2018 Winter Reading Challenge


From January 1 through January 31, Huntington Public Library will participate in the inaugural nationwide Winter Reading Challenge. We challenge our patrons to collectively read at least 700 books during the month and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site at Over 100 libraries across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. If we reach the nationwide goal, “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to the organization “First Book,” which provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need.



Mother Goose
Tuesday,  February 27 • 10:00 - 10:30 am • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ816
Join Miss Maureen for Mother Goose Stories!   Registration required. Family




Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24 • 12:00 - 1:00 pm • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ314
The Long Island Chess Nuts are back! Learn to play chess or improve your game. Gain new confidence, learn new skills, and meet new kids while having fun playing the game of chess.   Registration required. Grades K - 5




Music & Movement
Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24 • 9:30 - 10:15 am • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ830
Join board-certified music therapist Lauren Klimek (MS, MT-BC, LCAT) for a music therapy based program that uses developmentally appropriate music to engage your child through music and movement, singing and instrument play.   Registration required. Ages 12 - 35 months with parent/caregiver




Picture Book Art
Wednesdays, February 14, 21, 28 • 10:00 - 11:00 am • Station Community Room
Register using code HSJ445
Each week we will read picture books by a different author and create our own masterpieces inspired by the art of the books read.   Registration required. Ages 2 - 5 years with parent/caregiver




1,2,3: Full STEAM Ahead
Mondays, February 26, March 5, 12, 19 • 10:00 - 11:00 am • Meeting Room
Register using code HMJ721
"A Time for Kids" presents an interactive, educational series for children and adults to stimulate and engage thinking as they Explore, Play and Build together.   Registration required. Ages 18 months - 5 years with parent/caregiver.




Great Graphic Novels for Girls! (and Boys, too!)
Monday, February 26 • 7:00 - 8:00 pm • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ799
Join Librarians Andrea & James for discussions about some of today’s best new graphic novels. Fans of Raina Telgemeier will appreciate these entertaining and poignant stories featuring female protagonists from different phases of life. Parents and family are encouraged to read along and join the conversation. Register and pick up a free book.   Registration required. Family - Grades 4 and up




Cover to Cover: Who Is/Who Was Book Chat
Tuesday, February 27 • 6:30 - 7:30 pm • Youth Program Room
Register using code HMJ720
Love the Who Is/Who Was book series? Join us each month as we discuss a new title and enjoy a snack. Pick up a free copy when you register.   Registration required. Grades 3 & 4




Puppy Love Cupcakes
Wednesday, February 28 • 4:00 - 5:00 pm • Station Community Room
Register using code HSJ443
Come join Miss Laura for a dance party with instruments, props, and parachute fun!   Registration required. Grades K - 5




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About ABCMouse

Introducing the Playaway Launchpad

Playaway Launchpad is the first secure, pre-loaded learning tablet designed for children in Preschool to 5th Grade. These tablets can be checked out to play with at home, in the car, or just about anywhere. Preloaded with (ad-free) learning apps, each tablet is grouped by subject area, theme, and age level. Examples include: Prehistoric Playground, Problem Solver (STEAM), and Carnival of Words. Try them all! Tablets are for HPL cardholders only and are available at both the Main Library and the Station Branch.

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Purchase Discounted Tickets to Area Attractions
The Library is now selling discounted tickets to several area attractions! Cash, check or money order is needed at time of purchase, payable to Huntington Public Library. Credit or debit card cannot be accepted at this time. Tickets may be purchased at the Main's and the Station Branch's Circulation Desks.


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