Porter County Public Library System

Porter County Public Library System PCPLS has 5 branches across Porter County: Hebron, Kouts, Portage, South Haven and Valparaiso.
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Congratulations to our Winter Reading Week 3 Drawing Winner, Issac H.! We hope you enjoy your LEGO Ice Skating Rink and ...
01/03/2024

Congratulations to our Winter Reading Week 3 Drawing Winner, Issac H.! We hope you enjoy your LEGO Ice Skating Rink and LEGO City Artic Explorer Snowmobile.

☃ Don't forget to visit the library this week to enter our Week 4 Drawing! You could win a Snowman Crochet Kit and $50 Michael's Gift Card. ☃

📢 Attention patrons! 📢The library will be closed tomorrow Monday, January 1st for New Year's Day. Have a fun, safe holid...
12/31/2023

📢 Attention patrons! 📢
The library will be closed tomorrow Monday, January 1st for New Year's Day. Have a fun, safe holiday and we will see you all in the New Year! Here's to a wonderful 2024 filled with new books, new knowledge, and new adventures! 🥳🎉

Congratulations to our Winter Reading Week 2 Drawing Winner, Dan S.! We hope you enjoy your Don't Break the Ice Game and...
12/27/2023

Congratulations to our Winter Reading Week 2 Drawing Winner, Dan S.! We hope you enjoy your Don't Break the Ice Game and Winter Magnetic Tiles Set.

☃ Don't forget to visit the library this week to enter our Week 3 Drawing! You could win a LEGO Ice Skating Rink and LEGO City Artic Explorer Snowmobile. ☃

📢 Attention patrons! 📢All PCPLS branches will continue to be closed today for Christmas. We will be open again tomorrow ...
12/25/2023

📢 Attention patrons! 📢
All PCPLS branches will continue to be closed today for Christmas. We will be open again tomorrow Tuesday, December 26th. Have a safe and happy holiday! 🎉

📢 Attention patrons! 📢Please note that all library branches will be closed today Sunday, December 24th and tomorrow Mond...
12/24/2023

📢 Attention patrons! 📢
Please note that all library branches will be closed today Sunday, December 24th and tomorrow Monday, December 25th for Christmas. We'll be back to our regular hours on Tuesday, December 26th. Have a safe and happy holiday! 🎉

Cozying up inside for the holidays? Stream free content on Kanopy with your library card!Whether you’re looking for kid-...
12/24/2023

Cozying up inside for the holidays? Stream free content on Kanopy with your library card!

Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly content to entertain the whole family, holiday-themed films to get into the seasonal spirit, or your favorite shows to drown out the maddeningly repetitive sounds of Christmas music, Kanopy has got you covered with its Home Viewing for the Holidays collection.

Check out Kanopy: bit.ly/PCPLSKanopy

📢 Attention patrons! 📢The library will be closed starting tomorrow Sunday, December 24th for Christmas. Stop by your fav...
12/23/2023

📢 Attention patrons! 📢
The library will be closed starting tomorrow Sunday, December 24th for Christmas. Stop by your favorite branch to stock up on all the books and movies you need to have a cozy holiday!🎉

✨ Send us your wish list with Libby! ✨Looking for a specific e-book, audiobook, or magazine that you just can't seem to ...
12/22/2023

✨ Send us your wish list with Libby! ✨

Looking for a specific e-book, audiobook, or magazine that you just can't seem to find? Look no further! The library is here to help you. Use Libby's "Notify Me" feature to let us know what titles you are interested in and help us determine what digital materials to add to our collection. You will be automatically notified when the item you suggest becomes available. Your next favorite read is just a click away!

For more info & instructions: https://help.libbyapp.com/en-us/6260.htm

Congratulations to our Winter Reading Week 1 Drawing Winner, Anna C.! We hope you cozying up with your new heated blanke...
12/20/2023

Congratulations to our Winter Reading Week 1 Drawing Winner, Anna C.! We hope you cozying up with your new heated blanket and buy lots of books to read all winter long with your Barnes and Noble gift card.

☃ Don't forget to visit the library this week to enter our Week 2 Drawing! You could win a Don't Break the Ice Game and Winter Magnetic Tiles Set. ☃

A big thank you to the students at Central Elementary Valparaiso who visited our Valpo branch today! Your wonderful sing...
12/20/2023

A big thank you to the students at Central Elementary Valparaiso who visited our Valpo branch today! Your wonderful singing brought smiles to all of our staff and patrons! 🎼🎵🎶

❄️ Swing by the Portage Branch for our Winter WonderFest! Festivities end at 7 p.m. ❄️
12/19/2023

❄️ Swing by the Portage Branch for our Winter WonderFest! Festivities end at 7 p.m. ❄️

❄It's that time of year!❄☃️The Winter Flurries Reading Challenge starts today!!!☃️ Register and complete at least 1 acti...
12/13/2023

❄It's that time of year!❄

☃️The Winter Flurries Reading Challenge starts today!!!☃️ Register and complete at least 1 activity to enter the Grand Prize Drawing: A Flurry Buster Bundle! Stop by any of our 5 branches to pick up a paper log or register online with Beanstack: bit.ly/PCPLSBeanstack

Also visit any branch to enter our weekly drawings for the possibility to win a new prize each week! 1 entry per person per visit. Get a bonus weekly prize ticket for each library program you attend. This week's prize: A cozy heated blanket and $50 Barnes and Noble gift card.

❄️It's Bluey!!❄️Thank you to everyone who made it out for our Winter WonderFest despite the weather. We hope you had as ...
12/02/2023

❄️It's Bluey!!❄️

Thank you to everyone who made it out for our Winter WonderFest despite the weather. We hope you had as much fun as our staff did! This awesome sculpture was made by ❄️City's Pure Ice❄️. Bring your little's over to the Valparaiso branch to catch Bluey before she melts away!

We could not have pulled this event off without donations from Family Express, Culver's(Valparaiso) and the Friends of the Library, thank you all. Thank you also to Tocayos for making warm tacos in the rainy weather!

❄️ Dance mode! ❄️Can you tell what awesome character our carver is creating? Come see the finished product at our Winter...
12/01/2023

❄️ Dance mode! ❄️
Can you tell what awesome character our carver is creating? Come see the finished product at our Winter WonderFest until 7 tonight!

🎉Exciting news for Porter County families with children ages 0-5! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has come to our com...
12/01/2023

🎉Exciting news for Porter County families with children ages 0-5! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has come to our community!🎉

Thanks to Porter County Community Foundation , Porter County Public Library System, and Westchester Public Library System, eligible children will be mailed a free book every month until their fifth birthday, regardless of income. Research has shown that early exposure to books and reading has a significant impact on children's cognitive development and future academic success.

Register today: https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/

This remarkable program is made possible through the commitment of the State of Indiana to further early literacy education and the support of the Porter County Community Foundation. To learn more about how you can help sponsor the Imagination Library in Porter County, visit the DPIL website or contact the Porter County Public Library System. Let's work together to promote a love of reading and learning in our community!

📢 Attention Patrons 📢The Portage Branch will be closing at 6 p.m. today (11/15), due to a water main break.We apologize ...
11/15/2023

📢 Attention Patrons 📢

The Portage Branch will be closing at 6 p.m. today (11/15), due to a water main break.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please continue to check here for further updates.

🚧Construction Update🚧The Library Garden at our Portage Branch is making a lot of progress! Part of the parking lot will ...
10/31/2023

🚧Construction Update🚧

The Library Garden at our Portage Branch is making a lot of progress! Part of the parking lot will now be closed off due to the ongoing construction. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience in this time of growth. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our library!

Be sure to follow our social media pages for further updates.

Patterns are everywhere! From the design on blankets to the pattern of the sun going down and the moon rising, you and y...
10/26/2023

Patterns are everywhere! From the design on blankets to the pattern of the sun going down and the moon rising, you and your little one can have fun looking for patterns around your community.

Learn more at https://www.firstthingspc.org/talkingisteaching

The Valpo Fall Fest is off to a great start!!! Come join in the fun! 🍂🍂Snowie NWI Travelin' Tom's Coffee of The Dunes To...
10/04/2023

The Valpo Fall Fest is off to a great start!!! Come join in the fun! 🍂🍂

Snowie NWI Travelin' Tom's Coffee of The Dunes Tocayos

PCPLS and  would like to extend our sincerest thanks to artist Martha Cares for her stunning sculpture set of three bear...
09/06/2023

PCPLS and would like to extend our sincerest thanks to artist Martha Cares for her stunning sculpture set of three bears that will soon be installed in the Portage Library Garden.

We are thrilled to have such a playful and welcoming addition to our garden that will surely bring joy and smiles to all who visit. The attention to detail and artistic skill that Martha has put into these sculptures is truly remarkable, and we are honored to have them grace our library grounds.

We are so grateful for her generosity and dedication to enhancing the beauty of our community. These sculptures will be enjoyed by library patrons for years to come, and we cannot wait to see the joy they will bring to those who visit our garden.

Thank you again, Martha Cares, for your incredible talent and contribution to our community!🧸📚🎨

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103 Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, IN
46383

Telephone

(219) 462-0524

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