Huntington, Markle libraries offering variety of programs

Huntington City-Township Public Library Professional Assistant Amber Hudson (left) holds Ace, the tortoise, and Marketing Specialist Devon Henderson holds his buddy Zed, the resident Russian tortoises at the Huntington Branch. The pair of mascots will be featured in the library’s winter circulation campaign, aimed at a goal of 200,000 items checked out in 2018.
Huntington City-Township Public Library Professional Assistant Amber Hudson (left) holds Ace, the tortoise, and Marketing Specialist Devon Henderson holds his buddy Zed, the resident Russian tortoises at the Huntington Branch. The pair of mascots will be featured in the library’s winter circulation campaign, aimed at a goal of 200,000 items checked out in 2018. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington and Markle branches of the Huntington City-Township Public Library are offering a variety of programs beginning in January.

The Huntington branch is launching Bilingual Story Time on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. This story time session, taking place weekly until March 17 for those 7 years and younger, will have equal parts Spanish and English stories and songs, and is open to anyone – whether the family is bilingual, speaks English as a second language or is just curious about another language.

Spring’s regular Story Time is just around the corner as well. The Huntington and Markle libraries will both have sessions, with Huntington’s taking place at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, and Markle’s at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. Story Time is for children up to 7 years and runs through April. For more information or to sign up for a specific time, call the Youth Services desk at 356-2900.

Starting Jan. 9, children ages 6 to 10 can explore the human body in the Huntington and Markle libraries’ The Amazing Me program series. Each session, a new system of the body will be explored, including how it works and what it does to help us every day. Running through April 12, there will be weekly sessions at 5:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Huntington, as well as bi-weekly sessions at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Markle. To support this program, the Huntington library has partnered with Parkview Medical.

For more information on these or other programs, visit the library’s website at http://hctpl.info or call the main library at 356-2900. The Huntington library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, and the Markle library at 155 W. Sparks St., Markle.