Children's Programs

Registration for the fall series of children's programs is now open. Programs begin Sept. 7 and continue through Dec. 16. All programs require registration, which can be done in person or by calling the library at 432-1980 or visiting www.hmloneonta.org.

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 Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 10:50 a.m.

Tiny Tots

This is a program for children ages 14 to 24 months accompanied by a parent or care giver. It is scheduled for Thursdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m. There will be stories, songs, puppets, crafts 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 Tuesdays from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10 and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11.

Preschool Storytime

Four- and 5-year-olds will meet Tuesdays from 2 to 2:45 p.m. for stories, games, songs and crafts each week, along with other activities. Parents may attend.

After School for ages 4 to 7

Each week, children ages 4 to 7 will learn songs, play games, listen to stories and make crafts Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Parents may attend.

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures will meet Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is for children ages 8 to 12. During September, Miss Debra will read "The Indian in the Cupboard" by Lynn Reid Banks. Crafts are also included.

Page Turners

Join our reading group for 8- to 12-year-olds. Parents may attend. Children need to read the book before coming. The book will be discussed the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Books are available the month before the discussion date. The next book for the group is "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead.

Teen Page Turners

Teens will meet the last Monday of the month at 7 p.m. to discuss a different book each month. Books are read before coming to the book group and discussed at the meeting. The next book for teens is "Turnabout" by Margaret Peterson Haddix. New members are welcome.

Essay Contest

"If I became An Animal...."

What animal would you be and why? Where would you live? The contest is open to those in kindergarten through sixth grade. Participants may write a one-page essay about being an animal. Entries may be typed or handwritten and must be no longer than one page. Entries need to have entrant's name, age and phone number on the back of the page. Entries need to be submitted to the front desk at Huntington Memorial Library by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.

Library Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 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.

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