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Lego Club

Come in the Tabby Theater between 3:30 and 5:00 and build Lego creations. We provide the Legos, you provide the fun. At the end of each session, Legos must be returned to their bins.…

Date:
Wednesday:  September 13, 27
Time:
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Tabby Theater, Tabby Theater
Categories:
 

Halloween Magic Show - tickets on sale Sept. 22 for the October 24 show!

Our popular annual Halloween Magic Show featuring Johnny Ace Palmer is at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Downstairs Library Theater. Tickets are $4 each  beginning September 22

Date:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time:
4 p.m. or 7 p.m.
Location:
Library Theater
Categories:
Halloween Magic Show Special Children's Program

Children's Special Events Calendar

Storytimes by Branch (click a tab)

Storytime vacations:

The week before and after Labor Day
The week of and after Christmas.

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 Bimonthly/Monthly Storytimes

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

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

Wednesday:
Toddler/Preschool
(ages 2-6)
10am and 11am
S.T.A.R. Readers 
2pm - 4pm*

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

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

Saturday: 
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 (returns Sept. 13th!).

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

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

Thursday:
4:30pm
School Age Storytime (5-9 years old)

Friday:
10am
Bilingual Spanish/English Storytime (2-4 years old)

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


NEW! Monthly Wednesday Family Pajama Storytime

Last Wednesday of the month, at 6 p.m.

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Newsworthy

The Stuffed Animal Sleepover 2017: Circus Camp video is here!

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

The Huntington Beach Public Library's Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover happens every August and follows the theme of each year's Summer Reading Program. Coming to you in 2017: 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. Want to know about it as soon as the library releases information? 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 smile.amazon.com 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. Does it sound hard? Not really if you think about it. If you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year. So get started!

The key is perseverance. Make it exciting! 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 you read with your child.

Sign up for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten by going to Beanstack. You can either keep track of your reading online OR use one of the library's printed reading logs, bring it in to the library, and have a librarian 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.

Children's Halloween Magic Show

Attention one and all:

Tickets will go on sale for the annual
Children's Halloween Magic Show
on Friday, September 22!

Tickets ($4.00 per person) may be purchased at the Children's Desk at the Central Library (7111 Talbert Ave) or at the Murphy, Main Street, or Banning Branch Storytimes on September 26, 27, and 28. Every person in your party must have a ticket for admission to the show. Tickets will include admission to the magic show, featuring Johnny Ace Palmer, and will also enter your child into the Costume Parade, to take place after each show. Two times are available for your convenience in scheduling: 7:00 and 4:00 PM.

Questions may be addressed to the Children's Department by calling (714)374-5107.

Have a boo-tacular fall!

Bi-monthly Children's Events Calendar


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