Monday, July 21, 2014

FREE Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew concert August 2

Clint Perry and the Boo Hoo Crew will be performing out at the Central Park Bandstand for all our reading program participants and their families on Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m. Every child attending will be given a raffle ticket for a chance to win our giant stuffed Rocket dog and other fun prizes. Raffle will be held before and after the concert.

Our regular storytimes have been cancelled this day so everyone can come and enjoy this special event. Bring a blanket and picnic basket. Enjoy some fun under the sun. CDs will be available for purchase and autographing after the concert.

Special thanks to our volunteer support group, the Friends of the Children's Library for making this program possible.

Click on the link below to see and hear the Boo Hoo Crew perform.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Register for our Summer Reading Program online!

Use the link above to register for our 2014 summer reading program. If you registered for our program last year, use the same user name and password. Your user name and password stays the same every year. Need help registering? Our teen volunteers at the Central Library can help you.

Our children's reading program is for children 12 years old and under. For every 9 books for 9 blocks of 20 minutes spent reading or listening to stories, children can earn a coupon from our coupon box. They can earn up to six prizes. They can pick up their prizes at any Huntington Beach Library branch. When children read 54 books or 54 blocks of 20 minutes spent reading, they can select a prize from our treasure shelves and get a book! All children and their families are invited to an end of the reading program concert on Saturday, August 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Park Bandstand. Every child who attends will receive a raffle ticket for a change to win our giant stuffed Rocket dog.

Our teen program is for teens 13 - 17 years old. For every book they read they can earn a virtual raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift basket. They can earn up to 20 tickets. Teens who read 5 books will be able to select a prize from the goodie box and will receive a book when they read 10 books. All teens in the program will be invited to watch an end of the program teen film in our Tabby Theater on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Our adult reading program is for those 18 years and older. Adults can earn a virtual raffle ticket for a chance to win one of the library gift baskets. Baskets are on display in the Used Book sale display case. Adults can earn up to 20 virtual raffle tickets.

Our reading programs start June 23 and end August 1.

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 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.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Tile Painting, Engraved Book Spines and FOTCL Bookbags

Tile Painting Certificates are available for purchase. Give a great gift and help the library while doing so. Proceeds will go towards the Books for Kids campaign.

Tile Painting Gift Certificates are $50 per single tile, $80 for two tiles. Tiles, glazes and brushes are provided by the library. Have a painted tile display on a wall in the Central Library Children's Department.

The FOTCL, Friends of the Children's Library, are selling canvas bookbags for $5 each. Bags are sold at the Children's Desk at the Central Library.

Books For Kids are selling carved wooden bookspines which are being installed on a specially designed donor shelf in the entrace of the Children's Library. These spines range in price from $250 to $5,000 each and are engraved with donor names and logos if desired. Flyers about these special spines are available in the Children's Library.