Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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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
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
A Lego Duplo program for 4 & 5 year olds presented by Bricks4Kidz. Participants practice engineering skills as they build. Registration is required and space is limited. Call or stop by the library to reserve your place. Free program.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
A Lego engineering program presented by Bricks4Kidz. Participants learn and practice their skills as they create moving Legos. Elementary age students. Registration is required and space is limited so call or stop by the library to reserve your place. Free program.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

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

Title
Date
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Family Storytime.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Stories, Songs and Crafts with Mr. Andrew
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 04, 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, June 04, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Stories, songs and Crafts with Mr. Andrew
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 04, 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, June 04, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Stories, songs, playtime! Designed for children who have sensory sensitivities. Adult must attend with child.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, June 05, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Grades PS-Gr. 3 Friday, June 19, 2-3pm.
It's a girl's dream come true! Dress fancy or fun and enjoy stories, games and more!
Registration begins Friday, June 5.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, June 05, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Barnabas is a trained LCC K-9 Comfort Dog just waiting for you to read him a story.
Please call 763-6546 to reserve a 15 min time slot
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Description
A special program for the littlest heroes (Pre K- K). Join us at the library for breakfast with some of your little one's favorite storybook heroes. We will have a themed breakfast, a story, and a learning activity/game. Registration is required. Free Program. Families welcome to join in the fun with their Littlest Hero!
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Beginner Looming club!
Grades 2nd through 5th will meet the first Saturday of the month to learn all about the new craft of Rainbow Looming. Looms and rubber bands will be provided
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Advanced Looming - Grades 3rd through 6th will meet the first Saturday of the month to share their love of rainbow looming!
We will meet for an hour long session for some Loomy great fun! Looms and rubber bands are supplied but feel free to bring your own as our supplies are limited.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Movies at the library!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration Starts for Mario Kart Tournament
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Join us for five weeks of summer programs as we discover that "Every Hero has a Story" Free programming. Sign up begins on June 1. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join us for five weeks of unmasking our super powers. Free Grades 6-12 (completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 08, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join us for five weeks of summer programs as we discover that "Every Hero has a Story" Free programming. Sign up begins on June 1. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 08, 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 09, 2015
Time
9:05 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
For children that have at least completed 1st grade. Create jungle themed art in this 4 class session with Mrs. Scott. This class is for beginning artists.
$40 for 4 classes
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Learn how to draw animated characters with art teacher, Mrs. Scott. For children that have completed the 1st grade and older that have an intermediate skill level.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Party with your favorite storybook heroes! Tuesdays from 11-12. Make a craft, play a game, have a snack. Harry Potter 6/9, Percy Jackson 6/16, How to Train Your Dragon 6/23, Dr. Seuss 6/30. Kindergarten - 5th grade. Pre-registration is required for each program. Free
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come to our Hero training kick-off! Children in grades Kindergarten to 2nd can come to increase their hero skills.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
For students Gr. K-5, with adult. Be ready for the 4th of July with your USA T-shirt! Bring your own pre-washed T-shirt.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Come and join us making cool crafts this summer
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A teens only summer program, every Tuesday from 3-4 pm. Ages 12-18. Free. Book BINGO 6/9, Masks and mini-heroes 6/16, Comics 6/23, Trivia Contest 6/30, Great Villain Debate 7/7. Pre-registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Wednesday, July 15, 6-7pm.
Join Bill Halliar, writer, Illustrator, and colorist for Dark Horse, Moonstone, and Devil's Due comics, as he leads a hands-on class in character illustration.
Register between June 10 and July 10.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Join us for super summer fun as we become reading heroes! Free! Must be preregistered. Grades K-5th (Completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
For ages 2-6, come and celebrate the canine super heroes from Paw Patrol with games and activities. Registration is required, space is limited.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Join us for super summer fun as we become reading heroes! Free! Must be preregistered. Grades K-5th (Completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 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 10, 2015
Time
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Join us for super summer fun as we become reading heroes! Free! Must be preregistered. Grades K-5th (Completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Book BINGO. Win free books, movies, and more by playing BINGO! Preschool-5th grade. Free. Pre-registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come celebrate Olympic athletes by practicing like one! Enjoy edible medals and fun Olympic games!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Youth Advisory Council Meeting
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Turn and ordinary rock into a piece of art!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Stories, Songs and Crafts with Mr. Andrew
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 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.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 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.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come to our Hero training kick-off! Children in grades 3rd to 5th can come to increase their hero skills.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Stories, songs and Crafts with Mr. Andrew
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Children in grades K-2nd can come in and test their might at our training camp/obstacle course. We will also be making a Superhero Bottle Cap Necklace and having a light snack.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Children in grades 3rd-5th can come in and test their might at our training camp/obstacle course. We will also be making a Superhero Bottle Cap Necklace and having a light snack.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, June 11, 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, June 11, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Children in grades 6th-12th will be making two super easy but super fun crafts to show off your Superhero favorite! We will be making Bottle Cap Necklaces and the ever so famous duct tape wallets.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, June 12, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Ages 10 and up
Friday, June 26, 5:30-8pm
Bring your Nerf toys and have fun battling your friends after the library closes! Come as your favorite Star Wars character! Protective eye wear required.
Registration begins Friday, June 12.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, June 12, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Read and visit with Laura Numeroff's famous "Cookie Mouse"! Provided by our local Barnes and Noble bookstore!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, June 12, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes based on heroes all around them.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, June 12, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn about real life heroes from history. Make crafts and participate in fun activities. Every Friday from 11-12. Kindergarten - 5th grade. Free. Heroes in Space 6/12, Walt Disney 6/19, Animal Heroes 6/26, American Heroes 7/3, Heroes at Sea 7/10. Pre-registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, June 12, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Interested in volunteering? Come to a training or set up your own with Ms. Kate.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Description
A special program for the littlest heroes (Pre K- K). Join us at the library for breakfast with some of your little one's favorite storybook heroes. We will have a themed breakfast, a story, and a learning activity/game. Registration is required. Free Program. Families welcome to join in the fun with their Littlest Hero!
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Are you a hero of the rock world? Come in during our ‘Family’ game time and test your abilities and advance to the highest level.

We will also be having an assortment of games available during this time for families to play.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Interested in volunteering? Come to a training or set up your own with Ms. Kate.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Join us for five weeks of summer programs as we discover that "Every Hero has a Story" Free programming. Sign up begins on June 1. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join us for five weeks of unmasking our super powers. Free Grades 6-12 (completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join us for five weeks of summer programs as we discover that "Every Hero has a Story" Free programming. Sign up begins on June 1. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 15, 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 16, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for June Lego Club!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
9:05 AM - 9:55 AM
Description
For children that have at least completed 1st grade. Create jungle themed art in this 4 class session with Mrs. Scott. This class is for beginning artists.
$40 for 4 classes
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Learn how to draw animated characters with art teacher, Mrs. Scott. For children that have completed the 1st grade and older that have an intermediate skill level.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Party with your favorite storybook heroes! Tuesdays from 11-12. Make a craft, play a game, have a snack. Harry Potter 6/9, Percy Jackson 6/16, How to Train Your Dragon 6/23, Dr. Seuss 6/30. Kindergarten - 5th grade. Pre-registration is required for each program. Free
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Come learn about the heroes of Greek Mythology! For children in grades Kindergarten to 2nd.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Come and join us making cool crafts this summer
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
A teens only summer program, every Tuesday from 3-4 pm. Ages 12-18. Free. Book BINGO 6/9, Masks and mini-heroes 6/16, Comics 6/23, Trivia Contest 6/30, Great Villain Debate 7/7. Pre-registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Local Music and Art at the Library
Location
Meeting Rooms A & B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and get your game on @ the library
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
For preschoolers, ages 3 1/2-5 yrs. with caregiver. Play bingo. Win books. Everyone's a winner!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Play bingo and win books!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Join us for super summer fun as we become reading heroes! Free! Must be preregistered. Grades K-5th (Completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Join us for super summer fun as we become reading heroes! Free! Must be preregistered. Grades K-5th (Completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 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 17, 2015
Time
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Join us for super summer fun as we become reading heroes! Free! Must be preregistered. Grades K-5th (Completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Turn yourself into a life sized superhero poster. Kindergarten-5th grade. Free. Pre-registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come watch your favorite anime show. Vote when you sign up for which show to watch! Also enjoy some fushi!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Make a fun and unique shirt to wear all summer!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Sensory Storytime. Program date: Thursday, July 2, 6:30-7pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Stories, Songs and Crafts with Mr. Andrew
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 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.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Unmask your hidden artistic talent. A teacher from the Chesterton Art Center will teach a craft class geared for 11-14 years old. Class size is limited. Registration starts on June 1. Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 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.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Come learn about the heroes of Greek Mythology! For children in grades 3rd to 5th.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Stories, songs and Crafts with Mr. Andrew
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Description
Children in grades K-2nd grade will learn about Animals that are true heroes of the Animal Kingdom. Munch on delicious snacks as they make their very own Mzee Turtle Bank.
Donations for area animal shelters are welcome
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 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, June 18, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Children in grades 3rd-5th will learn about Animals that are true heroes of the Animal Kingdom. Munch on delicious snacks as they make their very own Mzee Turtle Bank.
Donations for area animal shelters are welcome
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, June 18, 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, June 18, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Come with your family and enjoy stories, songs, and a craft. All ages welcome.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes based on heroes all around them.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn about real life heroes from history. Make crafts and participate in fun activities. Every Friday from 11-12. Kindergarten - 5th grade. Free. Heroes in Space 6/12, Walt Disney 6/19, Animal Heroes 6/26, American Heroes 7/3, Heroes at Sea 7/10. Pre-registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
For students Grades PS-Gr. 3. It's a girl's dream come true! Dress fancy or fun and enjoy stories, games and more! Registration begins Friday, June 5.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, June 19, 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, June 20, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Description
A special program for the littlest heroes (Pre K- K). Join us at the library for breakfast with some of your little one's favorite storybook heroes. We will have a themed breakfast, a story, and a learning activity/game. Registration is required. Free Program. Families welcome to join in the fun with their Littlest Hero!
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, June 20, 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, June 20, 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
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Movies at the library!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Kids Club Program that is full of fun!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Join us for five weeks of summer programs as we discover that "Every Hero has a Story" Free programming. Sign up begins on June 1. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Join us for five weeks of unmasking our super powers. Free Grades 6-12 (completed)
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Join us for five weeks of summer programs as we discover that "Every Hero has a Story" Free programming. Sign up begins on June 1. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Meet Barnabas, a trained Comfort Dog. Find out how this animal hero helps people in our community.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Monday, June 22, 6-7pm
Each month features a different theme. Legos and snacks provided.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 22, 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

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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