Skip to main content

Area libraries kick off summer reading programs

Summer Reading program “Upside Down for Books” began June 6 and will run through July 23 for children aged two – 12.
Story time with crafts is available on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. for first grade through fifth grade.
Weekly grab and go activity bags and bingo sheets will be provided at the library with registration online. The bingo sheets can be returned weekly to earn prizes.
There will be no program the week of July 4. You can enroll online at
For more information call 672-2989.

The summer reading program, “Oceans of Possibilities” began June 6. The kids and teens program will run until July 31 while adult reading program will run until August 31.

There are also many individual programs hosted by the library.
• Starting June 8 at 1 p.m. there will be a Pretty Funny Balloons guest, Brian Getz, sculpting balloons.
 •A magician will be performing on June 15 at 1 p.m. This event will be hosted at the nearby church.
• June 22 at 1:30 p.m. a whale mobile will be talking about whales and have whale bones for the children to touch. This event required registration by calling into the library.

• June 29 at 1 p.m. at the library, Huntington University will come as part of their 125-year celebration to talk about the college and read to the children.
• Finally, July 13 at 1 p.m. the Travelling Lantern Theatre Company will put on a production called “Camp Ocean.” for the library at the church nearby For more information call 375-3450.


Local children and teens have a wide variety of new and continuing programs to choose from at Huntington City – Township Public Library (HCTPL).
Children’s programs
• Baby Bingo allows ba-bies and parents to complete bingo boards which will encourage early development of literary skills. Available for kids aged birth to two it will take place June 27, July 25, and August 29 at 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
• Tech Tuesdays teaches children how to use the li-brary apps on their personal devices. It takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. every week.
• Summer Saturday Story Time will meet June 25 and July 16 at 11 a.m. until noon with books, songs, and rhymes.

• Children’s story time inside the library takes place Tuesdays, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Children from infants to school age are invited.
• Children’s Water Day is hosted after Story time on the third Tuesday of the month in June and July for toddlers through early school aged children with a water table, wading pool, and bubbles starting June 21 11 a.m. to noon.
• A collaborative sticker by numbers group art project where children will create a colorful clownfish will be offered June 9 at 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and June 22 at 3 – 5 p.m.

• Other programs for young children include HE-ROS story time, which the library is hosting in partnership with Purdue Extension Huntington County. HEROS focuses on social – emotional learning for children. It is offered the second Wednesday of each month, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Also, in cooperation with Purdue Extension, HCTPL hosts the kids pro-gram Let’s Get Movin’ the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• PAWS is offered the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 10 to 11 a.m.
PAWS gives children the opportunity to read to, or just hang out with, therapy dogs from Three Rivers Visiting Dogs.

• Children ages seven and up can participate in HCTPL’s Lego Club the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Kids can create their own projects using the library’s Lego supply.
• Wild Weather allows kids to make DIY take home kits June 27 from 3:30 – 4 p.m. RSVP to the Children’s department since it is limited to 25 participants.
This program is fully funded by a grant from EcoLab.

• A guest speaker is coming on July 9 to teach about a variety of sea creatures, a demonstration, and the kids will create a marine critter to take home. It is recommended for children five and up and it goes from 2 – 3 p.m.
• Family movie night is showing Moana June 30, Disney Nature: Oceans July 14, and Creature from the Black Lagoon July 28, all starting at 6 p.m.

Teen programs
• The Teen Book Club will meet Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m.
This month “In-heritance Games,” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, will be discussed. Teen Book Club meets monthly.
• Thursday Night Adven-tures, the library’s monthly D&D game, will take place on July 21, at 6 p.m.

• Teens are invited to make their own Boba Tea at the library on either June 8 at 2 – 3:30 p.m. or June 9 at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
• For more DIY activities, the library offers teens to create a Kraken candle jar using sculpy clay for their Chibi Kraken Candle jar program.
It is offered June 24 at 1:20 – 4 p.m. and June 29 at 6 – 7:30 p.m. And again, at Markle July 1 from 3 – 5 p.m.
• There is also a Grab-N-Go: Exploding Paint art DIY kit available starting July 6 at 1 p.m. on a first come first-serve basis.
• For another DIY craft, teens are invited to create mini- masterpieces for the art exhibit which will go from July 11 – July 30th as part of the Mini Master-pieces Art Exhibit.

• Teen craft: sew your own baby kraken allows teens to do just that at 1 – 2:30 p.m. to take home.
• The summer library program kicks off on Saturday, June 4.
This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibilities.
All ages are invited to participate. Prizes will be awarded by age group.

• Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. to noon, children can attend a hands-on plant program and bring home a plant to give as a Father’s Day gift.
The activity is sponsored by Huntington County Master Gardeners.
• A guest appearance from Taylor Leatherman, crypto-zoology will be talking about various creatures and hosting a prize drawing to two attendees for Crypto Creatures on June 27 at 6 – 7 p.m.
For more information, call HCTPL at 356-0824.

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library is hosting a summer reading program, Ocean of Possibilities which will run through July 23.
Reading clubs and prizes are available to all ages, infant to adult.
Additionally, there will be a variety of programs and activities exploring the ocean theme.
No Andrew’s Library card is needed to attend any programs or join the reading club.

The summer programs include:
• Craft Cove Tuesdays from noon – 7 p.m. with drop-in crafts for kids.
• Starfish Storytime featuring ocean themed books and playtime on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
• Stingray Readers with books and activities for kids aged 6 – 10 on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

• Art in the Abyss with advanced craft projects for ages 10 and up.
This will be a drop-in activity on Tuesdays June 13, 27 and July 11 between 2 – 4 p.m.
• Pool Noodle craft week will have a different pool noodle craft for each day of the week during June 20 – 24.
• Craft Corner is an adult crafting where participants will make a personalized wood beach wall hanging.

Registration is required along with a fee.
For more information visit the library website at or call 786-3574.