Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New 2012 Late Winter Programs Brochure

Children's Room Late Winter 2012 Programs Brochure!
Click for printable PDF version.
 
<><><>Beginning on January 3, 2012 at 10:00am, patrons may register their children for some fantastic winter events, including TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY on Saturday, February 4, 2012, Paws to Read with Jake the Bassador and much more!
The Henry Carter Hull Library Children's Room Blog 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, Connecticut, 06413 http://www.hchlibrary.org/ 860.669.2342


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Vacation Survival Guide

 Come to the library:




Tuesday, 12/27 at 2:00 LEGO FEST. Bring those LEGOS and build with a friend! No registration necessary.



Wednesday, 12/28 at 11:00 CRAFTY STORYTIME for children 3--6. Please register on-line at hchlibrary.org



Thursday, 12/28 at 2:00 Disney's New Winnie-the-Pooh movie and popcorn. Families encouraged to attend together. No registration necessary.





The Henry Carter Hull Library Children's Room Blog 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, Connecticut, 06413 http://www.hchlibrary.org/ 860.669.2342


Winter Vacation Survival Guide!

 Come to the library:
Tuesday, 12/27 at 2:00 LEGO FEST. Bring those LEGOS and build with a friend! No registration necessary.
Wednesday, 12/28 at 11:00 CRAFTY STORYTIME for children 3--6. Please register on-line at hchlibrary.org
Thursday, 12/28 at 2:00 Disney's New Winnie-the-Pooh movie and popcorn. GFamilies encouraged to attend together. No registration necessary.
The Henry Carter Hull Library Children's Room Blog 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, Connecticut, 06413 http://www.hchlibrary.org/ 860.669.2342


Friday, December 16, 2011

VACATION FUN at HCH!

 Tuesday, December 27-- LEGO Tuesday! Bring in those new LEGO sets and build alongside your friends. 2:00--3:30 No registration necessary.

Wednesday, December 28--Crafty Storytime at 11:00. Prepared for 3--6 years olds. Please register.

Thursday, December 29--Winnie-the--Pooh & Popcorn, too! 2:00.  Enjoy the new movie and our favorite crunchy treat. Families welcome. No registration necessary
 
The Henry Carter Hull Library Children's Room Blog 10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, Connecticut, 06413 http://www.hchlibrary.org/ 860.669.2342


Thursday, December 1, 2011

PIZZA and a PLAY!

Only a few spaces remain for Celebrating Acceptance, a program for Abraham Pierson students on Wednesday, December 7 at noon. Girls and boys will be treated to lunch, followed by their chance to perform in a reader's theater production of Julia's Star. This program is made possible through a collaboration of the library with Clinton Youth and Family Services and the Anti-Defamation League. Students will learn about tolerance, cultural awareness and how curiosity, friendship, knowledge and trust can overcome prejudice. Register at www.hchlibrary.org.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Registration this Friday!

Just a reminder that registration for all our winter programs begins this Friday, Nov. 18 at 9 am. This is for Clinton residents only at this time please. Look on our website for our flyer!
http://www.hchlibrary.org/pdf/kid_programs.pdf

Friday, November 4, 2011

HCH Library Closed 11/11/11 in Observance of Veterans Day










The Henry Carter Hull Library is
Closed on Friday, November 11, 2011
in Observance of Veterans Day.




Thursday, November 3, 2011

NEW area for kids' books

Come browse our "NEW" section for all the hottest new kids' chapter books! We have new adventure, fantasy, animal adventure, mystery,  realistic fiction, and historical fiction books all in one easy to browse spot! If you can't find that one hot title you're craving, ask us to put you on the hold list for it, we'll call as soon as it's available.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

ADOPT-A-PASS

Join Sue and Peter in supporting our "ADOPT-A-PASS" Program! Thanks to them the Peabody Museum Pass will soon be available for all to enjoy! Ask at the Children's Desk to see how you can help keep our pass program going. Due to budget cuts, many of our passes will be expiring at the end of the year...




Monday, October 17, 2011

Best Beginnings



We are community partners of the Best Beginnings Preschool Initiative. Check out their website for details: http://www.bestbeginnings.us/

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Raffle Time in the Children's Room



Peggy Abbott has done it again! She's created and donated two Halloween Candy Buckets to the library. Tickets are $1.00 each, six for $5.00. And because she's the mommy of adorable Darren, she's also given kids of all ages a chance to guess the number of candy corn in the jars. No cost to guess. Winners will be announced on 10/26. Such a sweet, seasonal way to support your library!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

American Girl Fundraisers

Drop your daughters off for a wonderful American Girl Tea on November 12 at 11:00-12:30 with our talented friend Claudia Mathison.
And/Or take them on a fun-filled Bus Trip to the American Girl Place in NYC on November 19 (7AM-6PM).
Tickets for both of these fund-raisers are available in the Children's Room! Have fun AND support your children's favorite place away from home!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Guide your children to quality websites



Guide your children to quality websites using WebPath Express!

Located within The Henry Carter Hull Library Catalog
, you have the tool you need to get successful web searching results!

In your own home, you can access this free tool to retrieve better website results.

Through WebPath Express, all sites that your children access are educator-reviewed and verified for factual accuracy, currency, authority, educational value, coverage and objectivity.



Consistent monitoring and updates assure content is current and remains appropriate.


Go to www.hchlibrary.org > Henry Carter Hull Catalog > Webpath Express


Remember, the library staff is always available to help you if you need it! Just ask.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Book Bunch for 2nd & 3rd Graders



We have space in Friday's session from 3:45--4:30. Register your child for a relaxing time to see new books, discover new authors, talk about favorites and enjoy healthy snacks.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Preview the Fall 2011 Children's Room Programs Flyer




HCH Library Children's Room Events for Fall 2011 is Available for Previewing!


Click Here for printable legal size pdf format of this flyer














Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Here's lookin' at YOU, Kid....



You could win a life-size figure of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Professor Snape or Albus Dumbledore!



Enter our raffle in the Children's Room. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Participants can choose which figure they want to win by putting their ticket in the matching box.



Support your library in a really cool way!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I Spy With My Little Eye....



Two new garden sculptures, silhouettes of a girl and boy reading, now adorn the reading garden, donated by the children cared for at Cathy Castiglioni's Circle of Friends Home Day Care.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WOW!

An amazing 246 kids in grades 1-6 have signed up for our Magic Begins with Books program!! To date they have logged in 643 books totalling 37,856 pages! We can't begin to tell you how impressed we are with our ravenous readers, and the parental encouragement which makes it all possible. Keep up the great work and we'll see you on the train!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Record your Reading in the Summer Reading Program

The Magic Begins with Books!



MAMA MAMA READS TO HER LLAMA (AND DADDY DOES, TOO!)

For Preschoolers/kindergarteners,

Record your Reading for the Read Aloud to your Child Summer Reading Program for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners.
For every 10 books that are read to your child and recorded on the website, your child can come to the library's children's room and pick out a prize.






THE MAGIC BEGINS WITH BOOKS!
For children in grades 1st - 6th,
Record your Reading for The Magic Begins with Books Summer Reading Program.

Record the books you finish & number of pages you read until August 9th and collect prizes for every 250 pages you read along the way.

If you read over 2,000 pages by August 9th, you will be eligible for the
Grand Prize!
Readers in grades 1-6 who complete 2,000 pages of reading between Tuesday, June 21 and Tuesday, August 9, 2011 will be invited to Platform 9¾ at the Clinton Station to board a Shoreline East Train to Old Saybrook, followed by pizza at Pizzaworks. Grand prize event is Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.




Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday Night = Family Fun



MICHAEL ZERPHY, Professional Funnyperson



Monday, June 27 at 6:30pm. No registration necessary



In this family show, Michael creates a world that surprises his audience and leaves them laughing and happy. You'll enjoy his clowning, stories and physical comedy. Families with kids of all ages are welcome, but children 5 and younger need to sit with their parents.



Presented in loving meory of Lynnabeth O. Mays by The Clinton Land Conservation Trust and The Friends of the Library.

Monday Night= Family Fun

MICHAEL ZERPHY--Professional Funnyperson


Monday, June 27 at 6:30 pm No registration necessary


In this family show, Michael creates a world that surpises his audience and leaves them laughing and happy. Families with kids of all ages may attend this program, but children 5 and under need to sit with their parents.


Presented in loving memory of Lynnabeth O. Mays by The Clinton Land Conservation Trust and The Friends of the Library.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Curious Creatures Photos from June 16, 2011

Lots of local kids came to the library on Thursday to see and touch all kinds of cool animals.

Thank you Curious Creatures of Branford!

This event was sponsored by The Friends of The Henry Carter Hull Library.

Friendly reminder:
Registration for Grades 1-6 Summer Programs begins on Tues. June 21 at 9am.

Click for 2 page printable brochure.




















































Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Hours Effective July 1, 2011

Effective July 1, 2011, due to budget cuts, The Henry Carter Hull Library hours are as follows:

Monday - 12pm - 8pm

Tuesday - 10am - 5pm

Wednesday - 10am - 8pm

Thursday - 12pm - 8pm

Friday - 9am - 5pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Safe Boating For Kids

Thursday, June 2 at 6pm.
Join boating enthusiast Barabara Benjamin for a hands-on workshop for kids in Grades K-3. From role playing boating emergencies to relay racing to put on a PFD kids will actively learn to love boating and to stay safe.
Register at www.hchlibrary.org or by calling the Children's Room, 860-669-2342.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tonight at 8:15

We're happy that you voted today--but there's more:
After the vote today, the Board of Finance will meet and listen to the public comment on the budget.
If you feel passionate about HCH, come out and support your library! Make your voice heard! If you feel that the BOF needs to realize how the library meets YOUR needs---and how distructive it will be if drastic cuts close the library's doors, wear your purple shirt and join us at Town Hall at 8:15!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Safe Boating for Kids on Thurs June 2 @ 6pm




SAFE BOATING FOR KIDS
Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 6pm



Join Barbara Benjamin as she shares her love of boating AND being safe!


Try on life vests, learn boating lingo, and take home a coloring book!

For children in Kindergarten to third grade

Thursday June 2 at 6:00 pm
Please register

Thursday, May 12, 2011

You Can Save Money with Free or Discount Passes



Expecting out-of-town guests? Wish to take a memorable day trip?


The Henry Carter Hull Library is pleased to offer its patrons free or discounted admission to many noteworthy area attractions, such as Mystic Aquarium, The Children's Museum of Southeastern CT & the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Click for the printable brochure, or visit our museum pass webpage for more information.

HOW IT WORKS
* Visit or call the Children’s desk (860-669-2342) to reserve a day for your adventure.
* On that day, come in and pick up the pass and leave us a $25 deposit check.
* On your way home drop off the pass for the next person to use it and pick up your deposit.

IT’S THAT EASY





Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Husky Helper Story Time--Friday



Join us on Friday morning at 10:30 for a walk-in Story Time presented by Morgan students. May 13, 2011 is Huskey Helper Day, where students stream into our community, eager to make a difference and give of themselves. We're so fortunate to have students who are looking forward to reading to your children, ages 2 1/2 and older. Younger siblings are welcome, too.


Pictured are some current Morgan students when THEY were at Story Time...recognize anyone?

Husky Helper Story Time



Friday morning at 10:30, please join us for walk-in Story Time, presented by Morgan students. May 13, 2011 is Husky Helper Day, where students stream into our community, providing wonderful services. Bring your children, 2 1/2 and older (younger siblings are welcome, too)for lively stories brought to life by delightful teenagers.

(Pictured are Morgan students when THEY were in Storytime--recognize anyone?!)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Baby Yourself


Do you have a child less than a year old? Interested in meeting other parents with babies? Curious about library programs and services for young families. Join us on Tuesday mornings at 10:00, beginning April 12 for a four-week program of friendly conversation and handy information. Please register by calling or on -line.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Clinton Business Expo Means...Capt. Jack Sparrow

Ahoy all readers!
Bring your favorite book to the Clinton Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo at town hall on Saturday from 11-1 and have CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW applaud you as a reader and sign your book!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Henry Carter Hull Library and The Clinton Insurance Center.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

5th Annual Edible Books Festival, Wed. April 13, 2011

5th Annual Edible Books Festival
Wed. April 13, 2011







The Henry Carter Hull Library is hosting the 5th Annual Edible Books Festival on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 between 3:30 - 5:30 pm as part of National Library Week.

Participants are encouraged to create and share a delectable work of art inspired by their favorite book. Those interested should bring their edible book to the library between 3:30 - 4:00 pm.
Voting begins after 4:00 and all entries will be eaten after 4:30 pm. Please register.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Best Beginnings Workshop

This Thursday, March 24 (snow date March 31)- Come in for a Best Beginnings Workshop! "School Readiness: Preparing Your Child for Group Participation". Here at the Library, no registration required. Sessions at 10:00-11:15 am (child care available), and 7:00-8:15pm. Presented by Linda Stuhlman, Early Childhood Consultant.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Five days and counting.....


until readers of all ages can meet Captian Jack Sparrow.

Bring a copy of your favorite book to the Clinton Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo between 11:00 and 1:00 at the Town Hall. We'll take a picture of you, your book & Capt. Jack and later post the pictures on the library website.

Sponsored by the Clinton Isurance Agency and The Friends of the Library.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Eight days and counting....


until kids of all ages can show their favorite book to Captain Jack Sparrow!

Come to the Clinton Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo between 11-1 on March 26. We'll take a photo of you, your book & Capt. Jack and post them later on the library's website.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library and The Clinton Insurance Center.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nook Color eReaders Available to Lend!


NOOK COLOR HAS LANDED!



The HCH Library has two Nook Color ereaders
with adult books
and two with children's books available to circulate.

Great! How can I borrow one?
1. Clinton residents, 18 years of age or older, having their own current library card in hand, may check out the NOOK.

2. Fill out and sign an agreement.

3. You can try out the NOOKCOLOR for three days. A hold may be placed on the nooks: no
renewals. We have loaded an eclectic array of titles, new and old, for adults and children, and have included a newspaper and a magazine, as well. Have fun exploring. The library maintains the content on the NOOK exclusively; you do not have to download anything.


4. Return the NOOK directly to the Reference Librarian on the second floor.
NOOKs cannot be returned in the book drop, to another library or left on the desk.



What's on the Adult Nook?


Titles available include:


USA Today newspaper


National Geographic magazine


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand


Room by Emma Donoghue

Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy


Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern


What's on the Kid's Nook?


Titles include:


The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice Series #1) by John Flanagan

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Disney after Dark (Kingdom Keepers Series #1) by Ridley Pearson

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) by Rick Riordan

Brain Twisting Visual Word Puzzles for Kids by Susan Caplan McCarthy

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner, L. Kate
Deal

The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection by Megan McDonald

A Crazy Day with Cobras (Magic Tree House Series #45) by Mary Pope Osborne

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House Series #1) by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

Nook Color eReaders Available to Lend!


NOOK COLOR HAS LANDED!


The HCH Library has two Nook Color ereaders
with adult books
and two with children's books available to circulate.

Great! How can I borrow one?
1. Clinton residents, 18 years of age or older, having their own current library card in hand, may check out the NOOK.

2. Fill out and sign an agreement.

3. You can try out the NOOKCOLOR for three days. A hold may be placed on the nooks: no
renewals. We have loaded an eclectic array of titles, new and old, for adults and children, and have included a newspaper and a magazine, as well. Have fun exploring. The library maintains the content on the NOOK exclusively; you do not have to download anything.


4. Return the NOOK directly to the Reference Librarian on the second floor.
NOOKs cannot be returned in the book drop, to another library or left on the desk.


What's on the Adult Nook?

Titles available include:

USA Today newspaper

National Geographic magazine

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Room by Emma Donoghue

Dead or Alive by Tom Clancy


Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

What's on the Kid's Nook?

Titles include:

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger's Apprentice Series #1) by John Flanagan

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Disney after Dark (Kingdom Keepers Series #1) by Ridley Pearson

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) by Rick Riordan

Brain Twisting Visual Word Puzzles for Kids by Susan Caplan McCarthy

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1) by Gertrude Chandler Warner, L. Kate
Deal

The Judy Moody Star-Studded Collection by Megan McDonald

A Crazy Day with Cobras (Magic Tree House Series #45) by Mary Pope Osborne

Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House Series #1) by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Check these out.....


On display in the Children's Room is a wide array of skill-building DVDs and Videos:


Coaching a Little League team? We have DVDs (and books) that can help you plan great practices and teach fundamentals.


St. Patrick's Day is around the corner. Learn Irish step dancing from a pro.


Learn sign language basics or try out Chinese, Japanese, Italian or Spanish.


Artistic? Take a video drawing or watercolor course.


Scientific? From Chemistry experiements to dissections the library has materials to help you learn.


Come on in!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Afternoon Kids program cancelled

The Ct Science Center activity which was scheduled for this afternoon (2/23/11) has been cancelled. It will be re-scheduled at a future date.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

HCH Library Closed for President's Day, 2/21/11

The Henry Carter Hull Library is closed on Monday, February 21, 2011
in observance of President's Day.



Monday, February 14, 2011

Spring Children's Programs - Register on Thurs March 3rd @ 9am

Registration begins on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.



Click here for printable pdf file


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Big Book Sale Dates in February 2011


The big book sale in the community room has been extended to Saturday Feb 19 from 10am - 4pm & Sunday, Feb 20th from 1pm - 4pm, and Saturday, Feb 26th from 10am - 4pm.

The book sale materials are constantly changing so please come in and check it out!


Books are still 50 cents each; Movies are $1.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bedtime Stories TONIGHT!

Bring your little ones in  tonight, 2/8, for some fun Bedtime Stories! Starts at 5:45 pm.

Monday, February 7, 2011

New Nutmeg Books

For all 4th, 5th, and 6th graders-We have just finished processing the all new 2012 Nutmeg Book Award nominees! Come and get yours while the supply is good.
Click here to see the ten books nominated this year and a description of each:
http://www.nutmegaward.org/83043/index.html

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wed. Feb 2, 2011 Library Closed due to Icy Weather Conditions

The Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton is Closed on Wednesday, Feb 2, 2011 due to poor weather conditions.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paper & Markers & Stickers, oh my...!


Come into the Children's Room where all kinds of materials are on hand for families to make Valentines to send to our troops overseas. What a meaningful way to show your respect and appreciation to those who serve our country.

HCH Library opening at NOON on Thurs Jan 27, 2011

Hours from 12pm - 8pm. Be safe!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Best Beginnings resheduled

Best Beginnings Parenting Workshops have been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 3 at 10:00am and 7:00pm.

Fetch! rescheduled

Fetch! will be held next Wednesday 2/2/2011 at 3:30.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Morning Storytime Starts on tomorrow--1/19

Winter Storytime, designed for children 2 ½ and older, begins on January 12 at 10:00. Bedtime Storytime, for kids 2—5, begins on February 1st at 5:45. Both programs are walk -in, so no registration is necessary.
Did you know that bringing your children to Storytime will make them better readers when they start school?
Storytime programs introduce and reinforce critical components of early literacy:

· Phonemic Awareness
§ Ability to hear sounds in our spoken language
· Letter/Sound Knowledge
§ Identifies & names all upper and lower case letters
Matches sounds with letters orally
· Print Awareness/Appreciation
§ Understands print has meaning
§ Understands concepts of letter, word, sentence, page, directionality, etc.
· Listening Comprehension
§ Use prior knowledge to construct understanding while listening/reading
§ Responds to text at multiple levels (factual, inferential, applicative)
· Oral Language
§ Communicates ideas through speech with age appropriate vocabulary, syntax, and function.
· Enjoyment

Our weekly programs are warm and nurturing for preschoolers. They grow in their ability to thrive in a small group setting, where they are sharing time and attention with others. They learn through listening, active participation in movement activities and by sharing their thoughts with others. They are inspired by some of the most talented people on the planet: children’s book authors and illustrators!

Give you child a priceless gift of learning. Join us at Storytime this winter!

Yes, we're open!

Your library is open until 8:00pm. No Music With Margie for your preschoolers, but come on down to relax, pick up a book or two & meet up with friends.