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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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The "1,000 Books before Kindergarten Challenge" is a Porterville City Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read at least 1,000 books with their young children before they enter Kindergarten.

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New electronic resources added to Porterville Library's resources

SimplyE eBooks App

SimplyE is a library-developed, open source eReader and eBook discovery app that simplifies the library user's experience in finding, borrowing and reading library eBooks.

Whether it's Overdrive, Cloud Library, Axis 360, RBdigital or enki Library, patrons can find, download and read all of the eBooks our library has using a single app -- SimplyE.  Download it from your device's app store, just type in "SimplyE" in the search box and follow the on-screen instructions.  Feel free to contact the library for assistance.


The New York Times Online - Free Access

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, ... and much, much more.

Access the New York Times online from inside the library - here.

Access the New York Times online from outside the library - here.



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