Library to begin page turner adventures Monday


HURON — Kid’s Korner at the Huron Public Library is excited to announce the return of Seek and Finds and a few new toys in the play area beginning May 3.

Kids’ Korner will be offering Page Turner Adventurers beginning May 3.

Page Turner Adventures is the creation of Jill Ross Nadler and Kenny Mikey. The series combines stories and steampunk circus in supersized productions that redefine the meaning of audience participation. Jill plays the intrepid Storyologist, Page Turner. Kenny is her slap-stick sidekick.

Together, they transform children into Storyologists and send them on comic quests to collect, tell, and write stories. Viewers become the main character in the story, interacting directly with the actors which enhances their educational experience. Kenny, a former Ringling Bros. Clown, and Riley, a professional storyteller and author, are an Emmy, Telly and iParenting Award Winning Video duo who have been producing educational and social emotional content for schools and television for over 20 years, including the Travel Channel, Scholastic, and PBS.

Visit www.pageturneradventures.com for the exciting details, or, call Glenda at 605-353-8530, for details.

They will celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4, with an outdoor Star Wars scavenger hunt for the day’s activity. The hunt forms are available to pick up this week.

Kids’ who return the form will be entered for a chance to win a Star Wars prize pack. The last Zoom Early Release bingo for this school year will be Wednesday, May 5, at 2 p.m.

The annual stuffed animal sleepover will take place May 10.

Tweens and teens can enjoy a variety of virtual programs at the Huron Public Library during May. The following programs require registration which you can find on the library’s web page: Eggcellent Contest April 15-May 12. The youth will receive a ceramic egg, using their creativeness they will design a character. Judges will determine which character is the most original. The prize is a $10 gift certificate to a Huron business. Another favorite activity is Zoom Early Release Bingo scheduled for May 5 at 2 p.m. The May tween/teen craft is a Summer Reading Program canvas tote painted with shaving cream and paint. A DIY video will be posted May 8 at 1 p.m. on Facebook which will explain the painting technique. This tote will display the theme for the summer. May 26, the children’s and tween/departments join forces on Facebook for Fun with Food. Watch Glenda and Mary demonstrate preparing a variety of s’mores for summer fun.

An activity for the whole family is the Zoom Friend & Family Puzzle Race scheduled for Friday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. Register your team, receive your 350-piece puzzle at Carry Out, and join the contest on Zoom. Teams will have 60 minutes to construct the puzzle. The winning team is the first to assemble the puzzle or the one with the least number of pieces after 60 minutes. The winning team will receive a pizza party from one of Huron’s businesses.

May adult craft kits to build a decorative birdhouse, will be available to pick up starting May 6.

Registration is required. The instructional video will be posted on Facebook and YouTube on May 10 at 2 p.m. for patrons interested in following along. In addition, registration for the June adult craft kits will open on May 1 at 9 a.m.

Adult book clubs for May are as follows: Mystery book club will meet on Thursday, May 13 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. The group will be discussing the book, “In the Woods,” by Tana French. History book club will meet on Thursday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. The group will be discussing the book, “Something Worth Doing,” by Jane Kirkpatrick. Registration is required for book club participation to receive the Zoom link.

A new adult book club has been started at the Huron Area Senior Center. This group meets the third Friday of the month at 10 a.m., at the Senior Center. Come and go as you please. A limited number of books will be available from the library and distributed at each meeting. Contact Mary Olson, Teen Librarian, at (605) 353-8530 for more information.

Mark your calendars! The Huron Public Library will be hosting a One Book South Dakota discussion June 29. The South Dakota Humanities Council chose the book, “The Children’s Blizzard,” by Melanie Benjamin.

The library will have books available to read and Jan Enright, director of the Karl Mundt Library at Dakota State University, will lead the discussion. Watch for more information at the end of May.
For more information about these programs stop by the Huron Public Library or phone 605-353-8530.  You may visit the library’s webpage library.huronsd.com, or find us on Facebook and Instagram.

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