HTFLKids Fun - Spring 2016

Elementary schoolers are in for lots of fun this spring with HTFLKids. Don't miss a thing!

SOME PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION - All registration is through EventKeeper (follow the links below).

LEGO Club 
Grades K-5
Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.

Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Apr 28, May 5 and 12

Reading Olympics Club
Grades 2-5

You're already reading the books; now come have some fun with them at HTFL!  Each month, we'll highlight a different book from the Elementary Reading Olympics list and participate in a variety of related activities and crafts.

          ->REGISTER FOR Reading Olympics Club, May 4<-

PAWS for Reading
Grades K and up

Come to HTFL and practice reading to the best listener—A dog! Therapy dogs Rutland, Ziggy and Piper come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.

Within a week from the program date, you will be assigned a 10-minute time slot for your child to read with one of the therapy dogs. Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your time begins.  

2nd Wednesdays @ 7pm, May 11

->REGISTER FOR PAWS for Reading, May 11<-

Book Bingo
Grades K-5

Come for bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.

3rd Thursdays @ 4pm, May 19

No registration required.

Around the World in 3 Weeks
Grades 2-5

Explore the world without ever leaving HTFL!  Using the laptop lab, help Ms. Roxane plan a trip around the world and also enjoy related crafts and snacks each week.  

    Mondays @ 4pm, May 2-16

Paper Magic
Grades 2-5

Join us as we use paper and scissors to learn tricks and amaze your family and friends!  

  Wednesdays @ 4pm, May 11 and 18
->REGISTER FOR Paper Magic<-


Raise a Reader - Spring 2016

Remember: storytime programs are free and open to the public. No registration is required. Please help us provide the best experience for all by selecting an age-appropriate storytime for your child.

Books & Babies with Ms. Yolaine

Birth-23 months and a caregiver
Wednesdays at 10:15am
April 13 - May 18

Movers & Shakers with Ms. Shannon

2 and 3 year olds and a caregiver
Mondays at 10:15am
April 11 - May 16

On My Own with Ms. Marilyn

4 and 5 year olds on their own
Fridays at 10:15am
April 15 - May 20

Creative Corner

4 and 5 year olds and a caregiver
Thursdays at 1:30pm
April 14 - May 19

Circle Time

All ages and a caregiver
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am​
Mondays at 1:30 pm NEW TIME!
April 11 - May 19

Pajama Storytime 

All ages and a caregiver
3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm
April 19 and May 17


Today is National Rubber Ducky Day!

National Rubber Ducky Day is observed annually on January 13th!

ALA Announces 2016 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston.

A list of all the 2016 award winners follows:




Happy National Grouch Day

National Grouch Day allows all grouches out there to celebrate their way of life. Not a grouch? This day also gives all the normally chipper people a day to complain for once! For those everyday grouches, here are a few ways to live a happier life: do a fun or silly activity, allow yourself only five minutes of negative time, do something to benefit others, or enjoy some healthy foods.