Story Times with Miss Mary
Wednesdays at 11:30 am
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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. Story Times are held in the Story Corner on the east side of the Children's area 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).
And more story times for kids during the school year - beyond preschool
Wednesdays at 4:45 pm
Thursdays at 5:00 pm
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.
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Weekly September through May
Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
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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.
2015 "Don't Miss the Bus"
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!