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For Children

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



Preschool Story Time  is on Thursday Mornings from Preschool Story Time10:30-11:30 A.M. during the school year.  Children enjoy reading books, 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.


LEGORAMA!, our LEGO building program, is offered the first LEGORAMA!Tuesday each month September through May and twice monthly in June, July and August.  Our Lego building session encourages participants to build creative themed structures that we love to display for everyone to see. Check our events calendar for upcoming dates.



Summer Reading starting in June with special programs and exercisespot6 isolated copycraft days in July and August. This program is designed for ages preschool through 5th grade and encourages reading throughout the summer months.



Summer Science

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



Popular family friendly movies are shown on  WednesdayMovies afternoons during the summer and on early out days throughout the school year. And we serve fresh popcorn. Check our upcoming events calendar for dates. Movies begin at 1:15 PM.


This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.