COVID-19 can spread asymptomatically, meaning you can be a carrier without feeling any symptoms. Wearing a cloth mask in public can help to slow the spread of the virus in your neighborhood and protect others, even if you don't think you are sick. Click here to read more Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19.
Hoopla has a large collection of digital materials- from children's music and new popular hits, to classic novels and even magazines. Check it out on the FREE library app and start listening today! Click here for more information about Hoopla.
Our outdoor drop boxes are open and Curbside Pickup starts next Monday, June 1. This service will be offered from 2 - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Patrons can either place holds via the CLEVNET catalog (starting on Monday) or by calling the Library at (419) 433-5009. Pickups are limited to 10 items per library [...]
For today's Friday Fun activity, can you count how many cardigans Miss Melissa has worn so far for her Online Storytimes? Visit the "Videos” section on our Facebook page to see all of Miss Melissa's past LIVE Storytimes to count the cardigans and then comment your answers here. Miss Melissa will select one winner next [...]
Did you catch Thursday's Online Storytime? Miss Melissa wants you to practice your opposites at home with the flashcards she shared! Click here to print your own opposites flashcards and more practice worksheets.
It may be raining in Huron again today, but it's not raining at the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Check out the awesome fish on display here.
The Library will be offering Curbside Pickup starting on Monday, June 1. We will also be opening our outdoor drop boxes next week. More details about Curbside Pickup will be released soon.
Miss Melissa is sending out her first round of letter responses today. If you haven't written her a letter yet, start one right now! Here's a reminder if you need the address - Huron Public Library: Attn. Miss Melissa 333 Williams St. Huron, OH 44839
These AMAZING sheep were made by Neil after watching Miss Melissa read "Where Is the Green Sheep?" by Mem Fox. Click here to watch (or rewatch) this Online Storytime and make some sheep of your own.
Running low on materials to keep you busy or entertained? We know that our patrons are missing the Library. Our free apps like Hoopla and Libby have digital materials for ALL ages. Check out movies, TV shows, graphic novels, magazines, music, audiobooks, and eBooks all free with your library card. Click here to learn more [...]
Have some Friday Fun with this toilet paper roll craft. Kellyn will walk you through how to make some nifty indoor planters from supplies you can find at home! Check out the video here.
Thanks for watching Online Storytime with Miss Melissa. Create your own sheep and then share a picture with us in the comments on our Facebook page. Click here to print the template for your own green sheep popsicle puppets.
Google Arts & Culture is a non-profit initiative with a mission to preserve and bring the world’s art and culture online so it’s accessible to anyone, anywhere. Enjoy virtual art galleries, find free coloring activities, or find out which artwork looks like you using the Art Selfie. Check out the platform here.
Are you a teen looking for something to do during the quarantine? QuaranTEEN provides teens with reading blogs by teens, DIY projects, and other boredom busters. You can even help the New York Public Library transcribe historical restaurant menus for their collection. Click here to explore!
Wearing a cloth face covering correctly can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. When you go out on essential trips, follow these “do’s." If you have a child, remember those under age 2 should not wear a face covering. For more information, visit the link here provided by the library.
There is a lot of misinformation on social media about COVID-19. NewsGuard provides 19 COVID-19 myths, and traces them back to the source. Click here for more information.
Miss the Library and your story time friends? Now you can write Miss Melissa a letter! Draw a picture, share a story, tell us what you've been reading, or just write to her and tell her what you miss about this Library. Be sure to send it to the address listed here - Huron Library, [...]
In honor of National Nurse Week, give a shout out to a nurse or medical worker you know and show them that you care! They deserve our thanks and admiration in the best of times, and a whole lot more than that right now. You can also share this link here listing all the places [...]
Chef Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Cooking School online classes are FREE through May 31. Take advantage of these classes to learn recipes and new skills, from baking and vegetarian food, to knife skills and instant pot use. Click here to explore!
Do you have an idea for an easy Mother's Day gift? Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, May 10. Share your ideas with others in the comments below! All the crafts in this picture can be found here.
BrainPOP is a great educational tool and covers all kinds of topics with fun, animated videos to help children visualize learning paths. The resource is currently free to those teaching from home. Visit brainpop.com today and see what you can learn!
Don't forget - A staff member is available now to answer your questions! Call the Library at (419) 433-5009 between 1 - 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Don't forget that Miss Melissa is still hosting online storytime on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1pm. If you miss the live version, you can watch the storytime (and any you missed) on the library's Facebook page here. Keep an eye on the page for lots of Miss Melissa fun!
The digital magazine TIME for Kids is free until the end of the school year. You can select digital magazines for Kindergarten through Grade 8. Check out the details provided by the Huron Library here.
Click here for a video of our Friday afternoon quarantine craft. In this craft, Kellyn will show you how to create a Tornado in a Jar using items you have at home! Once you complete the craft, feel free to share some of your tornadoes with us!
Miss Melissa's family would like to share their Toilet Paper Roll Craft with you! The link for their springtime butterfly craft is here, with printable template pictures here.
Did you know that you can checkout digital magazines on the Libby app that you can browse for free? Click here for more information about the Libby app. Don't have a library card? No problem! Click here.
Today's Staff Pick Comfort Reads come from Clay. You've probably seen Clay working at the front desk, but he is also one of the Library's Custodians and helps to keep building clean! What have you been reading during the quarantine? Click here to see Clay's picks.
Starting Monday, April 20, Library staff members will be available to take phone calls during the temporary closure. Call in Monday through Friday from 1 - 5 pm to ask us reference questions. Ask us about: eBook and eMedia apps, stimulus checks, voting, senior hours at local stores, the 2020 Census, which restaurants offer carry-out, [...]
Wish there was a way to fact-check your politicians? Fact-checking journalism is at the heart of PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize winning website. Examine statements made by members of Congress, the president, governors, mayors, lobbyists, and anyone else involved in American politics. Click here to see more free resources on the Library's website.
Even though the Library is temporarily closed, you can still read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! This program encourages parents to read 1000 books with a child before they enter Kindergarten– a goal that experts say children need to reach to help them learn to read for themselves. Find out how to join today by clicking [...]
Celebrate National Poetry Month this April by using Hoopla to read or listen to some new poetry books. All you need is your library card. Click here for more information on Hoopla Digital.
Congratulations to the winners of this year's 44839: Poetry from a Zip Code Poetry Contest! Visit the Library's Virtual Poetry Event here to listen the winners announced by the Director of the Library Copies of 44839: Poetry from a Zip Code Vol. III will be available when the Library reopens, but you can also visit [...]
Our Staff Pick Comfort Reads today come from Miss Melissa, the Library's Head of Youth Services. Have you read some of these books lately? Let us know what you think! Click here to see her must reads.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is now available as an eBook or audiobook in our digital collection with unlimited access- meaning NO WAITLIST OR HOLDS. Download Libby or OverDrive today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter! Click here to learn more about Libby or OverDrive digital libraries
If you haven’t completed your 2020 Census yet, here is what to expect. This week, a second reminder should go out with a hard copy of the census. Responding to the 2020 Census affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. Check out [...]
Want to learn some new skills while being stuck at home? Lynda provides courses in topics like music, business, art, computers, photography, and more! As a CLEVNET library cardholder, you have access to all of these courses for FREE. Click here to visit our website to log in to Lynda or to find more information
Hoopla now offers Bonus Borrows that don't count towards the 10 item monthly limit! These include movies, music, ebooks, and audiobook borrows for children and adults- for FREE. To find the Bonus Borrows on the Hoopla website: Click "Browse," select a material type, click "Categories," and then select "Bonus Borrows." To find the Bonus Borrows [...]
Here's some great information passed along from the library on the importance of protecting yourself during these times. Gov. Mike Dewine's Press Briefing details - Sandusky Register How to Make Your Own Mask - Instructions
Miss Melissa's Online Storytimes are moving to Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tune in to our Facebook page at 1 pm to see her read some cool new stories LIVE. Be sure to keep an eye on our page for more Miss Melissa fun!
The easiest way to practice social distancing while voting is by mailing in an absentee ballot. The Ohio General Assembly has extended the Ohio Vote-by-Mail deadline to April 28. Make your voice heard! Click here for more information.
On Thursday, April 2 Governor DeWine extended the Ohio stay-at-home order in an attempt to reduce exposure to COVID-19. In response to this, the Huron Public Library will remain closed until Governor DeWine and his staff have determined that the danger of the extended effects of the coronavirus have ceased. At this point, the Library [...]
Thanks for joining us in today's Storytime Live. Click on the link here for your own copy of today's windblown pieces.
Due to precautions necessary to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the annual poetry event that normally takes place during the month of April has been postponed at this time. Instead, both patrons and poets can hear poems read aloud at the Library's Virtual Poetry Event. Winners will still be announced in April, and [...]
Today's Staff Pick Comfort Reads come from McKenna, the Library's Marketing & Emerging Technology Librarian. Check out her comfort reads by clicking here. Don't have the books at home? Find the eBook or audiobook versions on the Libby app, and then let us know what you think! Click here to learn more about Libby.
The Huron Public Library Board of Trustees meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 has been postponed until Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm. Please continue to check our website for more information concerning cancellations and closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our next Staff Pick Comfort Reads come from Kathleen, one of our Circulation Technicians. What are your comfort reads? Check out her's here. Remember: You can read these books and more by downloading the Libby or OverDrive apps. Click the link for more details: https://www.huronlibrary.org/digital-content/libby-overdrive
Holly, the Library's Adult Services Manager, has some new Staff Pick Comfort Reads for you. Have you read these yet? Check out her Comfort Reads here. Click the link for more Comfort Read suggestions: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4004.Favorite_Comfort_Reads
If you don't have a library card and still want to access our OverDrive digital materials, you can now sign up for an instant digital card. Access thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, and streaming videos by registering for a digital library card. Patrons must live in the CLEVNET service area and have a valid cell [...]
What an honor! Miss Melissa was featured on the Scary Mommy Blog post - 9 Virtual Story Hours to Keep Your Kiddos Occupied. Click here to read the whole post.
Need help finding books to match reading levels? Visit https://www.arbookfind.com/ and go to "Advanced Search" to search by AR or Lexile levels. After you find books to match a reading level, you can use the Libby app to look up an eBook or audiobook version of the book! Visit our website for more information about [...]
Check out the blog post here.
Check out the bear hunt details in the Sandusky Register article here.
Our first Staff Pick Comfort Reads come from Shelby, the Library's Circulation & Technical Services Manager. Have you read these books? Let us know what you think in the comments! Remember: You can read these books and more by downloading the Libby or OverDrive apps. Click here for more information.
Newspaper Archive, which provides access to a 300 million page newspaper collection, is making their holdings available during the current coronavirus outbreak. Click here to visit our website CLEVNET database page to access the newspaper collection.
Everyone living in the United States is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census. Fill it out online, by phone, or by mail. Shape Your Future. Support Your Community. View the video posted by the Huron Library here
Check out the article on our wonderful Children's Librarian, Miss Melissa on the Sandusky Register here. As a reminder, she will be hosting storytime live everyday at 1pm on Facebook while the library is closed.
Looking for something to keep you busy? Try checking out our collection of online reference databases. Learn a language, research your ancestors, identify types of trees and snakes, figure out how to complete that home improvement project, fix your car, or just browse the Hobbies and Craft Reference Center. The possibilities for research and enrichment [...]
Just because the Library is closed, doesn't mean you have to miss storytime. Miss Melissa will be hosting live, online storytimes on the Library's Facebook page. Visit the page here for more information and times.
Even if the Library is closed, patrons can still access our digital materials. Libby and OverDrive are free library apps for ebooks and audiobooks, and Hoopla is a free library app for audiobooks, ebooks, movies, TV, music, and more! There is even a Kids Mode available by adjusting your Hoopla settings. All you need is [...]
On Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that all Ohio schools will be closed for three weeks beginning on Monday, March 16 as precaution against the spread of coronavirus. Because of this, the Trustees of the Huron Public Library have also decided to close the Library starting on Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. [...]
Check out the article the Huron Library posted here.
The Huron Library has cancelled the Spring Cleaning Crafts for Kids and the Memories of Mary Cassatt, 1914.
Check out our Library of Things! The Huron Public Library now loans out a number of nontraditional library materials including: Wi-Fi Hotspots, Literacy Launchpads and Backpacks for children, Nebula projectors, ukuleles, device charging cords, puzzles, and more. Stop by or call the Library for more information.
STEAM Team and STEAM Team 2.0 feature new topics this spring! Children and tweens can learn about all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with exciting themes in this series of programs. The first program in the series is Wednesday, March 11 at 4:30 pm and will explore Curious Questions. Click here to [...]
Interested in joining the Friends of the Huron Public Library? The Friends Annual Meeting is this Thursday, March 5 at 6 pm. Come join and vote for Friends leadership. This program will be at the Library in Room A. No registration required. Don't forget - on March 3, 4, and 5, Marconi's in Huron, OH [...]
The Girls Who Code Coding Club is back this spring! Girls in Grades 3 - 5 can join this beginner's club to learn valuable computer science skills in a fun, safe environment. Boys may also join if they don't mind being in a predominately female environment. The first meeting is this Thursday, March 5 at [...]
The Teen Library Council meets this Sunday, March 8 at 3 pm to discuss Summer Learning Program ideas for teens. If you're in Grades 7 - 12 and you have some ideas for programs that you want to see at the Library this summer, come to this program and let us know! Click here for [...]
We still have a few spaces left for children in Kindergarten - Grade 6 for LEGO Builders Club this Thursday, March 5 at 4:30 pm. Miss Melissa will lead a LEGO game, followed by time to build with the Library's LEGO collection. Click here to register.
If you've been in the Library lately, you've probably noticed that we've moved around a couple things upstairs in our Adult Services section. Westerns are now located next to the Adult Graphic Novel section by the new adult books. And biographies and paperbacks have been moved around as well. If you have trouble finding anything, [...]
It may not look like spring outside yet, but the Library's Spring Storytime sessions begin next week. The first session lasts from March 3 to April 1. Find the perfect Storytime for your little ones! Click here for more information and the whole schedule.
In honor of Read Across America Day, stop by the Library on Monday, March 2 and earn a raffle ticket when you check items out on this day for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Books-A-Million! All ages can participate.
Girls Who Code is back at the Library every Thursday at 4:30 pm from March 5 - May 7. This spring, girls in Grades 3 - 5 can come to this beginner's coding club to learn valuable computer science skills in a supportive and safe environment. Boys may also register as long as they don’t [...]
Have a question about a new device? Drop in for Tech Connect this Thursday, February 27 between 3 - 4 pm and let McKenna and Holly help you with your technology needs. Ask how to use and download apps, how to download free books to your smart device, how to save photos, or any other [...]
The next DEEP meeting is at the Library tomorrow, February 26 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. This program is designed to help people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and those relatives and caregivers of people with diabetes to gain an understanding of diabetes self-care. Visit the event link for more details and registration.
Select Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Evening Family Storytime is a family affair. Join us and share stories, songs, and fun! All ages are welcome. We engage your little one in a variety of ways that stimulate the development of early literacy skills through books, flannel boards, songs, stories, and much more. This is a free [...]
Select Mondays from 4 - 7 pm For Grades 7 - 12. Whether you’re a dungeon master or a beginner, come to play D&D with other players. All supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring along your favorite set of dice. If you have questions about the game, please email Clay, the Dungeon [...]
Saturday, March 14 at 12 pm Join us for an afternoon tea as Stephanie Kramer portrays the life and times of artist Mary Cassatt, as well as some of her contemporaries in the year 1914. Refreshments will be served. Click the link to register.
Select Saturdays at 10:30 am Come to the Library for this program to learn from other photographers and to share successes and failures. Beginners and experts are both welcome. No registration required. March Sessions - March 7 - March 21 April Sessions - April 4 - April 18 May Sessions - May 2 - May [...]
Everyone is welcome to join local chess enthusiast Paul Sherwood who is available as instructor or competitor. Come for fun or to improve your game. Open to all ages and abilities. No registration required. March Sessions: Saturday 3/7 at 10am Wednesday 3/18 at 6pm Sunday 3/29 at 1pm April Sessions: Saturday 4/11 at 10am Wednesday [...]
Bonnie Culbertson travels the world and writes about it on her blog Earth Regarded Travel. Join us on Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm at the library to learn about ethical and sustainable travel. Click here to register.
March 1, 3, 4, and 5 Marconi’s will donate 10% of guest checks to the FRIENDS of the Huron Public Library. You must present the Marconi's FRIENDS coupon when ordering. You can find the coupon in the Library's Spring 2020 Newsletter or on the FRIENDS page of our website. Feel free to give coupons to [...]
Join Master Gardner Mary Strayer, from OSU Extension, on Monday, March 23 at 6:30pm at the library as she discusses new plants introduced this year. Click here to register.
Learn about the safety of our water along Lake Erie and how it is tested. Join us on Tuesday March 10 at 6:30pm at the library for an overview of how the Ohio Department of Health monitors our beaches along Lake Erie with the assistance of Erie County Department of Health. Click here to register.
Join Holly and Paul for this final program in the Birding Using Technology series on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm. This program covers other birding apps that you may find useful in the field. You can still register for this program even if you did not attend the previous programs in the series. Click [...]
Visit the Library this Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 pm for this Huron Garden Club program. No registration required. Click here for more information.
Join us at the Library tomorrow, February 19 at 7 pm for the Socrates Café Discussion Group. This program is a monthly philosophical discussion between community members. Coffee is provided and no registration is necessary. Click here to learn more about this monthly program.
The Stuffed Animal Sleepover is back! Bring your favorite stuffed friend to the Library on Tuesday, February 18 at 6:30 pm for a special Storytime. Then tuck them into bed and come back the next day to see what your buddy was up to all night! Suggested for ages 4 - Grade 3. Click here [...]
The Library will be CLOSED for Presidents' Day on Monday, February 17. No items will be due on this day and outdoor book drops will remain open. Patrons may still renew items and place items on hold by logging into our catalog with a library card number and a PIN. The Library will resume regular [...]
February is Black History Month. Visit the Library to check out some great books or movies featuring African American authors and actors. You can also download the Hoopla app to instantly read, listen to, or watch materials for free with your library card. Get all of the details on Hoopla here.
Once again, BGSU Firelands will be hosting the Celebrate Huron: State of the Community on Tuesday, April 21 from 6-8pm. Updates will be provided from the city, township, library, schools and the Chamber of Commerce. The event is open to the public and more information can be found on the Chamber Facebook page here.
Register today for our Preschool Storytime Craft this Wednesday, February 12 at 1:30 pm. This special craft occurs on the last day of a Preschool Storytime session. Click here to register.
Visit the Library next Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm for a program on Podcasts. McKenna, our Emerging Technology Librarian, will walk you through what exactly a podcast is and how you can listen to podcasts from your device, a Bluetooth speaker, or even in your car. Click here to register.
Keeping bees has become a popular hobby. Find out exactly how to keep bees at the Library next Monday, February 10 at 6:30 pm. Rich Brutsche of the Sandusky Valley Beekeepers Association will discuss the art and science of keeping bees in this special introductory program for beginners. Click here to register and for more [...]
There are still a few spaces left in Thursday's LEGO Builders Club. Visit the Library on February 6 at 4:30 for some LEGO fun! These sessions begin with a LEGO-themed game followed by a chance to build with our LEGO collection. For Kindergarten through Grade 6. Click here to register.
Let us be your matchmaker! Visit our Blind Date with a Book display by the Circulation Desk from now until Friday, February 14 to choose your blind date. Each book is wrapped for secrecy with a brief description on the tag There are books for all ages!
Love reading? Try one of our book clubs! Each book club meets monthly to discuss a new book and books are selected on an annual basis with input from the group members. To join a book group, visit our kiosk by the Circulation Desk to grab the latest book. Visit our website for upcoming book [...]
Every Wednesday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm from February 19 - March 25 Brought to the Library by Serving our Seniors. The Diabetes Empowerment Education Program, also known as DEEP™, is an education curriculum designed to help people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and those relatives and caregivers of people with diabetes to gain an understanding [...]
Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm Come to this program to learn what podcasting is and how to download a podcast to your smart device. Also learn about some popular and entertaining podcasts that you can listen to at home. Click here to register.
Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 pm Brought to the Library by the Huron Garden Club. No registration required.
Sunday, February 9 at 3 pm Live with the FRIENDS of the Huron Public Library presents: Emily Keener. Cleveland-based singer/songwriter Emily Keener is a craftswomen of emotion. Her take on alternative folk is somewhere between Joni Mitchell, Elliot Smith, and Paul Simon. No registration required.
Tuesday, February 4 at 7 pm Travis Sanders is an accomplished clairvoyant medium, author and teacher who has been working professionally for over a decade. His work with Spirit has been featured on numerous radio and television programs including CBS & Hay House Radio and most notably A&E's Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal. He [...]
The Library will be opening late for Staff Census Training on Wednesday, January 22. Patrons may still renew items and place items on hold by logging into our catalog with a library card number and a 4 digit PIN. The Library will open to regular hours at 10 am.
Do you like Stranger Things? Are you brave enough to face a demogorgon? Maybe you just want to escape the harsh realities of winter? Join our new Dungeons & Dragons Club! Dungeon Master Clay welcomes both D&D beginners and experts. Snacks are also provided. For teens in Grades 7 - 12. The next club meeting [...]
Love birding? Learn how to bird even better with the help of some amazing birding websites and apps! Visit the Library for these Birding Using Technology programs. Come to one or all three! Session 1: Tuesday, January 28 Holly Lynn and Paul Sherwood will show you how to set up an account on eBird, how [...]
Did you know that you can check out Literacy Backpacks from the Library? The Library currently lends out Literacy Backpacks for Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2. Each backpack is filled with games and other fun activities designed to help children practice important reading skills. The loan period is three weeks and the backpacks come [...]
Visit the Library for Unfinished Business/ Jump Start Knitting. Barbara Wilson leads this popular walk-in program for knitters of all levels on select Tuesdays, January 14, 21, 28, February 4, and 11 from 6:30 - 8 pm. This program provides one-on-one guidance for those who have hit a snag in their most recent project and [...]
Don't forget: Storytimes with Miss Melissa and Miss Vicki begin again this week. This second winter session is from January 14 - February 12. All programs are free and no registration is required. Visit our website (click here) to find the perfect Storytime for your family.
There is still time to register for How to Use Apps this Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 pm. Learn about free Library apps like Libby, Hoopla, and Lynda, as well as some other useful apps for your smart devices. Click here to register
The Library is doing some early Spring cleaning and we have some items that need to go! We are now accepting donations for seven 3' x 6' folding, white tables and two 4' x 10' white boards. You choose the price to pay and all proceeds go to the Friends of the Library. Transportation of [...]
You still have time to participate in our January Kindness Campaign. This week (until January 11) the Library is partnering with local businesses for a Kindness Campaign. Visit our YA area and grab some ideas for spreading kindness in your community. We are also collecting donations of non-perishable food items and winter items like coats, [...]
There are still a few spots left in this month's LEGO Builders Club for Kindergarten through Grade 6. Visit the Library on Thursday, January 9 at 4:30 pm for some LEGO fun! Click here to register.
Are you a teen with ideas to change your community? Join the Teen Library Council at the Library. The next meeting is Sunday, January 12 at 3 pm. No registration required. Click here to learn more or to sign up.
Check out the Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club in the Gallery this month (on the lower level of the Library). Let them know what you think!
Sunday, January 12 at 2:30 pm Suggested for families of children age 4 and older. Need something fun to add to your family’s calendar? Come to the Library for a special viewing of Abominable. Cool treats and beverages will be served. Registration encouraged - Click here to sign up
Select Tuesdays at 6:30 pm Session 1: Tuesday, January 28 Holly Lynn and Paul Sherwood will show you how to set up an account on eBird, how to keep track of your birding life list, and how to post your birding lists for others on the website to see. Session 2: Tuesday, February 11 In [...]
Introductory Meeting: Saturday, January 11 at 10 am For Grades 7 - 12. Future dates to be determined by the group. Teens are invited to an introductory meeting about the start of a new photography club just for teens! Teens can come to learn the fundamentals of digital photography. This program covers how to use [...]
Select Thursdays in January and February from 3 - 4 pm - January 9 - January 23 - February 13 - February 27 Come to these drop-in sessions and let McKenna and Holly help you with your technology needs. Ask how to use and download apps, how to download books to your smart device, how [...]
Tuesday, January 7 at 2 pm and Wednesday, January 8 at 2 pm Suggested for children ages 2½ and older. Created by Zumba® and BabyFirst, Zumbini® programs combines music, dance, and educational tools for learning, bonding, and fun! Licensed Zumbini instructor Patti Sebolt is back in the Library to lead this exciting class. Registration encouraged- [...]
Join us at the Library on Monday, January 13 at 7 pm to explore several of the prevailing theories on the loss of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The ship had an exciting life during the 18 years that it sailed, often carrying record breaking loads. The ship's loss on November 10, 1975 still puzzles many to [...]
Traditional Foundations to Modern Styles Thursday, January 9 at 6:30 pm Join Brian from Open Way Yoga as he helps us understand the history of yoga. This class is structured for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Registration required - click here to sign up
The Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club meets once a month at the Library on select Saturdays. All members of the public are welcome to come and share tips, successes, and failures. The next meeting is on Saturday, January 4 at 10 am. Visit our website for more dates. No registration required.
Happy Holidays from the Huron Public Library. Reminder: The Library will be CLOSED for the holidays on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25. We will also be CLOSED for New Year's on Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1. No items will be due on these days. The outdoor drive-up book drops will be [...]
Everyone is welcome to join local chess enthusiast Paul Sherwood who is available as instructor or competitor. Come for fun or to improve your game. Open to all ages and abilities. No registration required. January 4 10am - 12pm January 16 6 - 8pm January 26 1 - 4pm
Also BRAND NEW: Our monthly tween book discussion group has a new format and meeting style. Sign up and meet other tweens who are interested in reading and discussing some amazing books. The first meeting for this winter session is next Wednesday, December 18. Click here to register.
The Library would like to thank everyone that made it to this year's Holiday Open House on Saturday. We would especially like to thank our Library Trustee Board Members for helping us out. We hope to continue to see everyone in this Library this winter, and beyond!
Are you a teen interested in helping out the Huron community? The Teen Library Council holds its first meeting for this year's winter session on Sunday, December 15 at 3 pm. Click here for more information.
The Library's next Euchre Night is Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30 pm. Stop by to learn how to play or to meet other players in the AV area. No registration required.
Come to the Library to Make & Take (or eat) some holiday cookies next Monday, December 16 from 4 - 7 pm. Supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome and no registration is required. See you there! ❄️☃️🍪
Has anyone seen the banana plant in the Library lately? 🌱🍌👽 Banana Facts: Do banana plants die after fruiting? The simple answer is yes. Banana trees do die after harvest. Banana plants take around nine months to grow up and produce banana tree fruit, and then once the bananas have been harvested, the plant dies. However, [...]
We'll be back at the Huron Public Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec 7 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy jazz versions of Christmas classics.
Our winter session of STEAM Team and STEAM Team 2.0 starts next Wednesday, December 11 at 4:30 pm. Register for one or ALL THREE programs before they are full. STEAM Team introduces children in Kindergarten - Grade 2 to the educational fun of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Click the link to register [...]
D&D is cool again! Teens in Grades 7 - 12 can now register for this NEW monthly club at the Library. Our first session is on Monday, December 30 from 4 - 7 pm. Beginners and experts are both welcome. Only 6 participants can play in the first session, so click the event link here [...]
Visit the Library on Tuesday, December 10 at 7 pm to hear local author Doug Cooper discuss his new book Focus Lost. Doug will be selling his books after the reading. Check out the Library Facebook here for more information and to register for the event.
On Saturday, December 7 from 2 - 5 pm, join us at the Library for our Holiday Open House. This year we are partnering with the Chamber of Commerce and the city of Huron's Winterfest to bring you family entertainment and music. We hope to see you there! Visit this link for a full description [...]
Along with our Holiday Open House on Saturday, the Friends of the Library will be holding their holiday Book Sale this weekend. Find some great books, DVDs, or CDs for someone on your list- or just come to browse for yourself! 😁🧤
Elf on the Shelf is back! From now until December 23, you can visit the Library and try to find this year's elf helper: Little Elliot the Elephant. If you find him, tell a librarian for a cool prize. Suggested for Kindergarten through Grade 3.
Join Master Gardener Mary Strayer at the Library on Monday, December 9 at 6:30 pm to learn how to use your very own garden to create fantastic holiday decorations. Click here to register
Looking for some good books this winter? Why not start with the classics! Our classics section is located in the YA area of the Library!
Monday, November 25 at 6:30 pm In an engaging and laid-back one hour presentation, local Port Clinton native Rich Norgard will read excerpts from his new murder mystery Trophy Kill. He will reminisce about his 21 years as an investigator in Alaska and share musings about the pitfalls of restoring a historic lighthouse and about [...]
Come to the Library for Socrates Cafe on Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm for a discussion on healthy motivations. Join other community members in a philosophical discussion once a month at 7 pm. Topics are decided at the previous session. No registration is necessary.
Huron students learned all about table settings and getting ready for Thanksgiving at the Library. Check out the pictures on the Sandusky Register here.
On Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 pm, join Dakota Stone from the Alzheimer's Association at the Library to learn about the latest research in diet and nutrition, exercise, and other ways to keep a mind and body healthy. Click here to register.
Help your neighbors and lower your late fees! From Sunday, November 10 through Saturday, November 16, fines for an overdue HPL item will be waived in exchange of each donation (one non-perishable, unexpired food item per overdue item). Donations will be distributed by the Huron Food Pantry.
Join the Huron Historical Society at the Library Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm to learn more about the Commercial Fishing efforts in and around Huron. Bill Scott, son of a commercial fisherman, will share research on Huron's Fishing Industry. The program will give details about boat building, fishing families, industry trends, and will include [...]
Everyone is welcome to join local chess enthusiast Paul Sherwood who is available as instructor or competitor. Come for fun or to improve your game. Open to all ages and abilities. No registration required. Dates: Tuesday, November 19 from 6-7:30pm Sunday, November 24 from 1-4pm
Come to the Library 11/6 anytime between 6:30 - 8 pm for our last fall session of Unfinished Business/ Jump Start Knitting. If you have hit a snag in your current project, or if you just need ideas for a project to start, come to this meeting for some guidance and knitting wisdom. No registration [...]
Want to add some flexibility to your life? Join us with at the Library on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 pm to learn how yoga supports flexibility of balance, strength, and the body. This class is structured for all levels of yoga users. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Click here to register.
Get involved in local arts! You are invited to view the paintings exhibited this month in the Huron Public Library Gallery and chat with the artists at this opening reception on November 6 at 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged, click here to be redirected.
Have you ever wondered how to play Magic: The Gathering? Come to the Library on Monday, November 4 at 4 pm to learn how to play or to meet other players. This introductory meetup will help determine future meetings. No registration is necessary.
Did you know that we have puzzles you can borrow? Each puzzle checks out for three weeks. We also have puzzles for kids. Grab one (or more) today!
On Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm join ghost hunters Mark Sebastian Jordan and Annie Tarpley, members of the paranormal group History & Haunts, as they discuss ghost hunting in Ohio- including places like the Lorain Lighthouse, The Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, the local Sandusky State Theatre and more. Click here to register.
On the Saturday (October 26 at 10am) before Halloween, comic shops around the world celebrate the season by giving away free comics and by putting on the best costume contest ever! Select from an array of free comic books. Those who are in full costume will receive a special treat for their efforts. Suggested for [...]
Spirits, seances, and mediums: oh my! Join us at the Library this Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm for a talk about this 19th century religious movement. Learn more about Spiritualism and some of its most famous mediums. Click here to register.
Come to the Library next Tuesday night, October 22 from 6:30 - 8 pm for some Halloween fun! Our volunteers will read Halloween books at different locations throughout the Library, distribute a fun treat, and stamp a punch card for each participant. Children are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costumes as we parade through [...]
The Library's Teen Library Council will meet this Sunday, October 20 at 3 pm. This monthly meeting invites current and new members to contribute ideas that will make a difference at the Library. This session will discuss how teen volunteers can help out at TRICK or READING. For grades 7 through 12. Click here for [...]
Try out some #lifehacks at our second session of the Lifehack Challenge. After school on Tuesday, October 15, teens in grades 7 through 12 can try out popular lifehacks to see if they really work! The challenge begins at 3:30 in the YA area. No registration required.
Come to the Library for Socrates Cafe on Wednesday, October 16 at 7 pm for a discussion on new frontiers. Join other community members in a philosophical discussion once a month at 7 pm. Topics are decided at the previous session. No registration is necessary. Click here for more details about this monthly program.
On select Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8 pm, Barbara Wilson reprises this popular walk-in program for knitters of all levels. This program provides one-on-one instruction and guidance for those who have hit a snag in their most recent project and need help, or for those that are looking for inspiration on a new project. Meetings [...]
Looking for something spooky to read or watch this October? We can help find books and movies for all ages. Visit our Halloween display or speak with a librarian today!
We have space for one more in our Chart Your Course: Shawl Making class. Join Barbara Wilson as she helps navigate a knitting chart to create your own shawl. This class is for advanced beginners who are comfortable with basic knit and purl stitches. The program is on select Mondays 6:30 pm and begins on [...]
Registration is open for our Preschool Storytime Craft on Wednesday, October 9 at 1:30 pm. This special Storytime takes place on the last day of each preschool session for the season. The program is free and suggested for children ages 3 1/2 and up. 📖🎶😁📚🖍🎨 Click here to register.
Join us for Euchre Night Wednesday, October 16 starting at 6:30 pm. Stop by the Library to learn this fast-paced card game or to meet other players. No registration required.
The Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club meets at the Library twice a month. All members of the public are welcome to share tips and photo successes and failures. The next meeting is this Saturday, October 5 at 10 am. No registration required. Click here for more information and future dates click here.
Girls Who Code is back! Now for grades 6 - 8, Girls Who Code Coding Club begins this Thursday, September 26 and goes until December 5. Sessions are every Thursday and last from 4 - 5:30 pm. This coding club aims to close the gender gap in technology by teaching computer science skills to girls [...]
Join Dakota Stone from the Alzheimer’s Association on Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 pm to learn about common signs of Alzheimer’s, the importance of early detection and benefits of a diagnosis, how to approach others about memory concerns, and Alzheimer's Association resources. Click here to register.
The Socrates Cafe topic for this Wednesday, September 18 is "Can we still converse constructively in a divisive time period?" Join other community members in discussion once a month at 7 pm. No registration is necessary. Click here for more details about this monthly program.
Reminder: The Huron Public Library will be opening late at 11 am on Wednesday, September 18 for staff in-service hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. There will be no 10:15 am Toddler Time Storytime on Wednesday, September 18, but all ages are welcome to come to our 11 am Storytime session. Health Screenings that normally [...]
On Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 pm, join Donna Green from OSU Extension as we explore the nutrition, taste, and culture of a few of the most popular "foreign" foods. Our first session features Italian/ Mediterranean food. Click here to register.
NEW! The Library's STEAM Team program for Kindergarten - Grade 2 now continues on for tweens in Grades 3 - 6 with our STEAM Team 2.0. Join Miss Melissa at Fabens Park on Wednesday, September 11 at 4:30 pm for our Kick-Off event! Click here to register.
Have you ever wondered how to play D&D? Come to the Library on Monday, September 9 at 4 pm to learn how to play or to meet other players. This introductory meetup will help determine future meetings. No registration necessary!e
Meet the local candidates running for office (Huron City Council, Township, Erie County and Huron School Board) presented by the Huron Chamber of Commerce and the Huron Public Library. All candidates have been invited to come and speak to attendees at the event. This is your opportunity to come and ask questions of the candidates. [...]
The last Pop Up Storytime of the summer is this Wednesday beginning at 10:30 am. Our regular Storytime schedule resumes next Tuesday and Wednesday. Visit our website for more information on Lapsit, Toddler Time, Preschool, and Family Storytimes. All programs are free and no registration is necessary! 😎📖
In August it’s time to pay attention to what needs to be done in your gardens. Join us at the Library, Thursday, August 8 at 6:30pm. This presentation will give you preparation tips and ideas about what to plant now that can enhance your garden yet this year. How do we prepare our gardens for [...]
Pop Up Storytime and Play begins today and continues every Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 am for the month of August. Join Miss Melissa for some reading fun. Pop in and and say hello!
Our next Firelands Shutterbugs Photography Club meeting is on Saturday, August 3 at 10 am.This program is for the novice or expert alike. Come to learn from other shutterbugs, and to share successes and failures. No registration required.
Join us on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30pm at the Huron Public Library to learn about Americans in a Splintering Europe. During World War I, thousands of Americans in Europe became refugees desperate to get home. American journalists, in contrast, rushed to Europe to cover the fighting. When the war made its way to the [...]
Members of the public are invited to display specimens and arrangements of flowers and plants. Please refer to the guidelines for entry provided at the main Circulation Desk. All exhibitors need to have their flowers at the Library between 10 am - 12 pm on July 27 and the show will open to the public [...]
On Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm dust off your old hi-fi stereo and join us as we explore space age pop from the 1950's and 60's with Dr. Dave Lewis, sound archivist at Bowling Green State University's Music Library and Bill Schurk Sound Archives. Listen to some key albums, look at the wild album [...]
Join us for Yoga on Monday, July 22 at 6:30 pm. The practice of Hatha Yoga helps us to become connected with our thoughts and actions. Our thoughts and energy create our reality, which in turn is part of the universe. This class is for all levels of yoga users, from beginner on up and will [...]
Join us at the Library on Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 pm for Socrates Cafe. This discussion group is open to the public and features a new discussion question each month. No registration required. Come in and keep cool at the HPL!
Reminder: The Huron Public Library will be closed this Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will also be no Storytime sessions on Wednesday, July 3. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday! 😎
On Monday, July 1 at 6:30pm join us as we explore the vastness of space to see just how big our universe really is. Take a look at the Sun, the planets in our solar system, our galaxy, and what lies beyond in an attempt to gain some cosmic perspective. Registration required here.
English woman Beatrix Potter is best known for her children's books like The Tale of Peter Rabbit. On Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 pm, local actress Stephanie Kramer will portray this iconic figure, and Miss Potter's story should be, as Beatrix would say, "a cheerful jogtrot for a summer evening!" Registration required here.
Join us Monday, June 24 at 6:30 pm for Music of the Spheres. Mark Sebastian Jordan, music commentator and published, award-winning poet, playwright, and novelist, returns to the Huron Public Library with a new program about classical music, connecting the topic to the Summer Reading Program theme of space. He will speak about the scientific, [...]
On Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm join current Solar System Ambassador and former planetarium director Gene Zajac for "Steps to Putting Footsteps on the Moon," as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong putting footprint on the moon and the steps leading up to this accomplishment. Earth rocks similar to moon rocks, a [...]
Join us Wednesday, June 19 at 11 am for "Stroke Prevention." Presented by the Kingston Community, this talk provides an overview of strokes, teaching about the different types and the changes in the brain that can result. Learn about the risk factors of a stroke and what you can do to prevent one. Also explore [...]
On Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 pm join an Erie MetroParks Naturalist for "Under the Light of the Moon: Nocturnal Animals" to learn about the animals you can see by the light of the full moon. We will discover different nocturnal animals that call Ohio home, including owls and bats. There will be animal furs [...]
Join Connie Beebe from Sally De Forest Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Firelands Bicentennial Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and Firelands Society Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) for “Genealogy Consults” on the following Thursdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m: June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12 and October 10. There is [...]
Are you excited to learn more about your family history? Join us for the "Family Stories: Beginning Genealogy" workshop, on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 pm, sponsored by Sally De Forest Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Firelands Bicentennial Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and Firelands Society Children of the American Revolution (CAR). Please [...]
On Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 pm join a representative from the International Women's Air & Space Museum for "Women Throughout Aviation History," as we celebrate women's contributions to and accomplishments in aviation history, from Katherine wright to current day female astronauts. Register here.
Sip and Paint: Watercolors- Night Scene Select Mondays at at 6 pm (6/3, 7/8, 7/29, 8/5) This summer we have 4 sessions of this popular program to meet the demand! Diane Reinhart, a local artist and painting instructor, leads this watercolor painting class. Complete a painting of a starry night, using the wet on wet [...]
On Tuesday May 21 at 6:30 pm, join Erie MetroParks naturalist Cheryl Kilmer for a talk about the American Bald Eagle! Discover fun facts about how they behave, what they eat, and where they live! She will also show recent pictures of successful nests throughout Erie County. Registration required here.
Reminder that we have Lunch Bunch on Friday weather permitting! NOTE: If it rains, this program will be cancelled.
Join us Monday, May 13 at 6:30 pm for Common Culinary Herbs Used as Medicine. This class, led by Mary Colvin, Registered Herbalist with American Herbalist Guild, will talk about ten common kitchen herbs that are known for their culinary aspects, and show you how they were used for centuries as medicine. Registration required here
NOTE: The Blood Drive that was scheduled in the newsletter for Saturday, May 18 has been cancelled. We do have one scheduled for Thursday, June 27 from 1-6. Hope to see you there! Each donation has the power to save 3 lives!
Are you ready for an adventure? Lifelong resident, writer, and historian Eric Ebinger peels back centuries of history. The people, the places, and events that shaped our local history share unique and sometimes startling connections to the history of the United States as a whole. Join Eric on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm as [...]
Would you appreciate the opportunity to ask a local expert questions you have about finances? Take advantage of these programs presented by Serving Our Seniors. This program includes 4 sessions covering a variety of topics. Register for one or all 4 dates. May 2 at 6:30pm - Understanding the Foundations of Financial Investing May [...]
Join the national celebration of the comic book! Every year, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. Come to the Library and pick out your free comic book from a wide selection. And don’t miss out on the Star Wars-themed display cases in honor of May the 4th! All ages welcome. While [...]
On Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 pm Donna Green, FCS Educator from Ohio State University Extension returns to present on what comprises a healthy diet. We will look at historical changes in food recommendations over the years. You will learn how too much or too little of specific foods can affect your risk for chronic [...]