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Community Table

Portage Public Library is co-hosting, along with Columbia County UW-Extension, a free lunch program for anyone 18 and under. 

Lunch is served Monday through Thursday, from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm, and will run until August 14.

The only requirement is that lunches must be eaten in the library. No reservations needed. 

For more information contact Megan Evans at Columbia County UW-Extension office.  (608)617-5058 or megan.evans@co.columbia.wi.us



Summer Library Program

Registration is ongoing so it's never too late to sign up! Help your teen escape the

"summer slide." Keep them engaged with words, writing & reading during the summer months. The more they read, the more they'll succeed! For more information contact Youth Services Librarian, Mrs. Foster, 742-4959 ext. 210

Register in person at the Children's Circulation Desk,

Or, register online by clicking on the picture at right arrow wheel


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Teen Summer Library Program Special Events:

June 24: 6:30-7:30 pm ~ Paul Merkelein "Big Faces"

(amazing artist at work!)

June 26:  6:30 pm~ "The Maze Runner" Book Discussion

July 2:  6:00 pm ~ Teen Movie Night: "Back to the Future"

(a classic!)

July 8:  6:30-7:30 pm ~ Teen Game Night!

July 17:  6:30 pm-7:30 pm ~ Teen Book Discussion: "Catching Fire"

July 30:  6:30 ~ Mad Scientist Party!  (End of SLP Program)   for teens registered in the SLP

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Portage High School

Summer Reading List 2014

AP Literature with Ms. Abby Riese

All books must be checked out at the front desk.  If you do not have a library card one will be issued ONLY if you have a valid picture ID or some other form of identification that has your name & current address.  Some exceptions apply (Marquette County).  If you have any questions, see Youth Services Librarian, Mrs. Foster.


Teen Award Books

Take a look at this site for titles that have been wowing teen readers the past year!


The Portage High School Art Club

has started a mural in the Teen Space. The mural features a characters, titles, and themes from numerous classic books. Be sure to stop in & look for Hedwig! ---The Mural is done!! Take a look below.

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A temporary curtain keeps light out as work begins.

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Members of the Art Club pondering how to transfer the sketch on paper to the wall.


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Using a vintage projector to do the work of transferring images from paper to wall.


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With a little paint the images start to take shape!

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Does everyone know this famous owl?!

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The finished mural!  Can you tell what books are included in the mural?

The Members of the Art Club that contributed to the painting of the mural are the following:

Enya Giessen, Ashley Etter, Kelsey Pence, Brandy Henry, Jessica Mootz, Sandra Weiss, Yue Xin, Andrew Johnson, Amanda Etter. 

They did a wonderful job!  It looks great!


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Teen Manga Series

Browse through our Teen Manga series.  Series titles are listed below.

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teen magazines 

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NPR's Top 100 Teen Books


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TeenRead Facebook Page

Book discussion page for teens.

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A new online program through the Portage Public Library that provides homework support for students in elementary through high school, and even college. At Tutor.com, you get live one-to-one help with a certified tutor.  Click on the logo below, or go to online resources (at the left),view by name, and click on local resources.  Then scroll down to Tutor.com and click on Portage Library.





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