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Lego Club

Come to the Tabby Theater every other Wednesday between 3:30 and 5:00 PM to build LEGO creations. We provide the LEGOS, you provide the creativity! Fall LEGO Club sessions will be September 12 and 27; October 11 and 25; November 8 and 22; December 13 and 27.

Halloween Magic Show - October 24

TICKETS SOLD OUT! Our popular annual Halloween Magic Show featuring Johnny Ace Palmer returns on Tuesday, October 24th, to the Library Theater at Central Library! Come to either the 4:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. show. As always, children may come in their Halloween costumes and participate in the costume parade at the end of the show! For more information call the HBPL Children's Department at

Halloween Magic Show Special Children's Program

Children's Special Events Calendar

No Storytimes on the week before and after Labor Day &
the week of and after

Central Library Central Library 7111 Talbert Ave, 92648 
(714) 842-4481

Monday: 1 pm - 9 pm; Tues, Wed, Thurs: 9 am - 9 pm. Friday, Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm. Sunday: Closed. 

Weekly Storytimes Monthly Storytimes

S.T.A.R. Readers
2pm - 4pm*

Toddler Storytime 
(ages 1-3)
10am and 11am​
S.T.A.R. Readers
2pm - 4pm*

(ages 2-6)
10am and 11am
S.T.A.R. Readers 
2pm - 4pm*

Toddler Storytime
(ages 1-3)
10am and 11am
Craft Storytime
3:30pm - 4 pm
S.T.A.R. Readers
2pm - 4pm*

Preschool Storytime 
(ages 3-5)
10am and 11am

Toddler Storytime 
(ages 1-3)
10am and 11am
Craft Storytime
(K-3rd) 2pm


*subject to volunteer availability. 

Pajama Storytime
(all ages)
Second Thursday 7pm

Go Therapy Dogs Readaloud
(ages 4-12)
Second Saturday 3pm


Storytime vacations: The week before and after Labor Day
The week of and after Christmas.

Banning Branch  9281 Banning Ave. 92646 

(714) 375-5005

Tues, Wed, Thurs: 9 am - 6 pm
Friday, Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm.
Closed: Sunday, Monday

Craft Club (K-5th)
Wednesdays at 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Toddler Storytime (1-3 years old) 
Thursdays at 10am

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old)
Thursdays at 11am


Storytime vacations: The week before and after Labor Day
The week of and after Christmas.

Helen Murphy BranchHelen Murphy Branch 15882 Graham St. 92649 
(714) 375-5006 

Monday 1pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Friday 9am - 2pm. 
Closed Saturday, Sunday

Toddler Storytime (1-3 years old) 
Tuesdays at 10am

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old)
Tuesdays at 11am


Storytime vacations: The week before and after Labor Day
The week of and after Christmas.

Main Street BranchMain St Branch  525 Main St. 92648
(714) 375-5071 
Tues, Wed, Thurs: 9 am - 6 pm

Friday, Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Closed: Sunday, Monday

Toddler Storytime (1-3 years old) 
Wednesdays at 10am

Preschool Storytime (3-5 years old)
Wednesdays at 11am

Storytime vacations: The week before and after Labor Day
The week of and after Christmas.

Oak View BranchOak View Branch 17251 Oak Lane 92647
(714) 375-5068 

Tues, Wed, Thurs: 10 am - 7 pm; Friday: 9 am - 5 pm. Closed: Saturday, Sunday

Weekly Storytimes

2 pm - 4pm
STAR Read Aloud (all ages)

School Age Storytime (5-9 years old)

Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime (2-4 years old)

2pm - 4 pm
STAR Read Aloud (all ages)

Monthly Storytime

6 p.m., last Wednesday of the month
Family Pajama Storytime




The 2017 Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Ever wonder what your stuffed animals and toys would do if they could be in the circus? Click on the image above to find out!! A big congratulations to all who participated in the 2017 themed "Reading is Big Fun" Children's Summer Reading Program. 

The Huntington Beach Public Library's annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover happens every August and follows the theme of each year's Summer Reading Program. It ends in the finale video showing the toys' antics, presented at the last Saturday summer storytime.

Coming to you in 2018: Reading Takes You Everywhere! Our stuffed animal friends will be traveling around the library, the city, the U.S.A., and the world! Some may even make it into outer space! Dates and costs for the Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover will be announced in May 2018.

To learn more about this and other exciting library events, follow us on social media! You can connect with us through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all of the excitement.

We couldn't do it without YOU.

Are you enjoying the services and programs of the Children's Library? Consider supporting your Children's Library.

  • Buy a book tote for only $5.
  • Buy groceries from Ralph's and a portion of your purchase supports your library! (Make sure to select FOTCL as your charity of choice onliine with your Ralph's Rewards card).
  • Use with Amazon purchases and choose "The Friends of the Children's LIbrary (FOTCL) Huntington Beach". 
  • Paint a tile or gift to a loved one. Proceeds go to the Books for Kids campaign to help purchase new children's books for the library. 
  • Purchase a carved wooden book spine to be installed on the special donor shelf at the entrance of the Children's Library.
  • Join the Friends of the Children's Library, supporter of children's programming and books for the HBPL. 

For more information about any of these, ask at the Children's Desk. Thank you for your continued support and patronage!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless. Read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, and/or toddler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your precious one starts kindergarten. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. If you bring your little one to one of our library storytimes, count those books too! You are well on your way!

And, when your child reaches a milestone, the Huntington Beach Public Library is here to help celebrate. We have rewards like stickers, pencils, and other small trinkets to celebrate every 100 books your child achieves.

Sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten by going to Beanstack. You can either keep track of your child's reading online OR use one of the library's printed reading logs, bring it in to the library, and have a library staff member log your reading for you. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is for ages birth - 5; if your child is 6+ years old, you may register him/her for the Read 20 Minutes a Day program.

Bi-monthly Children's Events Calendar

Huntington Beach Public Library
7111 Talbert Ave. Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone 714-842-4481