Registration for the winter sessions of Toddler Time & Preschool Story Time will begin Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Please note that Toddler Time will begin Friday, Jan. 9 of the new year with the theme: "Snowy Day!" @ 10:00 a.m.
Preschool Story Time will begin the week of January 20 & 21. Sessions are at 10:00 a.m. only on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
You can register by clicking on the link below, by calling 742-4959 ext. 211, or stopping at the Youth Services desk.
Our 1st after school book party in honor of author & illustrator, Mo Willems, was a huge hit! Despite the chilly weather we had a group of young readers who enjoyed stories, crafts, games & refreshments. Stay tuned for more after school book parties coming soon!
D.I.Y Projects are back! Be sure to look for January's"Do-It-Yourself" activity: creating a paper "quilt block." At the end of the month all the blocks will be combined to create a unique paper quilt. Be sure to add your creative block to the project.
FamilyFunEvent-the first Saturday of the month:
- Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. "Parachute Play!" We'll play lots of games with different sizes and types of parachutes and everyone will make a mini parachute to take home! Dress comfortably and be ready to "shake it up!" Open to kids of all ages and their favorite adult!
- Saturday, March 7 @ 10:30 a.m. "Family Sock Hop" featuring DJ Bob Viking!
Parents/Caregivers: Pre-K Klub is geared toward area preschoolers currently enrolled in a Portage school district pre-kindergarten program (Head Start, The Little School, Alphabet Express, St. John's/St. Mary's) and homeschoolers but who do not attend weekly preschool story times at the library. Klub meets once a month and includes Mrs. Foster reading a classic children's picture book and then using "STEM" (science, technology, engineering, math) principles to further the lesson. Kids have a lot of "hands-on" fun with experiments, math concepts, and more.
January 23, 2015: We're adding an "A" to our STEM program to make it STEAM!
A is for ART! Join us as we explore Monet and his water techniques
For more fun with science, check out the links listed below!
American Chemical Society: www. acs.org/kids
Radar's Physic4Kids: www.physics4kids.com
When choosing books for beginning or emerging readers, be sure to look for colored dots on books in the easy reader collection. The colored dot will be on the spine of the book and is meant to be a recommendation when choosing books for beginning readers. Red Dot books are pre-primers for children just starting to read.
Youth Services Displays: Be sure to check out the youth display case near the front door to the Youth Department. You'll always find up-to-the-minute programming information.
Book Awards for Children 2014
Randolph Caldecott Medal Winners for best children's book illustrator
John Newberry Medal Winners for most distinguished children's book author
LOOK WHAT'S NEW IN THE YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT!
New Math Kits in the Children's Library
Virtual Tour of the American Museum of Natural History
Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian Museum
A new online program through the Portage Public Library that provides homework support for students in elementary through high school. At Tutor.com, you get live one-to-one help with a certified tutor. Click on the logo below, or go to online resources (at the left),view by name, and click on local resources. Then scroll down to Tutor.com and click on Portage Library.