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

Flag Day Super Event in the Youth Services Area

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

LearningQuest in partnership with Patriotic Organizations in the Community present:
A Rally 'Round the Flag Day, Tuesday June 14 to celebrate the 234th birthday of the American Flag.

9:00-5:00pm Activities in the Youth Services Area

Crafts, flag stories, interaction with historical re-enactors (maybe a visit with Betsy Ross!), display of flags throughout our history, and much more.

Book Explorers Present: World Rhythms with Ever Rhythms

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Ever Rhythms offers a unique approach to team building using rhythm-based activities.  It is not just about playing games, but recognizing the “metaphors from the rhythm experiences” have valuable impact  for children.  The focus of this program will be "How Native Americans, Africans, and American African slaves used drumming and rhythm to communicate".  Come drum with us!

To learn more about Ever Rhythms, please visit: http://www.everrhythms.com/

Reading Round Up: A Visit with the Firetruck

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:15am

Join Mr. Shane for a rowdy and rambunctious storytime.  This storytime is perfect for pre-readers and beginning readers alike!  Mr. Shane will share 2-3 books, add in some fun music time, and finish with an exciting craft.  This storytime is perfect for ALL AGES!

Preschool Storytime: A Visit with the Fire Truck

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15am

Join Miss Lexie each Thursday for a super fun Preschool Storytime.  Using a different theme each week, Miss Lexie will read 3-4 books and lead songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to prepare children for reading.  The storytime will finish up with a craft, designed to strengthen fine motor skills. This storytime is appropriate for children ages 3-5.

Super Duper Science Club Presents: DNA Magic with Hudson Alpha

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 1:30pm - 2:15pm

What is DNA?  How do you find it?  What kind of materials is it in?  And you can extract it from Strawberries???  Yes!  Find out how with the Educational Outreach team from Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology.

This event is appropriate for children in grades 3rd- 5th. 

Afternoon at the Movies: Disney's Cars

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Can't wait for Cars 2?  Watch the original on the big screen at the Library!

 

Drop In Day at the Library!

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pmMonday, June 13, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pmMonday, June 20, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pmMonday, June 27, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pmMonday, July 4, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pmMonday, July 11, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Want something fun to do with your kids?  Drop in the to the Library!  Every Monday during Summer Reading, the Main Library will be hosting "Drop In Day".  From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm families can drop in with their kids to see what's going on.  There will be make and take crafts (with some specifically designed to be easy, medium, and hard) and a scavenger hunt for both pre-readers and readers.  Crafts and Scavenger Hunts will feature a different theme each week.  So drop in and have some fun at the Library each Monday.

Book Explorers Present: Local Voyages for Little Pirates- A Visit with the Huntsville Visitor's Bureau

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

It's summer time, the gas prices are high, the beach seems far away....what's a Mommy or Daddy Pirate to do??  Staycation of course!  Find out how with a representative from the Huntsville Visitor's Bureau.  She will discuss all of the exciting opportunities for families within a 45 minute drive of Huntsville.  And as she's discussing all of this fun information with the Parent Pirates, the little pirates will be playing pirate-y games and talking to a REAL LIVE PIRATE!!!

Reading Round Up: YO HO HO! It's Pirate Storytime!

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:30am - 11:15am

Join Mr. Shane for a rowdy and rambunctious storytime.  This storytime is perfect for pre-readers and beginning readers alike!  Mr. Shane will share 2-3 books, add in some fun music time, and finish with an exciting craft.  This storytime is perfect for ALL AGES!

This week our storytime theme is: PIRATES!!!  We will sail across the seven seas, look for gold, and make pirate-y crafts even Captain Barbarosa would approve of.  See you there, ye landlubbers!

Preschool Storytime: YO HO HO! It's Pirate Storytime!

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 9:30am - 10:15am

Join Miss Lexie each Thursday for a super fun Preschool Storytime.  Using a different theme each week, Miss Lexie will read 3-4 books and lead songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to prepare children for reading.  The storytime will finish up with a craft, designed to strengthen fine motor skills. This storytime is appropriate for children ages 3-5.

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