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Porterville Library's Virtual Summer Reading Program


Click Here to see our Flyer for this year's virtual summer reading program.  All ages are welcome to join.  The virtual summer reading program will run from Monday, June 7, through Saturday, July 31.  Click Here to go to our Bookpoints website where you can read all about how it works, register, fill out your virtual reading log, see our planned events, and earn badges, rewards, and entries into our end of summer drawing.


Porterville City Library

We want to hear from you! Please take this 3-minute survey today! Help us build a future City Library! We are hopeful for a strong community engagement in this information-gathering effort, which will be critical in ensuring that the new library truly meets the diverse needs of our growing community.

Click Here for Flyer with options or Click Here for direct link to survey.

¡Queremos escuchar de ti! ¡Por favor realice esta encuesta de 3-minutos hoy! ¡Ayúdanos a construir una futura biblioteca de le ciudad! Tenemos la esperanza de una fuerte participación de la comunidad en este esfuerzo de recopilación de información, que será fundamental para garantizar que la nueva biblioteca realmente satisfaga las diversas necesidades de nuestra creciente comunidad.

Haz clic Aquí para opciones o haz clic Aquí para la encuesta.


This is an honor checkout program only. No returns or donations at this time. No library card necessary. No due dates. No fees or fines. No limit. Items may be returned when we have a library facility. Mask wearing and social distancing required. Hand sanitizer will be available. Please Click Here to review the available slots and sign up. Thank you!


Virtual Book Bingo

This program is for children in grades K-6.  Play every Wednesday this summer and/or the first and third Saturdays of each month.  Win prizes and have fun. 

Click Here to learn more.


New Electronic Resources

Find out what all the hoopla is about… Instantly available, 24/7 – FREE with your library card!

Thank you for being a loyal library cardholder of the Porterville Library.

We are excited to announce a new digital offering for all of our patrons. hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse 800,000+ titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

You can access the title you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting!

All borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the Internet or Wi-Fi by streaming. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline.We love this service. It is easy to use and provides instant access (again, with no holds or waiting!) to the titles you want when you want them. As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to 6 titles per month.

To register for and enjoy hoopla digital for free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from the Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, visit

Thanks again for your patronage and support. We hope you enjoy hoopla digital!


Did you know that you can read digital magazines for free through the Porterville Library?

The magazines you know and love are now available to browse, select & read from home or anywhere through the Porterville Library - on your PC or mobile device.

Get instant access to popular magazines with just your library card.  Click Here to get started.

Browse the full collection of magazine titles

New Programs and Information


Don't have a library card? Apply for an e-card online! Click here for more information.



¡Saludos! Por favor llene la solicitud en línea para suscribirse para una tarjeta de biblioteca con una de las bibliotecas miembro de SJVLS. La solicitud es para prestatarios de 13 años o mayor, actúa como preinscripción y es válida por 6 meses. Click Aqui.

Introducing our new online resource. JobNow & VetNow is specifically designed to help those looking for a job, veterans seeking information, and anyone needing tools to help with studying. Click here for more information.

We are incredibly thankful for the love and support we have received from our community, but at this point we will no longer be accepting donations. Click here for more information.

Join us for virtual story time every Tuesday! For more more information click here.


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