Monday, March 16, 2009

A Visit with the Easter Bunny at HCTPL Libraries

Wednesday, April 1st

Baby Bunny Bash - 10:00 am @ Main Library

Babies ages birth - 24 months and their caregivers are invited to attend our Baby Bunny Bash for bunny stories and surprises at the Main Library, located at 200 West Market Street, Huntington. A special Easter Bunny Story Time will be offered from 10am - 10:20 am. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras and take a photo of their children with the Easter Bunny from 10:20 am - 11 am. No registration is required, and the program is free of charge. Call the Children's Department at 260-356-2900 for more information.

Friday, April 3

Stories with the Easter Bunny - 5:30 pm @ Markle Branch

The Easter Bunny is coming for a visit at the Markle Branch of Huntington City-Township Public Library! Kids of all ages are invited to a special Easter Bunny Story Time at 5:30pm. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, and take a photo of their children with the Easter Bunny from 6 pm - 6:30 pm. Remember - the Easter Bunny always brings surprises! No registration is required, and the program is free of charge. The Markle Branch is located at 197 East Morse Street in Markle. Call 260-758-3332 for more information.

Saturday, April 4th

Stories with the Easter Bunny - 1:30 pm @ Main Library

The Easter Bunny is coming to visit kids ages 2-7 at the HCTPL Main Library, 200 West Market Street, Huntington! Join us for a special Easter Bunny Story Time at 1:30pm. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras, and take a photo of their children with the Easter Bunny from 2pm - 3pm. Remember - the Easter Bunny always brings surprises! No registration is required, and the program is free of charge. Call the Children's Department at 260-356-2900 for more information.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Huntington City-Township Public Library Awarded AWE Early Literacy Computers

Huntington City-Township Public Library has received a grant of two new bilingual AWE Early Literacy Computers for the Children's Department at the Main Library, 200 West Market Street, Huntington. These Early Literacy Station (ELS) computers come with 37 top-rated developmental software titles, designed to help children ages pre-K through grade 5 explore seven different curriculum areas. By using these computers, children can independently develop their pre-reading and reading skills, learning phonics, shapes, numbers, letters, and colors. Also available are high-quality electronic versions of picture books such as Stellaluna and Green Eggs and Ham, as well as other software titles that help kids practice math, geography, history, and science skills. Each ELS computer is equipped with a colorful keyboard and a child-friendly Tiny Mouse, which is sized to fit perfectly in a child's hand. Each educational software title is available in both English and Spanish, making them accessible to English as a Second Language (ESL) students, or to English-speaking students who would like to learn a new language.
The AWE Early Literacy Stations grant is supported by the Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Indiana State Library. For more information, visit www.in.gov/library The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support of the nation's 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Its mission is to grow and sustain an "Nation of Learners" because life-long learning is essential to a democratic society and individual success. Through its grant-making, convening, research, and publications, the Institute empowers museums and libraries nationwide to provide leadership and services to enhance learning in families and communities, sustain cultural heritage, build twenty-first-century skills, and increase civic participation. To learn more about the Institute, please visit http://www.imls.gov/.