024
Thanksgiving Observance
Friday November 29th, 2024
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Icon for Hoopla, clicking icon will redirect to the Hoopla site
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Icon for LinkedIn Learning, clicking icon will redirect to the LinkedIn Learning site.
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