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Love Mystery Series?

I was looking for a new mystery series to listen to and decided to try Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series a...

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...

Lego Club

Building with Legos is one of the first engineering activities most kids do...

3D Printed Bubble Wands

The weather is finally warming up and I've begun to enjoy spending time outdoors again. The wind is no longer bitterly cold and...

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...

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...

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...

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!...

Sunflowers by Design

The 19th Sunflower Fair will take place this September in downtown La Porte. Have you already started your sunflowers? If not, don't worry! You...

Kingsford Heights New Summer Hours

Beginning June 5 through July 31, the Kingsford Heights Branch will have summer hours to align with other community activities. For a list of...

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...

Join our Summer Reading Program

  Design your perfect summer at the La Porte County Public Library by joining our summer reading program! Beginning today, May 1, students entering...

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...

See the “New” Indiana Room

“See the ‘New’ Indiana Room” is next in the Local Lore series that will be held Thursday, April 6 from 6:30-7:30pm in the newly...

Today is the last day of operations at the Main Temporary library location at 1020 Lincolnway. We will close at 7:00pm. This closure...

100 Years Ago in February, 1917

Look at these statements from headline articles in the La Porte Argus in February, 1917.  Terminology, capitalization, and what makes headline news can...

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,...

Review: Lunar Chronicles Series

I have always enjoyed young adult (YA) literature and fantasy novels. I also appreciate authors who can cleverly weave a fresh telling of traditional...

Oh, the weather outside is frightful …

Which makes our free Doorstep Delivery service so delightful! Doorstep Delivery is available to residents who are physically unable to visit a branch...

Between Heaven & Hollywood

I really enjoyed the movies God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2, especially the actor David A.R. White. I had no idea...

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...

From Magazine to “I Made That!”

‘Tis the season for cozy blankets, a cup of hot chocolate, and something handy to work on. It’s the perfect time of year...

2017 Page Turners Titles

Page Turners, a book discussion group, has selected its titles for 2017. Here they are in case you’d like to get a head...

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...

Review: Yes, Please

With holiday traveling in full swing, I thought I'd share what I am currently listening to for those wanting suggestions to break up travel...

National Book Award Winners Announced!

And the winners are….On November 16th the National Book Foundation announced the winners of the prestigious National Book Award. The Award is given...

Hoosier Trivia

Celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial year with some Hoosier Trivia! November 19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Kingsford Heights Branch Library Come test your Indiana knowledge at this event...

DIY Travel Games

Celebrate International Games Day by making your own pocket-sized game, perfect for traveling. November 19 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Hanna Branch Library This international celebration began...

The Latest – November Bestsellers
November is a perfect month to curl up with a good book as the weather turns cool. Check out the popular authors releasing books this month, and click the title to place your hold. Happy reading!
OverDrive Update: Top 10 changes

BOOK STACK: The new icon to find your account information is now a stack of books located in top right-hand corner. AUTO...

Off the Beaten Path: Britt-Marie and Ove

If you’re like me and love a good character development novel, you will definitely want to check out Fredrik Backman’s recent books, filled...

The Latest – October Bestsellers
  October went by in the blink of an eye, and there were a lot of releases from popular authors. Meg Cabot, John Grisham, and Jodi Picoult are among the many who had new books come out last month. If you want to make sure you didn't miss any of your favorite authors, check out our list of October releases and click the title to place your hold. Happy reading!
Discover a New Hobby

I am a serial hobby hunter. For years I have tried to find the perfect hobby. I’ve tried knitting, crocheting, sewing, beadwork, painting,...

Seriously Creepy Reads

It’s October and just like the arrival of Pumpkin Spice flavored everything, it’s time to read some creepy stories. To help you get...

Middle School Crashers: October Books

With Halloween right around the corner, it's the right time of year for spooky ghost stories.  Whether you're sitting around a campfire or...

NaNoWriMo-30 days-1 Novel

Are you working on writing your own novel? Maybe your book is a collection of local history, or a biography? Perhaps you have...

Coming November 9–eBook Upgrades!

Of the many things the library offers, one of our most popular is our eBook and eAudiobook collection. This digital library branch is...

DIY Family Tree

Family Roots Hanna Branch  October 26, 5:30-6:30pm Is your child interested in family history? If so, register for this event! Children, with the help of an...

Create Art with Sphero Robots

Back by popular demand for children and families! It’s “Art Explorers 2”! Take some time during your fall break from school and join us...

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...

Stencil Skylines

"Art Explorers 1" Union Mills Branch October 21, 4:00-6:00 pm In this Art Explorers class, children and teens will learn about positive and negative spaces along with...

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...

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...

Star Wars Reads Day

Love Star Wars, do you, hmm? Visit Coolspring Branch, you should! Tuesday, October 11, will be packed full of Star Wars fun for everyone....

100 Years Ago in October, 1916

October 1-8 A trained nurse residing on the second floor of the Dick building, 1002 Lincoln Way, was robbed of $15 cash by a...

Oh the Places You Will Go!

How often have you written up a grocery list, gone to the store, found what you needed, and left with only buying a...

Spark Labs 101: Tinkercad

If you are interested in learning how to 3D print, you will definitely want to learn how to make your own designs for...

The Latest – September Bestsellers

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September is big month for books, and 2016 is no exception! Check out the popular authors releasing books this month, and click the title to place your hold. Happy reading!

New Mobile Library Stops in Fish Lake

The Fish Lake Branch of the Library temporarily closed September 15th so that construction on the new branch can be completed. Don’t worry,...

Happiness is Having a Library Card!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! If you haven't had a library card in years, or your child needs their first card, September is...

Mary Todd Lincoln, Live!

Do you love a good storyteller? The La Porte County Public Library is collaborating with the Association of American University Women to bring you...

Are There Bed Bugs in My Library Books?

Bed bugs are a community-wide issue that affects almost all public-access buildings including schools, hospitals, libraries, office buildings, and more. The bugs are...

No Donations At This Time

Due to the construction and renovation projects that are going on at our library locations, we are NOT currently accepting donations of any materials. We...

Spark Labs 101: MaKey MaKey

How do you turn bananas into a musical keyboard? Or how about turning Play Doh into a DIY game controller? With a MaKey...

New Explora for Research Help

Have you ever had a class assignment  handed out and by the time you come to the library to get your books and other...

Fall Storytimes

Even if the temperatures are still summer-like, school has started, which means fall storytimes are just around the corner!  With Main closed for...

Get Gnarly!

Been thinking about trying something new or challenging yourself all summer long? Now’s your chance! The last Friday in July is National Get...

Spark Labs 101: 3D Printing

If you’re like me, when you first learned 3D printing existed you might have thought it was a made up technology.  How could...

The Latest – Fiction in July
Summer is here, bringing with it a new crop of bestsellers, beach reads, and page-turning debuts. Whatever you're looking for, we've got you covered.  Just click the title to see what formats are available and reserve your copy. Happy reading!
A Book Club For Everyone!

Did you know that La Porte County Public Library system has several book clubs? There is a great variety of titles each month...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Everyone is curious about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (HPATCC), the new play whose script will be published this month. With such a strong...

Summer of Making

Makers and builders and doers unite! It’s summer vacation time and National Week of Making June 17-23. Let’s get creative and make something! Looking...

The Latest – Fiction in June
Summer is here, bringing with it a new crop of bestsellers, beach reads, and page-turning debuts. Whatever you're looking for, we've got you covered.  Just click the title to see what formats are available and reserve your copy. Happy reading!
Catalog Search Tips: Part 4

On the hunt for your next good read? Here are some tips for searching the catalog to find more items. A good place...

Catalog Search Tips: Part 2

Hunting for your favorite DVDs or music CDs? Here are some handy tips to help you with the hunt. When hunting for a DVD...

Become a Master Coder Today!

Coding can be an ominous word and task reserved for an elite club of computer enthusiasts.   A quick poll of library staff revealed...

Build It! This Summer @ LPCPL!

Understandably so, throughout the month of May much of our focus here at the library has been on our construction projects.  With those...

Explorers Unite!

Are you daring enough, brave enough, gutsy enough to take on three books full of high risks and adventure?  Buckle up your seat...

The Latest – Fiction in April

April is here, and brings with it some great new fiction. Here are some bestsellers, returning favorites, and debuts to keep on your...

Road Trip!

Are any of you lucky ducks planning a trip? Help that traveling time fly by with an eAudiobook the whole family can agree...

We are Renovating

The La Porte County Public Library is renovating and improving the Main Library building located at 904 Indiana Ave. This is the beginning...

Squishy Frogs

Springtime means new leaves and shoots, lovely flowers, green grass and...