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.

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 See Special Programs towards the bottom of this page. 

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


Summer Story Times

 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 Tuesdays, Register
Parent/Toddler (2-3 years) 9:30am-10:15am Wednesdays, Register
Pre-K (3-5 years) 10:45am-11:30am Wednesdays, Register

Summer Programs
Fun and learning don’t have to stop when school’s out! 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)  Tuesdays 1:15pm-2:00 pm, Register
Afternoon Adventures (8-12 years)  Wednesdays 1:15pm-2:00 pm, Register

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

Tales for Tail **No registration required**
Saturday’s 11am-12pm until August 4th
Kids can practice their reading skills with man’s best friend. The only way you can disappoint these pups is by not showing up!

Monday Morning Matinees **No registration required**
Monday’s 11:00am-1:00pm
      July 22nd- Zootopia
      July 29th- The Lego Movie
Popcorn and refreshements will be served.  All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

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

Minecraft Camp – Ages 8 to 13, Register
Saturdays 10am-11:30am July 6th-August 10th
We’ll explore the night sky, solar power, virtual geocaching and more. Kids can play their favorite game and fight off summer slump.

**As Minecraft Club is one of our most popular programs, with a lengthy waiting list every season, we request that only children who plan to attend at least 5 out of 6 sessions for the full hour and a half sign up**


STEAM Camp-For Ages 8 to 12, Register
Become a Rocket Scientist!
Tuesday, July 16-Friday, July 19th 1:00pm-4:00pm

What will it take to get people back to the Moon? Find out by tackling hands-on engineering challenges created by NASA.
At this 4-day camp, kids will work their way through activities like launching a lunar satellite, building a buggy and its landing pod, coding with data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and ultimately building solar ovens to cook up some out of this world s’mores!

Girls Code Camp-Grades 6-8th, Register
Tuesday August 6th-Friday, August 9th, 2019, 1:00pm-4:00 PM

From web design to rocket launches, from little robots to the coolest new decor, programming is everywhere. At this girls-only camp, you’ll get to simulate gravity on other planets, create your own website, and build a moon phase lamp to take home!

Special Programs

Kopernik Portable Planetarium @ Foothills, ages 4+, Register
Saturday July 20th, 11:00am-1:00pm
Join the library at the Foothills Performing Arts Center for an introduction to the night sky. Come see the innovative digital planetarium that features a 5 meter dome and a high resolution, 360 degree projector capable of placing the student anywhere on the earth at any point in time.! You will not want to miss this!

Moreland the Magician, Universe of Stories, ages 5+, Register
Thursday July 25th, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Join us for a music-themed show that blends magic, puppetry, comedy with audience participation.

STEAM Ahead: UFO Coding, ages 8-12, Register
Thursday July 25th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
At this STEAM Ahead evening, you’ll get to:

  • Build a cool body for a flying saucer
  • Code Circuit Playground Express to change its lights and sounds while it “flies”
  • Try to resist the urge to abduct some cows!

Sciencetellers, Aliens: Escape From Earth, ages 4+, Register
Monday July 29th, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure! They will start with an amazing intergalactic story then use super fun science experiments like turning liquid into solid worms and a potato launch to bring the story to life with volunteers from the audience!

Stuffed Animal Workshop: Space Theme, ages 4+, Register
Friday August 2nd, 4:00pm-5:00pm
Join Miss Kathryn to listen to a story, sing songs, and make an alien.

Howl at the Moon With a Wild Thing Tune, ages 4+, Register
Monday August 5th, 11:00am-12:00pm
Join Tom Sieling for a top-ten lineup of the world’s most fun, humorous, and participatory kids’ songs, along with reading and library use encouragement.

Teen Programs

Teen Writing Group – For ages 13 to 18, Register
Every Thursday July 11th-August 8th, 2019, 1:00pm-3:00pm
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.

Galaxy Paint & “Sip”– Ages 13-18, Register
Tuesday July 30th, 2019, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Unwind for an evening with a canvas and some tasty mocktails. We’ll provide all the supplies and instructions you’ll need to create a little piece of space.  **Registration IS required**

3D Design Workshops (Youth & Adults)

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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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