Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Calling moms and daughters: To celebrate Mother's Day, we are offering a spa-tacular time filled with at home spa secrets for attendees to DIY. Registration starts on April 4th. Class size is limited. Ages 4-up
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Children of all ages are invited to bring their duplicate Shopkins toys to trade with fellow Shopkins enthusiasts! No registration required.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, May 02, 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, May 03, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make crafts. Ages 2-5. Free program. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make a Star Wars themed craft to take home.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make Star Wars themed crafts to take home. All day, while supplies last.
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 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, May 04, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
the library will celebrate all things Stars Wars on this day. Join us for crafts, snacks and activities. Registration starts on April 25. Ages 5-12
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Looking for a creative outlet? Each Wednesday in May we will work on a new project. Registration requested but not required. Call 763-6546 to register or for more information.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
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, May 05, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make crafts. Ages 2-5. Free program. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, May 05, 2016
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, May 05, 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
Thursday, May 05, 2016
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
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Barnabas and his friends are trained LCC K-9 Comfort Dog just waiting for you to read him a story!
Please call 763-6546 to reserve a 15 minute time slot.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, May 06, 2016
Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Join jewelry artist and instructor Airen-Celeste Harris and make your own beautiful paper beads! Learn a little about the history of this art form and create 24-48 beads to use on your own, or use them in our Beginning Jewelry Classes (including Earring and Bracelet classes)! Students should bring scissors, a 12" ruler, and a mechanical pencil; All other supplies included for only $15. $5 deposit and registration required. Suitable for ages 10+. Sign up today! Limit 15 students! Students may take any Beginning Jewelry Class as a stand-alone class, or take them all.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make a literary themed craft to take home.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Did you see the new movie? Celebrate Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole gang with activities, crafts and more at the library. Kids of all ages welcome. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, May 09, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for Teen Lego Movie Maker!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, May 09, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for Yoga Class!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make crafts. Ages 2-5. Free program. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Looking for a creative outlet? Each Wednesday in May we will work on a new project. Registration requested but not required. Call 763-6546 to register or for more information.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make crafts. Ages 2-5. Free program. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, May 13, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring your Nerf guns and battle your friends after the library closes!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make a literary themed craft to take home.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make crafts. Ages 2-5. Free program. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Put your knowledge to the test on Trivia Tuesdays! Each month will have a fun theme (and snacks!). Questions relating to music, movies, books, sports and much more. Teams of 1-4 people. Ages 11-Adult. Registration requested but not required. Call 763-6546 for more information.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Fun lesson on character illustration!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 18, 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, May 18, 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, May 18, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Looking for a creative outlet? Each Wednesday in May we will work on a new project. Registration requested but not required. Call 763-6546 to register or for more information.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for Preschool Fitness class.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make crafts. Ages 2-5. Free program. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Come and win a book. Registration is required call 763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts today for June 4th Storytime. For children ages 3-5 yrs. and their family.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, May 20, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Bring your Nerf toys to play capture the flag after the library closes!
Ages 10 - 15 years old.
Protective eye-wear required. Parent/Guardian waiver must be signed or child will not be able to participate. Registration starts on April 26.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make a literary themed craft to take home.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, May 21, 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, May 21, 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, May 23, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
For students Gr. K-5
Monday, June 6, 2-3:00pm
This program will be held in the Downstairs Meeting Room
Demonstration and practice! Registration begins Monday, May 23.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, May 23, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Fun retro video games. Snacks. Event date: Monday, June 20. 6-7:30 p.m.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, May 23, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for Yoga Class!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up to learn more about bikes and the benefits of riding!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make crafts. Ages 2-5. Free program. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stories, songs and activities. Children Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. old. Classes run from June 8th-June 30th. Registration is required and begins Wednesday, May 25th!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Looking for a creative outlet? Each Wednesday in May we will work on a new project. Registration requested but not required. Call 763-6546 to register or for more information.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Color your way to relaxation.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for toddlers and preschoolers. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games, and make crafts. Ages 2-5. Free program. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, May 27, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Unusual ways to play your favorite games!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make a literary themed craft to take home.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, May 28, 2016
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

Choose your age group from the tabs above BEFORE you sign up.

If you want to manage other family members, sign yourself up first as an adult.

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.
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