Friday, June 26, 2015

FREE Outdoor Concert August 1 with the Boo Hoo Crew!

To celebrate the end of our summer reading program, Read to the Rhythm, all reading program participants and their families are invited to a FREE concert featuring  the Boo Hoo Crew on Saturday, August 1 at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Park Bandstand. Children attending will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win our giant stuffed Litter Critter toy and drum set. There will be other fun raffle prizes as well.

Bring your lawn chairs, towels and picnic baskets and enjoy an early afternoon of music and songs. Programs lasts roughly 60-75 minutes.

At the end of the concert, The Boo Hoo Crew will be selling and autographing their CDs.

For a sampling of the Boo Hoo Crew's music, click on the links below.
http://www.boohoocrew.com/music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAz0QhxXu9E

http://www.jango.com/music/Clint+Perry+The+Boo+Hoo+Crew?l=0


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Summer Reading Program June 22 - July 31

This year's summer reading program is Read to the Rhythm. Children, teens and adults can start registering online June 22 at hbpl.org.  Program ends July 31. Don't have a computer? Come to any of our library branches and we can register you into the program.

The children's program is for children up to age 12. Children may keep track of their reading efforts online or with a reading log they get at the library. They can keep track by counting the books, or chapters, or minutes they spend reading or listening to stories. The goal is to read 3 hours a week.

Each time a children logs in 9 books or three hours, they can come to the library to select a prize from our coupon box. When children have read 54 books or have spent 18 hours they will get to choose a prize from our treasure rack and will receive a coupon for a book from our Friends of the Library Used Book sale.

Teens and adults can earn virtual raffle tickets for gift baskets as well as earning a coupon for a free book from the Friends of the Library Used Book sale.

Haven't registered yet? Click here
 http://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/government/departments/library/summer_reading_program/srp.cfm

Monday, January 5, 2015

Family Evening Pajama Storytime August 13

Come and enjoy an evening of stories, puppets and songs. Children may wear their pajamas (but they don't have to) to storytime.  National Charity League will be serving cookies to the children afterward.

Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater.

Family Evening Pajama Storytime is held the first Thursday of the month. This event is FREE.

Friday, December 19, 2014

B.A.R.K. will restart again in September

B.A.R.K. Beach Animals Reading with Kids is a free program offered for children ages 4 to 12 years old. Children read aloud to dogs. The library provides a selection of books for the children to choose.

There will be no B.A.R.K program July or August.

Our B.A.R.K. program will begin again in September. Stay tuned for updates on day, time, and Library room.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Central Library Homework Club

The Central Library's Homework Club will be starting on Monday, September 21, 2015. It is held in the downstairs Maddy Room (next to the Coffee Cart) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. New and returning students and their parent will need to register with the homework coordinator before tutoring will start. Registration starts at 3:15 p.m. and takes place in the Maddy Room before the start of each Homework Club session. Once a child has registered for the year, the child does not need to register again until the following school year. There  is no Homework Club held June - August.

Students need to bring their homework and worksheets with them to homework club. Adults and high school juniors and seniors interested in being tutors and volunteering a minimum of 1 1/2 hours per week should email Barbara at richardb@hbpl.org
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The library also offers FREE online year round tutoring seven days a week from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with their database, BRAINFUSE. Connect with online tutors who can help students with elementary learning topics as well as algebra, geometry and calculus.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bedtime Pajama Storytimes held the second Thursday of each month

Pajama Evening Storytime is held the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater. Children may wear their pajams to this 30 minute storytime and bring their teddybears. There will be songs, stories and puppets relating to that month's theme. National Charity League hands out cookies to the children after storytime.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Volunteer Workshop First Wednesday of every month

A workshop for teens and adults interested in shelving books and teens interested in reading aloud to children is held the first Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater year round. This workshop lasts less than one hour and must be attended before one can start volunteering. Teens need to be at least 12 years old and volunteers 18 years and older will need to be fingerprinted before they can start volunteering.

Adults interested in reading aloud to children can join our S.T.A.R. Storytelling and Reading program. Please contact Janet Judson at 714-374-5330.
Adults and teens interested in being homework tutors may contact Barbara Richardson at 714-374-5338. Tutors should be willing to dedicate at least one and 1/2 hours a week during the school year for the Homework Club Program.