Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Upcoming Events
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

Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for Sept. 12th Lego Club! Event date: Monday, September 12, 4:00-4:45pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Hop on the reading rails with this fun train program geared for little ones. The YS department will also be unveiling its new train table at this time.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Sign up for Sensory Storytime! Class date: Wednesday, September 17, 10:00-10:30am.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Come watch the original movie from 1984 about three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 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, September 01, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us as we explore the wonderful wacky world of Science. Free. Ages K-5th
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 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, September 01, 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
Friday, September 02, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Stories, crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Attention young artists: an art show featuring the work of area homeschoolers is coming to the Portage Public Library in September! Kids and teens are invited to display their artwork and participate in a special opening reception on Saturday, September 3rd from 2-4 pm. The art will be displayed for one month. Register your young artists by calling our Youth Services department at 763-6546.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Register for Pre-K Spanish Class. Program date: Monday, September 19, 10:00-10:30am.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Register for Preschool Storytime! Stories, songs and crafts for children ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 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, September 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, September 07, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come play Pokemon bingo and win free books! Grades K-5. Registration begins August 20th. Stop by the Youth Services desk or call 763-6546 to register.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 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, September 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, September 08, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Come to Youth Services and make a Pokemon picture frame starting at 2pm, while supplies last. No registration necessary.
Location
Lobby - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
For Students Gr. K-5. Build, decorate and race Brushbots! Registration begins Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come play Pokemon bingo, eat snacks, and win free Young Adult books! Registration begins August 20th. Stop by Youth Services or call 763-6546 to register.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Come see a movie that will make you "wanna catch 'em all." We will be raffling off a poster and making popcorn, but please feel free to bring your favorite snacks. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Wear an old shirt. Pick up your paintbrush. Hone your painting skills. Miss Sarah will teach us how to paint a beautiful fall picture with watercolors. All supplies provided! Pre-registration required. Class size is very limited so sign up quickly. Program date is Friday, October 7 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 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, September 12, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Free build for students Gr. K-5. We provide the Legos and display what you build!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Learn how to make a stop motion Lego movie. Gr. 5-8. Registration begins Monday, August 22.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
A special craft time for little ones (birth - age 5) and their grownups to make something together. Registration is required.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Celebrate Roald Dahl birthday and the release of “The BFG”!
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
We will be making some cool crafts. Please register in advance two weeks before classes.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Come and win a young adult book. Registration is required
763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Stories, songs, sensory play. Designed for children who have sensory sensitivities. Caregiver must attend with child.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 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, September 14, 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, September 14, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Come and win a book. Registration is required 763-6546
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 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
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Looking for a way to be involved at the library? Develop new program ideas and plan displays. No registration.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make a fun Angry Bird craft to take home. No Registration. For all ages. Thursday, September 15.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Register for Spanish Club! Event date: Thursday, September 29, 4:00-4:45pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 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, September 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, September 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
Friday, September 16, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Stories, crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

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

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Learn how to make a stop motion Lego movie. Gr. 5-8. Program date is Monday October, 10.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
For children ages 3-5 yrs. Stories and songs to practice basic Spanish.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
With a autumn in the air, we will celebrate the season in each session. Ages 4-5
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us as we discover the wonderful world of books.
Copies of book are available at Circ Desk.
September 19: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
October 17: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Arrrr ye ready to walk the plank? Join us for a fun afternoon of pirate crafts and activities. For grades K-8. Registration begins September 1st. Call 763-6546 for more information!
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 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, September 21, 2016
Time
11:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Drop in and make a bookmark to take home!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Stories, songs and crafts. Ages 3 1/2 to 5 1/2 yrs. Registration begins September 7, 2016.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 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, September 22, 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, September 22, 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, September 22, 2016
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Join us as we explore and prepare new recipes.
Sept. 22: Yummy Gluten-Free Snacks
Oct. 27: Meatless Wonders
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, September 23, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Firefighter Meet and Greet

Children are invited to meet a firefighter and learn about firefighting gear, safety, and get an up-close look at a firetruck! No registration necessary. Call 763-6546 for more information.
Location
Lobby - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 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

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Painting program for kids ages 6 and up. A guided painting class, each participant will make personalized beach painting. Cookies and punch will also be available. Registration is required and space is limited.
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