The Hutchinson Public Library Children’s Summer Celebration is Friday, June 7th, 9-11:30 a.m. Most activities will be in the west parking lot, with additional events inside the children's department, including crafts in the activity room.
Special guests and activities include:
Refreshments will be served in the garage. It’s all free. For more information call 620-663-5441.
The Hutchinson Public Library is hosting musician Monty Harper on Monday, June 10th, at 2 p.m. in the auditorium. He will perform, “Dig Into Reading,” designed for children ages 4-12 and their families.
Harper uses humor to delight audiences with this interactive sing-along concert. Song topics include gardening, dinosaurs, pirates and more.
He has been entertaining children for two decades, instilling a love of books, science and learning. “It’s so important for kids to love reading,” says Harper. “I try to convey my own exuberance for books and libraries through the songs.”
Harper’s performance is free and just one of the activities designed for children and young adults at the Hutchinson Public Library. For more information, call 620-663-5441 or check hutchpl.org.
Friends Book Sale @ Hutchinson Public Library
Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library is holding their annual book sale this Saturday, April 27th. The sale will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the library garage, which is located on the northwest side of the building.
Books of every type and genre will be for sale at bargain prices that day, according to Jim Shaw, organizer for the Friends sale. For further information, call the FriendShop at the library, 620-663-5441, ext. 112.
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
It lasts approximately 50 minutes each time. It is free, but children need to be accompanied by an adult. PreSchool Story Time is geared toward children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old.
Dates and Topics include:
4-17-13 and 4-18-13
How Does Your Garden Grow?
4-24-13 and 4-25-13
The 2013 children's summer reading program theme is "Dig Into Reading", more information coming soon!
The Hutchinson Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 14-20. National Library Week is an opportunity to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. The Hutchinson Public Library is the community's second home for experience, knowledge and gathering.
Libraries today are much more than repositories for books. The Hutchinson Public Library also offers ebooks and audio books for checkout. They provide technology classes, have free literacy programs, host community events, offer story times for toddlers and children, bring in authors, and more.
During the week of Feb. 4-10, the Hutchinson Public Library did a “statistics snap-shot” and discovered the following:
- On average, 555 people per day came in, 60% through the Main Street doors
- They answered 136 Research/Reference questions per day on average
- The top 4 reasons for using the library were to
1) check out an item
2) use a computer
3) search for a job
4) attend a meeting or program
- 144 people on average per day came to use computers (173 including wifi users)
- nearly 6,800 items were checked out
First recognized in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association.
Events at The Hutchinson Public Library this week in honor of the observance include:
April 16 – “The Wind in the Willows” book discussion at 6:30 p.m.
April 17 – Classic movie that includes a librarian at 6:30 p.m.
April 18 – Author Max McCoy speaks at 7:00 p.m.
Details on National Library Week and specific events at the Hutchinson Public Library can be found at hutchpl.org.