Please be aware: If Portage Schools are closed due to inclement weather, there will be no story time. If schools are delayed, the 10:30 a.m. story time will be held and 9:30 a.m. families are welcome to join. If Portage Schools are cancelled then all evening youth programs will be cancelled.
Disney's The Princess and the Frog
Monday, March 17
Bring your own lunch, we'll provide the drink
Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult through the entire movie.
Food Frenzy Program
This will be a "hands-on" program! Kids should come prepared to clean, chop, mix, blend and enjoy tasting recipes. All food supplies will be provided & "Food Frenzy" program will run at the same time as the "HOMEMADE SKILLET COOKING" program for adults. To ensure we have enoughRegistration is recommended to ensure enough supplies & can be done at the children's circulation desk or by calling 742-4959, ext. 211.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Children's Program Room
Ages 5 and up
Summer Library Program (SLP)
Registration will begin June 4
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
The new "Pre-K Klub" is for area preschoolers currently enrolled in a Portage school district pre-kindergarten program (Head Start, home school, The Little School, Alphabet Express, St. John's/St. Mary's, etc) but who do not attend weekly preschool story times at the library. Klub will meet once a month (as a trial); Mrs. Foster will read a classic children's picture book and then using "STEM" (science, technology, engineering, math) principles, children will participate in an activity that relates to the story. Each month a different story, a different activity, different STEM principles!
March Book: Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
To register online, please click on the link below
Book Bunch or call 742-4959, ext. 211.
Youth Services Displays
Black History Month Bears Above the New Picture Books
And more bears- Paddington Bear
When choosing books for emerging readers, be sure to look for these dots on children's "easy reader" books. The colored dot will be on the spine of the book and is meant to be a recommendation when choosing books for beginning readers.
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.