Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Spring Break Show Ranger Jack on sale

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

HB Reads Upcoming March Events

Thursday, March 26 author of Until Tuesday, Luis Carols Montalvan, will speak about his experience and his therapy dog, Tuesday. He will speak at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Theater. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Special Children's Program
Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater
Luis Carols Montalvan reads aloud from his children's book, Tuesday Tucks Me In.  Children will get to meet Tuesday! This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

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.)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

March Magic Show Saturday, March 14, 11:00 a.m.

The Friends of the Children's Library are getting ready for "March Madness" with an outrageous magic show on Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. in the Tabby Theater. Come see THE MAGIC OF ELI. You'll laugh, You'll ponder and Wonder just how did he do that?!

Tickets are $4 are on sale now at the Children's Desk. Besides check and cash, we now can accept charge cards.

Sorry, no refunds. Sales are considered a donation to the Children's Library. Your support helps us to buy new books, as well as storytime and reading program supplies.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Family Evening Pajama Storytime March 12

Come and enjoy springtime and St. Patrick's Day stories with songs and puppets. 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, March 12 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

Next BARK read aloud is April 4

B.A.R.K (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) will be held in the Talbert Room from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Children ages 4 to 12 years old can read aloud to dog. Books are available from the children to choose from. It is a great way for children to practice their reading skills.

BARK is held the first Saturday of the month  throughout the year.

There is also a BARK Read-Aloud for special needs children and adults held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Central Library Homework Club

The Central Library's Homework Club will be starting on Monday, September 22. 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.

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

Homework Club runs September 22, 2014 through May 20, 2015. Homework Club does not meet during the Fall, Winter and Spring breaks.

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.