Registration for the Winter/Spring series of children’s programs is now open. Programs will begin Jan. 8 and continue through June 13. All programs require registration which can be done in person or by calling the library at 432-1980. Information is available at 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 Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 9:50.

Tiny Tots

This is a program for children ages 14 to 24 months accompanied by a parent or caregiver. It is scheduled for Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m. There will be stories, songs 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 10:30 to 11 a.m., and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10 and you choose one of these times.

After School, 4-7 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 on Tuesdays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Parents are not required to attend.

Afternoon Adventures

Afternoon Adventures meets on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is for children ages 8 to 12. During January, the group will read “My Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craighead George followed by a fun craft.


“Mysteries According to Humphrey” by Betty Birney finds Mrs. Brisbane missing from Room 26. Why isn’t she at school instead of the substitute? Humphrey just recently learned about a detective named Sherlock Holmes. He’s going to collect clues like Holmes does and solve the case. Help him figure out the clues.


“Big Nate Makes the Grade” by Lincoln Peirce takes place at P.S. 38 starting with the first day of school. Nate Wright is known for his mischief and in this comic format novel, children will eagerly follow all the panels as Nate goes from one day to another. Chess champ, a locker that’s a dump, and more will evoke laughter.


A collection of classic children’s poems is found in “Leave Your Sleep.” Natalie Merchant collected these after sharing poems with her daughter. Barbara McClintock has created beautiful illustrations to accompany them and it is a volume families can enjoy together.

Library Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 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

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