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Stories with Santa

Vintage SantaCome join us for a fun-filled day including Santa, refreshments, and a performance by Circus Kaput. All the fun begins at 10 a.m. in the Performance Room on the upper level at Alton Square on Saturday, December 3, 2016. This program will be followed by cookies and a visit from Santa in the KidsSpace Multipurpose Room. Parents, don’t forget your cameras! To register for this program, call 433-2881.

Monsanto Science Materials: A Complete List

Monsanto Science CollectionThe Hayner Public Library District is excited to announce the availability of Science Resources for Education, a gift from the Monsanto Fund. New DVDs covering biology, chemistry, ecological topics, space, and physics are now available for checkout! Many topics for grade levels K-3 and 4-6 are covered in the series “Show Me Science” and “Science I Need to Know,” among other excellent instructional and informative DVDs. Most DVDs in the above series are 15 minutes in length, appropriate complementary or introductory content for classroom or homeschool use. Young adults, grades 7-12, have access to DVDs from Nova and PBS.

In addition, the Monsanto Fund grant funded 30 science kits for K-8th grades involving many STEM topics. “Learning Science” activity tubs cover a myriad of topics and projects in the sciences, along with “A Simple Machine Lab,” an anatomy model, a stethoscope, and a microscope. Hayner had purchased a set of “Core Concepts” books covering STEM topics last year, and the Monsanto Fund allowed us to complete the series with ten books on physics.

The Monsanto Fund awarded the library $6000 toward the purchase of resources. Feedback from teachers, parents, and library staff contributed to the selection of DVDs and science kits. The DVDS, therefore, contain the most current, up-to-date information available on each topic in this format.

Click here to see a complete listing of all materials purchased with the Monsanto Fund grant. 

Library Subscription: ABCmouse.com

ABC MouseDID YOU KNOW?

The Hayner Public Library District offers access to the ABCmouse.com online subscription-based education program on the KidsSpace computers at the Alton Square Library.

Please note: Children under the age of eight may use the computers only with adult supervision. The library district assumes no responsibility for computer activity conducted by children not accompanied by an adult. 

ABCmouse.com is subscription-based, with no advertising, pop-up ads, or links to other sites. Children can learn and explore with their parents, or on their own (depending on age and ability), in a safe and secure online educational environment.

ABCmouse.com is a global education initiative of Age of Learning, Inc. Their goal is to help children build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum to greatly assist early learners to succeed in pre-k, kindergarten, and early elementary school programs.

Legos @ Your Library

Legos Your Library UpdatedBring your imagination and join us for an hour of building and creating Lego masterpieces. The library will supply the Legos, or feel free to bring your own. Legos stay at the library and will be displayed between sessions. Legos @ Your Library will meet in the KidsSpace at the Alton Square Library the second Thursday of each month. See the Events Calendar on our website for event dates and times. Please register at 433-2881.

Spanish Story Time

Spanish Story Time 4Come join us in the KidsSpace at Hayner Public Library at Alton Square for Stories with Hector. Hector Lozano, from Hayner Public Library’s downtown location, will be assisting us for this special story time. This 45-minute activity is a lively combination of books, finger plays, and songs in both English and Spanish for preschool children ages 3 to 5. See the Events Calendar on our website for story time dates and times. Please register at 433-2881.

Mommy and Me Story Time

TMommy and Me Updatedhis story time is exclusively for the little ones ages birth–2 years old accompanied by an adult. This 30-minute story time includes themed stories, songs, finger plays, and manipulative. See the Events Calendar on our website for story time dates and times. This program takes place in the KidsSpace at the Alton Square Library. Please register at 433-2881.

Movers and Shakers Story Time

Movers and Shakers Updated PhotoCome join us for this fun and interactive story time for 3–5-year-olds. See the Events Calendar on our website for story time dates and times. This program takes place in the KidsSpace at the Alton Square Library. Limited space is available. Please register at 433-2881.

After-School Fun

After School Fun UpdatedKids, come join us for After-School Craft at Hayner Public Library Downtown KidsSpace. The craft will be for children ages 5–10 years of age. See the Events Calendar on our website for story time dates and times. Please register at 462-0677, ext. 2836.

Mary Kay's Story Times

Mary Kays Story Time UpdatedCome join Panda Bear and Ms. Mary Kay for an hour of fun and play! This story time encourages children to participate in songs, stories, finger plays, and crafts. Ages 3–5 years. See the Events Calendar on our website for story time dates and times. This program takes place in the KidsSpace at the Downtown Library. Register at 462-0677, ext. 2836.

Evening Story Times

Evening Story Time UpdatedKids can wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal to Hayner Library Downtown KidsSpace for stories, puppets, and finger plays before bedtime. For ages 2–5. See the Events Calendar on our website for story time dates and times. Register at 462-0677, ext. 2836.