Huntington Branch Library

The Huntington Branch Library is a great place to be whether you want to pop in and out and pick up a movie, find a great tome to read or listen to, use our public computers or WiFi, or just want to enjoy our relaxed and informal ambience.  We're one of the best kept secrets in town (even though we're been here for over twenty years). The Huntington Branch Library is located with the Shelton Community Center.

Special Summer Children’s Programs

Frisbee Freestyle Interactive Playshop – at the Huntington Branch Library on Thursday, 7/30, at 1:30 PM. Kids ages 5 – 10 will learn Frisbee tricks from two-time World Freestyle Champion Todd Brodeur! Plus, see Todd’s unique collection! Registration is required and begins 7/16.

Sparky’s Puppets: Stories in Trees – at the Huntington Branch Library on Thursday, 8/6, at 2:00 PM.
Oak, apple, pine: there’s a tree in every tale during this lively, humorous puppet show! Registration for this program for all ages is required and begins 7/24.

Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes – at the Huntington Branch Library on Friday, 8/7, at 3:45 PM. Enter the strange world of Goosebumps! Watch a classic TV episode about lawn ornaments that may be ALIVE! Can’t get enough of these ghoulish garden statues? Borrow the book that inspired the show! Registration for this program for kids ages 7 and up is required and begins 7/24.

Magic Tree House Party – at the Huntington Branch Library on Monday, 8/10, at 5:30 PM. Kids ages 6 and up will enjoy activities and snacks inspired by the popular books about Jack and Annie! No registration is required.

Canine Book Buddies – at the Huntington Branch Library on Tuesday, 8/11, at 3:30 PM. Kids ages 5 – 10 can reserve a 15-minute time slot to read to ZuZu, a standard poodle certified by Therapy Dogs International! Registration is required and begins 7/28. If you have already read to ZuZu during our earlier program, please give someone else a chance to read this time.

Eyes Shut Drawing Contest – at the Huntington Branch Library on Thursday, 8/13, at 4:00 PM. Kids ages 6 – 10 will try to follow directions while drawing with shut eyes! Artists will judge each other’s work and pick a favorite to win a $10 Walmart gift card! Registration is required and begins 7/30.

 

Marvelous Monday program schedule – for Kids

This program description can be found on our Kids page – it’s one of our Ongoing Programs.  The program line-up is:

July 27 – Paint a Ceramic Critter
August 3 – Woodland Elf House
August 10 – no program
August 17 – 3-D Trees
August 24 – Sun Prints
August 31 – Pokémon Day, Part 2

As I See It

At the Huntington Branch Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 1:00PM. Join the Friends of the Shelton Libraries as we watch a variety of movies, followed by a lively discussion and dessert. Adults only.

Book and Media Donations – Huntington Branch Library

Update – the Huntington Branch Library is again please to take donations of books and media. We ask that these items be in decent,usable condition (no mildew, dust, torn pages or covers, and no nonfiction over 10 years old). We thank you for your patience while we were dealing with a storage issue.

Shelton Reading Circle

At the Huntington Branch Library on the second Tuesday of each month, at 6:45PM.  This book discussion group is sponsored by the Shelton Historical Society.  The group was founded in 1894 and met in members’ homes to actually read novels aloud while doing charity work for community causes. Ellen Kolesk is the facilitator and can be reached at 203-925-1803.