Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Title
Date
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children can move about with their parent and choose from a full array of learning materials. They will participate in guided learning activities, using manipulatives, and with a focus on learning fine motor skills, colors, shapes, numbers, matching, patterning, sequencing, and lacing. This time will also allow children the freedom to explore and expand their natural need for knowledge.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 06, 2015
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
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Preschoolers will meet monthly to build items with Duplo building blocks. Free program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Reading readiness storytime program for children ages 2-5. Stories, crafts, games, and activities. Registration is required. $2 fee covered by the friends of the library. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
In this monthly free program, we will be exploring the world of science. Grades K-5th
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Want to practice reading aloud? Read to Teddy the Labradoodle! He is a registered Pet Partners therapy dog and will listen to stories You read to Him.
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, May 07, 2015
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
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Fun for the whole family.
Please bring your own snacks & pillows.
No registration is required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, May 09, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Come and join us making a Mother's gift.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Reading readiness storytime program for children ages 2-5. Stories, crafts, games, and activities. Registration is required. $2 fee covered by the friends of the library. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn simple sign language. Grades K-5th Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children can move about with their parent and choose from a full array of learning materials. They will participate in guided learning activities, using manipulatives, and with a focus on learning fine motor skills, colors, shapes, numbers, matching, patterning, sequencing, and lacing. This time will also allow children the freedom to explore and expand their natural need for knowledge.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Youth Advisory Council meeting for grades 6-12.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Reading readiness storytime program for children ages 2-5. Stories, crafts, games, and activities. Registration is required. $2 fee covered by the friends of the library. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Whether you are graduating this year or the next, come in and make a super cool key chain with the year you graduate and your school colors.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, May 15, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun few hours of painting your favorite super hero. Class size is limited. All supplies will be included in this free program. Grades K-5th. Registration starts on May 4.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, May 15, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Hope is a certified therapy dog just waiting for you to read her a story. Hope will be at the library on the 3rd Friday of every month at 4. No registration is required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Parents with children ages 3 to 5 are welcome to come in and expand their childs imagination through building, with our Duplo Lego blocks.
Older siblings are always welcome.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, May 16, 2015
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 LEGO'S, you provide the imagination!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, May 18, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come discuss a book and then view the movie adaptation. Snacks are provided. Call the Youth Services Department at 763-6546 to find out each months book
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Reading readiness storytime program for children ages 2-5. Stories, crafts, games, and activities. Registration is required. $2 fee covered by the friends of the library. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Preschool Storytime. Stories, Songs, and Crafts!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children can move about with their parent and choose from a full array of learning materials. They will participate in guided learning activities, using manipulatives, and with a focus on learning fine motor skills, colors, shapes, numbers, matching, patterning, sequencing, and lacing. This time will also allow children the freedom to explore and expand their natural need for knowledge.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Reading readiness storytime program for children ages 2-5. Stories, crafts, games, and activities. Registration is required. $2 fee covered by the friends of the library. Call or stop by the library to register.
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
If you are between the ages of 11-18 years, we have a fun program for you. Each month, the CYA group will meet for fun activities. Free. No registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Games will be made available for your family to come in and learn a new one or play an old favorite!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Grade K-5th will meet the 4th Saturday of every month to play and learn.
Chess is a game that teaches kids how to think, concentrate solve problems all while having fun.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Patriotic T-Shirt Craft.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Reading readiness storytime program for children ages 2-5. Stories, crafts, games, and activities. Registration is required. $2 fee covered by the friends of the library. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn simple sign language. Grades K-5th Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Reading readiness storytime program for children ages 2-5. Stories, crafts, games, and activities. Registration is required. $2 fee covered by the friends of the library. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This monthly program is designed for children in grades K-2nd.

Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Night of Mario Kart Racing
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 01, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come join us for a super hero themed movie. Bring your own snacks and a pillow or blanket to sit on and enjoy a movie on our big screen. Popcorn provided! Call the Youth Services Dept. for the movie title of the week.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come get your game on @ the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Stories, Songs and Crafts with Mr. Andrew
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
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

Parents:
If you want to manage other family members, sign yourself up first as an adult.
Rules
The goal is to do at least 7 activities (see below), but you can do more! For fun, you can also keep track of the number of pages you read.

Dates:
June 1st - Start putting in (logging) activities and pages!
June 30th - Last day to sign up.
July 11th - Last day to log activities and pages.

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.

Activites
1. Check out and read any book you wish
2. Attend a library program
3. Check out 5 library books
4. Read a biography about a real-life hero
5. Write a poem
6. Complete two coloring or activity pages (we can help you find some!)
7. Learn to say five words in another language
8. Write about what type of hero you want to be
9. Listen to an audiobook
10. Read a book by an author you have never read
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