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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.

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

American history’s ongoing experiment to create a more perfect union can be felt acutely during these times. But how did this ideal form?  How do we, as a diverse nation, find ways to protect, defend, and continue to move toward this ideal?  This playlist, created by School Library Journal, offers windows into key documents, people, and cultural factors that shaped U.S. history. 

On September 17, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the United States Constitution. This important document established our national government and fundamental laws, and has protected and guaranteed certain basic rights to citizens of these great United States.  On February 29, 1952, the US Congress designated September 17 as “Citizenship Day.”  On August 2, 1956, Congress requested that the President of the United States proclaim the week beginning September 17 and ending September 23 of each year as “Constitution Week.”  And so it continues!  Thursday, September 17-Wednesday, September 23, 2020 is Constitution WeekBrush up on your knowledge with these books.

September 16 is National Play-Doh Day!  The popular modeling clay was invented by Joe McVicker and was originally sold as a wallpaper cleaner in 1955.  Now you can use it to do these fun activities!

1. Use Play-Doh as your canvas to create a work of art!
https://childhood101.com/kids-art-project-playdough-pictures/

2. Be an engineer with sticks and Play-Doh.
https://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/building-with-sticks-and-playdough/

3. Play with Play-Doh on the wall!
https://happytoddlerplaytime.com/playdough-sticky-wall-mural/

4. Learn the alphabet with a series of Play-Doh letter mazes.
https://www.teach-me-mommy.com/playdough-letter-mazes./

Enjoy a moving and hilarious diary-style illustrated novel from the award-winning author of Pie in the SkyPlus, the story of Mia, her family and friends, and the Calivista Motel continues in the resonant sequel to the award-winning Front Desk.

Welcome to the third week of the Fall 2020 storytime season!  This week's theme is Say Hola to Spanish.  Access the official handout for additional activities and book recommendations.  Supplies for this week's craft will be available for pickup at the Kid Zone desk beginning Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.  These supplies are on a first come, first served basis.  Remember, storytimes will post to our HPL Kids Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. on each of these days. 

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