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North Branch’s Youth Services Programming
North Branch’s Youth Services Programming Welcome to the Hardin County Public Library's North Branch Youth Services Department! We offer several programs for our young patrons and their families. We are committed to promoting early literacy and encouraging a love of reading in kids and teens. We are here to support your children’s reading needs with fun, educational programming, book recommendations, school research assistance, and family friendly programs. It is our goal to be a resource for the community and we hope to encourage a love of reading in your children. All programs are free and no registration is required unless otherwise noted. Class times and dates can be found on our Facebook page and on the calendar in the kid's section of the main library web page. Printed calendars are also available at the library. Class times and dates are occasionally changed throughout the year to better meet the needs of our patrons and reduced programming is scheduled during school breaks (Hardin County Schools). Classes may also be cancelled due to bad weather. Please feel free to contact the Children's Department for updates. If you have any questions or would like to join our mailing list, please contact the Children’s Librarian, Michelle Young. Phone: 270-351-9999 Email: Facebook: HCPL: North Branch Children’s Department Programs: Weekly Preschool Story Time Tuesdays: 10:30-11 This is a 30 minute story time for our little readers! Join us for a story, songs, and crafts as we focus on early literacy and a love of reading. (Ages 2-5, siblings welcome) Baby and Me Tuesdays: 11:30-12 This is a 30 minute program that uses the award winning “Mother Goose on the Loose” curriculum. We focus on classic nursery rhymes, songs, stories, puppets, interactive play, and baby signs. (Ages 0-2, siblings welcome) Homeschool Mornings Wednesdays: 10:30-11:30 This is an hour long program for elementary age homeschoolers. Each week we will be providing a class to interact with other homeschool families, with a focus on science, art, culture, and using the library as a reference. We will have stories, projects, crafts, and activities at each class (and sometimes a snack!). (Ages 5-11, siblings welcome) Monthly Teen Book Club First Tuesday of the month 4:00-5:00pm Meet up at the library after school for book discussions and pizza! (9th-12th graders) Movie Night at the Library First Thursday of the month: 5:00-7:00 Join us for a family friendly movie and popcorn! Feel free to bring your own pillow or blanket while enjoying the movie. (All ages) Family STEM Night Second Thursday of the month 5:30-6:30 Join us in our Makerspace for a fun STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) activity for the whole family! (All ages) Legos @ the Library Third Thursday of the month: 5:30-6:30 Large and small Legos are provided, along with an optional theme. After the masterpieces are created, they will be displayed in the main part of the library! (All ages) Saturdays Rock Painting Club Second Saturday of the month: 11-12 Join us for rock painting! Paint, brushes, and rocks will be provided (feel free to bring your own too). (All ages) Makerspace Labs Fourth Saturday of the month: 11-12 Every fourth Saturday, our Makerspace will be open for free play. Come create, make, and build! (All Ages)
Originally Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2014
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