Youth Services – Children

Fall Programs for Children & Families

Check out our fall events below. You can view more event information and register on our online calendar.

Virtual Family Trivia Nights

Test your knowledge against other patrons in our live virtual trivia nights! Questions will be streamed live via Zoom, and you will answer the questions via Kahoot, so two devices are recommended. Registration is required. Fun for patrons of all ages.

Kits with Corresponding Workshops/Meet-ups

Art with Anita for Children

Register for your art kit and join us via Zoom for step-by-step instructions on how to create your work of art!
Please only register for kits for children who are the appropriate grade/age for the classes. Registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.

Mini Haunted Cookie House Kits & Virtual Meet-Up

Kit Pick-Ups Oct. 18-23
Virtual Meet-Up: Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm
One Kit Per Household
Not recommended for children under 3.
Registration is required.

Sponsored by the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library.

In-Person Book Clubs

Registration & masks required. Books are available at Huntingdon Valley Library’s Circulation Desk.

Book Worm Book Club (for grades 1-2)

  • October 6 @ 6:30 pm
    Book: Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee
  • November 3 @ 6:30 pm
    Book: TBA

League of Book Lovers (for grades 3-5)

  • October 13 @ 6:30 pm
    Book: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • November 10 @ 6:30 pm
    Book: TBA

In-Person STEM Events

Registration and masks required.

Tech Try-Out

For grades 4-8
Saturday, October 16
2 Sessions: 2-3 pm or 3-4 pm (Please sign up for only 1 session.)
Test out the library’s robots and new tech items received as part of an LSTA grant.*
*This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Introductory Chess Classes

For grades 3-5
Mondays in October @ 4:30 pm
Class size limited to 4 students.
Taught by a high school volunteer.
Register separately for each class.

Outdoor Storytimesstorytime

Join us for Storytime outside on the lawn near the back entrance of the library. Each week, there will be a new theme with stories, songs, and movement activities to encourage pre-reading skills.

Weekly on Tuesdays, Sept. 21-Nov. 23
10:30 am

Recommended for preschoolers and toddlers. Masks are required for all patrons ages 2 and up; social distancing is also required. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs.

Space is limited. Reservations are requested and highly encouraged.* Only one reservation per family/group is needed.

Make a reservation on our online calendar.

In case of rain, the event will be cancelled and registrants will be called.

*A few additional spots may be available on a first-come, first-served basis the day of the event.

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.

Book Recommendation Lists for Children

Picture Book Biographies in Honor of Women’s History Month – March 25, 2021

Middle Grade Juvenile Fantasy Books with Black Protagonists – February 25, 2021 – In honor of Black History Month

Travel Using Juvenile Non-Fiction Books – February 5, 2021 – Use these non-fiction travel books to take a journey and build your bucket lists!

Wordless Picture Books – November 27, 2020 – In honor of National Picture Book Month

Spooky Middle Grade Books – October 23, 2020

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.

Photos

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

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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

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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

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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.

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