Mondays with Miss Linda at 11:15 am
Tuesdays with Miss Mary at 11:15 am
Check the calendar to confirm current dates.
For preschool-aged children (and younger siblings), this is a structured reading time where several books on the same theme are shared, then a craft is completed. An adult must stay with whatever children they bring. All Story Times are held in the Story Corner, located in the southwest corner of the library unless otherwise indicated at the library entrance.
Times and dates are posted at the library each month, as well as being available in the local newspaper, the Commercial Review, and broadcast on the local radio station, WPGW - Portland (100.9 FM, 1400 AM).
A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Thursday mornings at 9:15 am. Toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers are welcome.
Check the calendar to confirm current dates for Mother Goose.
Have you finished your activity sheet for February 2013's
Watch for summer 2013 programs to be announced!
An annual school bus ride and safety information is offered at the end of summer to Jay County's incoming kindergarten and 1st grade students. Children ride a real school bus from JCPL to Bloomfield Elementary. The bus driver provides a review of school bus safety rules. At the school building, the kindergarten teacher will welcome the children to her classroom where they are treated to some kindergarten fun, a story or two, and a chance to play on the playground equipment. Come share and learn with your child. The bus leaves the library at 10:00 a.m. and returns at noon.
2013 "Ready to Ride"
Call (260-726-7890) or stop by the library (315 N. Ship St., Portland) to register your kindergartener or first grader. Riders must be accompanied by an adult. Older and younger siblings may not ride the school bus. The program is limited to 50 bus riders.
Don't forget your camera to capture this special moment with your child!
For the school-aged crowd, grades K-5, this program on the first Friday of each month during the school year is limited to the first 20 kids to sign up in advance. A story is shared, snacks are provided, and a craft is completed. Call (260) 726-7890 to sign up now!