Children

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Spring Storytimes

Winter Reading Challenge

January 1 – February 28
All Ages


Read 4 hours and choose 2 activities to complete for a prize!
Activities will be:

  1. Pick up and complete one of the following: crossword, word search, coloring page
  2. Read/Watch/Listen to a book or movie about or set in Kansas or by a Kansas author
  3. Library Scavenger Hunt: hunt information located at any desk, will run throughout library
  4. Visit the Makerspace to make a special Reading Challenge inspired project
  5. Get a Kansas Library eCard from the State Library of Kansas (any desk)
  6. Enjoy a Storywalk(trademark) of the book “S is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet” by Devin Scillian — the walk will go through the entire library, not just the Children’s area

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Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/beanstack-tracker/id1360324277
Desktop: https://hutchpl.beanstack.org/

S.T.E.A.M. Stations

February 7 & March 7, 6:30 – 7:30

Children’s Activity Room

S.T.E.A.M Stations will have a number of different activities to engage in. Get curious, explore, and learn something new! This program is great for families to do together, and is recommended for ages 5 – 9. 

Saturday Family Storytimes

Saturdays, February 18 & March 25
10:30 am

Recommended age 2 – 5 years old with a caregiver.

Children’s events are in the Children’s Activity Room unless otherwise indicated.  Programs are free and no registration is required.

Each program is designed to meet the early literacy needs of each unique age group and aims to strengthen the bond between children and their caregivers, all while cultivating a love for the library. We will read stories, sing songs, strengthen fine motor skills with instruments, scarves, and puppets, encourage curiosity, socialize, and have lots of fun together!  


Monthly Programs

Read to Rover

Read to Rover
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Second Thursday of Every Month


Studies show that children gain confidence when reading to dogs. Whether your child is a pre-reader, just learning to read, or is a proficient reader, they will enjoy this fun program. When readers get three punches on their punch card, they get a free book! This program is in partnership with Hutchinson Kennel Club Therapy Dogs.


LEGOS® at the Library

First Saturday of the Month
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Children’s Activity Room


Learn about creative ways to build and explore your own ingenuity and imagination, and socialize with other LEGO fans! Check out our collection of LEGO books as well.

This is a free program, does not require registration, and is suitable for children & families ages 3 – 12 (younger children should be carefully monitored because of choking hazards). Building prompts and challenges may be provided by library staff, but are not mandatory.


Children’s Chess Club

Second Saturday of Every Month
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children’s Services Area

Come play and learn strategies from a chess instructor!


Special Events

Crafts

Young Adults

Programs


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Special Events

Teen Coffeehouse

Saturday, January 21
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Library Auditorium


Celebrate the winners of our Teen Creativity Contest with us! Read or listen to written works, view art and photos, visit with friends, and enjoy free refreshments!


Makerspace Workshop – 3D Print a Landscape

January 28, 11:00 & 3:00
Makerspace

In this workshop, we will be creating 3D-printed representations of terrain from all over the world! This is a fun way to commemorate your travels or important memories, and it makes a great gift as well!

Only moderate computer skills are required – you don’t need to have 3D printed before. This project is a great souvenir for all sorts of occasions.

Space is limited so please register through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXcVHAV5sYnmPwHrBU-5CvzbfxibaFAoVtzmL8dZq7HzuiuQ/viewform 

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