For Kids

18 May Word Gaps and Reading Books

Reading and sharing books with children at an early age has a profound effect on their development and helps them learn to read.  Parents and caregivers are a child’s first and most important teacher and play a huge role in helping their children become successful...

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14 May Recent Changes to Kanopy Kids

Last week, the Library's online streaming site, Kanopy, launched some new features to the Kanopy Kids site. These new updates will allow library customers to access Kanopy Kids with unlimited plays for a rolling 30-days.   Some additional new features to Kanopy Kids will include: Parental Controls -...

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16 Mar Women’s History Month Through Picture Books

These nine women each took an ordinary life and turned it into something extraordinary, changing our world in ways that only they could — through their words, actions, ideas, and their resilience. These picture book biographies are wonderful tools for bringing these worlds to life...

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18 Feb Crayola Crayons History

Many of us looked forward to coloring when we were youngsters. We used crayons on coloring books and on sheets of blank paper and forbidden walls for freestyle artwork. It was fun picking colors to use. The most common brand of crayons then was Crayola Crayons...

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12 Feb “Snow” Many Learning Opportunities!

The weather may be snowy and cold, but that does not mean that learning has to stop! There are many opportunities for children to develop their early literacy skills, whatever the weather. The La Porte County Public Library follows a curriculum called Every Child Ready...

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12 Dec Snowy Day Read Alouds

When the weather is frightful, cozy up with some of these great reads to share. Searching the online catalog for winter, snow, snowman or snowmen will give you many treasures to choose. If you are looking for something specific, just ask and we can help...

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26 Nov The Hour of Code is Coming!

We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning how technology works, and...

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21 Nov Nervous Nellie

Have you ever gotten butterflies in your stomach when you go somewhere new and you might not know anyone else who is there? Children often face this when they start school each year. If you've got a child who is anxious in new situations, it...

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21 Aug Great Books For Your Great Kindergartener

Do you have a child going into kindergarten this upcoming school year? Are they (or you) nervous? Maybe a little excited? Here are a few book recommendations to help everything run as smoothly as possible! The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing---This book follows the format of...

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13 Aug Celebrate your summer reading success!

What an awesome summer! As a community, you earned over 330,000 points in the Summer Reading Challenge! Now it's time to celebrate this accomplishment at one of four celebration events: Family Carnival Main Saturday, August 18 11:00am - 2:00pm Come one, come all to an afternoon of yard games,...

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22 Apr A Wrinkle in Time

If you watched the recent movie or read Madeleine L'Engle's classic book A Wrinkle in Time (or both), you'll want to check out some of these readalikes.  Superfans should also read Becoming Madeleine, a new biography of the author written by her granddaughters, Charlotte Jones Voiklis...

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18 Apr Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award

Introduce your child to the voting process AND help ignite their love for books. All of our locations are participating in voting for the Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award, which is an award for picture books. The voters are children ages 0-5. The books have...

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20 Feb Youth Media Awards 2018

The American Library Association announced the Youth Media Awards this week. These awards celebrate the best of the best in youth books published in the past year. If you’re looking for a good read, check out one of these award winning titles! Hello, Universe by Erin...

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14 Jan MLK Day 2018

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is January 15, 2018. Get involved by participating in MLK Day Legacy of Service through volunteer opportunities and free lesson plans for...

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07 Sep How To Read To Your Child

We can all agree reading to your child is very important. But have you ever thought of how you read to your child? Here are some helpful tips on how to read to your child. Ages 0-3  Try to read at least 15 minutes a day to...

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01 Aug Grandparent’s Day Essay Contest

It’s time for the library’s third annual Grandparent’s Day Essay Contest co-sponsored by Brentwood at La Porte! All 2nd through 8th graders are invited to write an essay about a grandparent. The library will judge them and select a winner in each category, 2nd-3rd graders,...

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16 Jun Summer Reading Update

We are nearing the end of the seventh week of our summer reading program and we have 983 students registered who have recorded a total of 125,878 minutes! That’s almost 2,098 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. Students...

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06 Jun Summer Reading Update

We are in the sixth week of our summer reading program and we have 777 students registered who have recorded a total of 87,220 minutes! That’s almost 1,454 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. If you haven’t registered...

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01 Jun Summer Reading Update

We are at the halfway point of our summer reading program and we have 655 students registered who have recorded a total of 68,038 minutes! That’s almost 1,134 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. If you haven’t registered...

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27 May Spark Labs Club

Do you enjoy hands-on engineering challenges? What about working with robots or making your own art? Kids and teens, expand your knowledge of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a different branch of the Library each week! You'll get to take part in challenging activities and...

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25 May Summer Reading Update

It’s almost the end of the fourth week of the summer reading program and we have 595 students registered who have recorded a total of 46,702 minutes! That’s just over 778 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. Check...

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15 May Summer Reading Update

It’s the third week of the summer reading program and we have 263 students registered who have recorded a total of 19,212 minutes! That’s just over 320 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. Check back next week to see...

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09 May Summer Reading Update

It’s the second week of the summer reading program and there are already 209 students registered who have recorded a total of 7,986 minutes! That’s just over 133 hours of reading! Below are the top 5 schools in registrations and minutes logged. Check back next week to see...

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23 Jan 2017 Youth Media Award Winners Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards. Congrats to all the winners!  For ALA's complete list click here. Here are some highlights: John Newbery Medal...

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27 Dec Just For Kids!

This winter don't get stuck inside listening to your child's same ole obnoxious television shows. Our library has some wonderful online resources for children. Go to our website where we have a place Just For Kids! and take a look-see at all the fun games, stories, songs we...

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19 Dec Christmas Around the World

One of my favorite holiday traditions is to visit the Christmas Around the World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit evolved from one tree in 1942 to more than 50 decorated trees and displays depicting holiday traditions from across...

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