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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.

Preschool Storytimes
September 6 - October 12
October 25 - December 7*

Baby Walkers for babies ages 13-24 months
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Baby Lapsit for babies ages 0-12 months
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Speaking, singing and reading to babies sparks their
creativity and brain development. Start growing your
reader with 15-20 minutes of rhymes, songs and simple
books in these spirited programs for our youngest patrons.
A playtime follows each program.

Wiggle and Rhyme
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. & 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.

Once Upon a Time
Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.
Early literacy skills are expanded through 30 minutes of longer, more complex stories, music and activities. Designed for story friends who are able to sit, listen and participate.
A story related activity follows each program.

* No storytimes October 18-19, November 23

Music & Movement
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
November 6 – December 4

Join us for an 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.

A Note About Our Fall Storytimes

You may notice a few changes to the names and times of some of our programs. These storytimes will have the same developmental level approach as before, but will be open to children of any age and may help accomodate differing schedules.

Wiggle and Rhyme is an active storytime combining shorter stories and movement activities. Our afternoon storytime, Once Upon a Time, will be a bit quieter with longer stories. You are welcome to attend the storytime that best suits your child and family’s needs.

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


Parenting Connections
Thursdays at 5:30-7:30 p.m.
September 14, October 12 and November 9

Hedberg Public Library will be hosting parenting workshops in collaboration with several partners to provide resources to caregivers of youth with special needs.

Registration is required unless noted. Register using links, cal 608-758-6585 or stop in to the Children's Desk.

September 14 ­ Resource Fair
Visit different booths and learn about resources offered by area service providers.
No registration required.

presented by Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin, Beloit Public Library, Beloit School District, CESA 2, Family Respite Care Services, Family Voices of Wisconsin, Hedberg Public Library, Riverfront Inc., Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative, and other affiliates

October 12 - Behavior Strategies

Discuss the different functions of behavior and how to address them in order to reduce undesired behaviors and proactively teach desired behaiours. Light snacks provided.

November 9 - Did You Know? Now You Know!

Learn about health insurance and how to best use your benefits, Medicaid, long-term supports, prior authorizations, community resources and more. A light meal provided.

presented by Family Voices and the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs



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