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Children's New Books
  • Children's
    • Consider the Octopus
    • The First Cat In Space Ate Pizza
    • The International Space Station
    • Wednesday Wilson Gets Down to Business

Our Youth & Parent Services
librarians have 
carefully selected a wide variety of age-appropriate reading materials that will excite the imagination and help develop a life-long love of reading, learning and growing. 

Y&P Events
Sat, Aug 13, 10:00am - 10:45am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main Meeting Room
Join Long Island Music Therapy for a... more
Join Long Island Music Therapy for a music class that will allow children to explore their musical selves through song, instrument play, and movement.

Mon, Aug 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Listen to some foodie stories and let out... more
Listen to some foodie stories and let out your inner chef! We will prepare some yummy goodies for you to take home and enjoy. This week's story is "The Little Red Hen."

Tue, Aug 16, 9:30am - 11:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Join us every Tuesday morning this summer... more
Join us every Tuesday morning this summer for family LEGO fun. Just drop-in. No registration required!

Tue, Aug 16, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
My Gym will lead your children through... more
My Gym will lead your children through games, relays and instructional activities designed to promote and build motor skills, agility and confidence.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station J Program Room
Let's get crafty making fun fishy crafts.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 17, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
The Long Island Chess Nuts are back to... more
The Long Island Chess Nuts are back to teach you the rules of the game! Learn to play chess or improve your skills, and have fun playing this classic game.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room,Station Parking Lot
Indulge in scrumptious donut or yummy ice... more
Indulge in scrumptious donut or yummy ice cream delivered by the Sundae Donuts food truck and celebrate the end of summer with outdoor games and crafts.

Fri, Aug 19, All day
Huntington Public Library Main Building
Come to either building to pick-up a... more
Come to either building to pick-up a craft for some creative fun...just in time for the weekend. No registration. In person pick-up only, while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Gateway Community Garden
4 years old - entering grade 6

Fri, Aug 19, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Let us celebrate summer with have a berry... more
Let us celebrate summer with have a berry summer party.
This event is full

Sat, Aug 20, 10:00am - 10:45am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Enjoy a storytime, dancing, and songs. ... more
Enjoy a storytime, dancing, and songs. Plus they'll be time for pictures!
This event is full

Mon, Aug 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Listen to some foodie stories and let out... more
Listen to some foodie stories and let out your inner chef! We will prepare some yummy goodies for you to take home and enjoy. This week's story is "How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?"

Mon, Aug 22, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
St. John's Graden of Blessings
Join Ms. Laura in the Garden of Blessings... more
Join Ms. Laura in the Garden of Blessings (the garden on Main Street in front of St. John's) for some relaxed songs, stories, and fun. Please remember to bring a blanket to sit on and water to drink!

Tue, Aug 23, 9:30am - 11:30am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Join us every Tuesday morning this summer... more
Join us every Tuesday morning this summer for family LEGO fun. Just drop-in. No registration required!

Tue, Aug 23, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
My Gym will lead your children through... more
My Gym will lead your children through games, relays and instructional activities designed to promote and build motor skills, agility and confidence.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 23, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station Community Room
Enjoy a fun game of an ocean themed Bingo... more
Enjoy a fun game of an ocean themed Bingo game and win fun prizes.
This event is full

Wed, Aug 24, 10:00am - 10:45am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main J Program Room
Sit back and enjoy some dramatic readings... more
Sit back and enjoy some dramatic readings of our favorite silly stories.

Wed, Aug 24, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch - Station J Program Room
Be inspired by teens who are working to... more
Be inspired by teens who are working to protect our oceans from garbage. Educators from the CSH Whaling Museum will help to create recycled paper beads to make a necklace with a whale fluke charm.

Fri, Aug 26, All day
Huntington Public Library Main Building
Come to either building to pick-up a... more
Come to either building to pick-up a craft for some creative fun...just in time for the weekend. No registration. In person pick-up only, while supplies last.

Fri, Aug 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Gateway Community Garden
4 years old - entering grade 6

Sat, Aug 27, 10:00am - 10:45am
Huntington Public Library Main Building - Main Meeting Room
Join Long Island Music Therapy for a... more
Join Long Island Music Therapy for a music class that will allow children to explore their musical selves through song, instrument play, and movement.

Fri, Sep 09, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Huntington Public Library Station Branch
Enjoy the end of the summer with an... more
Enjoy the end of the summer with an outdoor movie and snacks! The movie, The Bad Guys, will begin at 7:30 pm. Bring your favorite chair and settle in for a great evening with family and friends!


For Parents and Teachers Resources

Including databases, useful websites and home schooling resources.

Playaway Launchpad is the first secure, pre-loaded learning tablet designed for children in Preschool to 5th Grade. These tablets can be checked out to play with at home, in the car, or just about anywhere. Preloaded with (ad-free) learning apps, each tablet is grouped by subject area, theme, and age level. Examples include: Prehistoric Playground, Problem Solver (STEAM), and Carnival of Words. Try them all! Tablets are for HPL cardholders only and are available at both the Main Library and the Station Branch.

Databases and Learning Aids

An award-winning early learning program with 10,000+ educational activities and 850+ complete lessons along the Step-by-Step Learning Path, all expertly designed to help prepare young learners for kindergarten and beyond.

In Library Use Only

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An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

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Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.  Plus a writing lab, foreign language lab, GED help, assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more! 

Tutorial

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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database is an online database with over 650,000 reviews and related information about children’s literature with full-text professional reviews and curriculum tools.

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 CultureGrams is available outside the Library via barcode and pin. It provides information about the cultures of more than 200 countries and the 50 United States in reports that include maps, statistics, indepth information, fun facts, and more.

Tutorial

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Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

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Kanopy Kids is a collection of kid-friendly movies, television shows and animated stories. Find fun and educational selections including PBS Kids programs and full-episodes of Sesame Street.

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 National Geographic Kids database includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as videos, images, and over 450 books. Geared towards primary and middle school students, kids can explore adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, space, and more!

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Helps readers find books that are just right for their reading level and interests, including read-alike recommendations for fiction and non-fiction. 

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Explore your favorite topics about people, places, history, science, and nature through interactive non-fiction ebooks and games, plus primary source videos, audio recordings, and images.

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Choose from lots of K-6 ebooks in English, Spanish, and French.  Have the text read to you, or read on your own. Enjoy music, puzzles, and games, too!

Includes graphic novels, non-fiction, read alongs, math quizzes, animated picture books, and videos. 

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An online version of the widely known encyclopedia that includes information on thousands of topics and provides supplemental links, videos, and other resources, such as biographies, multimedia content and educational games, activities, and projects.

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