Kids Services

Hutchinson Public Library

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It’s finally here!  You’ve seen the trailers. You waited for the show to start (metaphorically, that is). I present to you the Hutchinson Public Library 2019 Summer Reading Program,

With sign-up starting June 10 the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens and adults.  Participants can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.  (All prizes need to be collected before August 31.)

Stories in the Park will be held on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. beginning June 13-mid August.  We will be partnering with the Friends of the Library and McLeod County 4-H for several of these programs.  Registration not required.

Papa Siama & Auntie Dallas

Thursday, Jun 13, 10 a.m.

Thanks to a Legacy grant, Siama and Dallas are bringing fun Congolese music to libraries throughout the Pioneerland Library System! Kids and families will be encouraged to sing along in Kikongo, Lingala and English while hearing fun stories that bring Siama’s rural Bas Congo childhood to life. It’s a joy to immerse yourself in happy African music so don’t miss it!

Wild Things Zoo Attractions

Thursday, June 20, 10 a.m.

Hutchinson Library Square Park

Back Up Rain Location: McLeod County Fairgrounds

This will be an experience that is filled with stories and facts from around the world that will be sure to keep you guessing throughout the entire program.  Come find out what animals will come visit us this year!

 

Brodini Comedy Magic Show

Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m.

Hutchinson Library Square Park

No back up rain location figured out yet

This show has it all – humor, fun, surprise, but, best of all, audience participation. It skillfully blends humor and magic together, leaving children and adults amazed and laughing.

 

 

Schiffelly Puppet Show

Thursday, August 1, 10 a.m.

Presented by the Friends of the Library for the 15th year in a row! Program will be Rapunzel, Rapunzel Let Down Your Golden. . .Stair? Or This Isn’t a Mother Goose Tale Folks! Enjoy this family friendly parody of the classic fairy tale filled with humor and plenty of audience participation.

 

R.E.A.D. sign up will also start June 10.  The Therapy dogs will be waiting for readers in the library on Thursday evening from June 20 through August 1. (No session July 4th.)

Coding Club for Tweens and teens, will meet every 2nd Tuesday from 4-5p.m.  To guarantee computer access please register OR bring your own device.

Maker-Space Club group meets the 3rd Tuesday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.  Open to grades 7-12. Please register for each meeting.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten and 100 Books Before Graduation are fun ongoing programs.  Come in to check them out and sign up.

To learn more about our fun summer program please contact  Sherry Lund, Children’s Librarian or Rachelle Golde, Teen Services Librarian at 320-587-2368, or email  sherry.lund@pioneerland.lib.mn.us or rachelle.golde@pioneerland.lib.mn.us.  You may also contact us through the web site: http://www.hutchinson.lib.mn.us .  “Check us out” on Facebook or Twitter.

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Building Buddies October 2018

       

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Stories in the Park 2018

Schiffelly Puppet Show

    

Liz Marcus

Paula Kirkpatrick


Mad Science


Don Martinez

Dairy Princesses

 

Ralph’s World

 

Robotics Team

Animal Talks 2018

                     

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Summer Reading Program 2018

Excitement and fun await those who journey to the Hutchinson Public Library and participate in the summer reading program, Reading Takes You Everywhere.  In addition to reading great books, library patrons can participate in exciting programs.  The summer reading program is simple: You read books and earn prizes.  Program registration begins June 4-9 and you have until August 31 to collect your prizes.  So whether you want to participate in the children’s program, ages 2-12, or the teen program, ages 13-18, sign up to see where reading will take you.

Here are just a few of the events planned for you to enjoy.

Stories in the Park will be held on Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m. from June 14-August 9.  Pre-school and early elementary children along with caregivers will enjoy books and other activities together.  Bring a blanket to the park in front of the library and join our guest readers.  Pre-registration is not required, but shady spots go quickly.

The library and 4-H are working together again this year to bring you the following programs:

            Animal Talks will be an experience that is filled with stories and facts from around the world that will be sure to keep you guessing throughout the entire program.  I wonder what animals will come visit us this year.  Come and see! Thursday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. at the Hutchinson Library Square. Rain Location: Agribition Building, McLeod County Fairgrounds

Mad Science of Minnesota Big Top Science – This spectacular special event depends on the location and weather that day.  We’ll do all kinds of silly science magic.  It may be a fountain of sticky soda or an avalanche of bubbles. Whatever happens, it’s bound to be messy! Thursday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. at the Hutchinson Library Square. Rain Location: Agribition Building, McLeod County Fairgrounds

Ralphs World added us to his summer musical tour. His exciting live performance will be June 28 at 10:00 a.m.  There may even be dancing!  Rain location to be announced.

Schiffelly Puppets presented by the Friends of the Library for the 14th year in a row!  “The Little Mermaid.” A mystery under the sea? Something smells fishy to me. Join Ariel, King Triton and other underwater friends as they try and teach the evil Ursula a lesson about bullying. Enjoy this family friendly parody of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale filled with humor and plenty of audience participation. Once again the show will be hosted by State Theatre at 35 Washington Ave E.  Please no outside food or drink.

R.E.A.D.  Kids, grab your favorite book or choose one at the library and enjoy reading to a registered therapy dog or a therapy rabbit.  We are offering the R.E.A.D. program to a limited number of children on Thursday evenings from June 21-July 26.  This fills up fast!  Sign up will be held June 4-9.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a very simple program with a huge payoff.  Kids may sign up at the library any time from birth until they begin kindergarten.  Let’s make sure each child in Hutchinson has at least a 1000 books read to them before they start kindergarten. There are lots of reading and prizes with this program.  Come check it out!

Teen Advisory Board: We’re looking for teen voices! Meet with the Teen Services Librarian to share your ideas, thoughts, and opinions about teen materials, programs, and events. Learn leadership skills and earn volunteer hours. Meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. No registration is required.

Maker-Space Club: Join area tweens & teens (ages 10-18) in creating various arts, crafts, and STEM projects. Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. All supplies and a snack will be provided. Please register for each meeting at the Hutchinson Public Library.

Coding Club:  Tweens and teens (ages 10-18) meet to learn how to code using a variety of self-paced, self-taught online programs. Learn from the individual work on lessons and from working together with peers to create interactive stories, games, animations, apps, and more. Let’s build something awesome!  Starts on Tuesday, June 12th and continues every 2nd Tuesday of the month, from 4-6 p.m.  To guarantee computer access please register OR bring your own laptop or tablet.

Check out the library’s Teen Corner for more awesome activities and programs!

To learn more about our fun summer program please contact  Sherry Lund, Children’s Librarian or Rachelle Golde, Teen Services Librarian at 320-587-2368, or email  sherry.lund@pioneerland.lib.mn.us or rachelle.golde@pioneerland.lib.mn.us.  You may also contact us through the web site: http://www.hutchinson.lib.mn.us .  “Check us out” on Facebook or Twitter.  These programs are free and open to children of all abilities.  Our library is committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families. Hutchinson Public Library hours are Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. & Friday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Stories in the Park 2017

Schiffelly Puppet Show

      

Robotics Team

Dairy Princesses

  

Sara Shorter

  
      

Lego Guy

             

Sherry Eddy

      

Rachelle Golde

      

Liz Marcus

      

Minnesota ZooMobile

      
        

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Building Buddies

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