Read To Rover

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.

Summer Library Program

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.)

Family Time

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.

Toddler Time

No registration is required. This program is for 2-year-olds accompanied by an adult. These 30-minute programs consist of a variety of activities, including books, songs, finger-plays, flannel board stories, and puppet plays. Toddler Time can serve as a child's introduction to the library, as well as a social experience. Children have a choice of two time slots on Tuesday mornings at 9:30am and 10:30am, with sessions running in the Fall (September-November) and Winter (January-April). For more information on this program, contact the Children's Department in person or by phone at 663-5441 x145.

Teens & Young Adults

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YA NEWSLETTER Click here for a copy of our latest issue.

Video Production Workshop For Teens

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.

YA Summer Reading Program

The 2013 teen summer reading program was "Quest for Readalot." What will our 2014 theme be? Join us next summer to find our! Watch for information on when to register at one of the library's circulation desk. Teens who register can fill out weekly prize drawing slips for each book, each two magazines or comics, each hour you read, or each audiobook you listen to. All teens who register receive an invitation to our end-of-the-program party. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Teen Coffeehouse

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

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.

Creativity Contest

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.

YA Advisory Board

Hutchinson Public Library's Young Adult Advisory Board helps plan programs and activities of interest to area teens. Each year, the library needs new members for its YA Advisory Board. Applications for new YA Board members are taken each May. Application forms are available at the library, or CLICK HERE for a copy of the application. Contact Terry Christner (663-5441, x.145; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information.

Preschool Story Time

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.

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