Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Battle your friends after the library closes!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Watch a movie at the library!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
As Indiana continues to celebrate its Bicentennial, we are going to explore one of the Hoosier State's finest and oldest tradition. The Indiana State Fair. Come for food, fun and games!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Come and learn about this very popular game. We will take a walk downtown to see where the popular stops are. Registrants must bring own device. Children under 12 must have a parent attend. Registration begins August 2nd, 2016.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for children ages 2-5. Hear stories, sing songs, play games, make crafts and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun afternoon of Olympic-themed games, crafts, snacks and more! Registration required, please call 763-6546 for more information.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 03, 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
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs, dances, and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Please register once for the 8 week session. Call 763-6546 to register today!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for children ages 2-5. Hear stories, sing songs, play games, make crafts and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, August 04, 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, August 04, 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
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for children ages 2-5. Hear stories, sing songs, play games, make crafts and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come compete in some silly Olympic Games and win a medal! Free program for ages 5 and up. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs, dances, and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Please register once for the 8 week session. Call 763-6546 to register today!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Games, food, fun, and more! Sign-ups start July 14th.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for children ages 2-5. Hear stories, sing songs, play games, make crafts and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, August 12, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Battle your friends after the library closes!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, August 15, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join the YS staff as we show you ways to pamper yourself during the busy school year. Ages 11-18
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come and learn about this very popular game. We will take a walk downtown to see where the popular stops are. Registrants must bring own device. Children under 12 must have a parent attend. Registration begins August 2nd, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for children ages 2-5. Hear stories, sing songs, play games, make crafts and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 17, 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
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs, dances, and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Please register once for the 8 week session. Call 763-6546 to register today!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for children ages 2-5. Hear stories, sing songs, play games, make crafts and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, August 20, 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, August 20, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join the Youth Services Department as we celebrate the beginning of the school year with fun crafts, healthy after school snacks and other activities.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Saturday, August 20, 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, August 22, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Learn how to make a stop motion Lego movie. Gr. 5-8. Program date is Monday September 12, 6-7:30.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Interactive storytime for children ages 2-5. Hear stories, sing songs, play games, make crafts and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 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
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
We will be making a cool craft. You need to bring a color tee shirt or tank top we will using bleach pens.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs, dances, and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Please register once for the 8 week session. Call 763-6546 to register today!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Description
Interactive storytime for children ages 2-5. Hear stories, sing songs, play games, make crafts and more. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Kids and teens ages 7 and up are invited to the library on the 4th Saturday of every month to play and learn "the game of kings." Chess is a game that teaches kids how to think, concentrate, and solve problems all while having fun.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

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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.
Reviews
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Title
The notebook of doom day of the nightcrawlers
Author
Troy cummings
Review
When they walk to school they see night crawlers. I like bugs. I've read this one a few times   Request this book
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Printed Book
ISBN
N78-0-545-49325-3
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Title
candy faries chocolate dreams
Author
helen perlman
Review
i liked the book because it was about candy.i found it interesting.the chocolate egg was stolen,i liked that there was a princess in the book.  Request this book
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Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
9781416994541
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Title
rascal
Author
miles ellen gross
Review
it was very interesting.he is a very energetic puppy.they found out that the horse was grumpy because he missed his friend.they found a home where he could be with horses.  Request this book
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Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
9780439793827
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Title
Happy Birthday Bad kitty
Author
nick bruel
Review
I thought it was a silly book ,but i love bad kitty books  Request this book
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Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
9781596433427
Title
Captain America: The First Avenger
Review
It was amazing and I liked Bucky.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Happy Pig Day
Author
Mo Willems
Review
The best part was when all of his pig friends come.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Pigs Make Me Sneeze
Author
Mo Willems
Review
I love piggy in this book!
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Dragon Masters song of the poison dragon
Author
Tracey West
Review
i liked the new dragon master.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book