Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club for 2018 is still being planned. We're looking forward to seeing you this summer!!

See below for what we did last summer. 

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2017 Summer Reading Club at the Henrietta Hankin Branch

June 12 - August 19
For all ages!

Here's How It Works:
Pick up your calendars at the Youth Services desk starting June 13. Count the number of minutes you read (or listen to) books each day.

  • Read 20+ days: earn a Bronze medal and a treasure chest prize!

  • Read 40+ days: earn a Silver medal, a treasure chest prize, and a book!

  • Read 60+ days: earn a Gold medal, a treasure chest prize, a book, and a raffle ticket for a Grand Prize!

Complete a special BINGO challenge to earn a Grand Prize raffle ticket!

Kidsbooks: Read books and get your reviews published in our KIDSBOOKS magazine. Review forms available at the library.

Guessing Jar: estimate the number in the jar; win what's inside! New jar every Monday morning, all summer long!

Crafty Fridays: Make it and take it craft, Fridays from 10:00 a.m., while supplies last.

Summer-long Programs (Start week of June 19, no programs June 26-29. Programs end the week of August 14)

Toddler Discovery Time
Mondays at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Annex
Explore your way through activities: Books, puzzles, blocks, and more! For children ages 1, 2, and 3 with a caregiver. No older siblings please. No registration required.

Baby Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Story Corner

Please note: The final Baby Story Time will be held August 8. There will be no story time on August 15.
Delight your baby (birth to 18 months) and stimulate brain development with books, rhymes, and music. Older siblings welcome. No registration required.

Play K
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Annex

Please note: The final Play K will be held August 4. There will be no Play K August 11 or 18.
Get ready for Kindergarten the fun way with Play K! Children will practice the skills they'll need to be successful in kindergarten and beyond in a fun environment. 3, 4, and 5 year olds with a caregiver. No siblings please. Please register online.

Teen Program
Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Annex
Kids going into 6th grade and up. No registration required.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Annex
Books, crafts, games, fun! Kids entering grades 1-5. Please register online.

Special Programs

Mommy & Me Yoga
Thursdays, July 6 and July 13, 0-2 years old 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., 3-5 years old 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Annex
Mamas, Papas, Grandparents and Caregivers with children are welcome to join us for a fun family yoga class. Molly Goecke from Mindful Mamas of the Mainline will guide you and your little one through a complete yoga practice including breathing, stretching, and even some silly dancing. If possible, please bring a yoga mat to class. Please register online.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Thursday, July 13, 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Story Corner
Bring a cuddly friend to the library for story time and leave it for a library sleepover! No registration required.

Thursday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Annex
Tall Ships & Pirate Tales! Explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more with a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island.Ages 4-12, Parents welcome if space allows. No babies or toddlers please. Please register online.

Flow Circus
Monday, July 31, 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Annex
Learn to "Build a Better You" while objects fly and spin. Comedy, juggling, storytelling for the entire family! No registration required.  

Ongoing Programs at the Henrietta Hankin Branch continue through the summer

Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Story Corner
Practice your reading skills by reading to a dog certified by Therapy Dogs International. Children should be able to read independently. Sign up at Youth Services desk for a 15-minute appointment.

Chess Club
Drop-in Tuesday evenings, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Story Corner.
Play or learn! Ages 6+ with parent; no younger siblings, please. No registration required.

Nursing Mothers Group
3rd Wednesday of the month, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m., Community Room
Come meet other nursing mothers, share ideas, and weigh your baby. Facilitated by an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant from Paoli Hospital.  No registration required.

1st and 3rd Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Annex
Come build; we supply LEGOs. Children 6+ attend independently. No registration required.

DUPLO Discovery Club
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m, Story Corner
Drop in and build; we supply DUPLOs. Ages up to 6 with a parent. No registration required.