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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: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.

Youth Summer Reading

YOUTH SUMMER READING runs from Mon., June 2 through Sat., Aug. 30

This year’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read!”

Four programs serve newborns through grade 6:

As an incentive for attending programs, children will receive Program Punch Cards when they attend their first program of the summer. These cards will be “punched,” or stamped, for every program they attend. Once they attend a certain amount of programs, they'll be entered to win a family activity basket at the end of Summer Reading.

All books must be library books, but books can be read here in the library if the child does not have a card. We encourage children to read at their appropriate level. For further details, contact Youth Services at (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)

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)

Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

JULY: We will be learning about the jungle and the zoo! Join us for stories, songs, and finger plays about jungle and zoo animals.

AUGUST: We will be learning more about the zoo! Join us for stories, songs, and finger plays about zoo animals.

Kids Can 2! (Ages 6 through 8)

Tuesdays at 1 p.m.:

Beginner Science Club (Ages 6 through 8)

Mondays at 1 p.m.

Tween Lego Club (Ages 9 through 13)

Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

JULY: Join us to play “It’s a Mystery!” with the library’s Legos. What can you create with random legos?

AUGUST: Join us to build a car with the library’s Legos. You will also have a chance to win a prize for guessing how many Legos are in a jar.

Tween Science Club (Ages 9 through 13)

Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Reader’s Theater (Ages 6 through 13)

Thursdays at 3 p.m.

Do you like to act? Do you like to create? This summer, the Reader’s Theater Group will be performingMr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater. Join us on the following dates for more information.

Saturday, August 16: The public is invited to join us as our Reader’s Theater Group performs Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater.

Summer Movie (Ages 6 through 13)

Fridays at 1 p.m.

Popcorn will be served while supplies last.


Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320, (219) 931-5100