LIBRARY HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 5:00 pm | Saturday, 9:00 – 4:00 pm

Youth Programs

 

Huntington Memorial Library offers a variety of programs for all ages that supports a love for lifelong reading and learning, as well as supports a child’s imagination.

We offer weekly storytimes to help children develop early literacy skills through stories, songs, action rhymes, and activities.

Early literacy (reading and writing) does not mean early reading instruction or teaching babies to read; it is the natural development of skills through the enjoyment of books, the importance of positive interactions between babies and parents, and the critical role of literacy-rich experiences.

http://www.ala.org/united/products_services/booksforbabies/earlyliteracy

Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise stated. Check out our Eventbrite page to register for our programs and our Youth Calendar for more information.

Weekly Programs

Park Storytime (1 – 5 Yrs)
Register here
Wed. @ 10:00am
Get ready to grow your child’s love of reading! Join us in Huntington Park each week where we will read books, sing songs, use early literacy skills, and learn new topics presented by our expert Youth Librarian, Miss Kathryn! Individual storytime kits will be presented!

Rain or Shine! If unable to hold program in the park due to weather, we will stay home on Zoom. Social Distance Guidelines will be followed.

Storytime Themes
9/15: Fall
9/22: Forest Friends
9/29: Apples
10/6: Turtles
10/13: Pumpkins
10/20: Monsters Being Nice
10/27: Halloween
11/3: Space
11/10: Let’s Play a Game
11/17: Gingerbread Boys and Girls
11/24: Thanksgiving
12/1: Being Kind
12/8: Snow Fun

Afternoon Adventures (6 – 11 Yrs)
Register here
Wed. @ 4:00pm
Fun and learning doesn’t have to stop when the school bell rings! Join your friends in Huntington Park to discover new stories, fun activities, and learn new topics presented by our expert Youth Librarian, Miss Kathryn.

Rain or Shine! If unable to hold program in the park due to weather, we will stay home on Zoom and kits will be available for pick-up at the library. Social Distance Guidelines will be followed.

Hands-On Activities:
9/15: Make a Coffee Can Bird Feeder
9/22: Obstacle Course Race
9/29: Challenge Yourself With LEGOs
10/6: Train to be a Spy
10/13: Create 3D Pumpkins Out of Paper
10/20: Decorate Fall Cookies
10/27: Erupt Mini Pumpkin Volcanoes
11/3: Create Your Own Planet Silhouette Art
11/10: Let’s Play Space BINGO
11/17: Create Kindness Jars
11/24: Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House
12/1: Where in the World Are we? Geoguessr Fun
12/8: Make Unique Snowflake Origami

Minecraft Club (8 – 12 Yrs)
More Information Coming SOON

Special Programs

Fall Loot Boxes: Take & Make (4 – 16 Yrs) and STEAM Ahead (6 – 16 Yrs)
SOLD OUT – Waitlist Available here
Fill your fall with hands-on fun AND help us brighten up the library with our new format for our at-home activity kits: loot boxes!
Starting in September, you’ll pick up a box every month filled with seasonal craft activities that will get your creativity flowing – plus a free book and some surprise goodies! After your first box, you’ll trade in one finished craft to “unlock” your next one, and we’ll put your artwork on display in the library. (Don’t worry, you’ll get it back.)

Huntington Park Storywalk (All Ages)
Registration is not Required
Mon. 9/13 – Sat. 9/18
Stroll through Huntington Park starting Monday, September 13 and ending Saturday, September 18 and enjoy reading through “The Scarecrow” by Beth Ferry and illustrated by The Fan Brothers while you walk with YOUR family and friends. HML’s storywalk will be up in the park each day between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Don’t forget to grab a Take and Make Craft from inside the library before you leave!

Huntington Park Sidewalk Obstacle Course
More Information Coming SOON

Zoom Pajama Storytime – Fall Theme (2 – 8 Yrs)
Register here
Wed. 9/22 @ 6:00pm
Put on your pajamas and join us for a private Zoom storytime where we will read books, sing songs, play, and learn about Fall presented by our expert Youth Librarian, Miss Kathryn! You will receive the Zoom link in your email after registering.

Zoom Pajama Storytime – Halloween Theme (2 – 8 Yrs)
Register here
Wed. 10/20 @ 6:00pm
Put on your pajamas and join us for a private Zoom storytime where we will read books, sing songs, play, and learn about Halloween presented by our expert Youth Librarian, Miss Kathryn! You will receive the Zoom link in your email after registering.

HML Great Give Back (All Ages)
Sat. 10/16 @ 12:00 – 6:00PM
Destination Oneonta Harvest Party, Neahwa Park
Halloween Costume Swap – bring one, take one OR you can donate a costume to the library before October 15!
AND
Decorate a bookmark for residents at the Chestnut Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Pumpkin Glow (All Ages)
More Information Coming SOON

Zoom Pajama Storytime – Space Theme (2 – 8 Yrs)
Registration Begins 11/1
Wed. 11/17 @ 6:00pm
Put on your pajamas and join us for a private Zoom storytime where we will read books, sing songs, play, and learn about Space presented by our expert Youth Librarian, Miss Kathryn! You will receive the Zoom link in your email after registering.

Storytime with Santa
More Information Coming SOON

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