Kids & Tweens

Bedtime Storytelling Feast with a moon, stars and snowflake hanging from the sky with a snowman on a snowbank

Join the Huntsville Family Literacy Group for a Bedtime Storytelling Feast to celebrate Family Literacy Day! There will be stories, rhymes, an art activity and a science activity. Fun for everyone!

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When? Monday, Feb 1, 2021 at 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Register in advance, then pick up your supplies and a free book during Library-to-Go on January 28, 29 or 30.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Aimed at families with children ages 0-6. Participants are invited to wear their pyjamas! Organized by SMILE~Sandy’s Mindfulness Life Experiences, Community Living Huntsville, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and Huntsville Public Library.

Register for Bedtime Storytelling Feast

Saturday NEW Virtual Activities showing line drawing of computer with many figures in four squares

We sent out a survey a few months ago to our library patrons to find out when you'd like virtual activities offered. And you told us that Saturdays would be the day! So we are offering two Virtual Activities for January! 

Saturday Virtual Lego Builders: January 23 at 11:00 AM :Build Challenge: Star Wars Things

Saturday Virtual Crafty Kids: January 23 at 2:00 PM: Yarn Heart Decorations

Get all the details in the sections on this page!  See you there and then!

Come to Virtual Storytime!

Join Amber McNair, HPL's Youth Services Librarian, for Virtual Storytime.

She uses the online communication platform Zoom so everyone can see, laugh, and chat with on another.

Virtual Storytime is a time where we read picture books and sing songs. There are rhymes to say, too! We play bounces, finger plays, and do the scarf song. Sometimes there's jumping.  Sometimes there's actions to do along with the songs. Have your shakers and scarves ready!

Let's read together (virtually)!  Perfect for children ages 0-6 and their parents/caregivers.

Thursdays | 11:00 - 11:30 AM

 How To Participate
Great to have you here!  Follow these steps to get on the email list!
  • Email Amber McNair.
  • Download the Zoom app
  • Sign in with the Zoom Meeting ID or link, along with a password, emailed to you by Amber McNair. Get added to the email list to receive weekly meeting details - email Amber McNair.
  • Please, have a facecloth, small piece of fabric or thin scarf available to participate in the educational scarf songs!

Zoom Update

In order to follow Zoom security recommendations, we implemented selective meeting invitations, a required password and the waiting room feature.

A parent/caregiver of the Virtual Storytime participant(s) receives a weekly email from Amber McNair with meeting details. The email contains the Zoom Meeting ID and link, along with the required meeting password. When joining the Zoom meeting, participants first enter a waiting room, and the meeting host will allow entry. 

Join us! Get added to the email list to receive weekly meeting details.

Email Amber McNair, Youth Services Librarian

It's time to get building! You and your family are invited to join us for a virtual activity of LEGO building!

All you need is some space, an Internet connection and computer or mobile device, a bucket of LEGO, and imagination!

Amber McNair, Youth Services Librarian, hosts Virtual LEGO Builders Club with a unique build challenge each time. Join a private Zoom meeting with your kids to share, show and describe what they build!

Get it on your calendar!  

 How To Participate
 Find out the weekly build challenge - email Amber McNair.
  • Build with LEGO at home before Virtual LEGO Builders Club or during the program
  • Download the Zoom app on your mobile device.
  • Sign in with the Zoom Meeting ID or link, along with a password, emailed to the participant's parent/caregiver. Get added to the email list to receive weekly meeting details - email Amber McNair.
  • Hey, kids! During the virtual activity, build your design, and see what other kids have built.  You can share and describe your creation!
Zoom Update

In order to follow Zoom security recommendations, we implemented selective meeting invitations, a required password and the waiting room feature.

A parent/caregiver of the Virtual Storytime participant(s) receives a weekly email from Amber McNair with meeting details. The email contains the Zoom Meeting ID and link, along with the required meeting password. When joining the Zoom meeting, participants first enter a waiting room, and the meeting host will allow entry. 

 

Join us! Get added to the email list to receive weekly meeting details .

Email Amber McNair, Youth Services Librarian

 

 Here are all the Upcoming Dates and Challenges!

Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 AM 

Build Challenge: Star Wars Things


Tuesday, February 2 at 4:15 PM

Build Challenge: Character from a book


Tuesday, February 23 at 4:15 PM

Build Challenge: Fast Things*

 

*One of our LEGO Builders Club members suggested this idea!  Thanks! 

 

 Do you or your kids have an idea for a LEGO Builders Club challenge?  Let's do it!  Let Amber know right NOW!

Email Amber McNair, Youth Services Librarian.

Bring Your Building Skills to LEGO!

Let's Be Creative Together!

Calling all kids who like to be creative, craft and make things! For kids who would like to work on their craft activity while interacting virtually by chatting with others. Kids love  going through the creative process together, so please join in! Amber McNair, Youth Services Librarian, offers Virtual Crafty Kids using Zoom. Get added to the email list to receive meeting details.

Craft Kits through Library-to-Go!  

Email Amber McNair, Youth Services Librarian

 How to Participate
  • Find out the craft activity
  • Email Amber to request craft kit through Library-to-Go (supplies are limited)
  • You get a notification about when to pick up the craft kit, up to 1 week before Virtual Crafty Kids date
  • Download the Zoom app
  • Sign in with the Zoom Meeting ID or the link. There is a password that is  emailed to the participant's parent/caregiver by Amber McNair.
  • During the Virtual activity, work on your craft project alongside other kids in the Zoom meeting, and see the creations of others while in Gallery View

Zoom Update

In order to follow Zoom security recommendations, we implemented selective meeting invitations, a required password and the waiting room feature.

A parent/caregiver of the Virtual Storytime participant(s) receives a weekly email from Amber McNair with meeting details. The email contains the Zoom Meeting ID and link, along with the required meeting password. When joining the Zoom meeting, participants first enter a waiting room, and the meeting host will allow entry. 

Join us! Get added to the email list to receive weekly meeting details.Email Amber McNair, Youth Services Librarian.

 Activity Details and Dates!

Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 PM

Yarn Heart Decorations

Craft Kit: Pieces of naturally coiled wire, long pieces of red, pink and pink flecked yarn. 

Contact Amber to request a Craft Kit (supplies are limited). Craft Kids will be ready for pick up through Library-to-Go starting January 15.

 

Contact Information for Amber McNair, Youth Services Librarian


 CreativeBug

Learn more arts and crafts for the whole family on CreativeBug!

Log in with your Library card number and PIN and set up your CreativeBug.

Library-to-Go Hours!

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 3 PM | CLOSED at NOON (12 - 1 PM)

 Friday: 1 - 3 PM & 4 - 6 PM | CLOSED from 3 - 4 PM

 Saturday: 10 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 3 PM | CLOSED at NOON (12 - 1 PM)

 CLOSED on Sunday and Monday.

 

Drop Box is available 24/7!

No public access to building.


 

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