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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

COVID-19 inspired a lot of people to spend a lot more time in kitchens.  Kids, too!  If you have a young foodie at home, check out one (or all) of these food-themed podcasts.  This playlist was originally shared by School Library Journal.

October 1 is National Hair Day!  No matter what hair type you have or what hairstyle you rock, make sure you celebrate it!  And, when you take a break from admiring your hair in the mirror, take a peek at these picture books.

Sewer-loving secret agents Mango and Brash are plunged into a new mystery―and a BIG mess―in John Patrick Green's second hilarious adventure-packed graphic novel.

Welcome to the fifth week of the Fall 2020 storytime season!  This week's theme is Who Let the Dogs Out?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. 

Today's virtual field trip will give you the opportunity to delve and explore deep inside the Earth.  Our first stop is Sơn Đoòng Cave in Vietnam, near the Laos border.

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