Library reading challenge in 2024

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Beginning Jan. 2, 2024, your library account will have a new design! Visit the Huron Public Library website at hpl.huronsd.gov. Then locate “Library Account” in the middle of the page to begin exploring. See the exciting access available to you! You can reserve items, renew items, and search for books!
2024 Reading Challenge!

Get ready for a new literary adventure as we kick off the New Year with a brand-new Reading Challenge!

Visit the library and pick up a Reading Challenge card to participate. Then track your reading by following the directions on the card, which are different for each age group. Every quarter (3 months), you can grab a new challenge card to keep the reading adventure alive. Then, bring your completed card back to the library circulation desk to claim a prize!

Kids’ Korner (Birth-Grade 3)

The Kids’ Korner has exciting programs for every age group this new year! Check out our offerings below:
• Little Explorers: For children from birth to 5 years old. Come and explore rhymes, songs, and stories!
• Little Learners: For children aged 3-5 years. Enjoy stories, songs, and playtime!
• Kids Club: For children in K-3rd grade. Come join us after school for fun with LEGOS, Pokémon, science projects, and more!
• Dino Club: For children in PreK-3rd grade. Get ready for some dinosaur-inspired play!
• Homeschool Hangout: We invite homeschool families to attend and enjoy different fun activities.
• After the Bell Early Release Party: For children in K-12th grade. Join us for crafts, food, and games after school!

Stop by the Kids’ Korner or check out our online calendar for dates and times!

Tweens / Teens (Grades 4 - 12)

Tweens and teens are ready to jump into the New Year at the Huron Public Library. Programs for the month of Jan. include but are not limited to the following:

COOKING:
• Jan. 2, 1-3 p.m. Fun with Food Test Your Skills (this activity takes place at the Community Campus Center, 333 Ninth St. S.W.)
• Jan. 29, 4-5 p.m. National Blueberry Pancake Day

STEM:
• Jan. 3, 4-5 p.m. grow geodes.
• Jan. 8, 4-5 p.m. DIY bubble bath.
• Jan. 9, 4-5 p.m. static electricity experiments.
• Jan. 17, 4-5 p.m. Design a game.

CRAFTS:
• Jan. 11, 4-5 p.m. Perler beads.
• Jan. 16, 4-5 p.m. Appreciate Dragons Day by making a dragon bookmark.
• Jan. 19, 4-5 p.m. paint miniatures.
• Jan. 22, 4-5 p.m. make window clings.
• Jan. 24, 4-5 p.m. create a book box.
• Jan. 25, 4-5 p.m. beaded snowman.
• Jan. 27, 1-2 p.m. make a time capsule.

BOARD GAMES:
• Jan. 6 & 20, 9-5 p.m. Teen DND
• Jan. 4 & 18, 4-5 p.m. Gaming unplugged

Adults

• Registration for Adult Craft classes held on Feb. 12 at 1 and 6 p.m. and Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. will open on Jan. 2 at 9 a.m. Attendees will create gnome magnets.
• Murder Mystery Dinner event held Jan. 5 or Jan. 12 from 6-9 p.m. Dangerous deeds have been taking place on board the European Belle. Can you work out whodunnit? Join us at the library for a “killer” 1930s murder mystery dinner party! Registration is required to attend. Character cards are available for 13 patrons and they will need at least five characters to play!
• Independent Health Solutions will be at the library on Jan. 12 from 9-11 a.m. for a free Health and Resource Fair.
• 2024 Updates on Elder Law and Estate Planning: ZOOM Watch Party! Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. The NDSU Extension and SDSU Extension will host a free online workshop about elder law and estate planning.

Everyone needs estate planning, but what are you supposed to ask for? What is helpful to know before meeting with an attorney? Susan Johnson-Drenth will provide an overview of 2024 elder law and estate planning laws, including basic Medicaid eligibility requirements for long-term care.

Adult Book Clubs
• Mystery Book Club meets on Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss “Behind Her Eyes” by Sarah Pinborough. The group will meet at the library and walk over to Ryan’s Hangar.
• Around the World Book Club meets on Jan. 16 at noon to discuss “The Girl in the White Gloves: A Novel of Grace Kelly” by Kerri Maher.
• Senior Center Book Club meets on Jan. 19 at 10:15 a.m. to discuss “The People We Keep” by Allison Larkin. This group meets at the Senior Center located at 290 Seventh St. S.W.

The library will open at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 11 for staff training, will be closed on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day, and Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

For more information about library programs visit the library, watch Facebook for event notices, or call at 605-353-8530.