Huntington City-Township Public Library encourages children and their caregivers to discover the world beyond their own experience through books during Children’s Book Week, May 12 – 18, 2014. Children’s Book Week is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. During Children’s Book Week, and every week, parents have the opportunity to share with their kids the joy and wonder of reading. Everyone who’s ever cried with Wilbur the Pig, laughed with Charlie Bucket and Willie Wonka, run with Tom and Huck, or spent an afternoon with Harry Potter, knows how a book can change lives in ways both great and small.
Annual Bookmark Designing Contest for Kids & Teens (both library locations)
Kids in grades 1 – 12 are invited to submit their designs in Huntington City-Township Public Library’s annual Bookmark Designing Contest. Designs should reflect this year’s overall Summer Reading Club theme, “Fizz Boom READ”. Winning designs will be printed and given away during Summer Reading Club 2014. All entries must be submitted to the Library by May 16th. Entries may be turned in at either the Main Library or the Markle Branch.
Wednesday, May 14th – It’s Wacky Wednesday @ Your Library (both library locations)
Wacky Wednesday Game – Based on the book, Wacky Wednesday, by Dr. Seuss. Wacky things will be going on at both the Main Library and the Markle Branch Library today. Children grades 6 and younger visiting on Wednesday, May 14th are invited to search the Children’s Department and see how many mixed-up, wacky things they can discover! This is a free activity, and no registration is required to attend.
Celebrate the power and wonder of books with your family throughout the year:
- During dinner, each family member may share their current favorite book by naming the title, author and illustrator, and giving a brief description of the book and why it’s a favorite.
- Work with your child and some friends to develop a play based on a scene from their favorite book. Invite family and friends to view the production. Remember to take pictures.
- Write a story based on some favorite book characters. Work together as a family to develop plot ideas.
- After dinner, instead of watching television, read aloud from a book (or books) to each other. If you haven’t been read to in a while, you’ll be surprised how much fun it is.
- Go to the library or a bookstore as a family and help each other pick out new books to bring home!
The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington; the Markle Branch Library is located at 197 E. Morse Street, Markle. For more information about these or any other library programs, call the Children’s Department at 356-2900.