Kids Services

Hutchinson Public Library

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Winter Fun at the Library

It may be cold outside, but these library activities will warm you up!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is at the library with over 350 children participating and we now have 39 children who have completed the program. This program encourages reading 1000 books to each child before they start kindergarten.  The concept may be simple, but the rewards are priceless, and we make it fun and easy.  Come into the library and sign up your family!

Bookworm Buddies is for 3, 4, and 5 year olds on Thursday mornings at 10:00 am.  Bookworm Buddies will be held January 10 –March 28.  There will be stories, songs, finger plays, puppets, crafts, and other activities during this fun story hour.  There is no pre-registration, so come and join us.

R.E.A.D stands for Reading Education Assistance Dogs.  This 6-week session will be held on Thursday evenings, January 17-February 21. We have some new teams, so sign up to check them out and give them practice!  Sign up will be January 7-12.

Building Buddies will meet at 6:30 pm the second Monday of each month (Jan. 14, Feb.11, Mar. 11, April  8 and May 13) to build with Legos.  The group, for ages 4-12, is funded by the Hutchinson Kiwanis Club.  Thank you, Kiwanis members!

Family Story Hour is in the planning for each month.  Just a teaser, I have seen cute pictures to embroidery and talk of how snowflakes are made.  Watch for more details.  And let us know if there is a program you would like to see.

Fun with 4-H @ the Library is a new after school program for kids and tweens meeting at the library the first Monday of each month.  Please join us each month to see what project we will do.  Snack and project supplies will be provided.  Kids grades K-6 check it out on Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, April 1, and May 6.

Coding Club:  Tweens and teens meet to learn how to code using a variety of self-paced, self-taught online programs. Learn from individual work, exploring the programs and videos, as well as, from working together with peers to create interactive stories, games, animations, apps, and more. Group meets every 2nd Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. To guarantee computer access please register OR bring your own laptop or tablet.

 

Maker-Space Club: Join area teens in creating various 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.

January 15th – Creature Challenge Storytelling

February 19th – Teen Coloring Night

March 19th – Tech take-apart and build robot statues

April 16th – Book/Journal Making

May 21st – Tree blossoms painting

100 Books Before Graduation: This low-pressure reading challenge will encourage high school students, grades 9-12, to continue to read for fun. Books read for school will count towards your 100 books goal!  Being an avid reader will help any student as they make their way through high school and beyond. Students can pick up their reading logs and start earning prizes today!

For more information on these programs contact Sherry Lund, Children’s Librarian at 320-587-2368, or email at sherry.lund@pioneerland.lib.mn.us .  Or contact Rachelle Golde at rachelle.golde@pioneerland.lib.mn.us  for more information on Teen Programs. You may also contact us through the website: http://www.hutchinson.lib.mn.us  .  “Check us out” on Facebook or Twitter.  These programs are free and open to children of all abilities.  Hutchinson Public Library hours are Monday-Thursday 10:00am to 9:00pm & Friday – Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm.

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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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