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Children's Library: Tweens

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Middle Grade Services & Programs

Wise Owl Book Club

Wise Owl Book Club is a book discussion and activity group just for tweens, ages 8-12. HBPL staff pick excellent books to read, then lead crafts, activities, and discussions based on what the group is reading. The best part? Wise Owl Book Club books are YOURS to keep! While the library is following health & safety guidelines for COVID-19, all Wise Owl Book Club meetings will be held online via Zoom. Upcoming Wise Owl Book club picks and meetings are announced through the library's monthly newsletter and the HBPL online calendar. To sign up for the monthly newsletter, click here. To view past club reading & activity guides, click on the Wise Owl logo.

Tween S.T.E.A.M. Team

Introducing our new Tween S.T.E.A.M. Team, a club for tweens ages 8-12 that meets every second Thursday at 4pm in the B Room! Join us every month for a S.T.E.A.M. activity or craft, hang out, have fun, and learn something new. Upcoming Tween S.T.E.A.M. Team events are announced through the library's monthly newsletter and the online calendar. To sign up for the monthly newsletter, click here. Registration is required for this fun club! To register for upcoming meetings, head to the online calendar by clicking on the Tween S.T.E.A.M. Team logo.

School Reading Programs

Many schools in the greater Huntington Beach area use a measured reading program as a way to track students' comprehension and reading levels. The Huntington Beach Public Library doesn't provide printed reading level information for these programs on its materials, but it is easy to find online! We've mapped out the links to three of the most common reading programs used by our local public schools. Use the links below to find the reading level for a book you are interested in reading for school credit. To find out whether your school participates in a reading program, and which program they use, contact your school librarian.


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