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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.

WInter/Spring Storytimes
January 6-February 26
March 16 – May 6

Baby Walkers for babies ages 12-24 months
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Baby Lapsit for babies up to 12 months
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
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.
*No program March 2 or 9

Tales for 2s and 3s for kids ages 2-3
Thursdays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a 25-minute early literacy storytime with books, fingerplays, puppets, songs, movement activities and apps.  An early literacy playtime follows each program.
*No program March 3 or 10

Tales for 4s and More for kids ages 4-6
Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
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.
* No storytime November 6 or November 27

Saturday Story Shorts for kids ages 1-5
Saturdays at 10 a.m.*
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.
*Join us for Learning Through Play on January 23  & February 13 - and for Family Fun on February 27

Music and Movement for kids ages 2-5
Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.
January 5 – February 23*

Join us for a 45-minute interactive program aimed at increasing vocabulary, fine and gross motor skills, social skills and  self-confidence through music-based activities. Come play with the parachute, beanbags, rhythm instruments and more while building early literacy skills and making new friends.

*No program February 16

Learning Through Play  for kids ages 1-5
Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sundays from 1-4 p.m.
January 23 & 24, February 13 & 14, March 12 & 13
Drop in and join your child as he/she explores, discovers and learns through play.  Play is an avenue through which children can express their emotions, build relationships with others and master difficult experiences. Play stations and activities are easy to duplicate at home. An adult caregiver must accompany children. No registration necessary. Families welcome.

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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