Thursday, October 20, 2016

Tree Trimming & Puppet Show Tix on Sale Nov 5

Tickets for our Tree Trimming and Puppet Show on Saturday, December 3 at 10:00 a.m. go on sale starting Saturday, Nov. 5. Tickets are $4 per person.
Children get to decorate ornaments to hang on the Library Christmas tree or to take home, see a puppet show featuring the Luce Puppet Company and visit Santa.
Tickets choices are either 10:00 a.m. Ornament Making and 11:00 a.m. Puppet Show or 10:00 a.m. Puppet Show and 11:00 a.m. Ornament Making. The Puppet show will take place in the Tabby Theater and the Ornament Making will take place in the Talbert Room. Santa will be in the Children's Department from 10 to noon for all children to visit.

POKEMON Party for Kids, Nov. 16 ages 6-12

Children ages 6 -12 are invited to attend our FREE Pokémon Party in the Talbert Room on Wednesday, November 16 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be crafts (including decorate your Pokémon cookie while supplies last), games, including a scavenger hunt, and prizes.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nutcracker Tickets on Sale Starting Nov. 5

Tickets for Ballet Etudes' Nutcracker held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and Wednesday. Dec. 14 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. go on sale starting Saturday, Nov. 5. at 9:00 a.m. at the Central Library Children's Desk. This is a shortened version of the famous ballet and lasts roughly 65 to 80 minutes long. Tickets are $5 each. This performance will be held in the downstairs Library Theater.

Advanced ticket purchase is HIGHLY recommended. Sorry, no refunds.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Entry forms for Children's Writing/Illustrating Contest now available

Entry forms are now available in the Children's Department for the FOTCL's annual writing and illustrating contest for children pre K - 8th grade. This year's theme is Imagine if you found... The Secret in the Library Book.

Children are invited to submit one or both of these options:
1. submit a written entry in one of these formats: story, poem, letter, song or essay
2. submit an illustration in any media
All entries must be on letter-size paper ( 8 1/2 by 11) using one side of the paper only. Written entries are limited to 700 words.

Pick up rules and entries forms in the Children's Department or go to

All entries are due Saturday, December 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the Children's Desk.

Winners will receive Barnes and Noble gift cards, be invited to a special awards ceremony during our 2017 Authors Festival and have their works displayed in the Children's Department the entire month of February, 2017.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

In-N-Out Cover to Cover Reading Program ends Nov. 12

Children ages 4 to 12 years old can register for our In-N-Out Cover to Cover reading program starting Oct. 1. Program runs from Oct 1 - Nov. 12. For every 5 books children log online, they will earn a coupon for an In-N-Out hamburger or cheeseburger. Coupons may be picked up at any HB library branch during operating hours. Children may earn up to 3 coupons during the program while supplies last. Should In-N-Out coupons run out, another type of food coupon will be substituted. No coupons will be handed out after Nov. 12.

To register, children should use their Beanstack login and click on the Cover to Cover button. Not yet registered in Beanstack? Click here to do so or go to and click on the Beanstack Banner.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Central Library Storytime Schedule

Tuesday:      Toddler Storytime   10 and 11 a.m.

Wednesday  Toddler/Preschool Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.

Thursday:     Toddler Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.
                      Craft Storytime ,    3:30 p.m.

Friday:          Preschool Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.

Saturday:       Toddler Storytime, 10 and 11 a.m.
                       Craft Storytime, 2:00 p.m.

Second and Fourth Monday of the month, Digital Storytime, 3:30 p.m.

Second Thursday of the month, Pajama Storytime, 7:00 p.m.

Second Saturday of the month, Read to a Dog, 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Free online tutor help with Brainfuse

Have homework blues? Try Brainfuse! Brainfuse is a free online program where students grades k - college can connect with a live tutor every day from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. throughout the year. Email in your reports and papers and have them reviewed. Take practice tests and improve your test scores. All you need is a library card to access this program at home.
Click here to try it out.  or cut and paste this link into your browser.

You can also find HelpNow with Brainfuse on our website, Click on the HelpNow banner.