Thursday, April 2, 2015

Children's Art Contest April 1- 31

Children up through 8th grade can take part in our "What will our library look like in the future?" art contest. They can pick up entry forms at the Children's Desk. When children turn in their artwork they will be given a raffle ticket to put in our raffle jar. One lucky winner will receive a tile painting certificate and art kit. Another will get a fish installed on our fish mural wall. All entries will be displayed in the children's department through the month of April.

Contest runs April 1 through April 31. Raffle will be held May 1. Winners need not be present.

Library Book Shack at the Easter Hunt April 4

Come visit our Library Book Shack during this year's Easter Candy Hunt. We'll be next to the playground in the Sports Complex across from the library. We will be handing out bookmarks and Easter stickers. Take a spin on our wheel of fortune and test your knowledge of children's book characters.

Candy Hunt Times
9:00 children with disabilities
9:30 under 2
10:00 2 years old
10:30 3 years old
11:00 4 years old
11:30 5 years old
12:00 6 years old
12:30 7 years old
1:00 8-10 years old

Library Birthday Celebration April 7

Central Library is turning 40 and there is a big celebration being planned on Tuesday, April 7. there will be a scavenger hunt, Hustle dance lessons, library bingo, birthday cake and more!

All Day  Share your memories
All Day  Scavenger Hunt
9:15        Toddler Storytime
10:00       Toddler Storytime
10:30      Library Tour
11:00     Toddler Storytime
12 noon  Dance the Hustle
12:30      Library Tour
1:00        Library Bingo
1 - 4        Face Painting and Crafts
1:30        Library Trivia
2:00        Name the Tune
2:30        Birthday Cake and Punch!
3:00        STAR Reader
3:30        1970s Trivia
4:00        Library Tour
7:00        Library Tour

Cinderella Ballet Tickets go on sale April 4

Tickets for Ballet Etudes Cinderella being performed on Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. go on sale Saturday, April 4. Tickets are $5 per person. Sorry, but there are no refunds.

This ballet is roughly 60 to 75 minutes long and takes place in the Library Theater. Tickets may be purchased at the Children's Desk.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spring Break Show Ranger Jack, April 9

Celebrate Spring Break with our show Ranger Jack and the Musical Kingdom on Thursday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m. in the Tabby Theater. Tickets are $4 each and are on sale now at the Children's Desk. Family fun with children's songs, puppets and audience participation....including the Bunny Hop!

Click here for more information about Ranger Jack and his music.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Spring Reading Program March 28 - April 24

Children ages 4 through 12 can register online at or at any Huntington Beach Library Branch for our Spring Reading Program starting March 28 - April 24.
Children who sign up at the library will receive a bookmark where they can color a leaf for each reading goal they achieve. Children who register online can keep track of their reading with their online reading log. Children who read 4 books or spend four hours reading by the end of the program will receive a seed packet and be entered in a raffle.

On Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be a Garden Tour Celebration behind Central Library. Follow the park trail, past the bandstand and look for the stone path which leads to the "secret garden". There will lots of fun activities and children who bring their completed reading program bookmark or print out their completed online reading log will receive a garden starter kit.

This program is sponsored by the Huntington Beach Library and the Huntington Beach Tree Society.

Here is a listing of  the Garden Celebration Activities for April 25.

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Potting Activity, Tree Identification Activity, Butterfly House (Butterfly House closes at 1:00)
Touring the garden.

11:00 a.m.
Maypole Dance

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Butterfly Release (Butterfly House will close at 1:00 p.m.)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Family Evening Pajama Storytime April 9

Come and enjoy birthday stories and a special guest appearance from Mr. Kevin and his guitar as we celebrate Central Library's 40th birthday. 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, April 9 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.