Virtual Story Times at the Henrietta Hankin Library

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.

Registration is required for all programming and you can find our event calendar here to sign up!

eBooks for Kids and Teens!

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.

Summer Programs for Kids and Teens!

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.

Teen Update: Life Hacks and Everyday Crafts for Teens

Looking for something interesting and different to do? With over 7 million subscribers, 5-Minute Crafts TEENS is a treasure trove of ideas for a bored teen.

There are short videos with simple crafts that include easy drawing and painting tricks, sewing ideas, and creative art ideas using everyday items. You will also find entertaining and informative life hack videos. The videos include Photoshop ideas, Instagram help, microwave hacks for food lovers, one-minute breakfast ideas, beach day hacks, surviving wildlife and much more. You don’t want to miss “23 Everyday Hacks You Must Know”, it may just change your life. Check it out and have some fun!

Teen Update: TeensHealth.org – Nemours

TeensHealth.org focuses on giving you the information and the confidence to better understand your health questions and concerns. Nemours, a nonprofit children’s health system, offers doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional and behavioral subjects. You will find easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, and videos all aimed to educate and empower teens to make the best health choices.

Teen Update: Quick Picks for Reluctant Teen Readers

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!

Teen Update: COVID-TV — An Amazing Website Created by and for Teens

Two teen-aged girls from Chicago, Krishita Dutta and Lauren Tapper, have created an inspiring website, COVID-TV. This is a place where you can “Quarantine Together” with teens from around the world as they share their stories about life during this pandemic. It is an opportunity for you to share your story as well. Topics include everything from creating music and art to dealing with loneliness and stress.

COVID-TV also includes a community tab which details many ways that you can have a positive impact in your own town. You will find a lot of ideas about how to take action. Ready to make a difference? Get started now!

Teen Update: Space Explorer Training – Digital Escape Room!

Are you ready for another escape room challenge? You’re traveling to outer space for this one.  Space Explorer Training is recommended for kids ages 11 and up or for families. You can complete this challenge on your own or with a group. Have fun!

Thank you to Morgan Lockard, Adult/Teen Services Librarian from Campbell County Public Library, for creating and sharing this awesome digital escape room.

Teen Update: Mütter Museum Virtual Tour!

Do you know about Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum? It is a world-famous attraction considered to be the premier museum of medical history. Last week it posted an amazing virtual tour on YouTube. You don’t want to miss this 25-minute video that features some of the museum’s most popular exhibits.

You get a chance to visit fan favorites such as the Hyrtl Skull Collection (139 skulls collected by Dr. Joseph Hyrtl in the mid-19th century), The Soap Lady (see her body and learn about its postmortem decomposition) and, of course, the Giant Megacolon (the world’s largest human colon on display). Some day you will be able to visit the museum in person. For now though, sit back and enjoy this interesting and entertaining virtual tour!