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Youth Services

Welcome to the Youth Services Department!

The Hyannis Public Library Children’s Room is a place where every child and family is welcome to play, explore, read or just be. We have all sorts of resources, including programs for all age groups, bilingual and foreign language materials and cool online databases for reading and learning sports skills! Need books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines? Visit the Children’s Room where you can browse for materials while the kids can play and create. Come spend some time with us! And when you don’t want to be indoors anymore, go outside to the backyard and engage in imaginative play in the Outdoor Play Oasis, a project in partnership with the Cape Cod Toy Library!

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Storytime

We have story time every Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. with Clinton, the Youth Services Librarian. We also hold periodic bilingual English/Portuguese story times, so be sure to check our calendar and Facebook for announcements. You can find our story times on our Events Calendar.

Outside if it’s nice -inside if it isn’t!

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Kids’ Programming

Come for the books, stay for the programming! We have programs for all age groups, including tweens and teens! The Library also hosts programs from other groups in Hyannis and neighboring areas that provide services to families and children. Check out the Library Calendar to see what kinds of fun events are coming up for kids in the Library!

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Comics Plus® Children’s Library

Comics Plus® Children’s Library offers Hyannis Public Library card holders unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from popular publishers like ABDO, Archie Comics, Andrews McMeel, BOOM! Studios, Capstone, Cartoon Books, Cherry Lake, Dark Horse, Fantagraphics. Immedium, Kodansha, Lerner, Papercutz, Red Comet, Saturday AM, TOON Books, Yen Press. The database is intended for kids aged 5-14, and every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading, with unlimited, simultaneous checkout. You can enjoy the same comics with your friends at the same time!

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Hiveclass Sports Training Database

Hiveclass is a digital encyclopedia that features short-form videos to help kids learn fundamental skills in a wide variety of sports. The database comprises athlete-led instructional videos designed by top physical educators. Hiveclass transforms passive consumption of digital content into Active Screen Time. It encourages kids to play, run, jump and connect with other athletes while learning new techniques, mastering tricks and having fun.

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Scholastic BookFlix Literacy Database

Scholastic’s BookFlix pairs classic children’s picture books with a related nonfiction e-book. Plus puzzles, games and age-appropriate web links allow kids to further explore. Aimed at preschool to 3rd grade, it’s perfect for early or reluctant readers and as well as English language learners. All you need is your Hyannis Public Library CLAMS card.