Registration for Story Time
Registration for all youth programming is underway! You can register anytime by clicking on the link below, calling 742-4959 ext. 211, or stopping at the Youth Services desk.
Summer Library Program (SLP) Update:
We had 515 kids, birth to age 17 yrs., registered in SLP this summer! It was an amazing good time with lots of science learning. We thank all the parents & caregivers who encouraged their children to participate in the annual reading program. We look forward to seeing even MORE kids next summer when the theme will be SUPERHEROES!
To celebrate Smokey the Bear's 70th birthday, children were asked to color a hat for Smokey & enter it into a drawing. We had 99 hats turned in! Wow .... Smokey says thank you, and so does the youth serviced department! Eight lucky names were drawn for a variety of prizes donated by the Department of Natural Resources.
Costume Contest for Adults & Kids!!
The"Pre-K Klub" was such a success last winter that we'll be starting up again on September 26 @ 9:30 am with Magnet Fun!
We'll read a story featuring magnets then have some hands-on fun with magnet experiments, art, and more!
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.
American Chemical Society: www. acs.org/kids
Radar's Physic4Kids: www.physics4kids.com
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
Youth Services Displays
The "TWEEN" bulletin board is "Find it in the Funnies!" Relax & read some funny papers!
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.
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.