Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Beginner Looming club!
Grades 2nd through 5th will meet the first Saturday of the month to learn all about the new craft of Rainbow Looming. Looms and rubber bands will be provided
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 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. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come get your game on @ the library.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
By using our Lego building super powers, we will build something creative!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 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. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, August 06, 2015
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
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Open Game Time is cancelled for this month
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 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. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Fun end of summer event all about sand! For children in grades K-5.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Youth Advisory Council Meeting
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, August 13, 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. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Parents with children ages 3 to 5 are welcome to come in and expand their childs imagination through building, with our Duplo Lego blocks.
Older siblings are always welcome.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, August 15, 2015
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 LEGO'S, you provide the imagination!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 18, 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. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come and get your game on @ the library
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 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. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Want to practice reading aloud? Read to Teddy the Labradoodle! He is a registered Pet Partners therapy dog and will listen to stories You read to Him.
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, August 20, 2015
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
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 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
Tuesday, August 25, 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. Call or stop by the library to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Come check out what we do during this popular school year program. Children ages 3-5 can move about with their parent and participate in guided learning activities. This time will allow children to expand their natural need for knowledge.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
This teen program is partly decided by TAG, if you would like to see a program or idea presented, come to TAG to help decide!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

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Rules
The goal is to do at least 7 activities (see below), but you can do more! For fun, you can also keep track of the number of pages you read.

Dates:
June 1st - Start putting in (logging) activities and pages!
June 30th - Last day to sign up.
July 11th - Last day to log activities and pages.

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.

Activites
1. Check out and read any book you wish
2. Attend a library program
3. Check out 5 library books
4. Read a biography about a real-life hero
5. Write a poem
6. Complete two coloring or activity pages (we can help you find some!)
7. Learn to say five words in another language
8. Write about what type of hero you want to be
9. Listen to an audiobook
10. Read a book by an author you have never read
Reviews
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Title
The Big book of Minecraft
Author
Mojo Media, Inc.
Review
This book is very helpful when creating all different things on the game Minecraft. It is a good book and is a game changer.  Request this book
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
23410002542409
Title
Squish
Author
Jennifer Holm
Review
Fun graphic book
Rating
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Title
Back to School, Weird Kids Rule!
Author
Dan Gutman
Review
I loved this book! I love how it's written from Andrea's point of view.  Request this book
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
9780062206862
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Title
Vintage Baseball Cards
Author
Sports Collectors Digest
Review
So many cool baseball cards!!  Request this book
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
978-1-4402-3849-9
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Title
Heroes in Training: Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom
Author
Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Review
It's great. I never thought there could be multiple stories about Zeus and his brothers and sisters. I read the Percy Jackson books, and it had different stories about the Gods. That led me to borrow this book, and I loved it!  Request this book
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
ISBN
978-1-4424-5263-3
Title
Candy fairies chocolate dreams
Author
Helen perelman
Review
Love this book
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Just a bully
Author
Gina and mercer mayer
Review
Enjoyed this book
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Mailbox Magic
Author
Nancy Poydar
Review
"I love this book. Because it was really cool that he got a bowl with his own name on it & sent for it in the mail!"
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
Title
Hocus Pocus Hotel
Author
Michael Dahl
Review
A boy named Charlie helps another boy named Tyler figure out the mystery of the magic hotel. There are riddles and other things. I enjoyed this book. Would tell others to read it too!
Rating
Format:
Printed Book
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Title
The 39-Story Treehouse
Author
Andy Griffiths
Review
All of the books in this series are so fun! Every book adds 13 more stories to the treehouse, which is cool.  Request this book
Rating
ISBN
978-1-250-02692-7