Youth Services

Welcome to Youth Services! The Youth Department is dedicated to providing programming for children of all ages. 
 
Throughout the year, we have programs including storytime, crafts, performers, and other events for you and your family to enjoy. Please see the schedule below for specific program details, dates, and times. 
 
 
 
 

Summer Events for Kids  

 

Big Events 

 

SLP Kick-off Party: Hula Hoop Elation 

Monday, June 6 at 4:00 PM 

We’re hooping in Hartford! Kick off the Summer with a hula hooping party for the whole family. Join us outside the library, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. 

 

Pirates and Mermaids Party 

Wednesday, June 15 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Find your sea legs and your tails and come to the library for a legendary afternoon of crafts, games, and activities! 

 

Balloon Twisting Workshop with Mischief & Magic 

Wednesday, June 22 at 1:00 PM 

Make balloon animals with professional twisters! Join us on the library lawn, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors. 

Draw Cartoons with Cartoonist Paul Merklein  

Wednesday, June 29 at 1:00 PM  

Learn to draw Cartoons Under the Sea with a real cartoonist! 

Music and Magic from Sea to Shining Sea  

Pint Size Polkas 

Wednesday, July 6 at 1:00 PM 

Get into the Wisconsin summer spirit! Join us on the library lawn, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors.  

Survival Island Party 

Wednesday, July 13 at 1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Do you have what it takes to survive? Head to the Library to find out. Perfect for fans of the I Survived series and You Choose adventures. 

Duke Otherwise, Hilarious Children’s Musician 

Wednesday, July 20 at 4:00 PM 

Get ready to laugh, dance, and sing with one of Wisconsin’s funniest musicians! Join us on the library lawn, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved indoors. 

Shark Attack! Party 

Wednesday, July 27 at 1:00 - 3:00 PM 

It’s SHARK WEEK at the Library! Celebrate with an afternoon of fins, teeth, and fun! Games, activities, and crafts for all ages. 

Finale Party!! 

Saturday, August 6 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Join us on the Library lawn, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the party will be moved indoors. 

 

 

 

Weekly Fun  

Come to the library each week for new scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, ocean adventures, and more! 

 

Creation Zone  

Bring your creativity to the Creation Zone maker table!  

New projects every Monday at 9:00 AM. Drop in any time during the week, while supplies last. 

 

Seas the Day Activity Kits to Go 

Mondays at 10:00 AM in the vestibule 

Pick up a weekly Seas the Day Activity Kit for kids ages 5-11! Each kit includes a variety of science, reading, math, and art activities. Available while supplies last. 

 

 

Summer STEAM

Dive into science, engineering, coding, and more with the HUHS Robotics Team! 

 

LEGO Club 

Wind cars! 

Tuesday, June 7 at 2:00 PM 

 

Bridges! 

Tuesday, July 5 at 2:00 PM 

 

Ziplines! 

Tuesday, August 2 at 2:00 PM 

 

Engineering Bootcamp for Kids*

June 20, 21, 23, and 24 at 1:00 PM 

Discover the fundamentals of engineering with the HUHS Robotics Team! What can you expect? Robot challenges, computer programming, build-your-own prosthetics, and water rockets! 

*Advance registration required 

 

Coding Mini Camp* 

July 11, 12, 14, and 15 at 1:00 PM 

Computer and gaming enthusiasts, this one’s for you! 

*Advance registration required 

Storytime Age Groups:
  • Baby Lapsit: Learning and a love for literacy is important at any age. Young minds will learn through language, stories, rhymes, and more. A parent must accompany children during these sessions. Baby Lapsit is geared for children ages birth to 23 months.
  • Preschool Storytime: Come aboard the Storytime Express for an experience filled with fun, stories, songs, and much more! All sessions include 20 minutes of storytime and 15 minutes of crafts. Preschool storytime is for ages 3 to 5.
  • Toddler Time: Little minds will learn, play, and explore with stories, fingerplays, and songs. Activities such as games, crafts, and freeplay will follow storytime. Toddler Time is for children ages 18 months to 3 years old.
  • Parachute Play: A storytime geared just for active toddlers (ages 18 months-3 years)! Toddlers can learn through parachute play to stories and songs. Thank you to Brisingamen Intelligence for our 20 handle parachute!
 

 
Dial A Story
Children and their families can now enjoy stories, poems, and more right over the phone! Call 262-457-6616 to access the library's Dial A Story line and pick the content you want to hear. New content will be uploaded every month.