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.
D.I.Y Projects are over for this year. Please pick up your owl picture in the children's library. Any owls not picked up by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24 will be recycled.
Be on the look out for a new "Do-It-Yourself" activity in January, 2015!
Last "PIC" of the year will be Tuesday, November 25: more beading techniques for holiday ornaments. All materials supplied!
Family Fun Event
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.
December 19: Measuring
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.