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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.

slogantext Every Hero Has a Story runs through Monday, August 31.

Click here for information, and to see this summer's lineup of programs!

Four program levels serve newborns through grade 6.

Saturday, August 29 at 1 p.m.: Summer Reading is almost over! Join us for a Superhero Workshop to celebrate the end of Summer Reading.


Wacky Wednesday

Celebrate Library Card Signup Month by visiting the library every Wednesday during September for a drop-in activity.

You will also see the Youth Services staff dressed wacky!

You can enter your name into a drawing for a prize each time you complete a drop-in activity and/or when you check out a book.

September is the perfect time to get a library card if you don’t already have one!

  • Wednesday, September 2 – Pajama Day: Visit Youth Services to see staff in their jammies!
  • Wednesday, September 9 – Hawaiian Day: See staff dressed as if they were on the warm island of Hawaii.
  • Wednesday, September 16 – ‘80s Day: The 1980s brings back memories of big hair and colorful clothes! See staff dressed as if they traveled back in time.
  • Wednesday, September 23 – Character Day: Everyone has a favorite book character. Visit Youth Services to see staff dressed as theirs.
  • Wednesday, September 30 – Crazy Hat Day: Visit Youth Services to check out their silly hats.

Babies and Books (Ages 0 through 18 months):

Thursday, September 17 at 10 a.m

Join us 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):

Thursday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Join us to sing songs, learn rhymes, and play!

Twos and Threes (Ages 2 through 3):

Thursday, September 17 at 11 a.m.

Have you ever wondered what the moon was like? Join us for songs and a story about the moon.

Little Listeners (Ages 3 through 5):

Tuesday, September 15 at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, September 29 at 1 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what the moon was like? Join us for songs, stories, and a craft about the moon.

Music Monday:

Monday, September 14 at 1 p.m.

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

Lego Club (Ages 6 through 13):

Monday, September 14 at 4 p.m.

Have fun with your imagination, and build with the library's LEGOs.

After School Movie (Ages 6 through 13):

Wednesday, September 2 at 4 p.m.

Popcorn will be served while supplies last.

Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Don't worry if you have ever had a bad day. See what happens when Alexander has one.

Grandparent's Day Bingo (Ages 6-13):

Saturday, September 12 at 11 a.m.

It's BINGO time! Children may bring a grandparent to the library and enjoy a game together. Maybe you will win a prize!

Homeschool Computer Class:

Friday, September 18 at 1 p.m.

Do you want to learn how to use the computer or brush up on your computer skills? Join us for the first of three basic computer classes for homeschoolers.

The class is limited to 15 children between the ages of 6 and 13. Please register by calling (219) 931-5100, Ext. 336.

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