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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Story Times 
 Mother Goose & Me 
Lego ClubKindergarten Prep School - KiPS
1000 Books Before Kindergarten 
"Miss Cindy" Story Visit BooksSchool Bus Safety Program



Story Times!


Story Time in October includes 

Tuesdays at 9:30 am

Thursdays at 4:30 pm


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Mother Goose and Me!


A favorite with the younger crowd, Mother Goose will visit the library most Friday mornings at 10:00 am (check the calendar for current dates).  Toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers are welcome. 

Q.  How is Mother Goose different from Story Time?
A.  Story Time leaders read stories, share some rhymes, and usually provide a craft.  At Mother Goose & Me, the emphasis is more on music, rhymes and movement.


Check the calendar to confirm current dates for Mother Goose.

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September through May

Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:00 pm

Check the calendar for current dates



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School Bus Safety Program - Don't Miss the Bus!  Be Ready to Ride

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 teachers 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.  

2016 "Don't Miss the Bus"  
To be announced

Call (260-726-7890) or stop by the library (315 N. Ship St., Portland) to register your kindergartener who will be riding the bus to school this year. 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!


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Jay County Public Library  Portland, Indiana