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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.

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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

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat for something sweet at Hoover Public Library on Friday, October 31, 2014 !  The library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and our fifteen candy stations will be stocked the entire time.  Pick the time that's right for you and your family.  Trick or treaters should wear a costume.  We'll provide the bags.  And the candy, of course!

If you submitted a pumpkin for our Pumpkin Painting Contest, please pick it up on Halloween.

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For the Love of Gelo!

I love a good sci-fi book.  Especially one with alien encounters and epic battles.  But what I love even more than that is a great sci-fi book.  What makes it great?  Humor and an unusual twist.  Space Rocks! by Tom O'Donnell can officially be classified as great.   The narrator is Chorkle, a five-eyed Xotonian who inhabits an asteroid called Gelo.  It has been invaded by four Earth children and their delicious Feeney's Original Astronaut Ice Cream Bars.  Chorkle couldn't resist!  Now it has to play alien babysitter and take on the role of interspecies diplomat.  Chorkle is hilarious!  Plus there are vicious thyss-cats lurking in the asteroid's cavern system and hostile aliens headed their way.  See?  This book has everything.  It even has a sequel!  For the Love of Gelo!  (That's the title, not just me being enthusastic.)  Find both in the Kid Zone at Hoover Public Library.

  1. Space Rocks!
  2. For the Love of Gelo! 
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Falling for Fall

November 4, 2014 is an important day at Hoover Public Library.  First, it's Election Day, and the library is a polling place.  Second, we'll be Falling for Fall in the Kid Zone at 6:30 p.m.  Our November family night event features autumn stories and crafts.  You don't have to make a reservation, but you may want to come a little early.  Parking could be tricky.

Election Day is just one week away!  You may have heard your parents or teachers or another adult talking about it.  But do you know what it's all about?  Make some election connections in your brain with these books from Hoover Public Library.

The Election Book: The People Pick a President by Carolyn Jackson
Election Day by Mir Tamim Ansary
Eyewitness Vote by Philip Steele
A Kid's Guide to the Voting Process by Tammy Gagne
Political Elections by Davis Worth Miller
Power to the People: How We Elect the President and Other Officials by Kevin Cunningham
See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House by Susan E. Goodman
Today on Election Day by Catherine Stier
The Voice of the People: American Democracy in Action by Betsy Maestro
Vote! by Eileen Christelow
Voting by Sarah De Capua

Timmy Failure is "the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of a budding investigative empire."  His partner is a very large and very lazy polar bear.  His nemesis is She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.  His creator Stephan Pastis is also a famous comic strip artist.  The resulting misadventures are hilarious.  At least, the first two were.  Book three, Timmy Failure: We Meet Again, doesn't come out until tomorrow, October 28, 2014.  But I'm sure it will be another triumph.  What else can you expect from Total Failure, Inc.?

  1. Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
  2. Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done
  3. Timmy Failure: We Meet Again