Youth & Families

Mom laughing with son during homeschool lesson

La Porte County Public Library offers a variety of collections, events, and services for youth. Check out the resources below to find something for everyone in your family. 

Collections & Services

Upcoming Youth Events

This event is in the "0-5" group.

Play and Learn Ages 0-3

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Multipurpose Room
Age Group: 0-5
Program Description: Storytime

Sing, move, dance, and rhyme with us during this interactive storytime!

Babies and their grown-up are encouraged to engage and participate in a storytime structured around the Every Child Ready to Read™ curriculum! Classes incorporate books, technology, movement, and hands-on practice to engage children and adults in a fun, friendly environment.

This event is in the "0-5" group.

Stories and More - Ages 3-5

10:00am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Multipurpose Room
Age Group: 0-5
Program Description: Storytime

Get ready for kindergarten with stories, songs, movement and more!

Preparing for kindergarten begins long before preschool and kindergarten sign ups! Storytimes build the skills needed for kindergarten and provide helpful tips for adults to use at home. Structured around the Every Child Ready to Read™ Curriculum, storytime is a great way to have fun while working on reading skills, social skills, and motor skills.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff - Dino Day

10:00am - 12:00pm
Coolspring Branch
Library Branch: Coolspring Branch
Room: CS-Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Celebrate the start of summer reading at Dino Day! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program to get your very own mini, stuffed dinosaur reading buddy. Enjoy stories, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.

Other dino-rrific activities include:

This event is in the "Family" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff - Dino Day

10:00am - 12:00pm
Fish Lake Branch
Library Branch: Fish Lake Branch
Room: FL-Outdoor Space
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Celebrate the start of summer reading at Dino Day! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program to get your very own mini, stuffed dinosaur reading buddy. Enjoy stories, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff - Dino Day

10:00am - 12:00pm
Hanna Branch
Library Branch: Hanna Branch
Room: HA-Outdoor Space
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Celebrate the start of summer reading at Dino Day! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program to get your very own mini, stuffed dinosaur reading buddy. Enjoy stories, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff - Dino Day

10:00am - 12:00pm
Kingsford Heights Branch
Library Branch: Kingsford Heights Branch
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Celebrate the start of summer reading at Dino Day! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program to get your very own mini, stuffed dinosaur reading buddy. Enjoy stories, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff - Dino Day

10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: MN-Reading Wi-Fi Garden
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Celebrate the start of summer reading at Dino Day! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program to get your very own mini, stuffed dinosaur reading buddy. Enjoy stories, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff - Dino Day

10:00am - 12:00pm
Rolling Prairie Branch
Library Branch: Rolling Prairie Branch
Room: RP-Meeting Room
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Celebrate the start of summer reading at Dino Day! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program to get your very own mini, stuffed dinosaur reading buddy. Enjoy stories, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.

This event is in the "Family" group.

Summer Reading Kickoff - Dino Day

10:00am - 12:00pm
Union Mills Branch
Library Branch: Union Mills Branch
Room: UM-Anna's Orchard
Age Group: Family
Program Description: Special Event
Event Details:

Celebrate the start of summer reading at Dino Day! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program to get your very own mini, stuffed dinosaur reading buddy. Enjoy stories, crafts, and a scavenger hunt.

Play, Grow, Read!

Play, Grow, Read! spaces engage young children and their caregivers in purposeful play. Each space includes books, games, and activities intended to help children ages 0-5 get ready to read.

Digital Library

BookFlix

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BookFlix has animated books filled with adventure, music, and interactive games that bring eBooks to life. 

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Indiana Digital Library Kids

Indiana Digital Library Kids

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more with Libby from OverDrive.

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Kanopy Kids

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A collection of movies and shows just for kids! Enjoy unlimited plays of enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series.

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Local School Corporations

A.K. Smith Center

Provides Adult Education and English as a Second Language classes to Indiana Residents 16 years and older.

Phone Number
Address

817 Lafayette Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
United States

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La Porte Community School Corporation

Address

1000 Harrison St.
La Porte, IN 46350
United States

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La Porte County Purdue Extension

Providers of scientific research-based information and education with a focus on: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human and Health Sciences, Economic and Community Development and 4-H Youth.

Phone Number
Address

#A
2857 IN-2
La Porte, IN 46350
United States

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Michigan City School Corporation

Phone Number
Address

408 South Carroll Ave.
Michigan City, IN 46360
United States

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New Prairie School Corporation

Phone Number
Address

5327 N Cougar Road
New Carlisle, IN 46552
United States

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