Children's Page

Welcome to the Children's Page of the Portales Public Library!  Each week we host programs for kids of all ages.  Preschool Storytime is held weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 am and Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm.  Books~N~Babies Lapsit for ages 0-3 is offered every other Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Send the kids on over every Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 pm for Afterschool S.T.E.A.M. for grades K-6th.  Click on a link below for current calendars of each program.  We hope to see you there!

Preschool Storytime
Afterschool S.T.E.A.M.
Books N Babies Lapsit for Little Ones!
Traveling Backpacks

Dasher Bookwanderers

Do you know what “sugaring” is? Well look no further for the answer. Bear and his furry friends are about to explain all in this new nonfiction book, “Bear Goes Sugaring,” about making maple syrup. Presented in a fun, yet educational way, children and adults alike will find value in this exciting new book by Maxwell Eaton III.

“Almost Time” by Gary D. Schmidt is a book not only about how waiting is very hard to do but gives a glimpse into maple syrup making. A second timely book, though fiction, gives a glimpse into the process of sugaring. Even if the reader is not interested in the sugaring process, they may see themselves in the boy who has to wait for what seems like forever, to have syrup on his pancakes.


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Portales Public Library
218 S Avenue B
Portales, NM 88130
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  • Phone: (575) 356-3940
  • Fax: (575) 356-3964
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  • Hours: Mon. - Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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