PARENT LITERACY TIP from Portage Public Libray Youth Services
We've been obsessed with numbers lately! Because experts say that children need to know 100,000 wirds "in order to be critical thinkers and strong readers," How can you help your child achieve that daunting number? By reading to them every day! Children's author & reading advocate, Mem Fox, recommends you read 3 stories a day to your child, even if its the same story 3 times! Are you ready to take the challenge?
May 9, 2014
Book: Bring your favorite book to share with the group
THIS IS THE LAST BOOK BUNCH OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.
a book discussion group that will meet the 2nd Friday of the month
for 4th & 5th graders only
Book Bunch features discussion, activities, refreshments and will meet in the children's
To register online, please click on the link below
Book Bunch or call 742-4959, ext. 211.
Tell us your favorite thing about the library! Bring it to the Youth Services circulation desk.
DIY is Back!
Guess how many blocks in the jar. Enter for a drawing by April 30, 2014. Please fill out one entry per child.
For ages 3-12 years.
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!
Youth Services Displays
None available at the present
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.