Youth Services

After walking through the external doors, you will pass through a second set of internal doors. Youth Services is located on the right, with a desk area labeled "Youth Services." Learn more at hmcpl.org/youthservices

Alabama Youth Ballet Theater Presents Scenes from Snow White

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Your whole family will be dazzled by beautiful costumes and graceful dancing as Alabama Youth Ballet Theater shares scenes from their upcoming production of Snow White. A great way to learn about and experience ballet!

A Visit with Harriet Tubman

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

See history come to life as Renee Mobley, PhD., embodies the role of Harriet Tubman. Dr. Mobley has performed this one-woman act during Black History Month for schools, churches and public facilities all over the nation for more than 10 years. During the month of February we recognize the roles of African Americans and their contribution to our communities and the nation.

Rockin' Storytime

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, January 13, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, January 27, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, February 3, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, February 10, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, February 24, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, March 3, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, March 24, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, March 31, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, April 14, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, April 21, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, April 28, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, May 5, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amMonday, May 12, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00am

You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:15am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome.

Scholastic Book Fair

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Who doesn't love a book fair? Come check out what we have in our Scholastic Book Fair from February 24th-28th!

Scholastic Book Fair

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:00pmTuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:00pmWednesday, February 26, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:00pmThursday, February 27, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

Who doesn't love a book fair? Come check out what we have in our Scholastic Book Fair from February 24th-28th!

Wiggles & Walking

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, January 14, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, January 28, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, February 4, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, February 11, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, February 18, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, March 4, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, March 11, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, April 1, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, April 8, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, April 15, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, April 22, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amTuesday, May 13, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am

A fun, active storytime for babies who have begun walking and their caregivers. We'll read - and sing - short books, share rhymes and songs, and play with the parachute! Stick around after storytime to play with toys from our special toy box.

Music & Rhyme Storytime

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, January 15, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, January 22, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, January 29, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, February 5, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, February 19, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, February 26, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, March 5, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, March 12, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, March 19, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, April 23, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, April 30, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amWednesday, May 14, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Research has shown early music experiences can have a significant impact on literacy, language, social, and math skills later in life. Join us as we experience sing alongs, musical instrument activities, rhythm & movement, and of course a musical story!

Rockin' Storytime

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, January 14, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, January 21, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, January 28, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, February 4, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, February 18, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, March 4, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, March 11, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, March 18, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, March 25, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, April 1, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, April 8, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, April 15, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, April 22, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00amTuesday, May 13, 2014 - 9:15am - 10:00am

You never knew storytime could be this awesome! Join us weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:15am as Miss Melissa rocks your storytime with cool books, kickin' kids songs, rad rhymes, and puppets, too! We'll wrap it all up with a themed craft. All ages are welcome.

Tremendous Toddlers

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, January 6, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, January 13, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, January 27, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, February 3, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, February 10, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, February 24, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, March 3, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, March 24, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, March 31, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, April 14, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, April 21, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, April 28, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, May 5, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00amMonday, May 12, 2014 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Join us for Toddler Storytime! Each week we will explore 2-3 age appropriate books, fingerplays, and songs. These activities will help increase your two to three year old’s language skills and prepare them for preschool Storytime. The storytime will finish up with an easy to do craft, designed to strengthen motor skills.

Mo Willems Day!

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

February 11th is the birthday of one of our very favorite children’s book authors, Mo Willems, creator of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the Elephant and Piggy series and Knuffle Bunny! To celebrate Mo’s birthday, we’ll read his books at our 9:15am and 10:30am storytimes and offer Mo-themed crafts and games all day. To make the party last a little longer, Youth Services will have a Mo Willems craft to make in our department all month, so stop by, make a craft, and by participating you may win a cool prize!

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