Huntington City-Township Public Library invites young adults in grades 6 – 12 to a Teen Halloween Party at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 30th at the Main Library in Huntington. The fun will begin at 6:30 with Scary Stories, Haunted Book Bingo, Build-Your-Own Ghost Sundaes, and much more. Participants are encouraged to dress up. This teens-only celebration is free and open to anyone ages 12 -18. Registration is a must – please call the HCTPL Main Library at 260-356-2900 to sign up – and be sure to bring all your scary friends! The Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites movie lovers of all ages to an encore showing of The City of Ember, a science fiction/fantasy film based on the young adult novel by Jeanne DuPrau. The feature will begin promptly at 4:30 pm on Friday, August 9th at the Markle Branch, 197 E Morse Street, Markle. Bring your own snack or beverage, and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating if you wish. Registration is requested but not required – call the Markle Branch at 758-3332 to reserve your place. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling to attend. This film is rated PG for mild peril and some thematic elements.
About the Movie, The City of Ember:It’s been more than 200 years since the city of Ember was founded deep underground to protect a small segment of humanity from an impending doomsday on Earth’s surface. During that time, the secret to leaving the city when the time was right got lost; now, the town’s massive generator is failing, supplies are running low, and no one wants to think about what lies in the darkness beyond the city limits. No one, that is, except curious teens Lina Mayfleet (Saoirse Ronan) and Doon Harrow (Harry Treadaway), who are determined to find a way out of Ember before it’s too late. To succeed, they must puzzle out an ancient document, navigate the city’s crumbling pipeworks, and dodge everything from an enormous mole to the city’s overconfident mayor (Bill Murray).
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites everyone to the Scholastic Book Fair from June 17-21 in the Children’s Program Room at the Main Library. The book fair is jam-packed with books from over 150 publishers. Offerings will include fiction & non-fiction books for kids ages birth – 18, including popular series, activity & science books, and crafts, as well as a selection of books for parents and adults. Everyone will have the opportunity to buy great books and in turn help the library obtain books!
The book fair will be open Monday – Thursday, 10 am -7:30 pm and on Friday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Huntington City-Township Public Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. For more information, contact the Library’s Children’s Department at 260-356-2900.
We’ve got Summer Reading Programs for ALL ages!
The Summer Reading Program is designed to be a motivational element in encouraging children and families to read together and to broaden their reading experiences during the summer months. Club participants of all ages may come and participate in Reading Club any time the library is open. Please remember -
- All materials are now checked out at the main circulation desk located inside the library entrance.
- Books that children wish to count for Reading Club credit need to be returned at the children’s information desk.
- Books will not count for reading club credit if they are returned in the library drop boxes. Read more
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites students in grades 6 – 12 to visit either library location to create their own Make It & Take It Valentine Box, anytime during regular library hours from January 30 – February 28. The Library will provide the materials and directions to create and decorate the box, and candy to fill it; participants need only to bring their creativity, and are encouraged to include a valentine poem inside, which can be chosen from Read more
Did Santa leave you a smartphone, iPad, tablet PC, or eReader this year? Want to get started using your new device with the Library’s digital collections?
Huntington City-Township Public Library will offer a free eBooks & eAudios How-To & Troubleshooting Workshop from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Interested patrons should bring their reading or listening device, a laptop (if your device requires it to download items) and any questions they may have. Registration is appreciated – call the Main Library at 260-356-0824.
HCTPL currently offers eAudiobooks and eBooks, which Library patrons can check out and download anytime, anywhere by visiting the library’s website at www.huntingtonpub.lib.in.us. Patrons may browse the digital collection, check out items with a valid library card and six-digit PIN, and download them to a PC, Mac®, and to most mobile devices, including the iPad, iPod, iPhone, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Sony eReader, Android-based tablet, and most smartphones. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. There are no late fees: Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and expired titles may simply be deleted from the patron’s device.
Huntington City-Township Public Library has partnered with six other public libraries in northeast Indiana to form a consortium called the Northeast Indiana Digital Library (NIDL). By combining resources and creating a shared digital collection, these seven libraries have maximized their buying power to provide the greatest possible variety for their patrons at the lowest cost. Other member libraries in the NIDL consortium include Berne Public Library, Eckhart Public Library in Auburn, Fremont Public Library, Nappanee Public Library, North Manchester Public Library, and Wells County Public Library in Bluffton.
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites kids & teens in grades 6-12 to test their mettle at Chess Time, to be held from 6-8 pm on Tuesday, January 29 at the Main Library, 255 West Park Drive, Huntington. Teens can play practice games to build their strategy skills, and then enter a chess tournament if they wish, supervised by tournament director Jack Oberholtzer. (Depending on number of participants, tournament play may be concluded on a later date.) The program is open to everyone ages 12 – 18 who enjoys playing chess. Snacks will be provided, and there is no charge to attend. Registration is a MUST – call the Main Library at 356-2900 if you’d like to participate!
Huntington City-Township Public Library invites pumpkin decorators of all ages to enter our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest, open to individuals, families, groups, and clubs of all kinds. Between October 19-23, decorated pumpkins may be brought to either branch of Huntington City-Township Public Library. The HCTPL Main Library is located at 255 West Park Drive, Huntington, and the HCTPL Markle Branch Library is located at 197 East Morse Street, Markle. Pumpkins should not be carved, but can be decorated with markers, paints, yarn, cloth, hats, or any such item. Read more
Thursday, July 26 through Friday, July 27 is the 2012 Summer Reading Program Carnival. Participants in the Summer Reading Program can come to celebrate the reading they completed over the summer by playing games, eating popcorn and winning prizes!
The carnival is open on Thursday from 1-3:30pm and 5:30-7:30pm and on Friday from 10-12am.