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     Fri & Sat 9am-6pm

     Sun 1pm-5pm

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Porterville Public Library
41 W. Thurman Ave
(559) 784-0177
Fax (559) 781-4396
Margaret J. Slattery Children's Library
256 E Orange Ave
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Location:  41 West Thurman Avenue, Porterville, CA 93257

                    The library is now open every Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm


                          Photos with the Easter Bunny

For the first time, The Easter Bunny will be at the Porterville City Library for photo opportunities.  All families are welcome.  There will be 3 photo ops with the Easter Bunny this year.  Photos are free if you use your own camera or you can provide an unopened and unused school supply (box of pencils/crayon, notebook).  One picture will be printed per school item.

                  March 28, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

                  March 31, 2015 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

                                                                                     & 5:00pm - 6:00pm


           Hop Into a Good Book Mini Reading Program

                            March 2nd - March 31st

Come to a free ice cream party just for reading books! The first 200 pages you read gets you into the ice cream party. For every 100 pages read after the first 200 you will get a topping to add to your ice cream.  Read at least 1200 pages during the month of March to get a bowl of ice cream with 10 delicious toppings on it!



                          National Library Week 2015

                                       April 12-18

It is National Library Week again! Join us as we celebrate libraries in communities with week long free events and raffles! For every 3 events you attend you get to spin the Spin and Win Wheel for prizes. Every event will have its own raffle and if you attend 8 or more events you will be entered into the drawing for a digital camera.  See  you at the library!



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