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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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Porterville City Library will be hosting a Halloween Costume Contest. Come dressed up and ready on October 31st. There will be crafts and activities for the children! First and second place prizes will be awarded in each of the 5 different categories.

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This October you can read your way to great prizes! Vote for Books is the newest mini-reading campaign at the Porterville City Library.  For every 50 pages a child or teen reads during the month of October they will receive a ballot to vote on the prize they want to win for their age category.  For every 5 books an adult reads they will earn a chance to win the adult prize. Come to the front desk starting October 1st, sign up, get a reading log then read, read, read!  The more you read, the more chances you have to win.


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Career Online High School
Earn Your High School Diploma and get a Career Certificate at no cost.

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TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.



100 videos with interactive exercises to prepare New Americans for the Naturalization Test.



Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. One of the great things about Pronunciator is that you can learn any language, in virtually any other language. Pronunciator offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses taught in 51 non-English languages.



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Get all the tools you need to prepare for interviews and write informative resumes.  Brainfuse JobNow is a free resource that you can access from inside the library or at home with your library card. Get the help you need today to get a great job!




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