The Huron Public Library is ringing in 2018 with lots of activities. For the third year, the library is offering a reading challenge to the public for all ages. This year’s theme is “reading bingo.”
On a quarterly basis, patrons will receive a bingo card with reading challenges on the card. When you have completed a line, you win a prize. To assist busy people, there will be a special card for those who do not always have time to read. Stop by the library for more information.
• Jan. 8: Monday Morning Movies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Roman Holiday; and adult craft classes at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
• Jan. 11: Mystery Book Club, 5:30 p.m.
• Jan. 12: Original Book Club will be viewing the movie “A Man Called Ove,” with a discussion of the book planned at 3 p.m. Jan. 17.
• Jan. 16: The Classics Book Club, 6 p.m., reading “The Time Machine” by H. G. Wells.
• Jan. 19 is popcorn Friday.
• Jan. 22: 6:30 p.m. is the debut of the Crochet/Knitting Club.
For more information about the Library’s adult programming, please contact Angela Bailey.
The Huron Public Library will offer a new opportunity for teens. Tuesdays have been designated as Teen Tuesday. Games will be set out, computers available, a crafts table offered for creative teens, movies and special events are featured. Teens are invited to drop by after school, hang out, have a treat and socialize.
Teens have three book club opportunities: “Hungry for Books,” “Otaku,” and “SuperBookians.”
• “Hungry for Books” will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. This book club will visit about fiction books while snacking.
• “SuperBookians” gathers at Huron High School during lunch period at 11:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. They bring their lunch and debate books of their choosing.
• “Otaku” meets the second Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at the library and focuses on manga and anime.
The library is pleased to collaborate with Holy Trinity Catholic School and offer a fifth- and sixth-grade grade book club beginning in January. This group will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month to discuss books.
Huron Public Library recognizes and values the opportunity to support and partner with schools and organizations to encourage reading. For more information on these programs, please contact Mary Olson.
Glenda Maxted, the children’s librarian, has the following opportunities for kids ages 0 to 12.
• Giggles, Jiggles, Wiggles (birth to 2 years) is scheduled the first and third Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
• Lil U’s (emergent reader skills through song, crafts, finger plays and more) for 3-year-olds meet Wednesdays at 10 a.m., and 4-year-olds meet Fridays at 10 a.m.
• BAM (Books and Movies – a book discussion on books that have become movies) meets Fridays at 4 p.m.
• Lego Club meets the third Monday of the month at 3:30 pm.
• Pokemon Club meets the first and fourth Thursday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
• Book B’s (for children in kindergarten through second grade to participate in the S.D. Children’s Book Awards) meets the third Thursday of the month at 4 p.m.
• Lalapalooza Early Release (Huron Public School early release days) meets at 1:30 p.m. for crafts games, movies, friends and fun!
• Barbie Club, our newest children’s program, meets the fourth Thursday at 4 p.m. Please bring your own Barbie and accessories.
Additional programs for children are Jan. 23, Kid’s Winter Dance Party at 3:30 p.m., and Jan. 30, Marshmallow Snowman Building contest, 3:30 p.m.
For more information about these services stop by the Huron Public Library or phone 353-8530. Or, visit libraryhuronsd.com, or find us on Facebook.