Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Free Computer Coding Workshop. Web based program basics are shown at this workshop. Attendees can work at their own pace. Space is limited. Program Date: Monday, March 13th.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Come and get in motion! Songs and dances will be followed by a cool-down stretch. Designed for toddlers and preschoolers. Siblings are most welcome! All children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration necessary. For more information please call: 763-6546.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, February 27, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Homeschool activities at the library!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Tuesday February 28th
from 3:30pm - 5pm
Come to a scavenger hunt and find where all the fantastic beasts at the library! Search for clues to find where the magical creatures like to hide. After all the creatures are found you can make your own fantastic creature in a movie-inspired craft. Wizard inspired snacks will be provided. For children ages 7 to 12 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required, space is limited.
For more information please call: 763-6546.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come in and enjoy a lively mix of books, songs, flannel board stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement. Siblings are most welcome! For children ages 1-3 yrs old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register once for the Spring season.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Storytime for 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yr. olds. Join us for Stories, songs and activities for Preschoolers. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
We provide the Legos and you bring your imagination. The end results are displayed for in our case for patrons to enjoy.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Monthly meetings held to develop new programs for teens.
New members welcome!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
For Preschoolers 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. old. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come in and enjoy an active mix of books, songs, rhymes, games, and movement. For children ages 3-5 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register once for the Spring season.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
For Children 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 years. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us as we explore the wonderful wacky world of Science. Free. Ages K-5th
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Get creative at the library with LEGOs! Join us for this fun free build and we'll display your work! FREE!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, March 03, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stories,crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program.



Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop off your stuffed animal at the library for a stuffed animal sleepover.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Each month, children from grades K-3, are invited to join us for a book discussion. Copies of each book will be provided at this free program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, March 06, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
We provide the Legos and display what you build! Registration begins Tuesdays, February 21st.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Come and learn about the art of Van Gogh and make a few projects to take home. Registration begins February 7th, 2017.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come in and enjoy a lively mix of books, songs, flannel board stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement. Siblings are most welcome! For children ages 1-3 yrs old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register once for the Spring season.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Storytime for 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yr. olds. Join us for Stories, songs and activities for Preschoolers. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
For Preschoolers 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. old. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come in and enjoy an active mix of books, songs, rhymes, games, and movement. For children ages 3-5 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register once for the Spring season.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
For Children 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 years. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Who Was Amelia Earhart?
For Homeschoolers Gr. K-5
Monday, March 27, 2-3:00pm
It’s Women’s History Month, and we are learning about this pioneer of aviation!
Registration begins Monday, March 13.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us as we plant the seeds of reading in our 6 week spring story time session. Free. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Join us as we plant the seeds of reading in our 6 week spring story time session. Free. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy holiday-inspired snacks. A St. Patrick’s Day game will be provided and create a lucky craft to take home with you! Remember to wear green so you don’t get pinched! For children ages 5-11 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required and begins March 1st. Please call for further information.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, March 13, 2017
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Free Computer Coding Workshop. Web based program basics are shown at this workshop. Attendees can work at their own pace. Space is limited. Registration is required and begins Monday, February 27.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All day while supplies last.
Drop in and make a fun craft to take home!
No registration.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
One of Princess Poppy’s favorite pastimes is creating scrapbooks! Children grades 1-5 are invited to join in the fun to create their very own scrapbooks. Please bring some photos to include for your scrapbook if possible. Supplies are limited, registration will begin Feb. 28th. Call 763-6546 for more information!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Celebrate the upcoming live-action movie with this fun Beauty and the Beast Party, including games, snacks, and a craft.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
One of Princess Poppy’s favorite pastimes is creating scrapbooks! Children grades 1-5 are invited to join in the fun to create their very own scrapbooks. Please bring some photos to include for your scrapbook if possible. Supplies are limited, registration will begin Feb. 28th. Call 763-6546 for more information!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
For Gr. K-5
Wednesday, March 29
2-2:30 pm
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
For Gr. 6-12
Wednesday, March 29
6-7 pm
Play bingo and win books!

Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come in and enjoy a lively mix of books, songs, flannel board stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement. Siblings are most welcome! For children ages 1-3 yrs old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register once for the Spring season.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Storytime for 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yr. olds. Join us for Stories, songs and activities for Preschoolers. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
We provide the Legos and you bring your imagination. The end results are displayed for in our case for patrons to enjoy.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Teens! Come celebrate the new live-action movie coming out on Friday with this fun party, including food, games, a craft, and trivia!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Looking for a way to be involved at the library? You can help develop new programs for teens and plan displays for the Young Adult area.
No registration.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
For Preschoolers 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. old. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come in and enjoy an active mix of books, songs, rhymes, games, and movement. For children ages 3-5 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register once for the Spring season.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
For Children 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 years. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, January 25th 2017.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Play Bingo to win Books!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, March 17, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Stories,crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program.
Registration begins Friday, March 3.


Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Parents with children ages 3 to 5 are welcome to come in for imaginative play through building with our Duplo Lego blocks.
Older siblings are always welcome.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Children grades K-5th are invited to build their very own LEGO creation that will be on display in the Youth Services Department for one month. We'll provide the LEGOS, you provide the imagination...
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Bring snacks and a blanket to sit on!
Parent must attend with child.

Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
We provide the Legos and display what you build. Gr. K-5. Program date is Monday, April 3rd, 4-4:45pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join us as we plant the seeds of reading in our 6 week spring story time session. Free. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Join us as we plant the seeds of reading in our 6 week spring story time session. Free. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop off your stuffed animal for a stuffed animal sleepover at the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 20, 2017
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Drop in and relax with some good old fashioned coloring! We will provide the coloring sheets, colored pencils, crayons and markers. Or feel free to bring your own! A perfect way to relieve stress and make new friends.
No registration required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Learn about an artist and make art!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
A Special Craft time for little ones (birth- age 5) and their grown-ups. We will be making a spring craft. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come in and enjoy a lively mix of books, songs, flannel board stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and movement. Siblings are most welcome! For children ages 1-3 yrs old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register once for the Spring season.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come in and enjoy an active mix of books, songs, rhymes, games, and movement. For children ages 3-5 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register once for the Spring season.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us as we explore and prepare new recipes that our taste buds will enjoy. All middle schoolers welcomed
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, March 24, 2017
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
For students Gr. K-1
Friday, April 7
4-4:45 pm
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us to play and learn this classic game of strategy and tactics!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Enter your user name and password and click on the Login button.
Rules
Your summer reading goal is to finish a bingo card!
You can get a bingo card from the library, or print one here.

Dates:
June 1st - Sign up and get your bingo cards.
June 30th - Last day to sign up.
July 16th - Last day to log your bingo card.

Rules:
1. For kids who finished Kindergarten up to kids who finished 5th grade.
2. The books you read should come from your library.
3. The programs you go to should be at your library.
4. Choose books that are right for you--not too hard, but not too easy.
Reviews
Title
sneeze the snowman
Author
wright
Review
The snowman has a cold and is cold, so the kids give him all of this stuff, but he keeps melting until the kids give him ice cream and then he is fine.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
snowmen at cheistmas
Author
buehner
Review
The snowmen have fun at night, but when day comes, they have to go back to their houses.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
what pet should I get?
Author
seuss
Review
A boy and a girl aren't sure what pet they should get. I am not sure what pet they picked. I think a dog, since Seuss liked dogs.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
one mitten
Author
george
Review
She thinks she can do all of these things with one mitten, but then she finds the other mitten and she can do more.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
yummiest love
Author
mccourt
Review
The bear family does a lot of things together, because they love them.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
puck me up, mama
Author
luebs
Review
The daughter says puck me up mama, put me down mama, so they can do stuff.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
my daddy and me
Author
macnaughton
Review
It is a very cute book.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
the perfect for mom and dad
Author
scotton
Review
The gang all try to make better presents then eachother. I live the fish tank they made.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Sophia takes the lead
Author
Disney
Review
I enjoy the Sophia books.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
princesses and puppies
Author
Walt disney
Review
The princesses and their puppies are nice.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book