Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Menchie's no longer able to accept SRP coupons

Attention Summer Reading Program Participants. Menchie's has reached its total coupon amount and is no longer able to honor any more summer coupons. Unused Menchie's coupons may be brought to the Central Library Children's Desk for an exchange. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Storytime Vacation Aug. 26 - Sept 6

There will be no toddler, preschool and craft storytimes at the Central, Banning, Main Street and Murphy branches the week before and after Labor day; August 26 through September 6. Our regular storytime schedules will resume September 9.

Pictures of our 3rd Great Stuffed Animal Library Sleepover now up

The crazy antics of our 3rd Great Stuffed animal sleepover are now up.
Children can view their toy's antics on Flickr at www.flickr.com/hbpl and on our Facebook page

Monday, June 2, 2014

B.A.R.K. Storytime will contine througout the year!

Good News! While our August BARK storytime is now full, we will be revamping and continuing the program throughout the year.

B.A.R.K. (beach animals reading with kids) Storytime is held the first Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. B.A.R.K. is a reading enrichment program for children ages 4 to 12. Founded in 2007, it is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidnece by reading aloud to certified trained therapy dogs.

Held in the Talbert Room.

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.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Free Homework Help at the Library

Don't let your "brain fuse" burn out during summer vacation. Children, teens and adults can  get online homework help with the library's HelpNow database powered by Brainfuse at http://www.hbpl.org. They can connect with live tutors daily from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

During the school year, Central Library's Homework Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the downstairs Maddy Room. Students and parents will need to register with the on-site coordinator the first time they attend the club befor tutoring starts. Registration is held before the start of each homework club session at 3:15 in front of the Maddy Room.

Homework Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the downstairs Maddy Room.

Oak View's Homework Club meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Children will need to bring their assignments and text books with them.