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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 <a href="/youthservices">hmcpl.org/youthservices</a>

Preschool Storytime: Snow storm in July

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
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It's near 100 degrees, hot, and sunny. Where can you find some relief? At the Library! We'll read chilly snow stories, have a fun snowball fight, and even enjoy some tasty chilly snacks!

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. Read more about Preschool Storytime: Snow storm in July

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Preschool Storytime: Meet a Farmer and Her Chickens!

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
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Here a chick, WHERE a chick???? In the Library! Come hear some fun Farm stories, meet a local farmer, and then join us outside to meet some of her feathered friends!

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. Read more about Preschool Storytime: Meet a Farmer and Her Chickens!

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Preschool Storytime: Once Upon A Time....PUPPET SHOW!!!

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
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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.

Join the crew from Youth Services as they present a fun and exciting puppet show! This show will be based on fairy tales and folk tales from around the world. Read more about Preschool Storytime: Once Upon A Time....PUPPET SHOW!!!

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Preschool Storytime: Chinese Bi-Lingual Storytime

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
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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.

This week our storytime theme is: China! We welcome a Yin Chi Fuller of the Yin Chinese Academy. She will teach us some basic Chinese and read some fun Chinese stories! Read more about Preschool Storytime: Chinese Bi-Lingual Storytime

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Super Duper Science Club Presents: Wild Weather with The National Weather Service of Huntsville

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:15pm
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What does a Meterologist do?  Why are Tornadoes, Hurricanes, and Floods so dangerous? Join us on Wednesday, June 8 @ 1:30pm for answers to all these questions and more!  Meterologists from the National Weather Service Huntsville will be on hand to discuss the science behind Wild Weather.

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

The Super Duper Science Club events are designed to increase children's natural interest in science and the world around them.  Some of the program may contain concepts that are difficult for younger children to understand or sit still for.  We ask for the help of parents and caregivers to follow the suggested age guidelines and to remove younger children who become a distraction during the event. Read more about Super Duper Science Club Presents: Wild Weather with The National Weather Service of Huntsville

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Reading Round Up: LIVE Reptiles in the Library!!!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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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: Reptiles!!! We will be hosting a program from NHECM.   This geography based program presents reptiles and amphibians from all over the planet.  Exhibits include South African bullfrogs which grow to up to 5 lbs, Alligator snapping turtle which is the largest fresh water turtles in the US, Burmese python which is invading the  habitat and wildlife in Florida,  and an Argus monitor which is a large carnivorous lizard from Southeast Asia. Read more about Reading Round Up: LIVE Reptiles in the Library!!!

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Reading Round Up: Teddy Bear Picnic

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 10:30am to 11:15am
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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: Teddy Bears! Bring your own Teddy Bear, listen to some cuddly stories, make a cute teddy bear craft, and then enjoy a Teddy picnic snack with your bear. Read more about Reading Round Up: Teddy Bear Picnic

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Preschool Storytime: Teddy Bear Picnic

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:30am to 10:15am
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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.

This week our storytime theme is: Teddy Bears! Bring your own Teddy Bear, listen to some cuddly stories, make a cute teddy bear craft, and then enjoy a Teddy picnic snack with your bear. Read more about Preschool Storytime: Teddy Bear Picnic

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Book Explorers Present: Amazing Race, Library Style!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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Bring your friends and form your teams for The Amazing Race.  We will be racing around the world via the Dewey Decimal system.  You will be solving puzzles, building crafts, creating international snacks, all in a race to get to first place!  Of course, everyone who participates is a winner!

This event is perfect for children in grades K-2nd. Read more about Book Explorers Present: Amazing Race, Library Style!

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Book Explorers Present: Dancing Around the World with NEEMA International Performing Arts Center

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
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NEEMA International Performing Arts Center is dedicated to providing the North Alabama Area with cultural diversity in dance and musical instruction. During this presentation they will show examples of dance from around the world. 

You can learn more about NEEMA International Performing Arts Center at: http://www.neemaperformingarts.com/

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