“Reading should not be presented to children as a chore or a duty. It should be offered to them as a precious gift.” Kate DiCamillo
Reading aloud to children is an excellent way for parents to nurture a love of reading and also help build the necessary skills for success in reading. During February, the Henrietta Hankin Library offers a family program that encourages reading aloud to children ages birth through sixth grade. Participating families can earn a free book as well as a raffle ticket for the awesome grand prize.
Registration is available either onlineor by visiting the Youth Services desk. Each registered family also receives a goodie bag filled with treats to enjoy while cuddling up and reading together!
The Henrietta Hankin Branch Library has finalized our Youth Services program schedule for September! All children’s programming will continue to be held virtually through Zoom. Story times will begin the week of September 12th and run through the week of October 15th.
Baby and Toddler Story Time (Ages 0-36 months) – Tuesdays at 10 am
Family Story Time (Ages 0-6 years old) – Tuesdays at 1 pm
Story Time for Preschoolers (Ages 3-4 years old) – Wednesdays at 10 am
Story Time for Pre K-K (Ages 4-6 years old) – Wednesdays at 1 pm
We will also have Mother-Daughter Book Club on Monday, September 20th at 6:30 pm for those 9 years-old and up accompanied by a favorite female grown-up.
Have you ever been on vacation and run out of reading material? Sitting on the beach not wanting to go to the bookstore? Cozy in a cabin in the woods?
Well, if you have access to WIFI and the Libby app, you are in luck. There are thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks to choose from on Libby. The best part is they are free with your library card and the titles are automatically returned after two weeks. No fines! New titles are added regularly and recent additions include early readers, juvenile bridge books, young adult and CCIU Reading Olympic titles. For more information about the Libby app, visit the downloads tab on the Chescolibraries website.
Starting the week of June 28, the Henrietta Hankin Library is offering programs for children from birth through high school. Six weeks of fun events are scheduled! All programs are virtual and registration is required.
Family Fun – Rhymes, music and books for all ages – Wednesdays at 10:00am
Play K – Get Ready for Kindergarten – 4-6 years old – Tuesdays at 10:00am
Hankineers – 1st-5th graders – Thursdays at 2:00pm
Teen Programs – 6th-12th graders – Wednesdays at 1:30pm
And there’s more . . . our popular “Take-It and Make-It Crafts” are back this summer! Come to the Henrietta Hankin Library Youth Services Dept. on Tuesdays starting June 29 to pick up your craft pack. We are offering six weeks of crafting-at-home fun. No reservations needed – while supplies last.
Summer has arrived at the library! ! Starting Monday, June 15 students in Grade 6 and up may join the Imagine Your Story: Teen Reading Club 2020! Teens are encouraged to read or listen to books for at least 60 minutes every day to earn a Reading Grand Prize at the end of the summer. You may also complete independent Missions to earn collectible mini-buttons!
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Each year, YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) releases a Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list. It is a great way to find books especially if you are a teen who does not love to read. Coming across just the right book can oftentimes make all the difference. This diverse list contains 64 titles and includes descriptions which makes it easier to find a story that appeals to you. The top ten books for reluctant readers are noted as well. Take a look at all your options and then pick out your next book!