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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.


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Preschool Story Time is in full swing! New families are always welcome! Sessions are @ 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. Choose only one day/time slot to attend.

Toddler Time @ 10:00 a.m. runs the 1st 3 Fridays of the month. February dates are 7th, 14th & 21st.

Baby & Me @ 9:30 a.m. meets the 1st Thursday of the month. Babies and their favorite adults will meet Thursday, Feb. 6.




Preschool Story Times   


Ya-Hoo! Story Time is just right for you!

If you were registered for the fall storytime session, you do not need to register again; only new families to story time need to register by calling the youth services department at 742-4959 ext. 211, email dfoster@scls.lib.wi.us or registering online by clicking ONE of these links: Tuesday @ 9:30Tuesday @ 10:30 , Wednesday @ 9:30 , Wednesday @ 10:30



April 15/16

"Community Helpers"

community helpers


April 22/23

Teddy Bear Sleepover

teddy bear



Pre-K Klub

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!

Pre-K Klub will meet the last Friday of the month, January through April

April 25th

9:30-10:15 am

pre-k klub

Register for Pre-K Klub


Toddler Time

Ages 18-36 months

siblings welcome

First 3 Fridays of the month

New Session begins January 10th and continues through April

toddler bear

Enjoy Toddler Time with Miss Jeanne!

10:00 a.m.

Sessions are about 20-30 mins.

If you were registered for the fall storytime session, you do not need to register again; only new families to story time need to register by calling the youth services department at 742-4959 ext. 211 , email dfoster@scls.lib.wi.us , or register online Toddler Time

April 11

It's a Zoo!




Baby & Me

Ages birth to 17 months

One adult and one child per lap.  Please no siblings.

9:30 -9:45 a.m.

If you have been to a Baby & Me session previously, you do not need to register again.   To register online click on Baby & Me registration  or call 742-4959, ext. 211.




Special Events


FamilyFun Events!!

The 1st Saturday of the month is set aside for families! Join us for 60 minutes of fun that feature any number of things: songs, crafts, educational experiences, games, and always refreshments! Each month a different theme, different activities but always w/family fun in mind! And always free!

FamilyFunEvents are a great way to learn new things, relax, socialize, make new friends! All ages welcome!


Saturday, May 3

"Garden Party"

10:30- 11:30 am

gardening kids



Book Party:  Where the Wild Things Are

Monday, May 12

3:30-4:15 pm

Celebrate Children's Book Week!

where the wild things are


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Book Bunch

a book discussion group that will meet the 2nd Friday of the month

for 4th & 5th graders only

Friday, May 9, 2014

3:30-4:15 p.m.

Book:   Bring Your favorite book to share with the group


your favorite book

Book Bunch features discussion, activities, refreshments and will meet in the children's

program room.

Registration is required. You may register at the children's desk, call 742-4959, ext 211 or by clicking on the link below and filling out the form.

Book Bunch