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Porterville Public Library
41 W. Thurman Ave
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Margaret J. Slattery Children's Library
256 E Orange Ave
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Calling all Witches and Wizards for our first celebration of Harry Potter's Birthday. Celebrate with us with cake and crafts. Make your very own wand.

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End your Summer with some FUN! Join us as we say good-bye to summer at our Summer Reading Finale Carnival. Enjoy funnel cakes and watch special performers. This is free fun for the whole family!

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Bored this summer? Come to your library 7 days a week for Summer Programming. There are activities for all ages as well as lunch!

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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 resource added to Porterville Library's resources

The Latino American Experience: The American Mosaic (In Library Use Only)

ABC-CLIO is an award-winning publisher of reference, contemporary thought, and professional development content, created to help students, educators, librarians, and general readers of all ages wrestle with complex challenges.

Comprehensive, informative and easy to use.  The Latino American Experience is the latest version of the first-ever database dedicated to the history and culture of Latinos - the largest, fastest growing minority group in the United States.




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