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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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09 May Take the Summer Reading Challenge

Challenge yourself to read over summer break by joining the summer reading program! Beginning May 1, students beginning Kindergarten through 12th grade, can set a reading goal to achieve this summer. Everyone who meets their reading goal is invited to attend the Summer Challenge Celebrations with...

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18 Apr STEAM: A is for Art

Art-----defined by Webster's dictionary as skill acquired by experience, study, or observation. Where would science, technology, engineering, art and math be without the skill acquired by knowledge, study and observation? Many of the great inventions, discoveries, and breakthroughs wouldn't have happened.  This the is the...

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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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09 Feb Schedule a Field Trip!

Your La Porte County Public Library is full of surprises! The Library still has books, DVDs, video games, music CDs, and digital collections. The library also has Lego-Mindstorms, 3-D printers, a heat press, a personal die-cut machine and soldering equipment. The library teaches valuable STEAM skills...

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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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20 Sep New John Green Book…Finally!

John Green is finally publishing a new book! The beloved Nerdfighter, author of “The Fault in Our Stars”,  will release “Turtles All the Way Down” on Tuesday October 10th. Reserve your copy today from the Library! Be first in line to enjoy this new powerful...

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13 Sep College Application Day

Colleges across Indiana are waiving their application fees for students who apply on College Application Day. This year, College Application Day will be held on Friday September 29th. Schools all over the state will offer assistance and various activities to help students apply for college. Are...

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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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30 May Winning Books Announced!

The Indiana Library Federation announced the winners of the Young Hoosier Book Awards (YHBA) and Eliot Rosewater Award (Rosie) for this school year. These awards are chosen annually by students across Indiana. Students who read any of the nominated books may rate each book they've read. In...

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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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26 Apr Coding in the Classroom Workshops

Through a generous donation from the Unity Foundation of La Porte County, the Library has purchased coding and robotics equipment. This fall, teachers can borrow Bitsbox, Lego WeDo, and Ozobot curriculum kits for up to 6 weeks. So that educators feel equipped to use these kits in their...

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03 Dec STEAM Stocking Stuffers

As I travel to different schools and children's groups to teach Spark Labs lessons on STEAM skills like computer programming, 3D technology, electronics and robotics, I hear the same 2 questions from adults and kids: "Where can I buy that?!?!" and "How much does it cost?" So,...

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17 Oct Happy Birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Beloved children's character, Winnie-the-Pooh, is celebrating his 90th anniversary this month! Author A.A. Milne published his first volume of stories about Winnie-the-Pooh 0n October 14, 1926. Take your own trip through the Hundred Acre Wood with these awesome titles:             Winnie-the-Pooh isn't the only British icon celebrating...

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10 Oct Spark Labs 101: Coding

At La Porte County Public Library we offer high-quality free instruction in robotics, 3D design and printing, soldering and more at our scheduled Spark Labs maker classes. Sometimes with busy schedules, it can be difficult to carve out a specific time to register for a scheduled class....

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10 Oct Creative Writers Cash In!

Is there a book that truly spoke to you, shaped you, or changed the way you thought about the world? If given the opportunity, what would you say to the author about that experience? Students in grades 4-12 can submit entries for the Letters About...

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08 Aug Books With A View

Current news and community issues can be difficult to explain to the young adults in your life. Young people often have the desire to discuss serious and important matters. The library is a place you or they can come to for information that presents a...

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08 Jul Free Tutoring

Did you know that application forms for free tutoring for all ages can be picked up at all of our locations? If you or someone you know needs any kind of help with upgrading skills in reading, math, speaking English, grammar, spelling, or digital literacy,...

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29 Feb Silly Read Alouds

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child." -Dr. Seuss Wednesday, March 2, 2016 is Read Across America Day, a celebration of reading that honors the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to most of us as Dr....

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