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Children's New Books
  • Children's
    • Consider the Octopus
    • The First Cat In Space Ate Pizza
    • The International Space Station
    • Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business

Our Youth & Parent Services
librarians have 
carefully selected a wide variety of age-appropriate reading materials that will excite the imagination and help develop a life-long love of reading, learning and growing. 

Y&P Events
Thu, Sep 29, 10:30am - 11:00am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Listen to stories and make a craft with... more
Listen to stories and make a craft with Miss Maureen.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Sep 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Make a healthy snack with your friends... more
Make a healthy snack with your friends that's full of color, and then enjoy some tea with it. It's easy, simple, and yummy!

Fri, Sep 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
This lively musical program will include... more
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills. 
This event is full

Fri, Sep 30, 10:45am - 11:15am
Huntington Public Library Main Building
This lively musical program will include... more
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills. 
This event is full

Fri, Sep 30, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
This lively musical program will include... more
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills. 

Fri, Sep 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Cut your very own apples into slices, top... more
Cut your very own apples into slices, top them with your favorite sweets, and transform them into yummy treats!
This event is full

Sat, Oct 01, 10:00am - 10:45am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Join Long Island Music Therapy for a... more
Join Long Island Music Therapy for a music class that will allow children to explore their musical selves through song, instrument play, and movement.

Sat, Oct 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building
Grades 4 & up

Mon, Oct 03, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main Auditorium
Construction Zone is an unstructured play... more
Construction Zone is an unstructured play time where kids will build with realistic-looking materials. Bring your imagination!

Tue, Oct 04, 9:15am - 10:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main Auditorium
Ages 12-35 months with parent/caregiver.

Tue, Oct 04, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Lobby
Students who are currently training in... more
Students who are currently training in the fields of Social Work, Public Health, and Library Science, will be available at our Station Branch to answer questions on a wide variety of health topics.

Wed, Oct 05, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Classroom
Construction Zone is an unstructured play... more
Construction Zone is an unstructured play time where kids will build with realistic-looking materials. Bring your imagination!

Thu, Oct 06, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station J Program Room
Learn all about this fascinating artist... more
Learn all about this fascinating artist and create your own small mural.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Thu, Oct 06, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main Meeting Room
Construction Zone is an unstructured play... more
Construction Zone is an unstructured play time where kids will build with realistic-looking materials. Bring your imagination!

Fri, Oct 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
This lively musical program will include... more
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills. 
This event is full

Fri, Oct 07, 10:45am - 11:15am
Huntington Public Library Main Building
This lively musical program will include... more
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills. 
This event is full

Fri, Oct 07, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
This lively musical program will include... more
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills. 

Sat, Oct 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main Meeting Room
Construction Zone is an unstructured play... more
Construction Zone is an unstructured play time where kids will build with realistic-looking materials. Bring your imagination!

Sat, Oct 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Grades 4 & up

Wed, Oct 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Join us for this program where children... more
Join us for this program where children get to develop and learn by using their senses: touch, smell, sight and hearing. Sensory activities will encourage children to explore, create and play.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Wed, Oct 12, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Listen to some stories and make a simple... more
Listen to some stories and make a simple fall craft.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Wed, Oct 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station J Program Room,HPL Station Zoom
Join us for a lively discussion of... more
Join us for a lively discussion of “Return to Sender” by Julia Alvarez, all while enjoying pizza. Please pick up a free book at registration.

Rescheduled
Fri, Oct 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New date Friday, October 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch
Owls have always been fascinating and... more
Owls have always been fascinating and mysterious to people. This presentation by the Sweetbriar Nature Center will include a Great Horned, a Screech, a Barred Owl, and a day time bird of prey.

Sat, Oct 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Grades 4 & up

Sat, Oct 15, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main Auditorium
Let's help the Helping Hands Rescue... more
Let's help the Helping Hands Rescue Mission re-stock their shelves!

Mon, Oct 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Paint on a pinecone or use a pinecone as... more
Paint on a pinecone or use a pinecone as a stamper.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Mon, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Drop in for some open Minecraft play. If... more
Drop in for some open Minecraft play. If you do not have a Minecraft account, one will be provided.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Tue, Oct 18, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Lobby
Students who are currently training in... more
Students who are currently training in the fields of Social Work, Public Health, and Library Science, will be available at our Station Branch to answer questions on a wide variety of health topics.

Wed, Oct 19, 10:00am - 11:00am
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Join us for this program where children... more
Join us for this program where children get to develop and learn by using their senses: touch, smell, sight and hearing. Sensory activities will encourage children to explore, create and play.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Wed, Oct 19, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Grades 1 - 5
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Thu, Oct 20, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station J Program Room
Transform wooden pieces into pumpkins to... more
Transform wooden pieces into pumpkins to welcome the fall.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Fri, Oct 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Owls have always been fascinating and... more
Owls have always been fascinating and mysterious to people. This presentation by the Sweetbriar Nature Center will include a Great Horned, a Screech, a Barred Owl, and a day time bird of prey.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Fri, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Join Miss Tess & Miss Andrea monthly to... more
Join Miss Tess & Miss Andrea monthly to play games, have a snack, create a craft, hangout with friends, or make new ones!
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Sat, Oct 22, 10:30am - 11:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Grades 4 & up

Sat, Oct 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Bring the family, listen to stories, and... more
Bring the family, listen to stories, and pick a pumpkin from our very own homemade patch. Decorate your pumpkin with fun trimmings of your choice. Don't miss out on this fall fun!
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Mon, Oct 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Make a fall tree with your little hands!
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Tue, Oct 25, 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch
Pick up a kit and transform your cupcakes... more
Pick up a kit and transform your cupcakes into "scary" spiders!
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Wed, Oct 26, 10:00am - 11:00am
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Join us for this program where children... more
Join us for this program where children get to develop and learn by using their senses: touch, smell, sight and hearing. Sensory activities will encourage children to explore, create and play.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Wed, Oct 26, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Lobby
Project Hope Crisis Counselors understand... more
Project Hope Crisis Counselors understand what you are going through. Talking to them is confidential and anonymous. Talk to someone who is trained, knowledgeable and never judges.

Wed, Oct 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Create a no bake pie, using Greek yogurt,... more
Create a no bake pie, using Greek yogurt, for a delicious fall treat.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Thu, Oct 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Create a fun Halloween decoration from... more
Create a fun Halloween decoration from homemade playdough. Miss Maureen will have the recipe handy for you to make more at home.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Thu, Oct 27, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Come and enjoy our kid-friendly snack... more
Come and enjoy our kid-friendly snack board party with your friends. You get to choose from different snack boards with a variety of healthy foods!
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Fri, Oct 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
This lively musical program will include... more
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills. 
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Fri, Oct 28, 10:45am - 11:15am
Huntington Public Library Main Building
This lively musical program will include... more
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills. 
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Fri, Oct 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
This lively musical program will include... more
This lively musical program will include a variety of activities using instruments, songs, and dance that help develop listening and verbal skills. 
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Fri, Oct 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Classroom
Make a giant paper scarecrow by using... more
Make a giant paper scarecrow by using your own outline.
Registration opens Monday, October 3 2022 at 10:00am

Sat, Oct 29, 10:30am - 11:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Grades 4 & up


For Parents and Teachers Resources

Including databases, useful websites and home schooling resources.

Playaway Launchpad is the first secure, pre-loaded learning tablet designed for children in Preschool to 5th Grade. These tablets can be checked out to play with at home, in the car, or just about anywhere. Preloaded with (ad-free) learning apps, each tablet is grouped by subject area, theme, and age level. Examples include: Prehistoric Playground, Problem Solver (STEAM), and Carnival of Words. Try them all! Tablets are for HPL cardholders only and are available at both the Main Library and the Station Branch.

Databases and Learning Aids

An award-winning early learning program with 10,000+ educational activities and 850+ complete lessons along the Step-by-Step Learning Path, all expertly designed to help prepare young learners for kindergarten and beyond.

In Library Use Only

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An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

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Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.  Plus a writing lab, foreign language lab, GED help, assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more! 

Tutorial

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database is an online database with over 650,000 reviews and related information about children’s literature with full-text professional reviews and curriculum tools.

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 CultureGrams is available outside the Library via barcode and pin. It provides information about the cultures of more than 200 countries and the 50 United States in reports that include maps, statistics, indepth information, fun facts, and more.

Tutorial

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Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

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Kanopy Kids is a collection of kid-friendly movies, television shows and animated stories. Find fun and educational selections including PBS Kids programs and full-episodes of Sesame Street.

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 National Geographic Kids database includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as videos, images, and over 450 books. Geared towards primary and middle school students, kids can explore adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, space, and more!

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Helps readers find books that are just right for their reading level and interests, including read-alike recommendations for fiction and non-fiction. 

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Explore your favorite topics about people, places, history, science, and nature through interactive non-fiction ebooks and games, plus primary source videos, audio recordings, and images.

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Choose from lots of K-6 ebooks in English, Spanish, and French.  Have the text read to you, or read on your own. Enjoy music, puzzles, and games, too!

Includes graphic novels, non-fiction, read alongs, math quizzes, animated picture books, and videos. 

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An online version of the widely known encyclopedia that includes information on thousands of topics and provides supplemental links, videos, and other resources, such as biographies, multimedia content and educational games, activities, and projects.

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