HEPL Kids' Programs


Learning to read begins before your children start school.  It is never too early to read, sing, and play with your little ones.  The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she begins Kindergarten.  Understanding that letters make sounds, sounds make words, and words make stories and songs will help your child gain important pre-reading skills. 

Hamilton East Public Library wants to make sure all children are prepared for a lifetime of reading, but we can't do it without you.  You can follow the link here or below to register or ask a staff member about "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" today!"


BARKS & BOOKS — This program is for all ages and is held at both the Noblesville Library and the Fishers Library.   No registration is required. Would you like to read to a dog or just pet a dog and get doggie kisses? Love on a Leash will have local volunteers here with their registered therapy dogs. Reading to dogs helps kids build self-esteem and confidence.  We also offer a Waggin' Tales Program each month at the Fishers Library.  Please check our program calendar for dates and times.

SATURDAY FAMILY MOVIE — For all ages at the Noblesville Library.  A parent or caregiver should remain in the movie with children 8 yrs. and younger.  Parents or caregivers of children age 9 yr. and up should remain in the building. Bring a pillow and get comfy while watching family favorites on the big screen. Free popcorn!  Ask at the Noblesville Youth Services desk or call 770-3216 for dates and movie titles. No registration is required      

BUNNY HOP PLAYTIME -- This program is held at the Fishers Library for children from birth to 24 months with a caregiver.  Programs consist of stories, nursery rhymes, songs, and fun activities.  No registration is required.

BABYTIME  — This lapsit program is held at the Noblesville Library for infants through young toddlers with their caregivers.  Rhymes, songs, and stories connect very young children with words and language.  Fun activities will encourage fine and gross motor skills.  There is time for play at the end of each progam.

STORYTIME— This program for older toddlers throuh preschoolers with a caregiver is held at both the Nobleville Library and the Fishers Library. A mix of stories, songs, fingerplays, crafts and activities is designed to help children gain pre-reading skills.  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineerng, Art, and Math) activities are incorporated into the programs along with opportunities to practice fine and gross motor skills.  There is time for imaginative play at the end of each program.

READ OUT LOUD -- This program for active 2-4 yr. olds is held at the Fishers Library.  Children will participate in stories and songs then spend  time playing at learning centers! We'll have fun with art, music, science, and much more as we work on cognitive, motor and emotional skills. 

SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS --  Check our program calendar for programs at both libraries designed just for children in grades K-5.   Homeschool enrichment programs are also held at both libraries. At Fishers the homeschool group is called the Dynamos and the group at Noblesville is called the Super Thinkers.


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