Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Spring K-Club. For students Gr. K-1. Program date: Monday, April 13, 4-4:45pm.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Homeschoolers will meet weekly for5 weeks. Each week we discuss a topic and do activities related to the theme. Free. Ages 5-11
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, March 30, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn simple sign language. Grades K-5th Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
For children ages: 3 1/2 - 5 1/2 yrs. April Fool's Day fun. Crafts, activities and fun based on the books by Jan Thomas. Registration begins Wednesday, March 11.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children can move about with their parent and choose from a full array of learning materials. They will participate in guided learning activities, using manipulatives, and with a focus on learning fine motor skills, colors, shapes, numbers, matching, patterning, sequencing, and lacing. This time will also allow children the freedom to explore and expand their natural need for knowledge.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Children from birth to age 5 (accompanied by an adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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, April 01, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Children in grades K-5th are welcome to walk in after school for a story and planned craft or activity.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Preschoolers will meet monthly to build items with Duplo building blocks. Free program.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
In this monthly free program, we will be exploring the world of science. Grades K-5th
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Thursday, April 02, 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, April 02, 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
Thursday, April 02, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Description
Art work from Portage Elementary students will be on display for the month of April. Opening reception is April 2nd 4:30-6:30pm.
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, April 03, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration starts for Lego Club! For students Gr. K-5.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Friday, April 03, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Barnabas is a trained LCC K-9 Comfort Dog just waiting for you to read him a story.
Please call 763-6546 to reserve a 15 min time slot
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, April 06, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
For children ages 2-5 yrs. Get moving! Songs and dance, followed by a cool-down story. Program date: Monday, April 20, 10-10:30am.
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, April 06, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 06, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Homeschoolers will meet weekly for5 weeks. Each week we discuss a topic and do activities related to the theme. Free. Ages 5-11
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 06, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 06, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
This monthly book discussion group is designed for children in grades K-2nd. Copies of the book are available at circ desk 1 month prior to the program.

Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 07, 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, April 07, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
For students Gr. K-5. Learn a new painting technique! Registration begins Tuesday, March 24.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Card tricks, conjuring, slight of hand... learn it all, step-by-step, from an expert! Join magician Jim Klodzen for this four-week course in amazement! For ages 8 -16, with under 10 accompanied by a parent.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Registration begins for Roots & Shoots Earth Day Program. For Students Gr. K-5. Learn about Jane Goodall, and be inspired to make the world a better place!
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children can move about with their parent and choose from a full array of learning materials. They will participate in guided learning activities, using manipulatives, and with a focus on learning fine motor skills, colors, shapes, numbers, matching, patterning, sequencing, and lacing. This time will also allow children the freedom to explore and expand their natural need for knowledge.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Children from birth to age 5 (accompanied by an adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Children in grades K-5th are welcome to walk in after school for a story and planned craft or activity.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, April 09, 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, April 09, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
For children ages 10 yrs. and younger who have sensory sensitivities. Stories, songs, playtime! Registration begins Thursday, March 26.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, April 09, 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
Friday, April 10, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Nerf Night at the library!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, April 11, 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. Loom's and rubber bands will be provided
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Advanced Looming
Grades 3rd through 6th will meet the first Saturday of the month to share their love of rainbow looming!
We will meet for an hour long session for some Loomy great fun! Looms and rubber bands are supplied but feel free to bring your own as our supplies are limited.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, April 13, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 13, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Homeschoolers will meet weekly for5 weeks. Each week we discuss a topic and do activities related to the theme. Free. Ages 5-11
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 13, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 13, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
For students Gr. K-1. Stories, crafts, snacks and fun at this Spring-themed Kids Club! Registration begins Monday, March 30.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 14, 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, April 14, 2015
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Learn simple sign language. Grades K-5th Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Card tricks, conjuring, slight of hand... learn it all, step-by-step, from an expert! Join magician Jim Klodzen for this four-week course in amazement! For ages 8 -16, with under 10 accompanied by a parent.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children can move about with their parent and choose from a full array of learning materials. They will participate in guided learning activities, using manipulatives, and with a focus on learning fine motor skills, colors, shapes, numbers, matching, patterning, sequencing, and lacing. This time will also allow children the freedom to explore and expand their natural need for knowledge.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Children from birth to age 5 (accompanied by an adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Children in grades K-5th are welcome to walk in after school for a story and planned craft or activity.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Youth Advisory Council meeting for grades 6-12.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, April 16, 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, April 16, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Games will be made available for your family to come in and learn a new one or play an old favorite!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Hope is a certified therapy dog just waiting for you to read her a story. Hope will be at the library on the 3rd Friday of every month at 4. No registration is required.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
For students Gr. K-5. Free build. We provide the Legos and display what you build! Registration begins Friday, April 3.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Saturday, April 18, 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, April 18, 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
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
For children ages 2-5 yrs. Get moving! Songs and dance, followed by a cool-down story. Registration begins Monday, April 6.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Homeschoolers will meet weekly for5 weeks. Each week we discuss a topic and do activities related to the theme. Free. Ages 5-11
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 20, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Come discuss a book and then view the movie adaptation. Snacks are provided. Call the Youth Services Department at 763-6546 to find out each months book
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Card tricks, conjuring, slight of hand... learn it all, step-by-step, from an expert! Join magician Jim Klodzen for this four-week course in amazement! For ages 8 -16, with under 10 accompanied by a parent.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children can move about with their parent and choose from a full array of learning materials. They will participate in guided learning activities, using manipulatives, and with a focus on learning fine motor skills, colors, shapes, numbers, matching, patterning, sequencing, and lacing. This time will also allow children the freedom to explore and expand their natural need for knowledge.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Children from birth to age 5 (accompanied by an adult) enjoy books, songs, rhymes and movement activities.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
For students Gr. K-5. Learn about Jane Goodall, and be inspired to make the world a better place! Registration begins Wednesday, April 8.
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Children in grades K-5th are welcome to walk in after school for a story and planned craft or activity.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 (with an adult) will enjoy longer books, flannel board stories, songs and fingerplays that help build early literacy skills.
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Lego club for teens!
Location
Youth Services Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
We will be making KANDI (Perler Bead) Flower Key Chains
And if you bring in a Key, we will give it a little bling to match!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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, April 27, 2015
Time
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Description
Homeschoolers will meet weekly for5 weeks. Each week we discuss a topic and do activities related to the theme. Free. Ages 5-11
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, April 27, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Description
The program is filled with stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Preregistration required. Ages 4-5 Free
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Parents:
If you want to manage other family members, sign yourself up first as an adult.
Rules
You may start putting in (logging) books on June 2nd. The goal is 500 pages! Sign-up ends June 30th.

Books only count if you read them during Summer Reading, and they have to come from the public library.

Books can be:
normal printed books that you read,
audiobooks that you listen too,
or ebooks!

Read books that are right for you--
--not too hard, but not too easy.

The program ends on Saturday, July 12th.
That is the last day you can log books!
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