Kids News

2022 Summer Reading Program

SRP 1Read Beyond the Beaten Path and join us for our annual Summer Reading Program for children and teens! Registration for our Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 6, 2022. To register, please visit haynerlibrary.beanstack.org. Everyone who registers on June 6 will be entered for a chance to win a Summer Reading Program-themed basket. Questions? Please contact the KidsSpace department at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall or the Downtown Library. 

One-time sign-up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required. Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs. Check out the library's Events Calendar for the dates, times, and locations of all of our Summer Reading Program events. 

Click here to view the 2022 Summer Reading Program Informational Flyer (with program dates, times, and locations). 

Click here to view the Beanstack Instruction and Informational Flyer

Mondays: Little Campers Drop-In Craft

Let your little ones express their creativity at the library! Join us for our Little Campers Drop-In Craft at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall! This program will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Mondays June 6, 13, 20, and 27; July 11. For children ages 2-5.

One-time sign-up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required. Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs. 

To register for the Summer Reading Program, please visit haynerlibrary.beanstack.org. Questions? Please contact the KidsSpace department at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall or the Downtown Library. 

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Tuesdays: Stories & Art (Downtown)

srp 3Join us for a fun and creative story time as we partner with local artist Jennifer Grassle who will create a work of art before your very eyes while a story is being read! This program will be held at the Downtown Library KidsSpace at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28; July 5 and 12, 2022. This program is geared towards children ages 2-6.

One-time sign-up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required. Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs. 

To register for the Summer Reading Program, please visit haynerlibrary.beanstack.org. Questions? Please contact the KidsSpace department at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall or the Downtown Library. 

Wednesdays: Weekly Performers

srp 7Our weekly performances feature performers sure to delight the whole family. These free programs are designed for patrons of all ages and will take place at 10:00 a.m. each Wednesday in the library's Alton Square Mall Performance Room (upper level of Alton Square Mall).

  • Wednesday, June 8: Fred & His Feathered Friends
  • Wednesday, June 15: Riverbend Raptor
  • Wednesday, June 22: Mike Anderson's Campfire Sing-Along
  • Wednesday, June 29: Rusty Pliers Comedy Show
  • Wednesday, July 13: Mad Science of St. Louis

One-time sign-up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required. Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs. 

To register for the Summer Reading Program, please visit haynerlibrary.beanstack.org. Questions? Please contact the KidsSpace department at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall or the Downtown Library. 

Thursdays: Campfire Stories

CampfireJoin us for our Campfire Stories story time at 10:00 a.m. every Thursday from June 9 through July 7, 2022, at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall. We'll read stories, sing songs, have activities, and a surprise guest might make an appearance! This program is designed for children ages 3-9. 

One-time sign-up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required. Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs. 

To register for the Summer Reading Program, please visit haynerlibrary.beanstack.org. Questions? Please contact the KidsSpace department at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall or the Downtown Library. 

Thursdays: Big Campers Drop-In Craft

Join us for our Big Campers Drop-In Craft, designed for older children ages 6-12. Let your creativity flow as you have fun making a weekly craft. This program will take place on Thursdays, June 9, 16, 23, and 30; July 7, 2022, at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall.

One-time sign-up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required. Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs. 

To register for the Summer Reading Program, please visit haynerlibrary.beanstack.org. Questions? Please contact the KidsSpace department at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall or the Downtown Library. 

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Saturdays: KidsSpace Drop-In Camp Game Days

srp 4Stop by KidsSpace at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon during the Summer Reading Program and enjoy our KidsSpace Drop-In Game Day! These game day activities are designed for children ages 3-10. 

One-time sign-up for the Summer Reading Program is all that is required. Once your child has registered for the Summer Reading Program you can show up to as many children's programs as you wish. No special registration is required for individual programs. 

To register for the Summer Reading Program, please visit haynerlibrary.beanstack.org. Questions? Please contact the KidsSpace department at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall or the Downtown Library. 

End-of-the-Summer-Reading-Program Party: Thursday, July 14, 2022

srp 8Join us for our End-of-the-Summer-Reading-Program Party! The fun takes place from 5:00–8:00 p.m. We'll celebrate our summer of reading with a performance by Celia and Little Celia at 6:00 p.m. This program will take place in the library's Alton Square Mall Performance Room. 

For Building Kits for Children

fort kitThe Hayner Public Library District now offers fort-building kits for our young patrons! The 120-piece kits contain plastic tubes and connectors, as well as instructions to create a variety of different shapes and structures.

These building kits are an exciting way for children to utilize hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) skills while designing and building their ultimate fort. The kits provide an opportunity for children to share new and creative structures with friends and family. The kits are available for check out at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall. 

 

Our Kits Make Learning Fun!

Stop by KidsSpace at Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall and check out a children's learning kit. These kits are designed to educate and entertain children of all ages. They're great for homeschooling, rainy days, fun family time, and lots of other occasions. They're FREE to check out with your library card. 

Our kits range from finger puppets, a reptile bingo game, phonics flashcards, story blocks, counting cubes, microscopes, hieroglyph stamps, 3D planet models, solar system interactive games, STEAM, rock collections, magnet sets, fossil collections, jumbo floor puzzles, a stethoscope, human anatomy models, and LOTS more. 

Click here to view a PDF list of all of our children's learning kits. Or stop by the KidsSpace desk and pick up a paper copy. 

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