Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Family Fun at HCH!!

We have two great parties coming up! On Monday, December 23rd from 2pm-3:30pm, we'll be having a hot chocolate party. Come to the library, drink some hot chocolate or tea, have some snacks, make some crafts, and have some fun!
Then, on January 11th from 1pm-3pm, you are invited to an un-birthday party! Celebrate Lewis Carroll's un-birthday by joining us for an Alice in Wonderland party. We'll play games, do some crafts, have some snacks, and watch the Disney movie. Please register for this event online at http://www.hchlibrary.org/kids/register_kids.php or call us at 860-669-2342. Drop-ins are always welcome!




Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Winter Program Brochure is here!

There will be many fun things to do in the upcoming months! Take a look to see what we have planned, and remember to be on the look-out for a few more programs that will be added at a later date!



Monday, December 9, 2013

Kids in Motion is Cancelled Today (12/9)

Unfortunately, Miss Kara is under the weather today, and we have to cancel Kids in Motion at 4pm today. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Best Beginnings Holiday Clothing Collection

Best Beginnings Preschool is holding a clothing drive to benefit the children of Clinton! They will be collecting NEW clothing items like pajamas, slippers, socks, underwear, hats, mittens, and coats. Collection bins are located in the children's room at the Henry Carter Hull Library and at the Red Barn Children's Center. Donations will be picked up on December 18th and will be distributed by Clinton Social Services.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

December 2013 Program Brochure

We have more great programs happening in December! Click here to see what will be going on at the library!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October Recap!

We have done so many fun things this month! We had several special guests, including the Volunteer Fire Department who brought their trucks, and Sparky, pictured below. Thanks to everyone that came to see them!


















We also created a library scarecrow, Jack, with the help of our Wee Learners. He sat behind the desk and greeted everyone that came in, and he kept all of those pesky crows away. Jack stayed with us for a few weeks before he had to go shoo crows away in a different location.

We have many fun programs all week long! Stop on by for Baby & Me Tuesdays at 2:30pm and Wednesdays at 9:30am, Storytime on Wednesdays at 11am, Wee Learn at 4:30pm, Super Tots with Mrs. T.Thursdays at 3pm, Rainbow Music with Mrs. V. Thursdays at 4pm, or Play, Learn, and Grow on Fridays at 3pm. Check out our brochure for further information about any of our programs at http://www.hchlibrary.org/pdf/kid_programs.pdf.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Special Guest on October 4th @ 1pm

The Children's Room will be hosting a special guest performer, Judy Potter, as she does her show, "It's Theater Time!" On Friday, October 4th at 1pm, join us for half an hour of fun! Judy will be bringing her guitar along for a sing-along after she tells a great and enthralling story. Before it's time to go home, everyone will have the chance to be a part of the story and act it out along with Judy. It's going to be a blast, and we hope you can come!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Rules for Borrowing Museum Passes



New rules for borrowing Museum Passes from the Library:
1. Patrons MUST have a Connecticut library card (with them or already in our system) and be an adult.
2. NO deposit required
3. Passes are borrowed for 2 days. There is a $5.00 per day late fee. Passes returned in the drop box BEFORE 9 AM the day after the due date will be counted as on time and no late fee will be charged.
5. Patrons may only check out ONE pass PER FAMILY at a time.
6. Patrons may only have the same pass ONE WEEKEND PER MONTH
7. Patrons may reserve passes in advance by phone or at the Children’s Desk as usual.
 

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

Library Closing Early on Saturday, September 21st

The HCH Library is open on
Saturday, September 21 from 10am - 1pm,
for preparation of the Library Gala.

Thank you!

The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT 06413
www.hchlibrary.org 860-669-2342
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Best Beginnings at the Henry Carter Hull Library

The HCH Library will host the Best Beginnings Library Preschool starting this Fall. 

Clinton Public Schools and the Middlesex United Way Kindergarten Readiness Initiative have teamed up to provide this free opportunity for children who live in Clinton who do not attend a formal preschool. The focus will be on kindergarten readiness skills such as listening and following directions, literacy, numeracy, music, art, social and emotional development, and gross motor development.

Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-11:30am and will be taught by Coralie Williams, a local Pre-K teacher and CT State Designated Head Teacher. You may choose from the following sessions:

Session 1 October 8, 2013 - December 19, 2013
Session 2 January 7, 2014 - March 20, 2014
Session 3 March 25, 2014 - June 5, 2014

You may choose to participate in 1, 2, or all 3 sessions.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, feel free to stop by the library and pick up a flier and registration form or contact Coralie Williams at Coralie@bestbeginnings.us or call and leave a message with your contact information at the Clinton Board of Education main office at 860-664-6500.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fall 2013 Program Brochure is here!

We have a nice selection of programs this Fall happening in the Children's Room! Take a look at our brochure and we'll see you soon!

Friday, August 9, 2013

You never know what you'll find when you dig into stories!

Come join us on Tuesday, August 13th at 4:30pm for some wonderful stories! The Storycrafters (Jeri and Barry) will be here to share some retellings of your favorite stories and folktales while incorporating some music, songs, and audience participation. While the show is recommended for ages four and up, all ages are welcome! It's fun for the whole family!





Monday, July 29, 2013


WOW!
Our awesome summer readers have just topped the 200,000 page mark! Keep up the great reading and come on in and collect your prizes!



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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fossil Fun!

We had an awesome time yesterday digging up some dinosaur bones! Just like paleontologists, nine teams of kids worked very hard to dig the bones out of hard, red clay. They cleaned the bones and then very carefully put the skeletons together. We discovered three triceratops, three tyrannosaurus rexes, and three stegosauruses. Awesome job to everyone who came out to dig!



Keep Up the Awesome Reading!

After just 3 1/2 weeks of summer reading, we have 243 participants who have logged in a total of  148,467 Pages! 18 readers have already met the goal of 2013 pages and many more are well on their way. We are so proud of all our readers! Keep logging in those pages so we have have a huge pasta party on August 21st!


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

Friday, July 12, 2013

Have you tried BookFLIX?

BookFLIX is a fantastic online tool for children ages 3-8! It pairs two books together: one fiction and one non-fiction. Each pairing is matched according to subject, with over 95 pairs to choose from, it's an engaging way to link fact and fiction. With access from the library or at home, it's the perfect tool for early readers, reluctant readers, and English Language Learners. Simply go to the library website at www.hchlibrary.org and click on the BookFLIX link on the right hand side of the page. If using from home, BookFLIX will ask you to enter in your library card number. It's fun, easy, and a wonderful tool for those just learning hoe to read, so log on and check it out!


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

More gardening fun!

Yesterday we had more helpers who braved the mosquitoes to help in the garden. They dug up, separated, and transplanted some of our big plants (including our mystery squash vine) in order to give them more room to grow. They also staked and tied up our tomato plants that are starting to grow some big tomatoes. 


 


All of the kids are doing a fantastic job of helping our plants to grow! Remember, you can drop by at any time this summer and help out in the garden. There is always something to do!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Reading is Here!

Summer Reading is officially underway for children and teens of all ages! 

There are many exciting things going on this summer including: Lego Mondays in July, a visit from the folks of the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, Bookworm Bop with Mary Jo Maichack, Fossil Fun and Dinosaur Bones, Storytimes, and much more. Check out and register for all of our programs and events on the Kids' page of our website at http://www.hchlibrary.org/kids/kids.php

You can sign up for Summer Reading by stopping by in person, giving us a call at 860-669-2342, or clicking here: http://ct.evanced.info/hchlibrary/sr/homepage.asp?ProgramID=6. Check the tab at the top of the page, and make sure it is set to "Dig into Reading" for elementary aged kids or "Dig into Reading for Little Ones" for preschool, pre-k, and kindergartners. Just click on "Sign Me Up" and fill out the form. You can log all of the books you read throughout the summer, see what other kids are reading, and rate and review books. Prizes can be earned all summer long! 

Come on by to say "hi," cool off, and have some fun! And don't forget to check out what's growing in our garden!




Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Look and better features!

Log in to the HCH website and check out our new catalog features! Online searching is easier, you can set your email preferences to be notified of due dates and check outs, choose to save your check out history (great for summer reading), place holds, and other nifty things! We can also link kids cards to one parent (we need to do this at the library, just let us know you want it!) so you can easily see what everyone in the family has checked out. Take a look and let us know what you think!

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gardening for Little Ones

Gardening for Little Ones was a big hit today! We had many helpers come by to plant vegetables and herbs in our garden. They had a ton of fun digging, planting, and organizing our many plants. In addition to tomatoes, cauliflowers, peppers, basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary, we also have some mystery vines growing along the back gate. We will have to wait and see what grows this summer! Come on by the library to see what is growing, water some plants, or pull some weeds.

Take a look at the fun we had today!





 Don't forget to check out and sign up for our other summer programs!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

HCH Catalog News

FYI- Our online catalog will be UNAVAILABLE from Saturday June 15 at 4pm until Monday, June 17 at noon. We apologize for any inconvenience!


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

Monday, June 3, 2013

ATTN Music with Margie members

To all Music with Margie participants: There will NOT be class this week, June 4, but Margie will do a make-up session on June 25 for all who can attend. Thanks!


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

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HCH Library Summer Programs Brochures are Ready!



Dig into Reading this Summer!
Children's Room Summer Programs

Click on the brochures below for details

Registration begins Monday, June 10th, 12pm

Registration begins Monday, June 24, 12pm


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

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Take Note! Upcoming Library Hours

Just a reminder that the library will be CLOSED on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day
AND Wednesday, May 29 from 9-5 for Staff Training.
We will be open from 5-8 on Wednesday the 29th.


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

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Library Hours


Library Closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, 2013

Library Closed on Wednesday, May 29th from 9am - 5pm
for Library Staff Training

Library Open on Wednesday evening, May 29th from 5pm - 8pm


The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT 06413
www.hchlibrary.org 860-669-2342

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Teens, come to the Summer Reading Kick-Off Party and register for the 2013 Summer Reading Program, "Beneath the Surface".
Zombie Movie! Raffle Tickets for Prizes!  Zombie Snacks!
Kids 12 and up.

Questions?  Email Cathleen.



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

Clinton Budget Referendum VOTE on Wed. May 22, 2013



Clinton residents, please don't forget to VOTE
Town of Clinton Budget Referendum
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 from 6am - 8pmat Andrews Memorial Town Hall

The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT 06413
www.hchlibrary.org 860-669-2342

Friday, April 26, 2013


A HUGE thank you to everyone who came to the Lynn Hidek celebration yesterday, what a fabulous party!
And special thanks to Meredith Adler, Margie Warner, ShopRite Bakery, and Willie Fritz, who made an official proclamation of
Lynn Hidek Day!
If you didn't get a chance, stop by and meet our awesome new Children's Librarian, Kara Gilbert!





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

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 25th is Lynn Hidek Day!


April 25, 2013 is LYNN HIDEK DAY!


Come one and all to The Henry Carter Hull Library on Thursday, April 25 from 2pm – 5pm to celebrate the awesome 27 year career of Children's Librarian Extraordinaire and Assistant Director, Lynn Hidek.

After almost three decades at HCH Library, Mrs. Hidek is retiring at the end of April, 2013.  Join us for a fun afternoon of special events and cake. Come and stay a while or just drop in to say "Farewell". We’re hoping to see Storytime alums from the early days and newbies too! This will also be your chance to meet our next Children's Librarian, Kara Gilbert, and welcome her to our fabulous town!

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

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

HCH Library Closed on Friday, March 29, 2013



HCH Library is closed on Good Friday, March 29, 2013

Open on Saturday, March 30 from 10am - 4pm


Winter Sunday hours have ended.
Thank you for a successful Sunday Hours Winter Season!



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

We're Back!


The Children's Room is OPEN and ready to ROCK!
Stop by to see our new look and say Hi!  We've missed you all while we've been closed!






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

Monday, March 25, 2013

Children's Room Grand Re-Opening on Tuesday, March 26th!!!

We are pleased to announce that the Grand Re-Opening of the improved Children's Room isTuesday, March 26th, 9 a.m.

See you then!

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Celebrating Acceptance postponed

The program, Julia's Star, Celebrating Acceptance, scheduled for 3/21, has been postponed until the Fall. Stay tuned for additional information.
The Henry Carter Hull Library Children's Room Blog
10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, Connecticut, 06413 http://www.hchlibrary.org/ 860.669.2342

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Attention Pierson Students

Join us next Thursday, March 21 at noon for the interactive program, Celebrating Acceptance, based on the book Julia's Star, written by Johanna Justin-Jinich. Lunch, role playing and Readers' Theatre. Register at hchlibrary.org.



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

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Last Chance!

Thanks to a legacy from former Children's Librarian Lynnabeth Mays and your generous donations to the technology and building funds, tomorrow, March 8, is the last day to see our Children's Room as we know it. We will be closing our doors (the main library WILL remain open) for a couple of weeks and will reopen with a new look and more functional layout we hope you all will LOVE! We hope you are as excited as we are for the big reveal!

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Children's Room Spring 2013 Programs Brochure


View Printable Brochure

Registration begins on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 9amIn Person, Online or By Phone 860-669-2342.




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

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Renovation News!


ATTENTION LIBRARY FAMILIES! The Children's Room will be closed starting Saturday, March 9 for at least 10 days for renovations. All kid's DVDs will be moved to the adult area but books will only be available on a special request basis, so stock up now so you won't be caught short! All books checked out from now until our closing will have an extended due date so you won't have to worry about getting them back until we're back in business. We can't wait for you to see our new look!


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

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Looking for Vacation Fun?

Looking for something fun to do this week? Don't forget the library has discount passes available for you to borrow for local attractions such as The Children's Museum, Mystic Aquarium and Seaport, Art Museums, Beardsley and Roger Williams Zoos and more!! Stop by or give us a call for more info.

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

Friday, February 8, 2013

Clinton Library Closed Friday & Saturday due to weather

The HCH Library is Closed on
Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Due to Inclement Weather.



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

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Family Movies


NEW FAMILY MOVIE SECTION!
Take a look at our new Family Movie section (in the adult movie area). It's full of great films for family movie nights, comedies, adventures, musicals, classics, and more, all rated G or PG and with family friendly themes. Watch these with your children and have a fun-filled FAMILY night!


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

Friday, January 18, 2013

Free Practice SAT Test on Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10am


The Henry Carter Hull Library will host a FREE full-length Practice SAT on Saturday, February 2nd at 10:00 am with a SAT 'Scores Back' Session on Tuesday, February 12th at 6:30 pm. The SAT is the nation's most widely used college admission exam. Taking a practice test under actual testing conditions is the best way to prepare yourself for the type of questions you will face on the actual exams. This session will help build confidence and familiarize you with the SAT testing conditions and format. The 'Scores Back' Session on February 12th at 6:30 pm will reveal test results, instruction on how to interpret the scores, and recommend areas that could be improved before the actual exam.
Please register at hchlibrary.org or call 860-669-2342.


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

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The HCH Library is Open today, Wed. Jan 16, 2013

The HCH Library is Open today. 

Register for special events happening on Sat Feb 2nd, 2013



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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lend us a hand!

We will be reorganizing our picture book collection into topic areas, rather than having them by author. We are curious-  What are YOUR CHILD's five favorite picture book topics? Dinosaurs? Pirates? ABCs?
Please reply to this email with your answers!  (or email us from this link)  Thanks for your help!


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

Monday, January 14, 2013

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Sat Feb 2, 2013


Visit the library all day on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 from 10am - 4pm
For special events, please register.
Registration begins Wed. Jan 16th at 9am

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

HCH Library Closed Monday 1/21/2013 Martin Luther King Day


The HCH Library is closed on Monday, January 21st, 2013
in observance of Martin Luther King Day.


The Henry Carter Hull Library
10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT 06413
www.hchlibrary.org 860-669-2342

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Teen Events at HCH Library, Jan/Feb 2013

View Printable PDF Brochure
Teen Events 2013 page 1
Teen Events 2013 page 2


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10 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, Connecticut, 06413 http://www.hchlibrary.org/ 860.669.2342