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. 

Summer Story Times Start June 26th – Registration is required. Registration begins June 11th.
Please call the library at 432-1980 or stop in to register.

SUMMER STORY TIMES

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) 10:45am-11:30am Wed. Register Here and Thurs. Register Here
Pre-K (3-5 years) 9:30am-10:15am Wed Register Here and 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.   1:15 – 2:00 pm  Register Here
Afternoon Adventures (8-12 years)       Wed.   1:15 – 2:00 pm  Register Here

Special Programs

Minecraft – Open Hours *First Come, First Serve  **No Registration except when there is a special Minecraft event
Summers – Thursdays Only 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 June 18th
Saturdays (6/30 – 8/18) 10:00am Ages 11 to 13 or
Fridays (6/29 – 8/17) 3:00pm Ages 8 to 10
This multi-week Minecraft seminar will take advantage of Minecraft’s educational potential to provide a fun and immersive learning experience.

Girls Code Camp for Girls in Grades 6 to 8
3 days Tuesday, July 17 to Thursday, July 19 – 1:30 to 4:30pm

Develop coding skills with hands-on learning activities!
Our goal is to teach Coding skills to girls in grades 6 through 8 and to get these girls interested in coding and related STEAM subjects. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Snacks will be provided. Registering on Eventbrite is an application ONLY. We will review all applications and let you know if your child has been accepted into the camp. We are limited in the camp size we can offer. Thank you.

STEAM Camp for Boys and Girls in Grades 6 to 8
5 days Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3 – 1:30 to 4:30pm

Develop STEAM skills with hands-on learning activities – 3D Design, Coding, Photography/Video fun and more! All participants will receive a t-shirt. Snacks will be provided.  Registering on Eventbrite is an application ONLY. We will review all applications and let you know if your child has been accepted into the camp. We are limited in the camp size we can offer. Thank you.

STEAM Ahead Programs – Ages 8 to 12. – new Summer Program!
Tuesdays, (6/26, 7/10, 7/24 and 8/7),  6:30 pm. 1 hr Steam Focused programs.

Register for each program separately.

Session 1: Let’s Makey Makey Music – June 26th
Build and code your own virtual musical instrument!  For our first STEAM Ahead evening, we’ll be creating virtual musical instruments using Makey Makey, Scratch, and LEGO bricks. This is a great opportunity for kids to learn a little bit about coding, a little bit about circuitry, and a lot about making music!

Session 2: Tear down day – July 10th Register here
Explore what’s inside the devices around you! Ever wonder what’s inside some of the household electronics around you? Join us for an evening of taking apart old devices to see what makes them tick! This is kids’ chance to tinker with household electronics in a supervised environment, free from the worry that they might break what they shouldn’t.

Session 3: Geology – July 24th Register here
Rock out with an evening of earth science! Join us for our third STEAM Ahead evening, all about exploring how the world under our feet rocks. Our main attraction: experiment with common minerals to discover which ones conduct electricity and which ones are duds. And an extra bonus: explore a model of a well that works just like the ones some kids have for their homes!

Session 4: Design your own game – August 7th Register here
See the possibilities for game design with our cool new tech learning tool, Bloxels! While a single hour might not be time to design a whole game, we plan to have tons of fun learning the basics and seeing what we could achieve in the future.

Summer Safari Workshop
Tuesday, July 17 at 4:00pm Register here
Make an elephant  and hear stories at this stuffed animal making workshop. For children 4 and older.

Story Laurie
Wednesday, July 25 at 6:00pm Register here
Story Laurie combines groovin’ musical versions of classic picture books with sing-a-long audience participation. For ages 4 and up.

Moreland the Magician’s “Symphony of Magic”
Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10:00am Register here
A music-themed show that blends magic, puppetry, comedy and audience participation, For ages 5 and up.

Didgeridoo Down Under
Friday, Aug. 10 at 5:00pm Register here
A  high energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, science, and comedy. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years . For ages 5 and up.

3D Design Workshops (Youth & Adults)
Tinkering Tuesdays & Thursdays
Registration is required. Using the easy-to-use on-line platform Tinkercad, participants will design an object step-by-step. Materials Fee 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.

3D Open Design
TBA Ages 8 and Up. Adults Welcome
Using the easy-to-use on-line platform Tinkercad, participants will have the opportunity to work on their own design with assistance from the instructor.For ages 8 and up. Adults welcome. It is recommended that participants should be able to use a mouse/trackpad or bring someone that can assist them. Printing Fee: Participants may choose to have their design printed. A materials fee based on the weight of the final design will be charged.

Tuesday, July 24th 10:30am Pottery Stamps
Tuesday, July 24th 3:30pm Minecraft Party Glasses

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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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