Youth Programs

 

Huntington Library offers a variety of weekly story times to help children develop skills that aide in reading development. Story times include stories, rhymes, songs, and craft activities. Separate story times are offered for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older children. Be sure to check our Events Calendar for special programming during the year. All story times require preregistration and are free of charge.

Unattended Child Policy See Special Programs towards the bottom of this page. 

Storytimes | Minecraft | STEAM Ahead | Teen | 3D Printing


Fall Story Times
Registration is required. Registration begins August 27th. Please register online at Eventbrite.com

Morning Programs
Nurture your child’s love of books! Come to the library where we will share stories, songs, and action rhymes each week.

Tiny Tots (14-24 months) 9:30am-10:15am Tues. Register Here
Parent/Toddler (2-3 years) 9:30am-10:15am Wed. Register Here
Pre-K (3-5 years) 9:30am-10:15am Thurs. Register Here

Afterschool Programs
Fun and learning don’t have to stop when the school bell rings! Join us each week as we read a few chapters from a book and follow it with a fun craft or activity

Afternoon Explorers (K-7 years)  Tues.  3:30 to 4:30 pm  Register Here
Afternoon Adventures (8-12 years)  Wed.   3:30 – 4:30 pm  Register Here

Family Story Time – (All ages, but recommended for ages 4 to 12)
Wednesday, Nov. 14th 6:00 – 7:00 pm

An evening family story time where we will read 1 to 2 books and sing songs themed around Thanksgiving. We will follow with a fun activity or craft. Register here starting 10/29

American Girls Club – (For ages 6 to 12)
3rd Thursday of the Month, 3:30 to 4:30pm
Sept. 20th – Felicity, Oct. 18th – Kit and Nov. 15th – Molly

Join us each month as we explore the life and times of an American Girl and then enjoy a period snack! Bring your American Girl Doll with you or any doll you have. Register here starting 9/3

Special Programs

Minecraft – Open Hours *First Come, First Serve  **No Registration except when there is a special Minecraft event
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30pm
Come and enjoy Minecraft in our Kid’s Room. Laptops and/or tablets provided.

Minecraft Club – Ages 8 to 13, Registration is required.  Register Here
Saturdays (Sept. 15 to Nov. 3rd) 10:00am
This eight week club will take advantage of Minecraft’s educational potential to provide a fun and immersive learning experience. Children will have the opportunity to learn about topics as varied as genetics, engineering, and modern art, all while playing this immensely popular computer game!

STEAM Ahead Programs – For Ages 8 to 12.
Tuesdays, (9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 2 part session – 11/6 and 11/20),  6:00 pm.
1.5 hr Steam Focused programs.  More to come next year!

Teen Programs

Teen Zone – For ages 13 to 18
Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30pm, Starting September 14th. Fall session ends December 7th
Join us for a new weekly teen program where each week we will do fun activities, such as crafts, games, holiday parties or let us know what you want to do. Snacks will be provided. Register here starting 08/27

Teen Writing Group – For ages 13 to 18
Fourth Wednesday of the month. Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28  4:00pm
Join us for a new monthly program where teens can participate in writing prompts and share their ideas and work with others. Bring your own notebook or laptop or use one of ours. Register here starting 9/10

#Nailed It: A Crafts-Gone-Wrong Program – For ages 13-18
Tuesday, November 13 6:00pm

There’s no feeling quite like trying your best to make that awesome craft you saw online… only to fail spectacularly!  We’re celebrating those failures with a night full of them.  Teens are invited to join us to complete some crafty challenges, where there are awards to be had for the best copy and the best fail.  Register on Eventbrite starting October 30th.

3D Design Workshops (Youth & Adults)
Tinkering Tuesdays
Using the easy-to-use on-line platform Tinkercad, participants will learn how to design an object step-by-step. Participants may choose to have their design printed.  The Materials Fee is based on the weight of the final design. An estimate can be given upon request. Basic mouse skills required or must bring someone to assist you. It is recommended that participants have some basic experience using a computer. Registration is required. Register online at Eventbrite.com.

For Adults and Youths. Minimum age – 8 years. 

Tuesdays at 3:30pm

Nov 13th – Napkin Holders Register

Nov. 27th – Cookie Cutters Register TBA

Tuesdays at 10:30am

Nov. 27th  – Ornaments Register TBA

3D printing Open Hours on Mondays, 3:30 to 7:30pm
Sept. 10th (Highlighting – Using your logo in a 3D Print), Oct. 15th (Highlighting – Make your own Halloween Window Cling), Nov. 19th (Highlighting – Ornaments & Cookie Cutters)
Use our 3D Printers, 3D design software or just ask questions during our 3D printing open hours. No appointment needed. First come, first serve.

  One Response to “Youth Programs”

  1. Hey,

    I work for a local company by the name of sweet home productions and we are creating an app for events and activities for parents and grandparents to do with their children/grandchildren in the Otsego county area. I know that you guys have a number of events for children running on a daily basis. If anyone from your library has time to sit down with me anytime with week I would love to be able to pick you brain about different activities you have available, along with other activities in the area. Please let me know if this will be do able or not!

    Thanks,

    Brent Jones

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