Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Friday, December 02, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stop by to make a DIY holiday ornament! No registration necessary. Available while supplies! Call 763-6546 for more information!
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, December 02, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join Miss Sarah as she teaches us how to paint a winter scene with watercolors. Class size very limited so sign up early. Wear old clothes. Registration starts on Nov. 7.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Saturday, December 03, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stop by to make a DIY holiday ornament! No registration necessary. Available while supplies! Call 763-6546 for more information!
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, December 05, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
With the smell of turkey and Christmas trees in the air , we will celebrate the season in each session Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, December 05, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
With the smell of turkey and Christmas trees in the air , we will celebrate the season in each session Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, December 05, 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
Monday, December 05, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Fun ninja-themed activities!
Location
Meeting Rooms A & B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Time
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Get ready for the holidays and paint your own holiday themed t-shirt. Registrants need to bring a t-shirt. Registration begins: Tuesday November, 22.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Play bingo and win books!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 07, 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, December 07, 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, December 08, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
The youth services department invites homeschoolers ages 4-11 to participate in this hour long program. Fun topics will be discussed!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Put the finishing touches on your Christmas packages by making cards and wrapping paper. Free. Registration starts on November 7. Class size limited so sign up early.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
littleBits are easy-to-use electronic building blocks. We will be learning and constructing with littleBits to create cool projects.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, December 09, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stop by to make a DIY Ninja Turtle ornament. No registration necessary. Available while supplies! Call 763-6546 for more information!
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stop by to make a DIY Ninja Turtle ornament. No registration necessary. Available while supplies! Call 763-6546 for more information!
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
With the smell of turkey and Christmas trees in the air , we will celebrate the season in each session Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
With the smell of turkey and Christmas trees in the air , we will celebrate the season in each session Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, December 12, 2016
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Free Computer Coding Workshop. Enhance your skills. Work at your own pace. All skill levels welcome. Registration begins Monday November 28, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make a holiday bookmark to keep or give as a gift.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
A special holiday craft time for little ones (birth- age 5) and their grown-up. We will be making holiday gifts. One to keep, and one to give to a resident at a local nursing home. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Children in grades Kindergarten to 5th can celebrate Indiana's bicentennial by learning about the history of our great state along with enjoying Indiana inspired snacks.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Teens can celebrate Christmas by watching this fun Christmas movie!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Description
The youth services department invites homeschoolers ages 4-11 to participate in this hour long program. Fun topics will be discussed!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The smell of Christmas cookies are in the air. Join us as we make several different types of yummy cookies. Free. All middle/high schoolers welcomed.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, December 16, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stop by to make a DIY Holiday ornament! No registration necessary. Available while supplies! Call 763-6546 for more information!
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stop by to make a DIY Holiday ornament! No registration necessary. Available while supplies! Call 763-6546 for more information!
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 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, December 17, 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
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Christmas by decorating your own Christmas stocking to take home. We will have lots of embellishments and paint to decorate with. Then get a few small items to put in your stocking. Kids of all ages are welcome. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Drop in and watch a movie! Bring snacks and a blanket to sit on.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Teens and Tweens grades 5-12: Do you need something festive to wear for the holiday season? Bring your creativity to decorate an ugly Christmas sweater!
Light refreshments will be served
Please provide your own sweater or shirt
Registration requested but not required
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Play bingo and win books!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, December 23, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stop by to make a DIY Christmas Tree ornament with buttons! No registration necessary. Available while supplies! Call 763-6546 for more information!
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, December 23, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Drop in and watch a fun Holiday movie!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Free computer coding workshop. Enhance your skills. Work at your own pace. All skill levels welcome. Program Date: January 9th.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
A special storytime for kids of all ages. We will be reading Jan Brett's new book "Gingerbread Christmas". Join us for stories, crafts, and activities all based around this beautiful new book. Registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Drop in for stories and activities about Snow. Preschoolers 3-5 years old. No Registration.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, December 30, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Bring your Nerf toys and have fun battling your friends after the library closes. Protective eyewear and a signed permission form are required. Registration begins Friday, December 30.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, December 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
Celebrate the New Year at NOON with crafts, games and snacks! Grades K-8
--Registration is required--
Stop by the youth services dept or call 763-6546 for more details!
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, December 30, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
A program just for ages 10 and up. Who doesn't like Jack Skellington and the Nightmare Before Christmas? We will be hosting a spooky Christmas party with NBC themed crafts, games, snacks, all while watching the movie by the same title. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

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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
Title
sneeze the snowman
Author
wright
Review
The snowman has a cold and is cold, so the kids give him all of this stuff, but he keeps melting until the kids give him ice cream and then he is fine.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
snowmen at cheistmas
Author
buehner
Review
The snowmen have fun at night, but when day comes, they have to go back to their houses.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
what pet should I get?
Author
seuss
Review
A boy and a girl aren't sure what pet they should get. I am not sure what pet they picked. I think a dog, since Seuss liked dogs.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
one mitten
Author
george
Review
She thinks she can do all of these things with one mitten, but then she finds the other mitten and she can do more.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
yummiest love
Author
mccourt
Review
The bear family does a lot of things together, because they love them.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
puck me up, mama
Author
luebs
Review
The daughter says puck me up mama, put me down mama, so they can do stuff.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
my daddy and me
Author
macnaughton
Review
It is a very cute book.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
the perfect for mom and dad
Author
scotton
Review
The gang all try to make better presents then eachother. I live the fish tank they made.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Sophia takes the lead
Author
Disney
Review
I enjoy the Sophia books.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
princesses and puppies
Author
Walt disney
Review
The princesses and their puppies are nice.
Rating
Format:
Printed Book