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Library story times are an introduction to the wonderful world of books and reading! We hope you continue the fun at home by reading together, telling stories, singing songs! Use what you learn in story time to make "story time" at home a fun & special time! And don't forget to make checking out books a part of your library experience!

Parents/adult caregivers are required to attend programs with their children.  If special accommodations are needed to attend any Portage Public Library Youth Services programs, please call 742-4959 ext. 211 two weeks in advance.


STORY TIME winter session has begun! We encourage families, new and returning, to pre-register for Toddler Time & Preschool Story Time. Registration can be done by clicking on the link below, calling 742-4959 ext. 211, or stopping at the Youth desk. 

To register online for youth program click on the picture >>>>>>> storytime

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Toddler Time (the 1st 3-Fridays of the month) & Preschool Story Time (Tuesdays or Wednesdays) are off to fantastic start! We hope all our library friends, new & old, will join us soon for story time! Take a look at our Toddler & Preschool friends & their penguin crafts!

Penguin Toddler Time Toddler Time penguins, 2





Pre-K Klub

Once a month

@ 9:30-10:15 am

For preschoolers in a pre-kindergarten program

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.

In 2015, we're adding "A" for art to our STEM program to create, STEAM!! As in "full STEAM ahead!"

Friday, January 23: We're taking a look at the artist, Claude Monet & creating our own "watery" images!



              preschool science




Family Fun Events: the 1st Saturday of the month       

Our FamilyFunEvent for February is "Parachute Play!" Parachute play is ALWAYS a big hit during story time so we're expanding our play to learn games & activities w/various sizes of parachutes AND kids will get to create a mini parachute of their own! This free family program is open to all ages! Registration not required; just plan to "drop in" to the library on Saturday, Feb. 7 @ 10:00 a.m.



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