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. 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. Take and Make Crafts will be available for pickup in February.

January Storytime Themes

Week of 1/12 – Penguins

Week of 1/19 – Snow

Week of 1/26 – Hibernation

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 Toddler Storytime (1-3yrs)
Wed.
1/13-5/26
Register Here
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!


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

Register Here
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:

1/14 – Cottonball Penguin Craft

1/21 – Baking Soda Fake Snow

1/28 – Popsicle Stick Hibernation Craft


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:

1/13 – Baking Soda Fake Snow

1/20 – Winter Bingo

1/27 – Crystal Snowflakes