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.

Children in the Library Policy

 See Special Programs towards the bottom of this page. 

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


Winter – Spring Story Times

Registration will begin on Monday, January 28th.  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
Parent/Toddler (2-3 years) 9:30am-10:15am Wed., Register
Pre-K (3-5 years) 9:30am-10:15am Thurs., Register

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
Afternoon Adventures (8-12 years)  Wed.   3:30 – 4:30 pm, Register

Family Story Time – (All ages, but recommended for ages 4 to 12), 6:00 to 7:00pm, Register Here
Wednesday, March 13th
Join Miss Kathryn for an evening family storytime where we will read books, sing songs, and do fun activities themed around St. Patrick’s Day.

All ages, but recommended for ages 4 to 12.

American Girls Club – (For ages 6 to 12), register here
3rd Thursday of the Month, 3:30 to 4:30pm
March 14 – Samantha (1904), April 11 – Caroline (1812), May 9 – Kaya (1764)
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.

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 on Monday, January 28th.
Next session starts Saturday, February 16th 10:00 to 11:30am
This six 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.
1.5 hr Steam Focused programs. Starting 6:00pm
Session 1 – March 5th – Ozobot Snow Plows, Register Here February 18th
Create a robotic snow plow! Participants will help Ozobot clear the road by building a plow and then coding a path for their ‘bot.

Session 2 -March 19th – Build a Soda Can Robot, Register Here March 4th
Make a new friend out of an old soda can! Participants will build their own robots out of a soda can and some simple electronic components.

Session 3 -April 2nd – *Jungle in a Bottle – Register here on March 18th.
Create your very own ecosystem! Participants will learn about the water cycle by building a closed terrarium to take home.  *Switched with Chain Reaction

Session 4 -April 16th – Chain Reaction Contraptions, Register here on April 1st.
Channel your inner Rube Goldberg with littleBits! Participants will create a machine that accomplishes a simple task in a hilariously complicated way, all with the help of littleBits.

Session 5 -May 7th – STEAM Ahead: Egg Catch! – Register here on April 22nd
You’ve heard of an egg drop… but what about an egg CATCH? Participants will have to put on their engineer hats and build the best egg-catching device they can dream up. We will compete to see whose device can safely catch an egg dropped from the tallest height.

Session 6 -May 21st – STEAM Ahead: Circuit Playground Crowns – Register on May 6th
Discover what you can do with the Circuit Playground Express! Participants will crack open the library’s Circuit Playground Express classroom kit for the first time to build some truly high-tech crowns.

Teen Programs

Teen Zone – For ages 13 to 18, Register Here
Fridays, 3:30 to 4:30pm, Starting on February 15th
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.

Teen Writing Group – For ages 13 to 18, Register Here
Third Wednesday of the month. February 20th, March 20th, April 17th and May 15th, 4:00pm
Join us for a new monthly program where teens can participate in writing prompts and share their ideas and work with others.Teens will participate in writing prompts, explore new writing techniques, and share their ideas and work with others.  Bring your own notebook or laptop or use one of ours.

Teen Book to Movie Club – For ages 13 to 18
Second Tuesday of the month, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, 4:30 to 6:30pm, Register here on January 28th.
Join us for our first teen book club! We will be reading books that have been adapted for the silver screen and then watching the movie. Come ready for lively discussion and plenty of popcorn! At our first meeting, on February 12th, we’ll be getting to know each other and choosing what books to read for the season.

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

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3D printing Open Hours on Mondays, 3:30 to 7:30pm
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  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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