Jay County Public Library 
315 N. Ship Street, Portland, IN  47371 
(260) 726-7890 or fax (260) 726-7317
Monday-Friday 8 to 8   Saturday 8 to 5


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June 2012 KIDSHEET

printable Kidsheet (pdf)


Summer Reading Program
For infants on up to kids entering grade 5

JUNE 4 - JULY 14

Register : June 4 - 16

Program rules

Check out the Summer Reading Program Calendar
Lots of special programs and activities are planned!






Teen Summer Reading Program

Those who are entering 6th through 12th grade
can enroll in the Teen SRP this summer.

Register : June 4 - 16

Program rules

Check the SRP Calendar for Teen programs!




    Minnetrista Theatre Preserves
    proudly presents:

    One Destiny


This work, written by a New York playwright and performed exclusively by Ford’s Theatre and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, comes to Jay County Public Library. Presented on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m., the show features two men who were present at Lincoln’s assassination.


As Actor Harry Hawk and Ford’s Theatre co-owner Harry Ford revisit the events of April 14, 1865, they reconstruct the sequence of events, and they grapple with the question: Could John Wilkes Booth have been stopped?

This 35-minute presentation explores the key facts of the assassination while capturing the emotions of that fateful night. This performance is recommended for audiences ages 8 and up.



SUMMERTIME @ the library


During the lazy days of summer, business usually slows at the library. Patrons come in to find a cool corner to read and relax, check their email and take their time browsing for books. Kids play with puzzles, activity tables, and on the computers.


But on Tuesday mornings, our KiPS (Kindergarten Prep School) brings in about 70 preschoolers
and things get a little crazy! The children’s area is abuzz with sound and movement!

If you’re looking for that peaceful time at your library, you might want to visit another day!



Crafts & Activities

Create your own night sky!

You will need:

  • Black or dark blue construction paper
  • Yellow or white tempera paint
  • Paint trays
  • Sponges cut in shape of moon and star
  • Chalk

You will do:

  1. Pour some of the white or yellow paint onto a paint tray.
  2. Dip sponges into the white or yellow paint. You can also dip the eraser end of a pencil into the paint to make dots for stars.
  3. Print the moon or star shapes on the dark paper.
  4. Create a picture using the prints.
  5. Use the chalk to add details to the picture.



Jay County Public Library  Portland, Indiana