2018 Winter Reading Challenge


From January 1 through January 31, Huntington Public Library will participate in the inaugural nationwide Winter Reading Challenge. We challenge our patrons to collectively read at least 700 books during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at Over 100 libraries across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. If we reach the nationwide goal, “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to the organization “First Book,” which provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need.



Busy Little Hands
Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25 • 10:00 - 11:00 am • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ733
Join your little one for some hands-on fun. Activity stations will focus on enhancing your child's STEM skills through a variety of multisensory experiences.   Registration required. Ages 3 - 5 years with parent/caregiver.




Musical Kids
Fridays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 • Youth Program Room
10:00am to 10:30am - Ages 6 months - 16 months with parent/caregiver
10:45am to 11:15am - Ages 17 months - 29 months with parent/caregiver
11:30am to 12:00pm - Ages 30 months - 5 years with parent/caregiver
Register using code HMJ120
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills.   Registration required.




My First Story Time
Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 • 10:00 - 10:45 am • Station Community Room
Register using code HSJ333
Join us for a half-hour of your child's first story time. We'll have songs to sing, instruments to play, and a few simple stories for you to share together.   Registration required. Ages 6 - 36 months with parent/caregiver




Share & Play: Babies
Thursdays, January 18, 25, February 1 • 2:00 - 2:30 pm • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ743
This program, designed for the very young, will include fingerplays, lap bounces, and some easy books for you and your child to enjoy together. The second half of the program will be open play-time for kids, while parents/caregivers will have the chance to meet other parents/caregivers with children around the same age.   Registration required. Ages 3 months - 12 months (non-walkers) with parent/caregiver.




Melted Snow Dip with Magic Fruit Wands
Sunday, January 21 • 1:30 - 2:30 pm • Meeting Room
Register using code HMJ817
Join chef Rob Scott and create a delicious snow dip with yogurt, vanilla, maple syrup, rainbow sprinkles, served with seasonal fresh fruit on a skewer. One Registration per Child   Registration required. Grades K - 5




Bakery Style Snickerdoodle Muffins
Sunday, January 21 • 3:30 - 4:30 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSJ446
Join Chef Rob Scott to whip up a delicious batch of snickerdoodle muffins.   Registration required. Family




1,2,3:  Full STEAM Ahead
Mondays, January 22, 29, February 5, 12 • 10:00 - 11:00 am • Auditorium
Register using code HMJ721
"A Time for Kids" presents an interactive, educational series for children and adults to stimulate and engage thinking as they Explore, Play and Build together.   Registration required. Ages 18 months - 5 years with parent/caregiver.




Build a Stuffed Animal
Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23 • 5:-00 - 5:45 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSJ769
Build your very own Arctic animal in this hands-on workshop. Choose a furry friend, fill your animal with fluff, and insert a rainbow wishing star. Includes birth certificate and take home bag!   Registration required. Ages 4 years - grade 2




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Introducing the Playaway Launchpad

Playaway Launchpad is the first secure, pre-loaded learning tablet designed for children in Preschool to 5th Grade. These tablets can be checked out to play with at home, in the car, or just about anywhere. Preloaded with (ad-free) learning apps, each tablet is grouped by subject area, theme, and age level. Examples include: Prehistoric Playground, Problem Solver (STEAM), and Carnival of Words. Try them all! Tablets are for HPL cardholders only and are available at both the Main Library and the Station Branch.

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Purchase Discounted Tickets to Area Attractions
The Library is now selling discounted tickets to several area attractions! Cash, check or money order is needed at time of purchase, payable to Huntington Public Library. Credit or debit card cannot be accepted at this time. Tickets may be purchased at the Main's and the Station Branch's Circulation Desks.


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