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Kidzone Blog

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat! at Hoover Library this Monday, October 31, 2016  from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m..  We'll have 22 candy stations throughout the library.  What a great opportunity to visit previously unexplored areas of your favorite place!  Can't wait to see your costume this Halloween!  

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Thank a Vet! 2016 Poster Contest

Our annual Veteran's Week festivities will be here before you know it, and we need your help!  We need some amazing poster salutes for our Thank a Vet! poster contest.  Please follow the guidelines posted on our website.  Pay close attention to the submission deadline.  All entries must be turned in by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016.  The winning posters will be displayed in the library throughout the month of November.  Their creators will be presented with a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble (courtesy of the Friends of the Library) at the City Council meeting on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6 p.m.

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National S.T.E.A.M. Day

No, it's not today.  National S.T.E.A.M. Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Are we having one of our new Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead events on that day?  YES!  When does registration open?  Tomorrow, October 24, 2016.  That's why the blog had to go up today.  There's method to my madness.

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Engineering
Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ages 7-11.  Build your own Art-O-Motion kinetic structure.  Register online or by phone (444-7830).


ONCE UPON A PUMPKIN on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Hear ye! Hear ye! All ye fans of fairytales! Thou hast been summoned to join in our annual Halloween festivities at Hoover Library.  The Evil Queen and the Frog Prince will greet you at the door and issue a proclamation to each family.  This will help guide you through the event, which is spread throughout the entire library.  What tales dark and Grimm will you explore?  Here's a sneak peek:

Brave our Fairytale Forest on the Theatre level. Play games with pigs, make crafts with Red Riding Hood and her grandma, eat candy off of gingerbread houses with Hansel and Gretel but . . . BEWARE the Big Bad Wolf!

Tour our Fairytale Village in the Kid Zone. Trip trap and wrist wrap with goats and trolls, make a mask that is just right with Goldilocks, experience giant beanstalk fun, and put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

Heigh-ho, heigh-ho your way through the Teen Spot. Take a look in our magic mirror with Snow White and whistle while you work on your beards with the dwarfs. BEWARE the Evil Queen! She may be in disguise and peddling poisonous apples.

Be our guest at Cinderella’s Ball on the Plaza. Meet your hostess Cinderella and her Prince Charming. Take a picture in her pumpkin coach. Dance with Belle and her Beast. Feast with Aurora and the three good fairies. Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo with Fairy Godmother and raise your glass with Gaston.

Costumes are welcome, but not required.  The library closes to the public at 6 p.m. on that day.  We will re-open at the stroke of 7.  We're expecting a large crowd, so you may want to come early to nab a parking spot.  We have a much earlier curfew than Cinderella, so we can't party until midnight.  Our fairytale fun will conclude at 9 p.m.  And we'll all live happily ever after. THE END

Thursday, October 20, 2016 is International Sloth Day.  S   e   i   z   e . . . t   h   e . . . d   a   y.  R   e   a   d . . . a . . . b   o   o   k . . . a   b   o   u   t . . . t   h   e   s   e . . . a   m   a   z   i   n   g . . . a   n   i   m   a   l   s.

Kyle Goes Alone by Jan Thornhill (2015)
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A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke (2013)
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Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World by Colleen A. F. Venable (2016)

Sloths by Megan Borgert-Spaniol (2016)

Slow, Slow Sloths by Bonnie Bader (2016)

Snoozefest by Samantha Berger (2015)

Sparky! by Jenny Offill (2014)



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.