For Kids


At Hawkins Memorial Library we believe in the importance of developing the skill of reading, and providing educational and fun opportunities for children.  Children are always learning and investigating, and by starting young, children will become wonderful library users and readers.  We offer numerous learning and entertaining programs for the children in our community that includes: 



Click on the image above to create your own account and find live tutoring sessions for homework assistance, utilize electronic flashcards, get a live review of papers you write for class (before you turn them in), and so much more!

Homework Help includes:

Live online tutoring for all learners

Patrons access real-time assistance through the intuitive Brainfuse online classroom. Brainfuse tutors are trained to not provide answers, but to help users master a problem’s underlying academic concepts. Brainfuse offers tutoring and homework help services in Spanish for all subjects offered in English.

Expert writing guidance at every step

Patrons can access writing assistance in a way that works best for them. Through live writing help, patrons work in real-time with a tutor on brainstorming, revising, or more. Our intensive writing lab allows patrons to submit a paper to receive instructive and thoughtful analysis in 24 hours.

Academic and standardized test prep

SkillSurfer contains a comprehensive library of proprietary practice tests. When a user takes a SkillSurfer test, our system instantly prepares a skill-by-skill learning plan, including recommendations for targeted tutoring.

Learn more with lessons, videos, and tests

SkillSurfer is an extensive library of lessons, videos, and practice tests in a wide range of academic subjects, all created by the Brainfuse team. SkillSurfer includes state-aligned skills building, practice tests, college application assistance, ESL services, parent resources, and more.

Foundational and career-enhancing skills

Adult Learning Center is the adult learners’ version of HelpNow. Patrons can access high school equivalency prep, US Citizenship test prep, resume assistance, and Microsoft Office support. The writing lab and skills building are also included in the Adult Learning Center.

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     storytime 2.jpg  Story Time

Preschool Story Time  is on Monday Mornings from 10 - 11 A.M. during the school year.  Children enjoy reading books, learning activities, singing songs, playing games and creating crafts that follow a weekly theme.  Programs will not be held on no-school days, late school start days, or in the summer. We welcome all children preschool age and younger who are able to sit and participate in the activities.


 legos2.jpg LEGO Building and more...

LEGO building is one of the activities offered regularly as a week-long passive program at the library.  A specific passive program is available each week any time our doors are open. Additional weekly activities may include Magformer building, coloring, painting, Perler Beads, card making, potholders, sewing cards, seasonal and holiday crafts, and more. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates and activities.


      srp1.jpg  Summer Reading

All summer long the library has a Summer Reading Program with special events, activities and prizes. This program is designed for ages preschool through 5th grade and encourages reading and learning throughout the summer months. Event calendars are available at the library, sent home through the school, and listed online. We want to keep your children busy and learning, and prevent that reading summer slide.


       STEM.jpeg  STEM Programs

Summer science STEM programs are offered weekly during the summer.  Fun and creative hands-on science exploration keeps kids thinking and learning. Watch for the schedule.


     2 popcorn-film-party.png  Family Friendly Movies

Child appropriate movies are shown on afternoons during the summer and on no school days throughout the school year. And we serve fresh popcorn. Check our upcoming events calendar for dates. Movies begin at 1:15 PM.