Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Play Bingo and win books!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us for a special craft day during Spring Break. Kids of all ages welcome. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Play Bingo and win books! Registration begins March 15.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Calling all Pokemon Trainers! Gotta Catch 'Em All? Come to the Portage Public Library for a guided Pokemon Hunt! Our on-staff trainer will guide you to the Frank Gilbert Jr. Memorial Park, just a short walk from the library. After going on your quest come and refresh yourself with Pokemon-inspired food and crafts. For trainers ages 5 and up. All trainers are required to register as space is limited. All trainers must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
For Gr. 6-12 Play bingo and win books! Registration begins March 15.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time
10:30 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
Friday, March 31, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Grades K and up Friday, March 31st 2-3 pm Get ready for Spring and paint your own creative t-shirt! Registrants should bring a shirt. Registrations begins Friday, March 17th.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Happy April Fools Day! We are having an entirely upside down party. Ages 5 and up. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, April 03, 2017
Time
10:15 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, April 03, 2017
Time
1:00 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, April 03, 2017
Time
3:30 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, April 03, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
We provide the Legos and display what you build! Registration begins Monday, March 20th.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Learn about Banksy and other famous street artists! Walking tour of local art and hands-on collaborative art project are part of the fun!
Registration begins Tuesday, March 21.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Time
3:30 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, April 05, 2017
Time
4:00 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, April 06, 2017
Time
10:30 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, April 06, 2017
Time
11:15 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
The youth services department invites homeschoolers ages 4-11 to participate in this fun-filled hour long program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
The youth services department invites homeschoolers ages 4-11 to participate in this fun-filled hour long program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Time
3:30 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, April 06, 2017
Time
4:00 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, April 07, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Grades Pre-K - 5th grade Friday, April 7th 4:00-4:45pm Stop by Youth Services and read a book with our library dogs! No registration required.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Homeschool activities at the library!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, April 10, 2017
Time
10:15 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, April 10, 2017
Time
1:00 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, April 10, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description
Each month join us in learning a fun new board game! A great way to socialize, laugh and learn something new. Light refreshments will be provided. No registration required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
All day while supplies last. Drop in and make a fun craft to take home! No registration.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Come to the library and make a bunny craft the celebrate the arrival of Spring! For children ages 5-10 yrs old. Registration is required and begins March 29th. Space is limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time
6:00 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, April 13, 2017
Time
10:30 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, April 13, 2017
Time
11:15 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
The youth services department invites homeschoolers ages 4-11 to participate in this fun-filled hour long program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Get excited about spring with fun experiments and a craft!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, April 14, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Stories,crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program. Registration begins Friday, March 31.
For grades K-1
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, April 17, 2017
Time
10:15 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, April 17, 2017
Time
1:00 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, April 17, 2017
Time
6:00 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, April 18, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Children in grades 2-6 are invited to learn about pop culture, history & trends of a previous decade. Join us for an hour of crafts, games and trivia. Registration will begin April 1st.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Children in grades 2-6 are invited to learn about pop culture, history & trends of a previous decade. Join us for an hour of crafts, games and trivia. Registration will begin April 1st.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time
3:30 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, April 19, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Enjoy this movie about a Ugandan girl that sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
10:30 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, April 20, 2017
Time
11:15 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
The youth services department invites homeschoolers ages 4-11 to participate in this fun-filled hour long program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
3:30 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
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time
4:00 PM
Description
Play Bingo to win Books!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Nerf battle after hours at the library!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
Join us to play and learn this classic game of strategy and tactics!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time
2:00 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, April 24, 2017
Time
10:15 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, April 24, 2017
Time
1:00 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, April 24, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Homeschool activities at the library!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time
10:30 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, April 27, 2017
Time
11:15 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
The youth services department invites homeschoolers ages 4-11 to participate in this fun-filled hour long program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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