Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, September 02, 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, September 03, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Preschoolers will meet monthly to build items with Duplo building blocks, Tinkertoys, Legos and Lincoln Logs. Free program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, September 03, 2015
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, September 03, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Fun for the whole family.
Please bring your own snacks & pillows. Children must have an adult present.
No registration is required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
All ages welcome. Come with your family and enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Registration begins Thursday, Aug. 20.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, September 04, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Lego Club. Program date: Friday, Sept. 18, 4-4:45pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Celebrate Labor Day with fun crafts! For children in grades K-5.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
"The Crayons" are back with a brand new story by Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers. Have fun reading, learning and creating with this colorful bunch of characters! Registration begins Tuesday, Aug. 25
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Preschool Storytime.
Program dates: Sept. 23-Nov. 5.
Choose a class time: Wednesday at 1pm OR Thursday at 9:30am, 11am, or 1pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
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, September 09, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Paint a cork board to hang up all your stuff! Register now until September 2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make a craft!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Children 24-36 months (with a favorite adult) will enjoy a lively mix of books, songs, rhymes and movement. Siblings welcome. Please call 763-6546 to register for this 8 week session or stop by the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills. Please call 763-6546 to register for the 8 week session or stop by the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 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, September 10, 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
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Registration Required, space is limited
Celebrate the return of football season with a game, crafts and snacks!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Stories, crafts, snacks and fun at the is Kid's Club program!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Fall Sweatshirt Craft. Program date: Monday, Sept. 28, 3:45-4:45pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
During this 6 week fall session, your child will learn about bats, spiders, apples and other fall sights. Free. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
During this 6 week fall session, your child will learn about bats, spiders, apples and other fall sights. Free.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 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, September 14, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
For children ages 10 yrs. and older. Prizes and and snacks provided. Register now until Sept. 11
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Get moving! Songs and dance, followed by a cool-down stretch. Registration begins Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Fun for the whole family! Young Children and their families will enjoy a mix of books, songs, rhymes, and movement.
No registration required
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 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
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Come watch your favorite anime show and enjoy some fushi!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Help plan events for teens!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Family Storytime. Program date: Thursday, Oct. 1, 6:30-7pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Children 24-36 months (with a favorite adult) will enjoy a lively mix of books, songs, rhymes and movement. Siblings welcome. Please call 763-6546 to register for this 8 week session or stop by the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills. Please call 763-6546 to register for the 8 week session or stop by the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Free build. We provide the Legos and display what you build. Registration begins Friday, Sept. 4.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 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
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
During this 6 week fall session, your child will learn about bats, spiders, apples and other fall sights. Free. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Homeschooled? Join us for a six week program where we discover and learn amazing things!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
During this 6 week fall session, your child will learn about bats, spiders, apples and other fall sights. Free.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Legos and snacks provided. No registration.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Fun for the whole family! Young Children and their families will enjoy a mix of books, songs, rhymes, and movement.
No registration required
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Songs Stories and Crafts with Mr. Andrew and Miss. Willow
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
This teen program is partly decided by TAG, if you would like to see a program or idea presented, come to TAG to help decide! Sept. 23 is Nail Art! Come learn how to make Ladybugs!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Songs Stories and Crafts with Mr. Andrew and Miss. Willow
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Children 24-36 months (with a favorite adult) will enjoy a lively mix of books, songs, rhymes and movement. Siblings welcome. Please call 763-6546 to register for this 8 week session or stop by the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Songs Stories and Crafts with Mr. Andrew and Miss. Willow
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills. Please call 763-6546 to register for the 8 week session or stop by the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Songs Stories and Crafts with Mr. Andrew and Miss. Willow
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration begins for Kid's Club: Fall. Program date: Friday, Oct. 9, 4-4:45pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Craft for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Registration starts September 12th; please call the youth services department to register @ 763-6546.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Saturday movies at the library!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
During this 6 week fall session, your child will learn about bats, spiders, apples and other fall sights. Free. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Homeschooled? Join us for a six week program where we discover and learn amazing things!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
During this 6 week fall session, your child will learn about bats, spiders, apples and other fall sights. Free.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 28, 2015
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Bring your own sweatshirt (pre-washed, no fabric softener) to design with a fun Fall pattern. Adult must attend with child. Registration begins Monday, Sept. 14.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Calling all Middle Schoolers/High Schoolers: Join the YS staff for a monthly book discussion. Copies of book are available at desk. September's book is Monument 14 by Emily Laybourne.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Fun for the whole family! Young Children and their families will enjoy a mix of books, songs, rhymes, and movement.
No registration required
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Songs Stories and Crafts with Mr. Andrew and Miss. Willow
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Songs Stories and Crafts with Mr. Andrew and Miss. Willow
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Children 24-36 months (with a favorite adult) will enjoy a lively mix of books, songs, rhymes and movement. Siblings welcome. Please call 763-6546 to register for this 8 week session or stop by the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Preschoolers will meet monthly to build items with Duplo building blocks, Legos, Tinkertoys and Lincoln Logs. Free program.
Location
Typing Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Songs Stories and Crafts with Mr. Andrew and Miss. Willow
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills. Please call 763-6546 to register for the 8 week session or stop by the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Songs Stories and Crafts with Mr. Andrew and Miss. Willow
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for children ages 2-5. Play games, sing songs, make crafts, and listen to stories. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, October 01, 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, October 01, 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, October 01, 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
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come with your family and enjoy stories, songs and a craft. Registration begins Thursday, Sept. 17.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

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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
Reviews
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Title
The Big book of Minecraft
Author
Mojo Media, Inc.
Review
This book is very helpful when creating all different things on the game Minecraft. It is a good book and is a game changer.  Request this book
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Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
23410002542409
Title
Squish
Author
Jennifer Holm
Review
Fun graphic book
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Title
Back to School, Weird Kids Rule!
Author
Dan Gutman
Review
I loved this book! I love how it's written from Andrea's point of view.  Request this book
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Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
9780062206862
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Title
Vintage Baseball Cards
Author
Sports Collectors Digest
Review
So many cool baseball cards!!  Request this book
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Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
978-1-4402-3849-9
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Title
Heroes in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
Author
Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Review
It's great. I never thought there could be multiple stories about Zeus and his brothers and sisters. I read the Percy Jackson books, and it had different stories about the Gods. That led me to borrow this book, and I loved it!  Request this book
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Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
978-1-4424-5263-3
Title
Candy fairies chocolate dreams
Author
Helen perelman
Review
Love this book
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Just a bully
Author
Gina and mercer mayer
Review
Enjoyed this book
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Mailbox Magic
Author
Nancy Poydar
Review
"I love this book. Because it was really cool that he got a bowl with his own name on it & sent for it in the mail!"
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Hocus Pocus Hotel
Author
Michael Dahl
Review
A boy named Charlie helps another boy named Tyler figure out the mystery of the magic hotel. There are riddles and other things. I enjoyed this book. Would tell others to read it too!
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Format:
Printed Book
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Title
The 39-Story Treehouse
Author
Andy Griffiths
Review
All of the books in this series are so fun! Every book adds 13 more stories to the treehouse, which is cool.  Request this book
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ISBN
978-1-250-02692-7