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Digital Audio Books

Registration for Story Time

It's not too late to register for PRESCHOOL STORY TIME or TODDLER TIME. Register anytime by clicking on the link below, by calling 742-4959 ext. 211, or stopping at the Youth Services desk.

To register for a youth program click on the picture on right.storytime

trick or treating


D.I.Y Project

"Who's Having a Hootin' Good Library Time?"

Toddler through Preschool

Color the owl and put your first name on the page.

hooting owl

Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Trace owl pattern, cut out and glue cut-out pieces to form owl.  Put your name on it.

hooting owl

All pictures will be hung up in the library.  See if you can find yours!


PIC project ideas for crafting


                             Family Fun Event 


fox and branch



let's create

hula hoops





Next meeting: October 31 @ 9:30 am

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.

October 31:   Experiments

November 21: Math

December 19: Measuring


                     PRE-K KLUB


Science Links

American Chemical Societywww. acs.org/kids

Radar's Physic4Kidswww.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.

early readers


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.

The Tween Display proudly boasts a "Star Wars" theme ~ May the "force" guide you to the display!



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




New Math Kits in the Children's Library

Math kits  math kit 

math kit








Virtual Tour of the American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural history (Click on Logo on left for video)


Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian Museum

Smithsonian Museum  (Click on logo on left for video)





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.

        tutor.com  Tutor.com


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