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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

Spring has sprung, which means I've got bugs on the brain.  Insects are absolutely AMAZING, and so are these books about them!

Welcome to the thirteenth week of storytime!  This week's theme is Frog PondAccess the official handout for additional activities and book recommendations.  Supplies for this week's Party Blower Frog craft will be available for pickup in the Kid Zone beginning Monday 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. 

April 4-10, 2021 is National Library Week!  This year's theme is WELCOME TO OUR LIBRARY . . . and we hope you know that you are most definitely welcome!  Stop by to say hello, check out some books/movies/boardgames/etc, and maybe tune in to some virtual and live programs.  We'll be focusing on frogs in our virtual storytimes, and we're starting back with our in-person storytimes (weather permitting).  Our Outdoor Storytime on the Patio will resume on Mondays and Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.  Our Storytime at the Park will resume on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  Go to our website to register. I'll also be hosting a KJ Reader Zoomaway on Monday, April 5 at 7 p.m.  It's a great opportunity for adults to talk about the latest and greatest in kid lit.  Click here to register.  And the Nonfiction Department is hosting their annual Library Peeps Show Diorama Contest!  There's lots of ways to make National Library Week special.  Of course, I'm sure you know what I think makes it the MOST special.  Books!  Here are my favorite new titles featuring libraries.

Now I know my ABCs.  Next time won't you sing with me?

Better yet, next time won't you read with me?  There are so many amazing new alphabet books at Hoover Public Library!  Access the printable list here.  How many can YOU read?

I just LOVE the Little Senses series from Samantha Cotterill!  Each book is written for children on the autism spectrum, but they can be enjoyed by all!  The fourth title deals with adapting to the unexpected.