Are you ready to dig in and learn about the non-furry burrowers found in your hometown?
Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Mississinewa Lake Corps of Engineers invite kids in grades 1 – 6 to join Park Ranger Maggie Kubina at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 16th at the Main Library for an exciting introduction to the common amphibians and reptiles found in Indiana. Learn about their life cycles, habitats, and how human impact on the environment are threatening their survival, and be there for a special appearance by Salvadora the Salamander.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated, but not required – call the Children’s Department at 356-2900 to sign up for this event. The HCTPL Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Looking for kid-friendly outdoor activities in Huntington County this summer? Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Mississinewa Lake Corps of Engineers invite kids in grades 1 – 6 to Discovering Nature, which begins at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 9th at the Main Library in Huntington.
Maggie Kubina, Park Ranger at Mississinewa Lake, will share ideas about hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, camping, and even more outdoor adventures kids can have in Huntington County – as well as what wildlife kids may find while outdoors, and safety tips for each type of activity. There will also be a special guest appearance by a live salamander.
This program is free and open to the public. Registration is appreciated, but not required – call the Children’s Department at 356-2900. The HCTPL Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites teens in grades 6 – 12 to get vocal and show off their talents at the Library’s Open Mic Night & Coffeehouse Experience, to be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 9th at the Main Library.
Teens may read a poem, sing a song, play an instrument, tell a joke, act out a skit, or display one of their many talents. (Everything must be in good taste – pretend your mother is watching.) Performers need to stop by the Library and have their material approved by July 1st.
Don’t want to perform? Come, watch, and cheer for those who do! The Coffee House will offer different kinds of coffee to sample, lemonade and light snacks. Registration is appreciated – call the Main Library at 260-356-2900 to register to perform – or just attend – the Open Mic Night & Coffeehouse Experience! The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites movie lovers of all ages to an encore showing of The City of Ember, a science fiction/fantasy film based on the young adult novel by Jeanne DuPrau. The feature will begin promptly at 4:30 pm on Friday, August 9th at the Markle Branch, 197 E Morse Street, Markle. Bring your own snack or beverage, and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating if you wish. Registration is requested but not required – call the Markle Branch at 758-3332 to reserve your place. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to attend. This film is rated PG for mild peril and some thematic elements.
About the Movie, The City of Ember:
It’s been more than 200 years since the city of Ember was founded deep underground to protect a small segment of humanity from an impending doomsday on Earth’s surface. During that time, the secret to leaving the city when the time was right got lost; now, the town’s massive generator is failing, supplies are running low, and no one wants to think about what lies in the darkness beyond the city limits. No one, that is, except curious teens Lina Mayfleet (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway), who are determined to find a way out of Ember before it’s too late. To succeed, they must puzzle out an ancient document, navigate the city’s crumbling pipeworks, and dodge everything from an enormous mole to the city’s overconfident mayor (Bill Murray).
Wednesday, June 12 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Preview, 5pm – 8pm
The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Preview will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. This preview is for Friends of the Library members only – however, new members may join the Friends of the Library at the door. Membership costs are $5 for students or seniors, $10 for individuals or families, $25 for benefactors, and $50 for patrons. All members are entitled to receive two free books at the Preview Sale. Vintage books will also be offered in a silent auction; final bids must be in at 2:00 pm on Saturday.
Thursday, June 13 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, 9am – 8pm
The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale begins at Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. The sale is open to the public. Stop by and get a good deal on some great books, and help support our local library! Most books are 50 cents; children’s books are even less expensive. Bidding on vintage books continues.
Friday, June 14 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, 9am – 5pm
The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale continues at Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Bidding on vintage books continues.
Saturday, June 15 Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
9am – 12pm Book Sale continues
12pm – 2pm Sack Sale – $2 per grocery sack of books. Vintage auction closes at 2:00 pm.
2pm – 3pm Remaining books are FREE – except for vintage books!
The Friends of the Library welcome donations of gently-used books and other items for the Used Book Sale. Donations are being accepted at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, through Monday, June 10th. For more information, contact the Library at 260-356-0824.
The Friends of the Library for Huntington City-Township/Markle Public Libraries is a group of people who believe in the Library and the importance of its services. Friends demonstrate their belief by supporting Library activities, securing materials and services, and promoting the Library as an active, dynamic education and information center in the community.
Ongoing projects include providing library activity packets for hospitalized children, delivering books to nursing homes, the Huntington County Jail, and Malta House, funding and promoting library activities and other special programs for children and young adults, and funding annual Summer Reading Programs for all ages. Annual fundraising projects include operating the magazine recycling/resale booth year round, offering used books, magazines and fresh coffee for sale in the Books & Brew area at the Main Library, and sponsoring the annual Used Book Sale in June and the Holiday Book Boutique in December.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites everyone to the Scholastic Book Fair from June 17-21 in the Children’s Program Room at the Main Library. The book fair is jam-packed with books from over 150 publishers. Offerings will include fiction & non-fiction books for kids ages birth – 18, including popular series, activity & science books, and crafts, as well as a selection of books for parents and adults. Everyone will have the opportunity to buy great books and in turn help the library obtain books!
The book fair will be open Monday – Thursday, 10 am -7:30 pm and on Friday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Huntington City-Township Public Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. For more information, contact the Library’s Children’s Department at 260-356-2900.
Clifford the Big Red Dog is coming to Huntington City-Township Public Library in celebration of Summer Reading Club programs and the Scholastic Book Fair!
Kids of all ages are invited to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, who will appear in the Children’s Department at the Main Library at 2pm on Thursday, June 20, and at the Markle Branch Library at 2pm on Friday, June 21. The events will feature Clifford-themed activities and special Clifford the Big Red Dog Story Times, as well as a chance for kids to have their photo taken with Clifford himself. Parents are highly encouraged to bring their own cameras. These events are free and open to everyone young at heart.
Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, and the Markle Branch is located at 197 E Morse Street, Markle. For more information, contact the Main Library’s Children’s Department at 260-356-2900, the Markle Branch at 260-758-3332, or visit the Library’s website at www.huntingtonpub.lib.in.us.
About Clifford The Big Red Dog:
First published by Scholastic in 1963, the Clifford the Big Red Dog series of books by Norman Bridwell has never fallen out of fashion with kids and their parents, and Clifford’s popularity increased in recent years thanks to the PBS animated series of the same name. Clifford and his pals (both canine and human) play, discover and interact with each other and the inhabitants of Birdwell Island, learning that good friends are what life is all about. Clifford stories are fun, gentle and kid-relatable — they deal with issues that kids are experiencing: whether it’s bragging, not wanting to share or learning that telling the truth is the best policy. More importantly, though, they learn that the world is out there to be discovered with gusto.
For more information about Clifford and his friends, as well as for great online activities featuring our favorite big red dog, check out Clifford’s official Scholastic book website at www.scholastic.com/clifford and the PBS animated series website at www.pbskids.org/clifford.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. His works such as Cat’s Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973) blend satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. As a citizen he was a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union and a critical pacifist intellectual. He was known for his humanist beliefs and was honorary president of the American Humanist Association.Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to third-generation German-American parents Kurt Vonnegut, Sr., and Edith (née Lieber).Vonnegut graduated from Shortridge High School in Indianapolis in May 1940 and went to Cornell University that fall. Though majoring in chemistry, he was Assistant Managing Editor and Associate Editor of The Cornell Daily Sun. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, as was his father. While at Cornell, Vonnegut enlisted in the United States Army. The Army transferred him to the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee to study mechanical engineering. Read more
The Summer Reading Program is designed to be a motivational element in encouraging children and families to read together and to broaden their reading experiences during the summer months. Club participants of all ages may come and participate in Reading Club any time the library is open. Please remember -
All materials are now checked out at the main circulation desk located inside the library entrance.
Books that children wish to count for Reading Club credit need to be returned at the children’s information desk.
Books will not count for reading club credit if they are returned in the library drop boxes. Read more
Library, Master Gardeners present Father’s Day garden gift workshop for kids
Huntington City-Township Public Library and Huntington Area Master Gardeners will present a Father’s Day make & take gardening craft workshop on Saturday, June 8th at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Kids ages 4 years to Grade 5 are invited tolisten to a gardening story, then fill a wooden shadowbox with a plant and other surprises to give away for Father’s Day – these plants in their shadowboxes make great gifts for dads, grandfathers, or any special person a child would like to honor on Father’s Day.
This workshop is free of charge, but space is limited and registration is absolutely required to attend. Adults and caregivers are encouraged to attend to assist younger children with their craft project. Call the Library’s Children’s Department at 356-2900 to register your child.