Huron Public Library announces July 2023 programs

Fun for all ages continues into July at the Huron Public Library with the Summer Reading Program!

• On Thursday, July 6 at 3 p.m., Charlie William will be at the library with his program “The Adventures of Mighty Mouth!”

Hear noisy tales, see comical cartoons, and learn to read with onomatopoeia! Cars ZOOM. Bears GROWL. Toilets FLUSH.

Good clean, family-friendly, comedy for all ages. Do your kids love making noise? Charlie uses amazing, realistic vocal imitations during his literacy programs, that will inspire them to become roaring readers!

• On Thursday, July 13 at 8 p.m., Phil Baker performs in Campbell Park! Known for his signature style, red guitar, catchy tunes, and heartfelt lyrics, Phil Baker writes songs that help children learn something about the world around them. Through his music, he encourages children to live their lives in a carefree and imaginative way.

Kids’ Korner (Birth – 3rd Grade):
The Summer Reading Program has already hit its halfway point! Check out more activities in the Kids’ Korner through July 21.

• Mondays — BabyJiggles at 10 am. for 2-year-olds and younger.
• Tuesdays — Volunteers through United Way will read at 10 a.m. at the library. Stop back in the afternoon for crafts at 3 p.m.
• Wednesdays — Grab your beach towel for water games in the park south of the library at 1:30 p.m.
• Thursdays — Kids can sign up to read to a librarian and keep up their literacy skills over the summer. Thursday afternoons try a STEAM activity at 2 p.m.
• Fridays — In the morning we have a new biweekly program called Read & Play for children ages 3- to 5-year-olds! Then in the Kids’ Korner at 1:30 p.m. play BINGO or board games, depending on the week.

• Check out Dinosaur Night at the library, on Wednesday, July 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tweens / Teens (Grades 4 - 12):
Special programs this month include but at not limited to:
• Outreach — painting park benches for the State Fair, delivering Meals on Wheels, and making pet treats for Beadle County Humane Society.
• STEAM programs include an epic bottle launch, keeping your boat afloat, and a duck race at Splash Central.
• Crafters participate in a painting relay race, create a fabric organizer or join the Anime drawing class.

• Monday, July 3, at 1 and 6 p.m. is “Monday Movies” at the library showing “You Can’t Take It with You” (1938) with a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes.
• Saturday, July 8, at 11 a.m. Jennifer Littlefield, Huron Public Library’s Reference Librarian, will be speaking about John D. Cameron. He was a wealthy businessman and promotor of Sioux Falls from 1874-1900. Despite all of his positive contributions to the city, he frequently engaged in fraudulent activity around the state, including Huron.

Details for adult monthly book clubs are as follows:
• Mystery Book Club — July 13 at 5:30 p.m. discussing “Find Me” by Alafair Burke.
• Around-the-World Book Club — July 20 at noon discussing “ The Luminaries” (pages 1-436) by Eleanor Catton.
• Huron Area Senior Center Book Club — June 21 at 10:15 am. at the senior center discussing “The Second Life of Mirielle West” by Amanda Skenandore.