Tuesday, June 21, 2016

FREE outdoor concert July 30

Don't miss our free outdoor concert featuring Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards on Saturday, July 30 10:30 a.m. at the Central Park Bandstand.  You'll clap your hands and stomp your feet to this wild and jazzy beat. Bring your beach chairs, towels, blankets and picnic baskets. CDs for sale after the performance as we celebrate the end of the summer reading program and the start of our August Reading Raffle for children 12 and under.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your neighbors and friends.

Click on samples of Jazzy Ash Music here

NO toddler or craft storytime will be held on July 30.

Wednesday Library Lego Club starts in July

From July 6 - August 24 we will be having an afternoon Lego club from children ages 6-12. Come make a variety of amazing things with Legos. We provide the Legos, you provide the fun and imagination. Held in the Tabby Theater at 2:00 p.m.

Family Game Night July 27

For all ages! Come to Family Game Night in our Talbert Room. A variety of card and board games will be provided for people to play.

July Friday Movies @ 2:00 in the Tabby

Beat the heat and take a seat at our free Friday July movies. Movies start at 2:00 p.m. in the Tabby Theater. Snacks and water will be sold or children may use their earned reading program coupon.

Schedule is as follows:
No movie July 1
July 8, Lego Movie
July 15, Incredibles
July 22, Night at the Museum
July 29, Cars

Mad Science Fire and Ice Show July 14

Watch science come to life with the Mad Science Fire and Ice show. Science experiments involving dry ice and heat are demonstrated. Lots of audience participation. Who knew science could be so interesting and fun at the same time?
Tickets are $4 each and may be purchased now at the Children's Desk. This program takes place on Thursday, July 14 at 11:00 a.m. in the Tabby Theater. Space is limited. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.

Sample from a Fire and Ice show

Register for our ALL AGES summer reading program

Haven't yet register for our summer reading program? Click here to do so.  https://hbpl.beanstack.com/reader365

Our summer reading program is for ages 0-adult and is divided into four different age ranges.

Children 5 and under count the books they read or listen to. For every 10 books that they record on their online reading log, they will earn a reading reward and a digital badge.

Children ages 6-12 count the number of minutes they spend reading. For ever 180 minutes (3 hours) they record on their online reading log, they will earn a reading reward and a digital badge.

Teens and adults use their online Bingo cards and can earn virtual raffle tickets for every Bingo line they complete. There are weekly raffles and the Grand Prize raffle held at the end of the program. Teens can try to win a Kindle Fire and $50 Amazon gift card. Adults can try to win a tablet and the Beach Parking Pass.

The library summer reading program runs June 11 - July 30.

After July 30, children ages 12 and under take part in our August Reading Raffle and earn virtual raffle tickets to win prizes. They can pre-register for this program when they register for our summer reading program.

Need help registering? Come to the Central Library Children's Department and our teen volunteers can sign you up.

Children who earn reading rewards during the summer program may pick up their rewards at any Huntington Beach Library branch.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

List of our storytime apps used for our Digital Storytime

Want to learn more about what apps Miss Denise is using for her digital storytime and more about our "storyapptation?" Click on the link below.