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Program note: Any outside organizations that are interested in bringing a group of 10 or more children, please contact Main Library to set up a visit for a program.

(Call the Head of Youth Services at 219-931-5100, Ext. 330). Programs begin promptly at the time listed. If you are running late, please join us for the next program time.

Reading tutoring/Tutor de lectura:

The Hammond Public Library and Calumet College of St. Joseph offer FREE reading tutoring to students in kindergarten-12th grade. This is a walk-in service!

Call Youth Services at 219-931-5100, ext. 336 for more information.

La Biblioteca Pública de Hammond ofrece tutoría GRATIS de lectura para niños en el jardín de infantes hasta el grado 12.

Llame a Servicios a la Juventud para más información en (219) 931-5100, ext. 336.

Babies and Books (Ages 0 through 18 months)

Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Join us on the following dates to hear stories and to learn new songs and rhymes to help your baby’s mind grow!

Tiny Tots (Ages 18 months through 2 years)

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Join us on the following dates to sing songs, learn rhymes, and play!

Twos and Threes (Ages 2 through 3)

Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Join us on the following dates to sing songs, learn rhymes, and play!

Each week we will be celebrating a different letter. Join us on the following dates for a story and songs about those letters.

Also, please bring something that starts with those letters to show to the group.

Little Listeners (Ages 3 through 5)

It's that time of year when we spend time with family and friends. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and a craft as we prepare for the holiday season.

Music Monday

Join us to listen to songs, to play instruments, and to dance!

Kids Can 2! (Ages 6 through 8)

LEGO Club (Ages 6-13)

Create with the library's Legos!

Just for Tweens (Ages 8-13)

After School Movie (Ages 6-13)

Teens and Tots (for teen moms and their little ones)

Attention, teen mothers! Join us to help your baby's mind grow, to gather helpful resources, and to have fun with your little one.

Programs are at 11 a.m. on these Saturdays:

Celebrate an Author's Birthday

Let’s celebrate Rosemary Wells! Join us for stories and activities based on her books.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover (Ages 4 – 8)

Hop into the New Year! (Ages 6 – 13)

Homeschooling and the Library


We need your help! Find Sprinkles!

The Library’s Elf on the Shelf, Sprinkles, is one sneaky elf! We need the help of children under 14 years of age to find him.

Visit the Library between December 1 and December 15 to help us find Sprinkles.

You will receive an Elf Tracking Log, which we will stamp each time you find him. Visit us often, because Sprinkles tends to jump to new hiding spaces a lot.

If you find him in five or more of his hiding spaces, you could win a special prize at our Holiday Gathering, “Kids Are Everywhere” on December 16 at 6 p.m.

"Kids Are Everywhere" Holiday Gathering

Tuesday, December 16 at 6 p.m.

Gather 'round for a fun holiday program featuring Sprinkles, our sneaky Elf on the Shelf.

Ring in the New Year with Storytime! (Ages 4 to 8)

Wednesday, December 31 at 12 p.m.

Who is ready for 2015? Join us for stories and songs about celebrating new beginnings. We will also make a wishing wand.

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