In celebration of Teen Tech Week™, Huntington City-Township Public Library invites teens to Check In @ Your Library!
This year’s theme encourages teens to come and see the outstanding technology available at the library, from services such as online homework help to resources like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more. Teens’ use of technology increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. The Pew Internet & American Life project found that 93 percent of teens go online, with many using social networking sites, finding news and information, sharing content they create, and looking for information on health. Teens need to know that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information and that librarians are the experts who can help teens develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently. Read more
Stories with the Easter Bunny - 4:45 pm @ MARKLE BRANCH LIBRARY
The Easter Bunny is coming for a visit at the Markle Branch of Huntington City-Township Public Library! Kids of all ages are invited to a special Easter Bunny Story Time at 4:45pm. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, and take a photo of their children with the Easter Bunny from 5:15 pm – 5:45 pm. Remember – the Easter Bunny always brings surprises, which are provided by Psi Iota Xi Sorority. No registration is required, and the program is free of charge. The Markle Branch is located at 197 East Morse Street in Markle. Call 260-758-3332 for more information.
Saturday, March 23rd
Stories with the Easter Bunny - 1:30 pm @ MAIN LIBRARY
The Easter Bunny is coming to visit kids ages 2-7 at the HCTPL Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington! Join us for a special Easter Bunny Story Time at 1:30pm. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, and take a photo of their children with the Easter Bunny from 2pm – 3pm. Remember – the Easter Bunny always brings surprises, which are provided by Psi Iota Xi Sorority. No registration is required, and the program is free of charge. Call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 for more information.
Wednesday, March 27th
Baby Bunny Bash - 10:00 am @ MAIN LIBRARY
Babies ages birth – 24 months and their caregivers are invited to attend our Baby Bunny Bash for bunny stories and surprises at the Main Library, located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington! A special Easter Bunny Story Time just for babies and toddlers will be offered from 10am – 10:20 am. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras and take a photo of their children with the Easter Bunny from 10:20 am – 11 am. Remember – the Easter Bunny always brings surprises, which are provided by Psi Iota Xi Sorority. No registration is required, and the program is free of charge. Call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 for more information.
Registration for Story Time is underway at both locations of Huntington City-Township Public Library. Weekly Story Time sessions will be offered to children ages birth – 7 years at the Main Library in Huntington on Tuesdays & Wednesdays beginning on February 12 & 13. Children ages 2 – 7 are invited to Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle Branch Library beginning on February 14.
Story Time introduces the child to children’s literature and provides a group experience for the young child, while encouraging listening skills and the development of lifelong reading interests. The library incorporates the Every Child Ready To Read @ Your Library pre-reading skills into their story time programs. These six skills that children can start learning from birth are narrative skills, phonological awareness, letter knowledge, print awareness, vocabulary, and print motivation. Story Time also introduces children to many concepts on the list of Indiana’s pre-K (3 – 5 years) Academic Standards, including word recognition, fluency, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, literacy response and analysis, listening, and speaking.
Most of all, Story Time is lots of fun! Programs will include picture books, rhymes, flannelboard stories, fingerplays, songs, and puppets. Weekly Story Time themes are featured, with complementary stories, songs and activities offered each week to highlight that week’s chosen theme.
Story Time sessions are offered at no charge, but pre-registration is required. Parents may come to the Library or call to sign their children up for the weekly Story Time session of their choice. To register for Story Time sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Main Library, call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900. To register for Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle Branch Library, call 260-758-3332. The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington; and the Markle Branch Library is located at 197 East Morse Street in Markle.
Huntington City-Township Public Library calls all fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students to join Tween Scene, a library program offered on the second Monday of every month at the Main Library. Tween Scene members explore a different topic every month, and enjoy related games, crafts and activities. Most of all, participants will experience the joy of reading and the fun of learning. There is no cost to attend Tween Scene and everyone is welcome, but registration is required and space may be limited. Stop by the Main Library at 255 West Park Drive, or call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 to reserve your place in Tween Scene!
Huntington City-Township Public Library offers Discovery Crew programs this spring at both the Main Library in Huntington, and the Markle Branch Library in Markle.
Discovery Crew members meet for stories and crafts, and sessions last 45-60 minutes. The theme for this spring’s Discovery Crew program is “Tickle Your Funny Bone!,” with related games, silly songs, and activities. Most of all, participants will experience the joy of reading and the fun of learning.
At the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, Discovery Crew will be offered weekly for kids in grades 1 – 3 at 4:15 pm on Wednesday afternoons, beginning February 13 and continuing through April 10th.
At the Markle Branch Library, 197 East Morse Street, Markle, Discovery Crew sessions will be offered for grades 1 – 4 at 4:45 pm on the second & fourth Tuesdays of the month, beginning February 12 and continuing through April 9th.
There is no cost to attend these programs, but registration is required and space is limited. Stop by either library location to register, or call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 or the Markle Branch Library at 758-3332 to reserve your child’s spot on the Discovery Crew!
Psi Iota Xi Sorority and Huntington City-Township Public Library invite children in the community to a special Polar Bear Story Time and Craft to be held at 6 pm on Monday, January 14th at the Main Library in Huntington. Children ages preschool to Grade 2 may come to listen to stories about polar bears and other arctic animals, and participate in a make-and-take craft. This is a free event – all materials will be provided, and refreshments will be served. Registration is appreciated – please call the Children’s Department at 356-2900 to register your child. The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Did Santa leave you a smartphone, iPad, tablet PC, or eReader this year? Want to get started using your new device with the Library’s digital collections?
Huntington City-Township Public Library will offer a free eBooks & eAudios How-To & Troubleshooting Workshop from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Interested patrons should bring their reading or listening device, a laptop (if your device requires it to download items) and any questions they may have. Registration is appreciated – call the Main Library at 260-356-0824.
HCTPL currently offers eAudiobooks and eBooks, which Library patrons can check out and download anytime, anywhere by visiting the library’s website at www.huntingtonpub.lib.in.us. Patrons may browse the digital collection, check out items with a valid library card and six-digit PIN, and download them to a PC, Mac®, and to most mobile devices, including the iPad, iPod, iPhone, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Sony eReader, Android-based tablet, and most smartphones. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. There are no late fees: Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and expired titles may simply be deleted from the patron’s device.
Huntington City-Township Public Library has partnered with six other public libraries in northeast Indiana to form a consortium called the Northeast Indiana Digital Library (NIDL). By combining resources and creating a shared digital collection, these seven libraries have maximized their buying power to provide the greatest possible variety for their patrons at the lowest cost. Other member libraries in the NIDL consortium include Berne Public Library, Eckhart Public Library in Auburn, Fremont Public Library, Nappanee Public Library, North Manchester Public Library, and Wells County Public Library in Bluffton.
Huntington City-Township Public Library will sponsor a Stories With Santa program at 10 am on Saturday, December 8th at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. The program will include a holiday-themed story time session, and each child will receive a small gift from Santa, sponsored by the Psi Iota Xi sorority. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to take pictures of their child with Santa Claus. There is no charge to attend, and kids of all ages are welcome, although the story time session is geared for kids ages 3 & up. Registration is appreciated, but not required. Parents may register their children by calling the Library at 260-356-2900.
Do you like singing traditional carols and holiday songs? Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Altrusa Club are sponsoring a free Holiday Sing Along, which begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 4th at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. A song leader and accompanist will be on hand, and holiday refreshments will be available. The whole community is invited, and no registration is required – the more the merrier, so bring family and friends!
For more information, call the Huntington City-Township Public Library at 260-356-0824.
If you are between the ages of 12 – 18 and you love taking photos, get your camera out and snap away for Huntington City-Township Public Library’s third annual Teen Photography Contest.
Themes for this year’s contest include Election Year 2012; Generations – Photos of Family; Random Acts of Reading – Photos of people reading in any way, anywhere; Close to Nature – Take only photos, leave only footprints; and Free Choice – Photos of any subject or theme you choose. Read more