Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
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, October 02, 2014
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, October 02, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Friends of the Library Members may attend our Preview Night event and get first pick of this year's books! Memberships will be for sale at the door.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Author talk
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 03, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 03, 2014
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, October 03, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts! 5-week session. (Week 3: no Friday session; come to the Fairy Tale Festival on Saturday instead.)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, October 03, 2014
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 03, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A time for stories, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts! 5-week session. (Week 3: no Friday session; come to the Fairy Tale Festival on Saturday instead.)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Saturday, October 04, 2014
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
Monday, October 06, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Story time, play and songs for ages 0 - 2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, October 06, 2014
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, October 06, 2014
Time
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Larry Clark, Head of the Genealogy Department of the Valparaiso Public Library, will talk about the genealogical resources available at the Porter County Public Library. The program is designed for both beginner and seasoned family history researchers. Free. Registration is required by calling 996-3684.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
AARP Driver Safety instruction class
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Registration starts on August 25. Call the library or stop by then to reserve your spot.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
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
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
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
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 09, 2014
Time
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Description
The Library will be closed all day for a staff in-service.
Library
Porter County Public Library System

Title
Date
Friday, October 10, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 10, 2014
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, October 10, 2014
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Description
Story time, play and songs for ages 0 - 2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, October 13, 2014
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
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Registration starts on August 25. Call the library or stop by then to reserve your spot.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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, October 14, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Book discussion
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering fro adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ides, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome
Location
History Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Library Board of Trustees meet to govern the Porter County Public Library System. Open to the public.
Location
Board Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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, October 16, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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. Due to staff in-service training on the 9th, this meeting has been moved to the third Thursday in October. Please call the library at 219-759-4474 to reserve a copy of this month's book. This month's selection is Shunning Sarah by Julie Kramer.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Card making craft
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 17, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 17, 2014
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, October 17, 2014
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, October 20, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn how to alter old clothes into something new. Get ideas, learn techniques, share and swap supplies. Bring old clothes and sewing supplies to join in the fun! FREE
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Registration starts on August 25. Call the library or stop by then to reserve your spot.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Description
All skill levels are welcome to attend this art class taught by an experienced instructor. Held on the first and third Tuesdays 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
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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, October 21, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Speak with a representative and recieve information about healthcare services offered through NorthShore Health Center
Location
Lobby - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Learn about the changes in the ACA for Indiana. Free, but registration is required by calling the library at 996-3684.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn about the changes in the ACA for Indiana. Free, but registration is required by calling 996-3684.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
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, October 23, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description

Date
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for a discussion of "Ambrose Bierce's Civil War."
Location
Indiana Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 24, 2014
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, October 24, 2014
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Create 4 greeting cards for $10 with Lisa Uporsky of Stampin' Up! Registration required. For more information, call 763-1508.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, October 27, 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
Monday, October 27, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The South Haven Bookends meet the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Call the library at 219-759-4474 to reserve a copy of the current month selection. This month's selection is The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Movie discussion
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy a classic movie, selected from the American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Movies, every fourth Wednesday of the month. September through February.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, October 30, 2014
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, October 30, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Storytime fun, songs and play with Miss Kate for ages 2 1/2 to 3 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28).
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Story time fun for ages 2 - 2 1/2!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, October 31, 2014
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A time for stories, fingerplays, and crafts! 6-week session (skipping 11/28)
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

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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