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Porterville Public Library
41 W. Thurman Ave
(559) 784-0177
Fax (559) 781-4396
Margaret J. Slattery Children's Library
256 E Orange Ave
(559)791-7691
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ABCmouse.com:  With more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is the most comprehensive online educational resource for young learners (ages 2–7+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in our library.

                                                                                        

 

Every last Saturday of the month is Building Blocks Club at the Porterville City Library.  All ages are welcome as we have bricks for young children as well as grade school age and older.  Not only will children learn how to build but there will also be movies, raffles, and competitions through out the year. 

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The Early Literacy Station (ELS), designed specifically for your youngest learners ages 2-8, features over 4,000 localized learning activities.  The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference. Available in English & Spanish.

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Come to the Porterville City Library every first Saturday of the  month starting at 3 pm and play all your favorite board, card, and video games.  This is a great way to meet other gamers in the community.  Bring your favorite game and challenge people in friendly competition.  The community room of the library boasts plenty of table space and chairs to accomodate groups of any size.  If you every wanted to try a game but had no one to play with then come to the Library every 1st Saturday.

 

 

ProCitizen

100 videos with interactive exercises to prepare New Americans for the Naturalization Test.

 

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language. Pronunciator offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses taught in 51 non-English languages.

 


 

 

 

BookFlix

 

Scholastic BookFlix is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Click HERE for more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

 

 

 

Attention kids and parents!  If you are looking for fun and challenging websites that are safe and friendly then click on the excited child to the left for a list of awesome websites! 

These sites will challenge and keep kids and parents occupied.  From animals to popular sports figures.

Click HERE for a list of fun and educational websites for kids.

 

 

 

 

The Early Learning Center is a room in the library dedicated to families with materials, toys, and computers for the purpose of early literacy.  Children can come and play with toys designed specifically for children to use their imagination.  This is a great tool for early literacy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story time at the Porterville City Library is a great time for children and parents.  Every week exciting stories are told in a fun and engaging atmosphere by our friendly staff.  A fun craft is included making story time educational and enjoyable.  Click on the banner or below for a complete description of times and locations for story time throughout the week.

Click HERE for all times and locations.

 

 

 

Boppy time for babies is a play and social time for babies from birth to 18 months.  Bring your boppy or blankets and spend time socializing with other parents and babies.

Boppy time happens every Thursday morning from 10:00AM to 10:30AM in the Early Learning Center at the Porterville City Library.

 

 

 

Ebooks On Line

Whether browsing on the web, a tablet, or your personal device, you can discover and download ebooks.  cloudLibrary by bibliotheca works with a huge range of eReading devices and is perfect for people who enjoy downloading material to their portable devices. Just click HERE to enjoy ebooks.

 

 

enki eBooks

enki is a California eBook platform created by librarians where you will find popular indie fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, graphic novels, crafts, encyclopedias, cookbooks, short stories, essays, study guides as well as classic literature with new, orginal bookjacket art. Indulge your curiosity!

Click here for enki or here for an enki tutorial.

 

 

The OverDrive app is one of the top-rated eBook apps available for iOS, Android, Chromebook, Mac OS, Windows, and Windows Phone. 

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local public library – anywhere, anytime.  All you need is a library card. 

Click here to get started.  Sign-in, select Porterville Public Library, enter your library card number and PIN.

 

 

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