Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for Mario Kart! Prizes. Snacks. Event date: Monday June 27. Gr. 5-8.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Author, speaker, and bubble artist Geoff Akins Hannah uses ordinary bubbles to inspire others to follow their dreams! Visit http://yoursquarebubble.com/ for a sneak preview of this very special live performance. Please register for this program by calling 763-6546.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Songs and dance, followed by a cool-down story.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join our reading team for fun stories, cool crafts, engaging activities and songs as we celebrate a different sport each week. Please note: There will be no class on July 4. Ages 4-5 Enrollment starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Make a simple sports craft while you hear hilarious stories. All ages welcome, but crafts and books are geared for elementary age readers. No registration required, drop-in program.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Between the ages of 11 and 18? Bored already and school has only been out for a few days? Miss your friends? The youth services department has the solution. join us weekly for 6 weeks for fun programs.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Join our reading team for fun stories, cool crafts, engaging activities and songs as we celebrate a different sport each week. Please note: There will be no class on July 4. Ages 4-5. Enrollment starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Inspirational message and lots of bubble fun!
Location
Meeting Rooms A & B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bike-a-Palooza. Bike races, obstacle courses, decorating contest, safety-talk, and more. We will meet across the street in Field of Dream Park. K-5, registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Description
Ever wonder which sports balls rolls fastest on the floor? Come find out the answer to that and other cool questions!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Special programs just for teens, ages 12-18. Projects, crafts, and of course, food. No registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Get your game on @ the Library! Open Gaming in Youth Services for kids and teens. No registration required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
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!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Recycled Wheels. Build toy cars from recycled materials. K-5, registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Enjoy this movie about 4 high school students form a robotics club and go up against the reigning champions! Snacks will be provided!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Learn the art of temporary skin decoration with Mehndi.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stories, games and crafts from Kit's world
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
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!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Have lunch at the library and learn about healthy eating. K-12 (younger siblings are welcome if adult is present). Registration is required. Call or visit the library for menu information.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Description
Ever wonder which sports balls rolls fastest on the floor? Come find out the answer to that and other cool questions!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 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, June 30, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Come to the library for fun outside games. Drop-in, no registration required. K-5th grade.
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Make your own terrarium!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 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
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Themes include: Back to Nature, Yummy, Dance, Dance, Dance, Let's Play, Round and Round we go, and Move it!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
Fun fitness class for kids!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Drive-In Movie. Design your own car (box) to sit in while we watch a short movie. K-5, registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, July 02, 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
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for Sensory Storytime.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Fun, easy Zumba class!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 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, July 05, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Description
Come have a soup spectacular time with games, crafts, and activities centered around soup and soup cans!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Special programs just for teens, ages 12-18. Projects, crafts, and of course, food. No registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Play bingo. Win books. 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Adult must attend with child. Registration begins June 22, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 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, July 06, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Get your game on @ the Library! Open Gaming in Youth Services for kids and teens. No registration required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Foosball. Build your own foosball game. K-5, registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Play bingo and win books!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Ever wanted to test your trivia knowledge? Well now is your chance!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Play bingo and win books!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Compete in a cardboard challenge.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Be cool this summer and build fantastic Lego creations. Legos provided. Ages 4-12
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Have lunch at the library and learn about healthy eating. K-12 (younger siblings are welcome if adult is present). Registration is required. Call or visit the library for menu information.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Description
Come have a soup spectacular time with games, crafts, and activities centered around soup and soup cans!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 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, July 07, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Come to the library for fun outside games. Drop-in, no registration required. K-5th grade.
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 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, July 07, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Make your own sugar scrub. Refreshments. Registration begins Thursday, June 9. Gr. 5-8
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 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
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Fun, easy sewing class!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Easy, safe sewing project.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Themes include: Back to Nature, Yummy, Dance, Dance, Dance, Let's Play, Round and Round we go, and Move it!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Weird Soccer. Unusual soccer games and crafts. K-5, registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Stories, crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Children and teens are invited to do a very special scavenger hunt the week of July 11th- July 16th. Come celebrate the last week of our Summer Reading Club, collect your final prizes and get a special bonus prize for completing the scavenger hunt. No registration necessary; this activity will be available in Youth Services all day during the week.
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join our reading team for fun stories, cool crafts, engaging activities and songs as we celebrate a different sport each week. Please note: There will be no class on July 4. Ages 4-5 Enrollment starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Make a simple sports craft while you hear hilarious stories. All ages welcome, but crafts and books are geared for elementary age readers. No registration required, drop-in program.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Between the ages of 11 and 18? Bored already and school has only been out for a few days? Miss your friends? The youth services department has the solution. join us weekly for 6 weeks for fun programs.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Join our reading team for fun stories, cool crafts, engaging activities and songs as we celebrate a different sport each week. Please note: There will be no class on July 4. Ages 4-5. Enrollment starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Tie-Dye Day. Bring your own clothing item to dye. Drop in, no registration required. All ages welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Legos and snacks provided. Gr. 5-8. No Registration.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a fun paper craft!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Children and teens are invited to do a very special scavenger hunt the week of July 11th- July 16th. Come celebrate the last week of our Summer Reading Club, collect your final prizes and get a special bonus prize for completing the scavenger hunt. No registration necessary; the activity will be available in Youth Services all day during the week.
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 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, July 12, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Description
Enjoy our circus inspired program with juggling, crafts, and fun activities!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Come and win a book. Registration is required 763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Special programs just for teens, ages 12-18. Projects, crafts, and of course, food. No registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Come and win a young adult book. Registration is required
763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Gr. 7-9. fun, easy sewing class! Registration begins Tuesday, June 14.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
We will be making some cool crafts .
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for Music & Move Dance Class!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Children and teens are invited to do a very special scavenger hunt the week of July 11th- July 16th. Come celebrate the last week of our Summer Reading Club, collect your final prizes and get a special bonus prize for completing the scavenger hunt. No registration necessary; the activity will be available in Youth Services all day during the week.
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Come and win a book. Registration is required call 763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 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, July 13, 2016
Time
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Get your game on @ the Library! Open Gaming in Youth Services for kids and teens. No registration required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Water Balloons. Come prepared to get wet and throw some water balloons. K-5, registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Relax and enjoy playing games with your friends!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Be involved at the library by helping to plan future events for teens!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Fun, easy sewing class!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Children and teens are invited to do a very special scavenger hunt the week of July 11th- July 16th. Come celebrate the last week of our Summer Reading Club, collect your final prizes and get a special bonus prize for completing the scavenger hunt. No registration necessary; the activity will be available in Youth Services all day during the week.
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Have lunch at the library and learn about healthy eating. K-12 (younger siblings are welcome if adult is present). Registration is required. Call or visit the library for menu information.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Description
Enjoy our circus inspired program with juggling, crafts, and fun activities!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 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, July 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Stories, games and crafts from Kit's world. Bring your doll and have a great time!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Come to the library for fun outside games. Drop-in, no registration required. K-5th grade.
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 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, July 14, 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
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Children and teens are invited to do a very special scavenger hunt the week of July 11th- July 16th. Come celebrate the last week of our Summer Reading Club, collect your final prizes and get a special bonus prize for completing the scavenger hunt. No registration necessary; the activity will be available in Youth Services all day during the week.
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Children ages 4-5 enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Themes include: Back to Nature, Yummy, Dance, Dance, Dance, Let's Play, Round and Round we go, and Move it!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Wet-N-Wild Afternoon. Outdoor water games. Prepare to get wet. K-5, registration required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Children and teens are invited to do a very special scavenger hunt the week of July 11th- July 16th. Come celebrate the last week of our Summer Reading Club, collect your final prizes and get a special bonus prize for completing the scavenger hunt. No registration necessary; the activity will be available in Youth Services all day during the week.
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, July 16, 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, July 16, 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, July 16, 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, July 18, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join our reading team for fun stories, cool crafts, engaging activities and songs as we celebrate a different sport each week. Please note: There will be no class on July 4. Ages 4-5 Enrollment starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Between the ages of 11 and 18? Bored already and school has only been out for a few days? Miss your friends? The youth services department has the solution. join us weekly for 6 weeks for fun programs.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, July 18, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Description
Join our reading team for fun stories, cool crafts, engaging activities and songs as we celebrate a different sport each week. Please note: There will be no class on July 4. Ages 4-5. Enrollment starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Stories, songs, playtime. Designed for children who have sensory sensitivities.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 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, July 19, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Drop in and make a fun craft to take home. No Registration.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Celebrate the release of the NEW movie by celebrating all things Ghostbusters. Crafts, snacks, and more!! Grades K-12. Space is limited, registration is required. Call 763-6546 to sign up.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 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, July 20, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Get your game on @ the Library! Open Gaming in Youth Services for kids and teens. No registration required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Each week, we will celebrate the fun summer reading program, Registration starts on June 1st.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Make fun magnets to take to school in the fall!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Be cool this summer and build fantastic Lego creations. Legos provided. Ages 4-12
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 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, July 21, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Compete in our cardboard challenge!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 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, July 22, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Fun, easy sewing class!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, July 23, 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

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Join the Youth Services staff as we celebrate the joys of summer with a beach party.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, July 25, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Prizes. Snacks. Gr. 5-8. Registration begins Monday, June 27.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Get ready for the opening ceremonies with this fun Olympics-themed craft.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
It's a Block Party at the library! Join us for free play and specific skill practice with blocks of all sizes for families and their children ages 8 months to 8 years. No registration required; come join in the fun! Call 763-6546 for more information.

This program will feature presenters from Purdue University. You can learn more about the program here:
http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/extension/programs/detail.aspx?programId=13&category=family
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 26, 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

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.
Reviews
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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
Rating
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
Rating
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
Rating
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