Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for October Lego Club! Event date: Monday, October 10, 4:00-4:45pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 26, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Have you heard of Pokemon Go? Here is your chance to catch ‘em all! Come to this exciting program filled with crafts, food, and more!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Kids and teens ages 7 and up are invited to the library on the 4th Wednesday of every month to play and learn "the game of kings." Chess is a game that teaches kids how to think, concentrate, and solve problems all while having fun.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Time
11:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs, dances, and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Please register once for the 8 week session. Call 763-6546 to register today!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
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, September 29, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
The youth services department invites homeschoolers ages 4-11 to participate in this hour long program. Fun topics will be discussed!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
The YS Dept. is hosting a homeschool art show on Nov. 12. All homeschoolers are invited to submit a project between the hours of 2-5 p.m. on this day.
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Fun ways to learn and practice basic Spanish! Registration begins Thursday, September 15.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, September 30, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Teens and tweens are welcome to celebrate the freedom to read by attending a special book discussion centered around banned books. Choose any banned or challenged book to discuss while eating snacks and meeting new people! For a list of banned books, stop by the Youth Services Department. For grades 6-12. Registration requested but not required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Homeschooled? Join us for this six week program where we discover and learn amazing things! Each family should register once for the session. Call 763-6546 or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, October 03, 2016
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
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Learn to draw basic character illustration!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for ages 2-5. Games, crafts, songs, play, and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for October 19th Workshop. Learn basic character illustration!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Get moving! Songs and dance, followed by a cool-down stretch. Designed for toddlers & preschoolers. Adult must attend with child. Please register in advance by calling 763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
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
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stories, crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 07, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Wear an old shirt. Pick up your paintbrush. Hone your painting skills. Miss Sarah will teach us how to paint a few of the favorite Pokemon characters. All supplies provided! Pre-registration was required.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Saturday, October 08, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Bring snacks and a blanket to sit on! Parent must attend with child. No registration.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Homeschooled? Join us for this six week program where we discover and learn amazing things! Each family should register once for the session. Call 763-6546 or stop by the Youth Services desk to register. Registration begins September 6th.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
We provide the Legos and display what you build. Registration begins Monday, September 26th.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, October 10, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to make a stop motion Lego movie. Gr. 5-8. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for ages 2-5. Games, crafts, songs, play, and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Come and win a book. Registration is required call 763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Come and win a book. Registration is required call 763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Looking for a way to be involved at the library? Develop new program ideas and plan displays. No registration.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time
11:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs, dances, and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Please register once for the 8 week session. Call 763-6546 to register today!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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, October 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for ages 2-5. Games, crafts, stories, music, and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, October 13, 2016
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, October 14, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Register for Nerf Night! Program date: Friday, Oct. 28, 5:30-8pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 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, October 15, 2016
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
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Homeschooled? Join us for this six week program where we discover and learn amazing things! Each family should register once for the session. Call 763-6546 or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, October 17, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us as we discover the wonderful world of books.
Copies of book are available at Circ Desk.
September 19: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
October 17: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for ages 2-5. Games, crafts, songs, play, and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Learn to draw basic character illustration!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Learn about and appreciate these nocturnal animals in this fun program.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Get moving! Songs and dance, followed by a cool-down stretch. Designed for toddlers & preschoolers. Adult must attend with child. Please register in advance by calling 763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
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, October 19, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn basic character illustration! Free drawing workshop with local comic artist, Bill Halliar!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time
11:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs, dances, and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Please register once for the 8 week session. Call 763-6546 to register today!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
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, October 20, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for ages 2-5. Games, crafts, stories, music, and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks. We will be learning and constructing with littleBits to create cool projects.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Transform Normal barbie dolls & stuffed animals into zombies just in time for Halloween! Registration is required space is limited. Grades Preschool all the way through High school are welcome! Call 763-6546 for more information.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, October 21, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Stories, crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Bring snacks and a blanket to sit on!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Learn how to make a stop motion Lego movie. Gr. 5-8. Program date is Monday Nov. 14.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, October 24, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Homeschooled? Join us for this six week program where we discover and learn amazing things! Each family should register once for the session. Call 763-6546 or stop by the Youth Services desk to register.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

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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