Children

Programs

Summer Reading

Children’s Summer Reading
“Dive” into the Beanstack App, log 15 hours of reading, and earn prizes! Participants will also be entered to win weekly prize drawings for the weeks they log their reading.
All participants that have completed the summer reading program will be entered for a chance to win a grand prize, with three winners for Children and for Young Adult programs. Paper logs are available upon request.

Download the Beanstack App
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beanstack&hl=en_US&gl=US
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/beanstack-tracker/id1360324277
Desktop: https://hutchpl.beanstack.org/


Children’s Summer Storytimes

Baby & Toddler Time
Mondays at 10:30, June 6 – July 25
This program encourages reading, singing, dancing, and playing! Half storytime, half social time, this program is perfect for our smallest library users ages two and under with a caregiver.

All Ages Storytime
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30, June 7 – July 28
Storytime will be a “SPLASH” with our Children’s Services Staff! Enjoy stories, singing, dancing, puppet shows, and more at our All Ages Storytimes this summer!


School Age STEM

Wednesday, June 8 and Wednesday, July 13, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Get “hooked” on learning this summer with our Ocean themed Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math based stations! This program is designed for children in 3rd-5th grade.


School Age Art

Wednesday June 22 and Wednesday, July 27, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
This program is a creative opportunity for children in 3rd-5th grade to unleash their artistic side! Join our Children’s Services staff for instruction-based art programs and take home some “fin-tastic” masterpieces!


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.


Special Events

Summer Celebration

Crafts

Take Home Crafts

Children’s craft project bags will be available again to take home this summer! Every other week we will rotate three new ocean-themed craft projects out for patrons to choose from, ranging in difficulty for a variety of ages and abilities. If you need certain supplies such as glue, crayons, or tape to go with the projects, please ask the Children’s Services staff!

Young Adults

Programs

Summer Reading

Download the Beanstack App, and log 15 hours of reading to earn prizes! Young Adults will receive a $10 gift card to a local business of their choice, such as Dillon’s, Walmart, Crow & Co, Hutch Putt, Bogeys, and more! Young Adults will also be entered to win weekly prize drawings for the weeks you log their reading. All participants that have completed the summer reading program will be entered for a chance to win a grand prize, with three winners for Young Adult programs. Paper logs are available upon request.

Download the Beanstack App
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.beanstack&hl=en_US&gl=US
Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/beanstack-tracker/id1360324277
Desktop: https://hutchpl.beanstack.org/


Young Adult Summer Activities

Programs are for anyone going into the 7th – 12th grade in the Fall.

Teen Water Fight

June 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Library Parking Lot
Start Teen Summer Reading with a SPLASH with a water fight in our parking lot! Wear clothes and shoes that are okay to get messy and bring a towel. We will provide water and popsicles, and lots of fun!

Paint Pour Project

June 23, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Children’s Activity Room
Registration required – fill out the form through this link
Learn the exciting art of paint pouring and unleash your creativity! No matter your skill level, learn how to create a marble effect by pouring layers of paint. Create a painting that looks like waves or a seashore. Wear clothing you don’t mind getting paint on or bring an apron!

Trivia Night

July 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Auditorium
Tuesday Trivia, only for the wise! Join us for some YA book-themed trivia! We will use the Kahoot! app, so bring a device along if possible, and teams will be formed at the event. Snacks and prizes provided.

End of Summer Party

July 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Auditorium
Congratulations on a summer full of reading! Please join for a pizza party, prizes, games, and a special movie made by the Young Adult Advisory Board! This event is for participants in the summer reading program. You may bring a guest!

Clubs

Young Adult Advisory Board

We are currently accepting applications for the Young Adult Advisory Board. To apply, you can fill out this Google Form or download and print the form below. Please return the printed form to any service desk at the library. If you have questions, email darcie.cr@hutchpl.org


Special Events

Readers Advisory

Award Winners
Animals & Creatures
Diversity
Health & Wellness
Genre
Read-alikes
Seasonal and Holidays
Themed
From Book to Screen