Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginning oil painting class.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Family Time~Holiday Movie and Craft Time
Children and their families are welcome to come make a craft and then watch Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Refreshments will be served
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, December 22, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free blood pressure screening provided by North Shore Health Services.
Location
Lobby - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Build your bones, strengthen and tone your muscles, and maintain good health with this introductory yoga class led by exercise instructor Lorraine Harrell. Please bring an exercise mat, a towel, a lightweight resistance band, and a bottle of water. $10 cash per session.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
The Library is closed all day in observance of Christmas Eve.
Library
Porter County Public Library System

Title
Date
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
The Library is closed all day in observance of Christmas Day.
Library
Porter County Public Library System

Title
Date
Friday, December 26, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sensory Story Time registration
This Story Time is designed for children who are sensitive to sensory overload.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Build your bones, strengthen and tone your muscles, and maintain good health with this introductory yoga class led by exercise instructor Lorraine Harrell. Please bring an exercise mat, a towel, a lightweight resistance band, and a bottle of water. $10 cash per session.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
The Library is closed all day in observance of New Year's Eve.
Library
Porter County Public Library System

Title
Date
Thursday, January 01, 2015
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
The library will be closed all day in observance of New Year's Day.
Library
Porter County Public Library System

Title
Date
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Time
9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Description
Basket weaving class suitable for all levels of skill.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, January 03, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Storytime for babies, birth to age 2. Books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs, and free playtime. Children are never too young to learn pre-reading skills. This is a free drop in program!
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, January 05, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A different acrylic paint project each month. Fees vary based on the project.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, January 05, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Description
Make greeting cards on various subjects for $10 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment at adult circulation desk are required.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Monday, January 05, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Exercise class
Location
Meeting Room A - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Build your bones, strengthen and tone your muscles, and maintain good health with this introductory yoga class led by exercise instructor Lorraine Harrell. Please bring an exercise mat, a towel, a lightweight resistance band, and a bottle of water. $10 cash per session.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will be offered. Cholesterol screenings will be offered for $5. Blood sugar and cholesterol screenings require an 8 hour fast. No appointments are needed.
Location
Conference Room (upstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 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.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
All skill levels are welcome to attend this art class taught by an experienced instructor. Held on the first and third Tuesday of the month, students may attend any one session or all of the class series.
A painting surface will be provided. Cost: $10 per person per class.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, January 08, 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, January 08, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The South Haven Inspiring Minds Book Discussion Group meets at 10:30 on the second Thursday of each month. Please call the library at 219-759-4474 to reserve a copy of this month's book.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, January 08, 2015
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description

Date
Thursday, January 08, 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.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, January 09, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Special storytime just for babies birth-2 1/2
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, January 09, 2015
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Sensory Story Time registration
This Story Time is designed for children who are sensitive to sensory overload.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Beginning oil painting class.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Storytime for babies, birth to age 2. Books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs, and free playtime. Children are never too young to learn pre-reading skills. This is a free drop in program!
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, January 12, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Share tips and techniques for constructing scrapbooks, paper crafts, and cards. Program is free. Craft Kits are available for $10. Call 759-3362 to register.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, January 12, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Strengthen and tone for more flexibility with certified yoga instructor Rich DeLuca. Bring an exercise mat, towel and bottle of water. For high school students and adults. Register at rdc46341@comcast.net. Walk-ins welcome. Cost: $3.00 per class.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 13, 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.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
This program is for birth to 2 years old and is filled with songs, music, stories, finger plays, and rhymes. It is a drop-in program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Book Discussion Group
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Musical program
Location
Meeting Room A - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Informational event
Location
Board Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Share tips and techniques for constructing scrapbooks, paper crafts, and cards. Program is free. Craft Kits are available for $10. Call 759-3362 to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, January 15, 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.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, January 16, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Special storytime just for babies birth-2 1/2
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Create greeting cards and other fun projects with Jennifer Courtney, independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! Registration, scissors, and adhesives required; $10 per session. For more information, call 763-1508.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Storytime for babies, birth to age 2. Books, nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs, and free playtime. Children are never too young to learn pre-reading skills. This is a free drop in program!
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

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Rules
Promote early literacy skills while having fun with your little one!

Children from birth to age 2 may register. The goal for this program is 7 activities (see list below). You may log activities starting June 2nd. We suggest logging about two activities per week!

Registration ends June 30th, and the program ends on Saturday, July 12th. This is the last day you can log activities!


    Activities
  1. Read a bedtime story.

  2. Sing or recite nursery rhymes. Add motions, claps and tickles.

  3. Sing the ABCs.

  4. Look at a book together. Point to the pictures as you say them. Let the child touch the book and turn the pages.

  5. Do some bounce and tickle rhymes.

  6. Spend some time playing peek-a-boo.

  7. Visit the library to look at books and play.


Reviews
Activity
ABCs
Activity
Bedtime story
Rating
Activity
Visit the library
Rating
Activity
Peek-a-boo
Rating
Activity
Bounce and tickle rhymes
Rating
Activity
Peek-a-boo
Rating
Comments
we love peek-a-boo
Activity
Nursery rhyme
Rating
Comments
We sang "I'm a little teapot" and did the motions while waiting for dinner to cook.
Activity
Bounce and tickle rhymes
Rating
Comments
While playing we sing Tommy Thumb (finger play song)
Activity
Peek-a-boo
Rating
Comments
We played Peek-A-Boo & Hide and Go Seek! A lot of giggling took place!
Activity
Visit the library
Rating