Youth Services – Children

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Coming Soon! – Graphic Novel Contest

Huntingdon Valley Library’s new Graphic Novel Contest will begin on February 1. Students in grades 3-8 are invited to create their own graphic novel and submit it for a prize. Accompanying Beanstack challenge will provide guidance on how to make a graphic novel can. Submissions will be due on April 2. More details found here.

Winter Events for Children

Live Family Trivia Events Trivia

Join us via Zoom and Kahoot to compete against other families in our live trivia events! Registration is required for all events. All ages welcome.

  • Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 pm – Animals
  • Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30 pm –  Dr. Seuss

Kid Kits

Kid Kits contain materials and instructions for a creative at-home project.

Supplies are limited and separate registration is required for each kit. Online registration will be available a month ahead of time. OTC Optical Illusion Sand Art Pictures

Please note: Pick-ups are only available during the week listed.

  • Craft – Winter Castles – FULL
    Week of January 25-31
    Recommended for preschoolers-2nd graders
  • STEM – Dancing Candy Hearts
    Week of February 8-14
    Recommended for elementary school students
  • Craft – Optical Illusion Sand Art
    Week of February 22-28
    Recommended for elementary school students

Sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.

Virtual Storytimes

Toddler and Preschool Storytimestorytime

Join our Youth Services staff for themed Storytimes featuring stories, songs, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills.

Weekly on Wednesdays at 10:30 am
January 27-March 3

Videos will be released simultaneously on our Facebook page and an unlisted YouTube channel (you must register to receive the YouTube link).

Bounce & Rhyme Babytime

Join Miss Vanessa for these lapsit Storytimes featuring songs, rhymes, movement, and books for the youngest library patrons.

Bi-Weekly on Fridays at 10:30 am
January 29, February 12 & 26 

Videos will be released simultaneously on our Facebook page and an unlisted YouTube channel (you must register to receive the YouTube link).

Other News

Resources for Tough Topics

Please visit our resource page for information and support in educating yourself about topics that can be difficult to discuss, such as racism, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health, and domestic violence.

Resources for Tough Topics

E-Resources for Families

Although the library is open for limited browsing again, many people are still staying at home. Written toward the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our webpost on Resources for Families During Library Closure includes e-Resources for kids and links to helpful articles and activities.


While we sadly have no new photos from this summer, photos from past Summer Learning Programs and other events are available on our Facebook PageFlickr Page and Photo Page.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is a national initiative to promote early literacy skills for children from birth to age five.

Research indicates that the more children hear books read to them, the better prepared they are to learn to read in Kindergarten. When you participate, your child will be able to track their reading progress and receive prizes and encouragement.

Read our post about participating in this Challenge from home.

eResources for Kids

POWER Kids – Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library

With your library card, explore these online research resources for kids and young teens.

BookFLIX  and TrueFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for grades pre-K-3 that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to help build a love of reading and learning. With TrueFlix, learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks. Weston Woods and Scholastic.


TumbleBooks Logo
An online collection of animated, talking picture books.

TumbleBookLibrary is a curated database of children’s e-books, available by subscription to Elementary Schools and Public Libraries around the world.