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December 22, 2011

Huntington Library getting ready for children's programs

Registration for the winter/spring series of children's programs is now open. Programs begin Jan. 3 and continue through June 14. All programs require registration, which can be done in person or by calling 432-1980 or visiting www.hmloneonta.org. Feel free to call us if you have any questions.

Library Lap Sit

Lap Sit is a reading program for infants from birth to 13 months accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Activities include stories, songs, action rhymes and more. The program is scheduled for 9:30 to 9:50 a.m. Thursdays.

Tiny Tots

This is a program for children ages 14 to 24 months accompanied by a parent or caregiver. It is scheduled for 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. There will be stories, songs, puppets and other activities each week.

Toddler Time

This program is for 2- and 3-year-olds accompanied by an adult. It includes stories, songs, crafts and other fun activities. Programs will be held 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays or Wednesdays or 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. You choose one of these times.

Preschool Storytime

Four- and 5-year-olds meet 2 to 2:45 p.m. Tuesdays. They will enjoy stories, games, songs and crafts each week, along with other activities. Parents do not need to attend.

After School 4 to 7 Years

Each week children will be reading stories, playing games, singing songs, and making crafts. Children who are 4 to 7 years old will meet from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Parents do not need to attend.

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays and is for children ages 8 to 12. During January, the group will read "The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle" by Avi, followed by a fun craft.

New Children's Books

Fans of "Goodnight Moon" will delight in the takeoff "Goodnight iPad" by Ann Droyd. (Say the author's name quickly and you'll see the farce right away). Everyone in the house is plugged in to one form of technology or another. When grandma announces bedtime and everyone says no, she takes matters into her own hands and starts throwing all the gadgets out the window. You'll love the rhyming text and all the references to today's gadgets. A book for the whole family.

Milly Moo the cow has a problem. She loves producing tasty milk, but she's so hot, she can't make any at all. All the other cows make fun of her and the farmer is losing patience. When the temperature drops in "Chilly Milly Moo" by Fiona Ross, a strange thing happens to Milly and you'll want to be right there to read about it.

Eli is a very lovable dog. Unfortunately, he's always getting into trouble in "Eli, No!" by Katie Kirk. Kids will laugh when they see all the things he does that he isn't supposed to do. It may even remind them of some of the mischievous things they do.

The library will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 26. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, Dec. 27.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday. Her columns can be found online at www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.

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