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.



Mother Goose
Tuesday,  February 27 • 10:00 - 10:30 am • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ816
Join Miss Maureen for Mother Goose Stories!   Registration required. Family




Musical Kids
Fridays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 • 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.



Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24 • 12:00 - 1:00 pm • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ314
The Long Island Chess Nuts are back! Learn to play chess or improve your game. Gain new confidence, learn new skills, and meet new kids while having fun playing the game of chess.   Registration required. Grades K - 5




Music & Movement
Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24 • 9:30 - 10:15 am • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ830
Join board-certified music therapist Lauren Klimek (MS, MT-BC, LCAT) for a music therapy based program that uses developmentally appropriate music to engage your child through music and movement, singing and instrument play.   Registration required. Ages 12 - 35 months with parent/caregiver




Picture Book Art
Wednesdays, February 14, 21, 28 • 10:00 - 11:00 am • Station Community Room
Register using code HSJ445
Each week we will read picture books by a different author and create our own masterpieces inspired by the art of the books read.   Registration required. Ages 2 - 5 years with parent/caregiver




Bio-Luminescent Magic
Tuesday, February 20 • 6:00 - 7:00 pm • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ824
Dive into the mysterious environment of the deep sea with Alexandra Stevens, Marine Educator Cornell Cooperative Extension, as you learn about bio-luminescent animals through slides and pictures, glowing models, and demonstrations. Compare this unexplored world to some land bioluminescent creatures.   Registration required. Grades 3 - 5




Journey to Africa
Wednesday, February 21 • 4:00 - 5:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSJ440
Join us to explore the continent of Africa together by digging into the Discovery Chest of the Huntington Arts Council. We will learn about traditional clothing, food utensils, music, play African games and listen to stories.   Registration required. Grades K - 5




Science Comics Book Club
Wednesday, February 21 • 7:00 - 8:00 pm • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ794
Science Comics brings you amazing facts in graphic novel format. Fun to read and talk about -- learn fast! Some sessions may include a short video about the subject.   Registration required. Grades 4 and up




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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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