Children’s Programming

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Children’s Art Class: Book Box 10:00 am
Children’s Art Class: Book Box
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Children's Art Class: Book Box
Ever wanted to have a secret hiding place inside a book? We’ll post a video on Facebook showing you how to make one! Supplies: -Old
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Story Time Tuesdays 10:30 am
Story Time Tuesdays
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time Tuesdays
Join us on Facebook live for virtual story time every Tuesday morning at 10:30am. Please note, due to copyright concerns, each video will only stay
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PJ Story Time 7:00 pm
PJ Story Time
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
PJ Story Time
Join us on Facebook live for virtual story time every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Please note, due to copyright concerns, each video will only stay
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Friday Afternoon Fun: Make Your Own Puppets 3:00 pm
Friday Afternoon Fun: Make Your Own Puppets
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Friday Afternoon Fun: Make Your Own Puppets
Join us to make cute and easy puppets that you can use to act out your favorite books! We’ll post a video on Facebook showing
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Drive Through Book Giveaway 2:00 pm
Drive Through Book Giveaway @ Harlingen Soccer Complex
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drive Through Book Giveaway @ Harlingen Soccer Complex
Come on over to the Harlingen Soccer Complex where we’ll be giving away FREE books to kids and teens (ages 0-17), courtesy of the South
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Story Time Tuesdays 10:30 am
Story Time Tuesdays
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time Tuesdays
Join us on Facebook live for virtual story time every Tuesday morning at 10:30am. Please note, due to copyright concerns, each video will only stay
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PJ Story Time 7:00 pm
PJ Story Time
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
PJ Story Time
Join us on Facebook live for virtual story time every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Please note, due to copyright concerns, each video will only stay
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Story Time Tuesdays 10:30 am
Story Time Tuesdays
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time Tuesdays
Join us on Facebook live for virtual story time every Tuesday morning at 10:30am. Please note, due to copyright concerns, each video will only stay
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PJ Story Time 7:00 pm
PJ Story Time
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
PJ Story Time
Join us on Facebook live for virtual story time every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Please note, due to copyright concerns, each video will only stay
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Friday Afternoon Fun: Grow a Mango Tree 3:00 pm
Friday Afternoon Fun: Grow a Mango Tree
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Friday Afternoon Fun: Grow a Mango Tree
Love mangos and gardening? Let’s combine the two and grow a mango tree! We’ll post a video on Facebook you can follow along with. Supplies:
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Book of Threads 4:00 pm
Book of Threads
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Book of Threads
Tweens who like crocheting, knitting, embroidery, sewing, and the like, or who are interested in learning, are invited to join our new virtual textile arts
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Story Time Tuesdays 10:30 am
Story Time Tuesdays
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Story Time Tuesdays
Join us on Facebook live for virtual story time every Tuesday morning at 10:30am. Please note, due to copyright concerns, each video will only stay
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PJ Story Time 7:00 pm
PJ Story Time
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
PJ Story Time
Join us on Facebook live for virtual story time every Wednesday evening at 7:00pm. Please note, due to copyright concerns, each video will only stay
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Children's Activities

Click through the menus below to find more information about our different types of regularly-occurring children’s programs. For specific dates and special events, please check the calendar above.


The Harlingen Public Library is now using Beanstack to run virtual reading challenges. Beanstack is an online app or website that you can use to track your child’s reading and earn prizes in one of our many reading programs for children of all ages. Children can participate in more than one challenge at a time. In this scenario, the reading they do counts towards both programs.

Log in or sign up here: harlingenlibrary.beanstack.org

Download the Beanstack App for more features! In-app features include barcode scanning and a reading timer. Available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store

                                                                                                                                                                          

Some of our current and upcoming reading challenges include:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (Ages 0-5)

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program designed to encourage early childhood literacy in the years before children enter school. For this challenge, log all the books you read to your little one and see if you can read 1,000 of them together by the time they get to Kindergarten. Does your kid love a particular book? You can log that book each time you read it together!

PARTICIPANTS EARN A PRIZE FOR EVERY 200 BOOKS THEY READ!

If you have any questions about registering, please contact us at (956) 216-5819 or email youth@harlingenlibrary.com

                                                                                                                                                                          

April Reading Challenge

Celebrate Your Library (Ages 0-12)

Log all the reading you do this month and encourage your friends to log their reading too. You’ll earn some little prizes along the way and we’ll have a drawing for book sets at the end of the month.

We host story time for families to enjoy together twice a week. On Tuesday mornings, you can catch story time at 10:30 am, and on Wednesday evenings, you can catch PJ story time at 7:00 pm.

Please note: Until further notice, all story times will be held virtually, through our Facebook page.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (956) 216-5819 or email youth@harlingenlibrary.com.


Story Time Tuesdays

10:30 AM
Facebook Live

                                                                                                                                                                          


PJ Story Time

Wednesday Night at 7:00 PM
Facebook Live

Monthly Art Class

Every month we feature an artist and art style with a miniature art history lesson and an instructional video on a craft inspired by the artist/style for the month!
This activity is released on Facebook the first Saturday of every month. 

April:  Book BoxArt Class: Book Box

Friday Afternoon Fun programs occur every other Friday (excluding Holidays) at 3:00 PM on Facebook unless otherwise noted. We will present a different activity each Friday with either a craft, fun science project, kid-friendly snack , or other fun activity!

Do you want to pick up the prizes that your child has won in our Beanstack Reading Challenges but don’t want to come into the library building? No problem! You can pick up prizes curbside with an appointment! Reach out to youth@harlingenlibrary.com or call (956) 216-5819 to set up an appointment.