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Henderson County Public Library: Children's Department

Children's Department

Children's Programs

You can register online by clicking on the time for each program below or by visiting the library. Programs fill fast, so register early. For more information, call the library at 270-826-3712.

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Teen Department

Teen Activities

For teens ages 12 to 19, please visit our Teen Program page for activities just for you.

Pete the Cat Party

Pete the Cat Party

Wednesday, September 17 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Put on your "Magic Sunglasses", "Groovy Buttons" and "White Shoes" and head down to the library for a "Pete the Cat" party! Participants will have the opportunity to hear the newest book "Pete and the New Guy", as well as make a "groovy buttons" treat, have their picture taken, and hang out with the one and only Pete! For ages 4 to 9.

Spooky Treats with Ms. Susan

Tuesday, October 7 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Kick off your fall break with Ms. Susan and her delicious and nutritious spooky treats! Bring your appetites and prepare your taste buds for "Witches Brew" and "Skeleton Hands" just to name a few of the yummy treats that we will be making. For ages 4 to 11.

Storytelling Fun

Wednesday, October 8 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

You are invited to come hear Rivertown Storytellers Janice Tenbarge and Linda Spillman Bruns. Ms. Janice's down-home style combined with Ms. Linda's puppets, musical instruments, paper folding, and string stories are sure to be a treat! These ladies will have you giggling, laughing out loud and waiting for what comes next. For ages 4 to 11.

Pumpkin Decorating

Pumpkin Decorating

Thursday, October 9 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Come and decorate a pumpkin for Halloween. One pumpkin per child and supplies such as markers, stickers, and decals will be provided. Trophies will be awarded for most creative, silliest and scariest pumpkin! For ages 4 to 11.

HCPL Computer Club

HCPL Computer Club

First and Third Thursdays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Students in grades 3 to 5 are invited to sign up for a computer club with fun hands-on activities, which will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Activities will include using the Internet, creating movies and presentations with pictures and music, working with photos, creating QR codes, creating art work in Paint, and much more! The students will use the library's computers.

Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies - Monday Afternoons

Mondays from 1:30 to 2:00 pm, beginning October 6

Babies, between the ages of birth and 18 months, and their caregivers are invited for on-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books by using finger plays, songs, and free play. This program is also a great time for parents and caregivers to network and share their experiences.

Lego Club

Lego Club

Mondays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, beginning October 6

Parents, does your child love to build with Legos? If they are between the ages of 5 and 11-years old, the library is hosting a Lego Club for them! We will provide the Legos and a story, so they only need to bring their imagination.

Mother Goose Family Story Time

Mother Goose Family Story Time

Mondays from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, beginning October 6

Children, between the ages of 2 and 5 years old, and their caregivers have fun while developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes, and activities.

Bouncing Babies

Bouncing Babies - Tuesday Mornings

Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon, beginning October 7

Babies, between the ages of birth and 18 months, and their caregivers are invited for on-the-floor, interactive fun that encourages a love of books by using finger plays, songs, and free play. This program is also a great time for parents and caregivers to network and share their experiences.

Sing! Learn! Play!

Sing! Learn! Play! - Tuesday Evenings

Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, beginning October 7

Children, between the ages of 3 and 5 years, and their caregivers will have fun while building language and literacy skills through stories, songs, rhymes, activities, movement, and play!

Read-N-Rhyme Toddler Time

Read-N-Rhyme Toddler Time

Wednesdays from 11:30 am to 12:00 noon, beginning October 8

Children, between the ages of 18 months and 3 years, and their caregivers have fun developing pre-reading skills through stories, songs, rhymes, activities, and free play.

Just 4 Kids Activity Hour

Just 4 Kids Activity Hour

Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, beginning October 8

The library is a fun place to be after school! If you are a kid between the ages of 6 and 11 years, we are just the place for you! Our activity hour will include crafts, special guests, snacks, and of course, stories!

Sing! Learn! Play!

Sing! Learn! Play! - Thursday Mornings

Thursdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, beginning October 9

Children, between the ages of 3 and 5 years, and their caregivers will have fun while building language and literacy skills through stories, songs, rhymes, activities, movement, and play!

Duplo Club

Duplo Club

Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 12:30 pm, beginning October 9

Bring your little engineers, between the ages of 2 and 5 years, and join the Duplo Club! Following a short story, children can let their imaginations run wild as they build special creations with a large assortment of popular Duplo blocks.