It's happening this month at Huron Public Library

Posted

HURON — Effective Feb. 1, the Huron Public Library went fine-free!

What does this mean for library patrons? From that date onward, library patrons can enjoy the freedom of borrowing materials without the worry of incurring overdue fines. This proactive measure aligns with the library’s vision of creating a more accessible and welcoming space for the community. It’s an exciting development that aims to remove financial barriers and encourage increased use of the library’s resources.

However, patrons must be aware that while overdue fines are being eliminated, a replacement fee will still apply to items that are not returned or are returned damaged. This is a necessary measure to ensure the continued availability and quality of the library’s resources. The library is eager to cultivate a more inclusive atmosphere while continuing to foster a passion for reading and learning throughout the community.

Kids’ Korner (Birth-Grade 3)
The Kids’ Korner is gearing up for an exciting month of Feb. packed with engaging activities for children and families!
• Kids’ Korner Cinema is on Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. With no school on Feb. 16, bring the whole family to the Kids’ Korner Cinema for a special showing of “Elemental”. Enjoy popcorn and treats during this perfect afternoon hangout. Children in 3rd grade and under must be accompanied by a caregiver.
• Throughout Feb., our regular monthly programs will continue to entertain and educate. Join us for Little Explorers, Little Learners, Kids Club, Dino Club, Gaming Unplugged, and Homeschool Hangout, all held during their regular scheduled times. Check out the calendar for more details! Don’t miss out on the countless fun and free activities waiting for you in the Kids’ Korner this Feb.!

Tweens / Teens (Grades 4 - 12)
Step into the warmth of the library this Feb., where the cold outside won’t dampen the excitement inside!

Tweens and teens are invited to join us for a month filled with fun and engaging activities. From gaming on our computers to exploring the world of Dungeons & Dragons, there’s something for everyone. Check out our schedule below, and be sure to register for the events marked with an asterisk to secure your spot.

• Feb. 13, 4-4:45 p.m. Celebrate National Cheddar Cheese Day.
• Feb. 14, 4-5 p.m. Resin pocket heart craft.
• Feb. 15, 4-5 p.m. Gaming unplugged with Jeopardy!
• Feb. 16, 2-3:30 p.m. Fun with Food featuring Muffins! This event will be held at the Campus Center located at 333 9th St SW.
• Feb. 17: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dungeons & Dragons
• Feb. 21, 4-4:45 pm Library Bookmark Treasure Hunt
• Feb. 22, 4-5 p.m. Perler Bead Bowls
• Feb. 23, 5:30-7 p.m. Nerf Wars
• Feb. 24, 1-2:30 p.m. Basic Sewing: Make a plushie animal!
• Feb. 27, 4-5 p.m. Make a pin/button.
• Feb. 28 & 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Create a mosaic stepping stone. (Youth are REQUIRED to attend BOTH sessions to participate)

Adults
Feb. is National Library Lovers Month. Visit the library for a chance to win a prize by answering library trivia. The trivia begins Feb. 1 with the last to answer Feb. 29. Winners will be announced on March 1. Library Lovers Month is open to all patrons!
• Registration for Adult Craft classes held on March 11 at 1 and 6 p.m. and March 22 at 6 p.m. will open on Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. Attendees will create a trivet using clothespins.
• Aging Well Workshop: Healthy Living for your Brain and Body ZOOM watch party at the library! Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension will host a free online workshop presented by Michelle Kutner, State Program Director - Alzheimer’s Association South Dakota. This program is intended to provide you with science-based recommendations about taking care of our brains and bodies. Learn about the latest research providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age; also, learn how to use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.
• A Social Security benefits webinar is on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. Josh Weller, Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration, will provide an educational presentation for attendees who are interested in learning more about their future benefit options. The presentation will cover many of the common Social Security benefit questions including: how are my benefits calculated, benefit eligibility factors, the application process, an overview of all the different benefits Social Security administers, and more. Feel free to bring your Social Security questions with you as Josh Weller will answer questions at the end of the presentation.

Adult Book Clubs
• Around the World Book Club meets on Feb. 15 at noon to discuss “The Alice Network” by Kate Quinn.
• Senior Center Book Club meets on Feb. 16 at 10:15 a.m. to discuss “The Music of Bees” by Eileen Garvin. This group meets at the Senior Center located at 290 7th St SW.