Welcome to the Portage Public Library
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We are actively accepting applications for a circulation clerk and/or page. The application deadline is Wednesday, December 18, at 8:30 p.m. Click on the following links for a job description: circulation clerk and page . To obtain a application click here or pick up one at the front desk.
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
**AARP's Guide to the Affordable Care Act
Health Insurance Marketplace Online guide for health insurance now that the Affordable Care Act is in effect.
Learn how the healthcare law works for you and your family
Mystery Lovers Book Club
Do you love a good mystery? Do you wish you knew others who loved them too? Sign up for our MYSTERY LOVERS BOOK CLUB. This is a daytime book
discussion group with books chosen by the members.
The club will meet in the library's Sanderson Room.
Be prepared to discuss Silken Prey, by John Sanford
Tuesday, December 10 , 2013
Investigating the murder of a political fixer who had blackmailed his ambitious heiress employer during a vicious smear campaign, Lucas Davenport follows disturbing leads to the Minneapolis police department and a ruthless woman who threatens his life.
The drive-up book drop in the alley is now open! The old book drop on the parking lot side of the building is closed. There are 2 slots- one for books/magazines and one for media- DVDs, CDs, etc. Please push at the top of the slot (see arrows), not at the bottom. Be careful, don't get your fingers caught in the slot!
The New Reading Room is Open! Inviting space to read magazines/newspapers.
New Study/Small Meeting Rooms
There are 2 new study/small meeting rooms in the teen area. Adults and teens may use the study rooms. You will have to sign up at the front desk to use these rooms
You no longer pick up your holds at the front desk! Holds can now be picked up
from the shelves across from the reference desk. They are in alphabetical order
by last name—look for the first 4 letters of your last name, then under those
letters look for the first 3 letters of your first name. Holds are still checked out at
the front desk, though self-checkout is just around the corner!
The New Children's Area
The children's circulation desk
The Tween area (Ages 8-12)
New Program Room
Our AWE computers that have children's games, encylopedias, and much more!
Children's Book Return
Basic ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER HELP is now available. Someone will be available to help with your computer questions. The type of help includes: using a mouse, searching on the Internet, job applications, setting up e-mail. Times are 1:30- 2:30 p.m. Call to sign up or find out available dates . l
Library Bulletin Boards
Due to limited space on our public bulletin boards, the Library asks that the space be used for posters for community and non-profit organizations only. This means we can not allow merchandise or services for sale, rental announcements, lost pets, religious & political, or for-profit posters. Please check with the circulation desk before you post any flyers.
OverDrive released an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 29.
To help you with reauthorizing please read the links below.
There have been some changes at Overdrive, the e-book and audio book download site. These upgrades are designed to make it faster and more intuitive to connect you to the books you want. Take a look at this video that explains the changes: http://dbooks.wplc.info/AB28163F-0FFD-4B51-8C84-7A51AA9057B3/10/50/en/NextGen.htm
Be ready for emergencies, including bad weather.
City Weather Emergencies
When a city weather emergency is declared and/or cancelled, the information will be sent out via Nixle, and will be posted on Police Dept. Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PortagePD) and on Twitter. If you do not have a cell phone or access to the Internet, you can call the dedicated Snow Emergency hot line at 742-2176 Ext 335.
For people who know nothing about getting started on Facebook.
To protect your privacy, holds will only be checked out to you or to people you authorize. You must complete the Holds Pickup Authorization Form to authorize other people to check out your holds. To comply with Wisconsin State Statute §43.30 parents or guardians of children under 16 must complete the Holds Pickup Authorization Form as well, but you can sign for your children.
A link to our campaign for the library expansion
Feel free to browse this web site.
Computers.... For Cowards!
Due to such strong interest in basic computer instruction, the library now offers one-on-one computer classes for those who have difficulty learning about computers in a classroom setting, or have a hard time remembering what the "student" wants to know. A session can last as little as 10 minutes (great for the student who wants to learn one task only), to a maximum of 50 minutes. Limited sessions are available, and reservations with a "teacher" are required. Sessions book fast! Call 742-4959, ext 203, or stop at the front desk for more information. The sessions are FREE OF CHARGE. NO SESSIONS UNTIL FALL.
NOW AVAILABLE: BOOK LOVER'S CORNER, a place where you can look up book reviews, bestsellers, information about book clubs & discussion guides, read-alikes, authors and much more. You can find the link on the left navigation bar.
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Tutors only work with one student at a time. No exceptions. Tutors work step-by-step with you to make sure you really understand the material. Tutors never give answers.
Every tutor is screened, certified and background-checked, and no personal information is ever shared between tutor and student.
In the SkillsCenter Resource Library, you have access to thousands of worksheets, videos, lessons and other resources to work on independently. Find resources for math, science, citizenship and GED test prep, family budgeting, resume writing and more. The service is available 24/7.
Access Tutor.com by clicking on "online resources" and then "view by name" then "locally subscribed resources". Scroll down to tutor.com and click on "Portage Public Library". Or click on the icon below.