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Porterville Public Library
41 W. Thurman Ave
(559) 784-0177
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Margaret J. Slattery Children's Library
256 E Orange Ave
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Family Literacy Day is here! Join us in this FREE event to have some fun and learn about new resources for the whole family. A family that learns together, stays together.

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Get something Incredible this month. A library card! September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! Get your FREE library card @ your Porterville City Library. This will give you the power to many of our online resources! Be super and get one today!





Attention TEENS (ages 12-17)! Be inspired to release your skills and talents at our TEEN events happening all week! Gather your friends and enjoy being creative. Write your own stories through art or just have fun and celebrate bring a unique Teen Star!


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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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