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Storytimes at HPL

Each week, your child will get a handout with the books, songs and other activities we've enjoyed. Sing the songs and do the activities during the week with your child. Select books from the library to read at home.

Remember that reading to your child is the most important thing you can do to encourage a love of books and reading. For current program dates and times, visit our event calendar.

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Take the Summer Library Challenge - for kids age 3 and under
The more you read, the more prizes you earn! Plus, discover fun things to do at each library visit, like finding Summertime Mosi. Click on the sunshine above to register your little one for some summer fun!

Learn about the Summer Library Challenge for age 4-grade 5, teens and adults!

Summer Storytimes
Wednesday, June 18 – Saturday, August 2

Baby Walkers for babies ages 12-24 months
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
June 18 & 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Baby Lapsit for babies up to 12 months
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
June 18 & 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Speaking, singing and reading to babies sparks their creativity and brain development. Begin your baby's road to reading with 15-20 minutes of rhymes, songs and simple books in these spirited programs for our youngest patrons. A playtime follows each program.
Check calendar for current listings.

Tales for 2s and 3s for children 2-3 years old
Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. 
June 19 & 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31
Two- and three-year-olds are extremely active, imitate adult behavior and are developing verbal skills that express emotion. This 25-minute program builds vocabulary and helps foster motor skills development through fingerplays and other movement activities.
Check calendar for current listings.

Tales for 4s and More for children 4-6 years old
Fridays at 9:30 a.m. *
June 20 & 27, July 11, 18, & 25, August 1

*no program July 4
This storytime includes 40 minutes of more complex stories, songs and activities that introduce the wider world and encourage the attentiveness necessary for school success. To help allow your preschoolers to practice their kindergarten skills without distraction, younger siblings are not invited to this storytime.
Check calendar for current listings.

Saturday Story Shorts for children 1-5 years old
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
June 21 & 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, August 2
Enjoy a fun-filled half-hour program including a story or two, a song or movement activity, and an easy craft. Geared for children ages 2-5, but families are welcome to come enjoy the program together. No registration necessary.
Check calendar for current listings.

Please call the Children's Room (758-6585) if you have any questions about storytime at the library.

A Note on Age-Specific Groups
Because our storytimes are designed for specific age groups and contain content unique to their developmental needs, we ask that children remain in their age-appropriate storytime until they are old enough to advance to the next level. 

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