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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



  Read to the Rhythm - Summer Reading Program

                              June 1 - Aug 1

What has two carnivals, one concert in the park, daily family programming, amazing local performers, and great raffle prizes?  The "Read to the Rhythm" Summer Reading Program @ Your Porterville City Library!  This year's summer reading program starts Monday, June 1st, from 4pm to 7pm with a free mini-carnival in Centennial Park! Visit the library booth first and register for the Summer Reading Program to receive your reading log, calendar of all the  Porterville Library's summer events and free wristband for open access to all the activities.


The Great Reading Adventure

The Great Reading Adventure is an online supplemental reading program. You earn points by reading. Points earn you badges, games, books, and prizes. 

Participate at select live programming at the library to learn secret codes to gain access to more.  Click Here to begin your Great Reading Adventure for the summer of 2015.


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