Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in Huntington City-Township Public Library’s annual Young Adult Poetry Contest by entering their own original poem based on this year’s overall summer reading club theme, “Dig Into Reading!” or on the theme for the young adult division of summer reading club, “Beneath the Surface.”
Poems may be in any form of the poet’s choice, including haiku, limerick, ballad, and free verse, and must be the original work of the submitter. Illustrations are optional but encouraged. All submissions must be in good taste. Poems will be judged by the following criteria: Read more
Dr. Dwight Ericsson, PhD., will appear at the April 3rd meeting of the Huntington County Genealogy Society, to be held at 7 pm in the Indiana Room at Huntington City-Township Public Library. Dr. Ericsson will be speaking about Jean Baptiste Richardville, the last great Akima, or civil chief of the Myaamia, or Miami people.
Dr. Ericsson is retired from the Merillat Center for the Arts at Huntington University, and is the co-author, along with his wife, Ann Ericsson, of the book, The Forks of the Wabash : an historical survey; published in 1994 by the Historic Forks of the Wabash, Inc.
This event is free and open to everyone - you do not need to be a member of the Huntington County Genealogy Society to attend. Are you interested in local history and genealogy? New members are always welcome to the Huntington County Genealogy Society. Attend a meeting or call the Indiana Room for more information about the Genealogy Society @ Your Library! Read more
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites kids and teens in grades 4 – 12 to come have More Fun than Florida! at the Library’s upcoming Spring Break events, to be held during the week of April 1 – 5.
Tuesday, April 2nd – Make a Duct Tape Wallet!
At 3pm on Tuesday, April 2nd, learn how to make an amazing wallet out of duct tape that you can really use! All supplies will be provided, but registration is a must for this workshop, as space is limited. Call the Children’s Department at 260-356-2900 to register as soon as possible. Read more
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.