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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

Roald Dahl's 1983 classic is getting a graphic twist from an Eisner Award-winning illustrator!  It is the first-ever Dahl story to appear in this format. 

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month.  And the honorary chair for 2020 is my favorite superhero of all time!  DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a new mission to champion the power of a library card. 

Welcome to the Fall 2020 storytime season!  Each Monday's blog will highlight our three online storytimes and all the extras that go with them.  Storytimes will post to our HPL Kids Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. on each of the days.  This week's theme is Just Us ChickensAccess the official handout for additional activities and book recommendations.  Supplies for this week's craft and S.T.E.A.M. activity 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.

Now, I know what you're thinking.  Miss Katie Jane, you just did a blog about the sun because August is so hot.  Now you're telling me the month is icy?!?!  Get your story straight!  My friends, it's all the same story.  I need an escape from the heat, so I long for refreshing ice.  I bet you could use a break from this unrelenting sun, too.  Cool off with these books.

World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden is the annual focal point for the globe's water issues. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.  In 2020, World Water Week has transitioned to WWWeek at Home.  Make sure you take part in YOUR home this August 24-28 by reading one of these water-wise books.