New Adult Book Club! - Monday Night Book Club

The Monday Night Book Club (previously the Far and Away Book Club) meets every 3rd Monday of the month at 6 pm in the Sanderson room. The first meeting will be held on Monday, September 16. At the Monday Night Book Club, we read an exciting mix of fiction, non-fiction, and genre fiction titles.

Please take a look at our upcoming books. For more information, including which specific books we'll be reading, please click here!

If you're looking for more information about the adult Mystery Book Club, please click here!

With any questions, please reach out to our Adult Services Librarian, Tawnee Calhoun, at (608) 742-4959 or e-mail

Upcoming Adult Library Programs

About Adult Services

Meet your Adult Services Librarian, Tawnee, and your Adult Services Programmer, Pam!


"My name is Tawnee Calhoun, and I am the Adult Services Librarian for Portage Public Library. I was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. I'm an avid reader, of course, but I also enjoy creative writing and photography. I look forward to getting to know our community and its interests. As your Adult Services Librarian, I am responsible for managing the library's collection of fiction, non-fiction, CDs, DVDs, and more. I want this collection to reflect the needs and interests of Portage residents. I'm always available for feedback. Let us know how we're doing and what we can do to serve you more effectively. You can contact me in person at the library, by phone (608-742-4959 ext. 206), or email ("


"Hello Portage! My name is Pam Roets, and if we haven't yet met, I am delighted to introduce myself as the Adult Program coordinator at the Portage Public Library! As a Portage native, I am incredibly passionate about our community, and as a former educator and advocate of life-long learning, I hope to reflect the values and needs of our residents in the adult programs we provide. If you'd like up-to-date details about our monthly speakers and crafts, please follow our facebook page at:"

When it comes to Adult Services, the Portage Public Library provides book discussions, performing artists, workshops and other special programs to meet the information and cultural needs of our patrons.

  • For upcoming events, click on the Programs/Events tab.
  • If you are looking for library databases and research information, click on the Research tab.
  • Policies, Library Mission, Employment Opportunities and more can be found under the About Us tab, along with directions on how to get to the library.
  • For general questions, such as "how do I obtain a library card", please see the "How do I?" page.
  • If you are looking for information for your child or teen, please click on the Childrens Department or Teen tab.


South Central Library System provides a good selection of ebooks that can be read on various electronic devices. Instructions on how to use Overdrive are available here

Newspaper Index

Recent newspaper articles that pertain to the Portage Area and its residents have been indexed through the library catalog. The index is a good way to find obituaries and other local news. To access the Newspaper Index, click here or on the graphic below.