PLDL and the Hancock Library are open for limited, in-person services with regular hours.

News & Updates

Finnish (with a twist) Home Cooking with Anna Leppanen

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Anna Leppanen, library assistant and Finnish home cook extraordinaire, prepared Glogi, her favorite holiday beverage recipes. Get the recipe here and enjoy a cup of this warm, flavorful drink while ringing in the new year!… Read More

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PLDL & Hancock Library Move Forward with Reopening Plans

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The Portage Lake District Library is again moving into Phase 3 of their reopening plan, which includes limited access to the building by patrons. The service is available beginning Monday, December 21, and will include a return to regular open hours…. Read More

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New Season of PLDL Explores Podcast Now Available

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A new, two-episode season of the PLDL Explores podcast is now available for stream or download. Each year, the podcast explores different aspects of our area’s history and culture…. Read More

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PLDL Launches Winter Reading Program

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The Portage Lake District Library is launching a new winter reading program, with a kick-off date of Monday, December 7. The program will challenge junior level readers, teens, and adults to read 5 books or more over the next several months. This year, the program’s theme is water resources and protection, and will feature free copies of water-related books for …… Read More

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PLDL Building Closed through December 20, 2020

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The PLDL Building will remain closed for the duration of the MDHHS Epidemic Order extension, through December 20, 2020. Library staff will continue to provide curbside services, home delivery, and digital online resources…. Read More

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New Years Holiday Hours at PLDL

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The library will be closed on Thursday, December 31, and Friday, January 1. We will reopen on Saturday, Jan 2, from 10am-3pm. 

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Home for the Holidays Grab Bag Book Sale 12/4-12/18

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Looking for gift ideas? Need some reading for the holidays? Please call the library at 482-4570 to arrange to pick up a grab bag of books. $10 each. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Portage Lake District Library.

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PLDL Board of Trustees Meeting

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The PLDL Board of Trustees will host their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 25 at 7pm. The board will conduct this meeting via conference call instead of in-person due to the COVID19 pandemic…. Read More

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PLDL and Hancock Library Adjust Services due to Epidemic Order

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Starting Wednesday, November 18, the Portage Lake District Library will close the building to public patrons and instead offer no-contact curbside services to library users. The Hancock Library will remain open, but with adjusted hours … Read More

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours of Operation

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The library will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, 11/26, and Friday, 11/27. We will reopen on Saturday, 11/28, from 10am-3pm.

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