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Come Play at HPL for Toddlers
Toddler Toybox
for children ages 0 - 4.  Parents:  Bring your toddlers to play with our toys.  
We will have fun and increase our reading skills at the same time.
No registration needed!
Toddler Toybox takes place at 12:00 Noon Saturday,
October 3, October 17 & October 31. 
Did you know that playing helps develop reading skills? 
Children may come in costume for the October 31 session.
Fall Stoytime
6:45 PM Monday Evenings
October 5, October 12, October 19, & October 26
For children ages 3 - 7.
Come sing songs, learn new fingr plays, and enjoy stories told by Ms. Cassandra.
Each session ends with a craft project.
Sign Up Required.
Call 231-722-7276 ext. 230 to register.
HPL's Story Times are also available  'On the Road'.
Ms. Cassandra, our Youth Services Librarian,
brings the fun of Storytime
to local preschools & day care centers.  
Children get to enjoy stories, songs, action rhymes, and more!
To schedule her for your location, call 231-722-7276, ext. 230.
Read Early, Read Often!  
Add more books to the 1000 books before starting school list
that will help your child succeed in school.  
Did you know that reading just 20 minutes each day with your child makes a BIG differerence in their ability to do will in school?
  Reading entertains, educates and inspires.  
Let's have some fun!
VISIT the library with your children!
Here are some fun, new books to read with your children:
Gaston  by Kelly DiPucchio
Scaredy Kate  by Jacob Grant
Three Bears in a Boat by David Soman
Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won
Bad Bye, Good Bye by Deborah Underwood

Look for them in our Picture Book Section (jE)

Welcome to Storytime

These are fun sessions where we share stories, fingerplays, games, songs and some simple crafts. We are looking forward to spending the next six weeks with your children, and we hope it will be a rewarding experience for them! At occasional storytime sessions we might have a treat for the children. We try to avoid candy at all costs and usually have fruit, cookies, crackers or cheese. If for any reason your child cannot have such a treat, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange something else for him or her.


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Taking books home from the Library is an important part of storytime. Read the stories, talk about the pictures--make books and reading family activities! Areas to look for good books include: 398´s: folk and fairy tales; 500´s: animal, dinosaur and science books; 800´s: poetry and 200´s: Bible stories. Of course the picture book section is where you´ll find most of your selections, but don´t forget to check the juvenile fiction for chapter books to read to the entire family!


                                                                    WEATHER ALERT

The Library does not close often, but if we do, we let the local radio and television stations know. If in doubt, call the Library before setting out.


Looking for some tips on hosting your child´s first real birthday party? Feeling a little stressed about a recurring behavior problem? Are homework blues a nightly problem at your house? Check out the Youth Services Department´s Parenting Collection This collection of titles has been chosen to provide information, enlightenment and a little entertainment to parents as you face the demanding yet rewarding job of raising a family.