Reading Programs at Porter County Public Libraries
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Title
Date
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Special storytime just for babies birth-2 1/2
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Early Literacy Program for your child, birth to age 2. Join us, with you little one for songs, finger plays, instruments, stories, and more. Every Saturday from 10:30-11:00 AM.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Free blood pressure screening provided by North Shore Health Services.
Location
Lobby - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
The South Haven Bookends meet the fourth Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Call the library at 219-759-4474 to reserve a copy of the current month selection. Titles are listed on the library website at http://www.pcpls.lib.in.us under "Good Reads".
Location
Conference Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Fun for newborns to age 2!
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Play BINGO and win piles of free books and movies. (Young adults are welcome but prizes are primarily adult bestsellers.) Free Program. Refreshments provided. Call or visit the library for details.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Join Jim Klodzen, former curator of the American Museum of Magic, for an evening of magic history, artifacts, and lore! He’ll even bring along a few tricks of his own! Best for adults and older kids.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join the Kouts Pageturners for a discussion of "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain. Books available at the Kouts circulation desk. Light refreshments.
Location
Indiana Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Special storytime just for babies birth-2 1/2
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Time
9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Description
Basket weaving class suitable for all levels of skill.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
A different acrylic paint project each month. Fees vary based on the project.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Description
Instructor Sharon Parks will demonstrate the use of markers in making greeting cards. Fee: $10 per person. Pre-registration & pre-payment is required. Open to high school students and adults. Register at adult services desk.
Location
Meeting Room (downstairs) - Hebron Library
Library
Hebron

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Description
Bone density screenings. First session 10:00 - Noon; second session 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Free, no appointment required.
Location
Meeting Room A & B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Over the course of four weeks you will learn email basics, create a resume, and learn online job seeking skills. Participants must attend all sessions. Registration and valid library card required. Call 759-4474 for details. FREE
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Free screening of a recently released movie. Call the library for details.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Special storytime just for babies birth-2 1/2
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn about the library's new and exciting online catalog, Encore. From school research, finding new authors, or simply browsing, Encore will meet all your needs.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, August 11, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Share tips and techniques for constructing scrapbooks, paper crafts, and cards. Program is free. Craft Kits are available for $10. Call 759-3362 to register.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Description
Book discussion
Location
Meeting Room B - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Description
Meeting to discuss Portage History
Location
History Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Over the course of four weeks you will learn email basics, create a resume, and learn online job seeking skills. Participants must attend all sessions. Registration and valid library card required. Call 759-4474 for details. FREE
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering for adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ideas, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome.
Location
Meeting Room B - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Description

Date
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Learn about the library's new and exciting online catalog, Encore. From school research, finding new authors, or simply browsing, Encore will meet all your needs.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Monday, August 18, 2014
Time
6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Description
Larry Clark will teach beginners and those already experienced in finding out their family tree. All materials will be supplied.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Learn about the library's new and exciting online catalog, Encore. From school research, finding new authors, or simply browsing, Encore will meet all your needs.
Location
Meeting Room - Kouts Library
Library
Kouts

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Speak with a representative and recieve information about healthcare services offered through NorthShore Health Center
Location
Lobby - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Description
Over the course of four weeks you will learn email basics, create a resume, and learn online job seeking skills. Participants must attend all sessions. Registration and valid library card required. Call 759-4474 for details. FREE
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Weekly gathering fro adults and young adults who like to knit! Bring your latest knitting project and share ides, inspiration and tips. Novices are welcome
Location
History Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

Title
Date
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Library Board of Trustees meet to govern the Porter County Public Library System. Open to the public.
Location
Board Room - Valpo Library
Library
Valparaiso

Title
Date
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Work on quilting, yarn, embroidery, or any other craft projects. Make new friends and share techniques! All crafts welcome.
Location
Meeting Room - South Haven Library
Library
South Haven

Title
Date
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Stories, activities, songs and more for children 2 1/2-3 years old!
Location
Youth Services Room - Portage Library
Library
Portage

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Rules
Promote early literacy skills while having fun with your little one!

Children from birth to age 2 may register. The goal for this program is 7 activities (see list below). You may log activities starting June 2nd. We suggest logging about two activities per week!

Registration ends June 30th, and the program ends on Saturday, July 12th. This is the last day you can log activities!


    Activities
  1. Read a bedtime story.

  2. Sing or recite nursery rhymes. Add motions, claps and tickles.

  3. Sing the ABCs.

  4. Look at a book together. Point to the pictures as you say them. Let the child touch the book and turn the pages.

  5. Do some bounce and tickle rhymes.

  6. Spend some time playing peek-a-boo.

  7. Visit the library to look at books and play.


Reviews
Activity
ABCs
Activity
Bedtime story
Rating
Activity
Visit the library
Rating
Activity
Peek-a-boo
Rating
Activity
Bounce and tickle rhymes
Rating
Activity
Peek-a-boo
Rating
Comments
we love peek-a-boo
Activity
Nursery rhyme
Rating
Comments
We sang "I'm a little teapot" and did the motions while waiting for dinner to cook.
Activity
Bounce and tickle rhymes
Rating
Comments
While playing we sing Tommy Thumb (finger play song)
Activity
Peek-a-boo
Rating
Comments
We played Peek-A-Boo & Hide and Go Seek! A lot of giggling took place!
Activity
Visit the library
Rating