LIBRARY HOURS: Mon – Wed,  9:00 – 8:00 pm | Thurs – Fri,  9:00 – 5:30 |  Sat,  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 programs 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.

HML’S 2022 Spring Session has begun! It will go from
April 23th to June 18th.

Spring Programs

Outdoor Messy Art (1 – 5 Yrs)

Register here
2nd Thurs. @ 10:00am
Join us OUTSIDE to create fun projects with a mess that you don’t have to clean up! In case of bad weather, this program will be inside with masks required.


Messy Art Activities:
5/12: Let’s Make Playdough and Paint Suncatchers
6/9: Let’s Make Spray Bottle Paint Flowers and Sand Finger Paintings

Early Literacy Storytime (1 – 5 Yrs)

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3rd Thurs. @ 10:00am
Get ready to grow your child’s love of reading! Join us in Huntington Park where we will read books, sing songs, use early literacy skills, and learn new topics presented by our expert Youth Librarian, Miss Kathryn! In case of bad weather, this program will be inside with masks required.

Storytime Themes:
5/19: Flowers
6/16: Candy

Music Makers (1 – 5 Yrs)

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4th Thurs. @ 10:00am
Get ready to shake all your sillies away! Join us in Huntington Park filled with lively songs, musical instruments, and fun. In case of bad weather, this program will be inside with masks required.

Music Maker Themes:
4/28: Spring
5/26: Space

SECRET WORD: OCEANS

Afternoon Adventures (6 – 11 Yrs)

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Thurs. @ 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. In case of bad weather, this program will be inside with masks required.

Hands-On Activities:
4/28: Let’s do the Beanboozled Challenged

5/5: Let’s Make Stress Balls and Essential Oil Playdough
5/12: Let’s Create Space Suncatchers
5/19: Let’s go on an Around the Library Scavenger Hunt
5/26: Let’s Have a Paper Airplane Race
6/2: Let’s Create Egg Parachutes
6/9: Let’s Create Starburst Slime
6/16: Let’s Play Jeopardy

Teen Advisory Group (12 – 18 Yrs)

Join HML’s New Teen Advisory Group! No Registration Required!

The Teen Advisory Group will help select YA books to buy, create displays in the teen room, plan teen events, and more!

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Meetings are every other week, alternating between Saturdays at 1:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, but…
  • You don’t have to come to every meeting. Come by when you can, and skip when you’re busy!
  • Free food & community service hours for attending!
  • Bring a friend!

Activities:
4/23: Help Pick out NEW Books to Order while Creating Blackout Poetry
5/4: Let’s Create Displays in the Young Adult Room
5/21: Bring Your Ideas for a Teen Summer Reading Program While Making Essential Oil Playdough and Stress Balls
6/1: Help us Repaint our Sidewalk Obstacle Course
6/18: Let’s Have a Picnic

Kids Craft-urday (3 – 11 Yrs)

No Registration Required
One Sat. a Month @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join us once a month in Huntington Park to create a special craft! Drop-in anytime between 10:00am and 12:00pm to get creative. In case of bad weather, this program will be inside with masks required.

Activities:
4/23: Let’s Create Turtle Herb Planters
5/21: Let’s Create 3D Paper Flower Bouquets
6/18: Let’s Decorate Your Own Birdhouse

Huntington Park Storywalk (All Ages)

Stroll through Huntington Park starting Monday, May 2nd and ending Saturday, May 14 and enjoy reading through “Singing in the Rain” by Tim Hopgood 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 (4:00pm on Saturdays). Don’t forget to grab an activity from the library!

And if you Can’t Make May’s Storywalk….

Stroll through Huntington Park starting Monday, June 6th and ending Saturday, June 18 and enjoy reading through “The Hidden Rainbow” by Christie Matheson 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 (4:00pm on Saturdays). Don’t forget to grab an activity from the library!