Held the second Thursday of each month, from 6-7pm, Read to Rover allows children to read to dogs from the Hutchinson Kennel Club/Therapy Dogs Incorporated, for at least 15 minutes. Libraries and school nationwide offer similar programs as a way to motivate children to read, to read more often, and to attempt more difficult books. These programs can especially aid struggling readers who feel more secure reading aloud in a non-judgmental setting.
Thanks for helping us Dig into Reading!" with our 2013 Summer Library Program! Join us again next summer with "Fizz, Boom, READ!" Watch for more information on all our 2014 summer activities in the Spring. (Tentative dates for registration are Friday, May 23rd, through August 2nd.)
These are special evening programs, planned intermittently throughout the year, designed for children and adults of all ages. Programs often include special guests and crafts. For more information on these program, contact the Children's Department in person or by phone at 663-5441 x145.
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We occasionally offer teen video workshops. Watch here or check our Facebook page for information. Applications forms will be available online and at Hutchinson Public Library.
Teen coffeehouses are scheduled periodically in the library's auditorium. Teens can participate by reading their own poems or others' poems. They can also read their own stories, perform skits, and/or sing. Snacks and beverages are provided. Winning computer art and photographs from our recent Teen Creativity Contest are put on display in the auditorium. Watch here or check our FaceBook page for info on our next coffeehouse.
Teen Tech Week is generally held the first week in March, with tech-related activities geared specifically for teens. Watch here or check our Facebook page.
The annual teen creativity contest runs March 1-31. Teens may enter computer art, photography, poems, and short stories. Monetary prizes are awarded for each first, second, and third place. CLICK HERE for a copy of the entry form.
No registration is required. This program is for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. These 50-minute programs feature activities such as books, songs, filmstrips, finger plays, flannel board stories, and puppet plays. Preschool Story Time provides children with an opportunity to become familiar with the library's resources, and can enhance their social skills. Children have a choice of three time slots, with sessions running in the Fall (September-December), Winter (January-April), and Summer (June-July). For more information, contact the Children's Department in person or by phone at 663-5441, x145.
Call us: 620-663-5441