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Program note: Any outside organization that is interested in bringing a group of 10 or more children, please contact us 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.

Youth Services staff is busy preparing for Summer Reading! This year, our theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!" Summer Reading begins June 1 and lasts through July 30. See below for programs we will be offering for all ages.

Babies and Books (Ages 0 through 18 months)

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

Thursdays at 10 a.m.:

June 9, 16, 23 & 30

July 14, 21 & 28

Tiny Tots (Ages 18 months through 2 years)

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

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:

June 9, 16, 23 & 30

July 14, 21 & 28

Twos and Threes (Ages 2 through 3)

Join us for a story, songs, and a simple craft or activity. We will travel across the United States before we head to Rio for the Olympics!

Thursdays at 11 a.m.

June 9: Hit a home run in New York

June 16: Hike through canyons and deserts in Arizona

June 23: Stroll along the beach in sunny California. *Please wear play clothes to this program*

June 30: Fly in the North Carolina skies

July 14: Catch a fish or two in Alaska

July 21: Swim with the fish in Hawaii. *Please wear play clothes to this program.*

July 28: Celebrate and play in Rio! *Please wear play clothes to this program.*

Little Listeners (Ages 3 through 5)

Listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts across the United States before heading to Rio for the Olympics.

Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

June 7: Visit New York and run the bases.

June 14: Hike through Arizona to reach canyons and deserts

June 21: Please wear play clothes as we'll be strolling along California beaches

June 28: Get ready to fly through North Carolina.

July 12: Travel to Alaska to catch some fish!

July 19: Wear play clothes to swim with the fish in Hawaii.

July 26: We made it to Rio! Please wear play clothes to celebrate.

Kids Summer Fun (ages 6-13 years)
Join us for games, activities, and fun!

Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

June 7: Ready, Set, Write! Learn how to find new books, and write fan mail to your favorite author.

June 14: Play a fun game of Book Bingo after learning about new books.

June 21: Work out in the library! Wear comfortable clothes because we'll be learning different exercises for your body.

June 28: Take a walk in someone else's shoes by learning about different people.

July 12: Jump ropes, hula hoops, and rhymes, oh my! Test your jumping and twirling skills against others.

July 19: Totally sportstacular! Create your own sports memorabilia while learning fun trivia about sports and athletes.

July 26: You have a minute to win it! Are you up for the challenge? Join us to work as teams to complete fun challenges.

Lego Club (Ages 6 through 13)

Join us to challenge yourselves to build something great! We will free-build, play LEGO Challenges, and have a contest.

Wednesdays at 2 p.m.:

June 8, 15, 22 & 29

July 13, 20 & 27

Science Club (Ages 6 through 13)
Join us each week as we travel the globe.

Thursdays at 2 p.m.

June 9: Hike across America and celebrate 100 years of the National Park Service.

June 16: Cruise through fjords in Europe.

June 23: Climb the volcanoes in Asia.

June 30: Tour the African savanna.

July 14: Waddle with the penguins in Antarctica.

July 21: Snorkel with the fish in Australia.

July 28: Race for the gold in South America.

Summer Movie (ages 6 through 13 & caregivers)

Popcorn will be served while supplies last.

Fridays at 1 p.m.

June 10: Mary Poppins (G)

June 17: Karate Kid (PG)

June 24: Wreck It Ralph (PG)

July 1: The Rookie (G)

July 15: Brave (PG)

July 22: Mighty Ducks (PG)

July 29: Little Giants (PG)

Reader's Theater (ages 6-18 years)
If you like to act or create, HPL Reader's Theater is for you! We will practice and perform Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers. Join us on these dates for information.
Thursdays at 3 p.m.: June 9, 16, & 23
Reader's Theater Performance
Join us as Reader's Theater performs Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers.
Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m.
Library Olympics
Join us to celebrate the end of Summer Reading with our version of the Olympics. There will be games, activities, snacks, prizes, and FUN!
Saturday, August 6 at 2 p.m.

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