Celebrate National Coloring Week at the library


Come join the Huron Public Library the week of Aug. 30 for its Patron Appreciation celebration as they say thank you for your service during the pandemic.  

Monday, Aug. 30, the Library will return to regular hours.  Be sure to visit the Library for free swag and dessert, while supplies last! The library has plenty of activities throughout the month for all ages:

Kids’ Korner will begin the month by celebrating National Color Book Day. They will be hosting a week-long coloring contest starting Monday, Aug. 2.  The color pages will be available to pick up in the Library.  
• National Kool-Aid Day is Friday, Aug. 13. Stop by the Kids’ Korner from 2 to 3 p.m. for a cup of Kool-Aid and a snack. Just for showing up, kids will have the chance to win Kool-Aid Jammers!  

• Have you ever gone on a bear hunt? Kids’ Korner is inviting third-graders and under to join them for a bear hunt and picnic!  On Wednesday, Aug. 18, kids are asked to bring a picnic lunch at 11 a.m. The Library will provide water and dessert, and they will go a on bear hunt followed by a craft!

Teen activities for August include the return of in-house programming. The Library will provide opportunities with its button maker for the youth to make school buttons for the upcoming year. The button machine will be available Mondays, Aug 9 and 16, from 2 to 5 p.m. Students in grades four through 12 can bring in their own three-inch picture or choose one from a selection.

• The Library is excited to offer a basic ukulele and boomwhacker program. Watch the library’s Facebook pages for dates and times. This is open to all ages.

• Monday, Aug. 2, stop by the library for an ice cream sandwich. Everyone is welcome to a cool treat beginning at 3:15 p.m. and continuing to 6 p.m. or while supplies last. They are also gearing up to hold a Magic Cube (Rubik’s Cube) competition. Tweens will compete Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m., and teens Thursday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. A grand champion tween/teen event will be held at 5:30 pm, Aug. 12.

• Gaming with the Switch and Wii U’s will begin Thursday, Aug. 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The Library will join in a friendly time of video games.

• Teens were offered an interactive, outdoor movie experience on July 27. They watched a movie in anticipation of National Frankenstein Day. During the movie, young people were able to interact with the action taking place on screen. This offer will be open to Tweens on Monday, Aug. 30, which is Frankenstein Day. The tweens movie will be held in the Library, but just as active as the teens. Both movies are PG.

• Each week the Library will  continue to offer Grab and Go craft items. Stop by the tween/teen librarian’s desk and receive your kit.

Adult programs for the month of August are listed here. Please contact Angela for more information:

• Aug. 9 at 2 and 6 p.m. adult crafts will be held at the library. They will be making decorations with marbles. Registration is required. Registration for the August adult craft kits is now open.

• Aug. 9 – 13: Kids Clothing Swap drop-off. All kid sizes are accepted (preemie to child XL).  Suggested items include shirts, pants, shoes, jackets, winter gear, etc. NO toys — clothing only please. Any donated items that are torn, ripped, stained, etc. will be discarded. Drop off items anytime during business hours at the circulation desk.

• Aug. 14: Kids Clothing Swap. If you donated items, please bring your receipt from drop-off to shop from 9 to 10 a.m. Remaining items will be available to all patrons from 10 a.m. to noon for $5.00 per bag (bags will be provided). All remaining items will be donated to local charities.

Adult book clubs for August are as follows:

• Mystery Book Club will meet on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the library. The group will be discussing the book “Never Knowing” by Chevy Stevens.

• History Book Club will not be meeting in August.

• Senior Center Book Club will meet on Friday, Aug. 20 at 10:15 a.m. They will be discussing “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson.

For more information about these and other programs offered by the Library, call 605-353-8530, or visit them via social media on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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