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Kidzone

The Kidzone has programs galore as well as books, movies, and other cool stuff. Read our blog below for more information and check out our upcoming events to get an idea of what's happening at the Kidzone! Our main phone number is 205.444.7830.

Did you know about our Teletales?
Call 205-444-7838 to hear a new story every week read by a different Hoover Library staff member.

Recent Book Reviews

Horten's Incredible Illusions: Magic, Mystery & Another Very Strange Adventure
Lula Bell on Geekdom, Freakdom & the Challenges of Bad Hair
A Mutiny in Time
Starry River of the Sky
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School
Iron Hearted Violet
Jake and Lily
Paris Pan Takes the Dare
Me and the Pumpkin Queen
Read All About It!
The Boy on Cinnamon Street
Nerd Camp
The Classroom
Smells Like Dog
Mission Unstoppable
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's
The Mark of Athena
A Whole Lot of Lucky
Alien on a Rampage
One for the Murphys

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Kidzone Blog

Junior Genius Guides

Do you know who Ken Jennings is?  He is a 74-time Jeopardy! champion who continues to prove that knowing stuff is supposed to be FUN!  He has penned a series of nonfiction books called Junior Genius Guides.  They are eye-catching!  They are informative!  They are available in the Kid Zone at Hoover Public Library!  Grab one today.  Trust me, you'll be back for more.

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Little Green Peas

How many of you have read LMNO Peas by Keith Baker?  It's a cute introduction to both the alphabet and occupations.  What about Baker's 1-2-3 Peas?  That book features busy little peas and numbers.  I love them both!  Which is why I'm so excited about his newest picture book Little Green Peas, which comes out today, July 22, 2014.   Can you guess what it teaches?  That's right -- colors! 

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Under the Microscope #10

Big hair.  Big brain.  Learn about the world's most famous scientist and his favorite subject.  Take a closer look at EINSTEIN & PHYSICS.  (Click here for a printable list complete with call numbers.)

  1. Albert Einstein by Kathleen Krull
  2. Albert Einstein by Struan Reid
  3. Albert Einstein: A Life of Genius by Elizabeth MacLeod
  4. Albert Einstein and Relativity for Kids: His Life and Ideas with 21 Activities and Thought Experiments by Jerome Pohlen
  5. Albert Einstein: Genius of the Twentieth Century by Patricia Lakin
  6. Amusement Park Science by Dan Greenburg
  7. Ask Albert Einstein by Lynne Barasch
  8. Can You Feel the Force? by Richard Hammond
  9. Extreme Physics by Dan Green
  10. Fizzing Physics by Steve Parker
  11. Full Speed Ahead: The Science of Going Fast by Mari C. Schuh
  12. Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein by Marfé Ferguson Delano

Friday, July 18, 2014 is the last day you can register for the Kid Zone or Teen Spot Summer Reading program.  That's today, people!  Make sure you come to the Hoover Public Library sometime between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Once you sign up, you can record any books you've read since May 17.  And you'll still have until August 1 to earn your tickets.

This year's Summer Reading Finale features the one and only Roger Day!  Sing and dance along to Roly Poly, Mosquito Burrito, Open Up the Coconut, and the rest of your favorites.  And remember that you can find Roger Day at the Hoover Public Library every single day!  We have his CDs in the PERFORMERS section of the Kid Zone music collection, and we have his DVDs under the letter R in the Kid Zone's entertainment movie collection.

Roger Day
Tuesday, July 22 2014
10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

* IMPORTANT SEATING GUIDELINES *
Seating in the Library Theatre is restricted to 250 guests.  All guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis by library staff.  All parties must be present to be seated.  Saving seats is not allowed.  Please arrive early to ensure your spot!

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