Children Programs

Take and Make Craft Bags

Miss Sue has some GREAT craft ideas she’d love to share with you.  Make everything from stuffed animals to games—everything you need in ONE bag!!   All materials included—just check it out, take it home, and let the fun begin!!  New craft bags are usually released every other week, so make sure to come back frequently, or keep an eye on our Facebook page (we’ll post when a new one is released!)

July Programs

Summer Reading Program

Programs runs: June 14 - July 31

Who’s reading for summer reading?! Earn prizes and books all summer long just for reading and learning over summer!! All ages and abilities are welcome--we have a program created just for you!! Keep track of your progress on our paper logs OR go paperless and use our ALL-NEW app Beanstack!! 


Fresh Air Stories

Monday, July 26 at 2 pm

All ages are welcome.

What’s better than stories outside??  Stories with Freezer Pops!!  Mr. Peter will help you cool down with some of his favorite stories. Each story time will end with FREE Freezer Pop for every kid that wants one!!  

 Bring a chair or picnic blanket, and meet us in the park at Picnic Shelter #4! Masks are optional, but we will be distancing to keep everyone safe. Cancellations due to weather will be announced via our Facebook page, or by calling the library.

 

Laugh Out Loud Stories

Tuesday, July 27 at 10 am

All ages are welcome.

Mr. Peter loves to laugh, and can’t wait to share some HILARIOUS stories with you! Each story time will end a quick craft you can take home or do right there!

Bring a chair or picnic blanket, and meet us in the park at Picnic Shelter #4! Masks are optional, but we will be distancing to keep everyone safe. Cancellations due to weather will be announced via our Facebook page, or by calling the library.

 

Animal Tales

Thursday, July 29 at 10 am

All ages are welcome.

In honor of our summer reading theme, “Tails and Tales,” Mr. Peter will be reading some of his favorite animal stories. Each story time will end with a fact sheet or information about the day’s animal!! Learn AND laugh!!

 Bring a chair or picnic blanket, and meet us in the park at Picnic Shelter #4! Masks are optional, but we will be distancing to keep everyone safe. Cancellations due to weather will be announced via our Facebook page, or by calling the library.

 

Family Programs

LIVE performers—fun for the whole family!! All performers will be at the Nixon Park Fine Arts Center. Be sure to bring sunscreen and water in case it’s hot, and chairs or picnic blankets, as bleacher seats are limited. Performances may be moved to our Facebook page due to weather cancellations.

Thursday, July 29 at 3 pm – Musician David Landau

David Landau is a former first grade teacher, an award-winning musician and entertainer, and he is very silly. David’s personal appearances are upbeat musical programs that keep children engaged and constantly thinking. The kids sing some, move some, dance some, shout just a little bit, and laugh a bunch. The adults just sit back and enjoy the show.

 

Critter Club Scavenger Hunt

Friday, July 30 all day

All ages are welcome.

Get ready to explore outside! Look on our Facebook page every Monday for a scavenger hunt clue. Collect or take a photo of whatever it tells you to find. Then turn it in to the library that Friday to get a prize!

August Programs

Thursdays Tidbits - Grab & Go

Thursdays at 11:30 am

Each week there is a different treat you can make at home with all the ingredients provided in the bags. At 11:30, come on in, grab your ingredients, and go home to make the delicious treat. While supplies last, no registration is required. Adult supervision suggested.

August 5: No Bake Cookie Balls

August 12: Trail Mix (no nuts)

August 19: Ice Cream in a Bag

August 26: Mini Candy Apples


Naturalist David Stokes - Rain Date 

Monday, August 9 at 3 pm

Why does a beaver have a flat tail? What part of a snake is the tail anyway? These and other “tales” will be front and center during this fast paced exploration of wildlife with TAILS! Join David Stokes, Educator/Entertainer/Naturalist for fun using sign-language, humor, puppets, and LIVE creatures! We will be at the Nixon Park Fine Arts Center. Be sure to bring sunscreen and water in case it’s hot, and chairs or picnic blankets, as bleacher seats are limited. Performances may be moved to our Facebook page due to weather cancellations.


Movies in the park

At 8 pm in Nixon Park

Join us in the park for a movie night! Bring your own chairs or blankets. This is a free event! The beer garden will also be open. Brought to you by Hartland Public Library and Hartland Recreation Department.

Friday, August 20 – Sing (Rated PG)

Friday, August 27 – Trolls (Rated PG)