Hand County Library



2023 Summer Reading Program: All Together Now

Kids ages 0-8th grade are encouraged to join in our summer reading program. Readers track their minutes of reading on the ReadSquared App to earn fun prizes. Sign up begins May 26th with our Kick-Off Block Party from 6-8pm! Story time and activities occur every Thursday at 11 am. Our grand finale is a puppet comedy show July 26th at 10 am.

Click on this link to sign up!

Preschool Storytime

 Preschool Story Time meets every 3rd Thursday of month at 11:00 AM during the school year. Open to all kids not yet in full-time school. Take-home kits are available if you had to miss the event!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Hand County Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000-book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.

Click on this link to sign up and begin tracking your progress toward 1,000 books! 


Dolly Parton Imagination Library is Here!

Thanks to a grant from the Stephanie Miller Davis Foundation and help from the Miller Area Foundation, those who have a child living with them from the ages of 0-5 years and has a zip code of 57362, 57371, 57373, or 57467 are eligible!  Once signed up, the child will receive a free book delivered right to their door monthly!  There is no cost to the parents!  It is our goal to get all eligible children signed up, so please spread the word.

Click on this link to sign up.


Interior with chairs of Hand County Library

Maker Kits Are Here

Thanks to a grant from the Stephanie Miller-Davis Foundation, Maker Kits are now available for checkout!  What are Maker Kits?  Each tub has everything needed to try a new activity.  Not sure how to get going? Each tub also has books listed to help get you started.  Maker Kits are available for all ages! YEAH!

Maker Kits Include:

  • Alphabet Sensory Kit
  • Calligraphy 
  • Children’s Chess Game Kit
  • Colors Sensory Kit
  • Juggling 
  • Knit/Crochet
  • Lego
  • Numbers Sensory Kit
  • Origami
  • OzoBot (this programmable robot has to be used in the library)
  • Paper Airplane
  • Pizza Sensory Kit
  • Potholder Loom Kit
  • Rock N’ Mineral
  • Rubber Band Loom Kit
  • Student Chess Game Kit
  • Ukulele

JH/HS Art Space

Every Thursday

Gather together to lean into your creative side. All junior high and high school students are welcome. Supplies are provided, bring your own skills. Begins after school and ends at 5:00 pm!


 Winter Book Club

  • Winter Book Club runs autumn through spring!
  • Book discussions held on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm.
  • January 18th 5:30pm: Read a self-help book
  • Call or stop in to the Hand County Library for more information.


All Ages

Game Club

Meets every Monday from 11:00am-1:00 pm. Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring a game, or play from our collection!


Bridge Lessons

Meets every Wedensday at 12:00 pm. All levels and all ages are welcome to learn the #1 card game in the world!


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