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.

Children’s Raffle Secret Word: Springtime

We offer weekly storytimes to help children develop early literacy skills through stories, songs, action rhymes, and activities. Due to COVID, all programs will be virtual until further notice.

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

Virtual programs are a valuable way to connect with our communities regardless of crisis.

http://www.ala.org/alsc/virtual-storytime-services-resource-guide

Hands-On at Home

Take and Make Crafts
Every week, we will put out Take and Make crafts at the library. Come by and pick one up to participate in this activity! Registration is not required.

You can access a full archive of all our previous Take and Makes AND see the schedule of upcoming Take and Makes here.

April Storytime Themes

Week of 4/6 – Let’s Learn About National Library Week

Week of 4/13 – Let’s Learn About Birds

Week of 4/20 – Let’s Learn About Dolphins

Week of 4/27 – Let’s Learn About Poetry

Morning Programs

Facebook Live Storytime (2-8yrs)
Tues. 1/12-5/25

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Get ready to grow your child’s love of reading! Join us on Facebook Live where we will read books, sing songs, use early literacy skills, and learn new topics presented by our expert Youth Librarian, Miss Kathryn!


Zoom Preschool Storytime (3-5yrs)
Thurs. 1/14-5/27

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Get ready to grow your child’s love of reading! Join us in a private Zoom storytime 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! Personalized activity kits are available for pickup biweekly. Join in each week to share the activity with other children!

Hands-On Activities:

4/8 – What’s Your Favorite Book? – We will be decorating pre-cut book covers to match our favorite book.

4/15 – Pine Cone Bird Feeders – We will be creating natural bird feeders using pine cones, birdseed, and Crisco.

4/22 – Rainbow Shamrock – We will be decorating a shamrock with tissue paper to form a rainbow.

4/29 – Flower Pot Painting – To get ready for the first day of Spring, we will be painting a flower pot.


Afternoon Programs

Zoom Afternoon Adventures
(7-11yrs)
Wed. 1/13-5/26

Register Here
Fun and learning doesn’t have to stop when the school bell rings! Join your friends online in a private Zoom program to discover new stories, fun activities, and learn new topics presented by our expert Youth Librarian, Miss Kathryn. Personalized activity kits are available for pickup biweekly. Join in each week to share the activity with other children!

Hands-On Activities:

4/7 – Mini-Books – Using one sheet of paper, we will create mini-books or notepads.

4/14 – Pine Cone Bird Feeders – We will be creating natural bird feeders using pine cones, birdseed, and Crisco.

4/21 – Minute to Win It – We will be doing different challenges in minute increments with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.

4/28 – Flower Pot Painting – To get ready for the first day of Spring, we will be painting a flower pot.