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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

One of the first Dewey Decimal numbers I learned when I started working at Hoover Public Library was 567.9 -- DINOSAURS!  These extinct creatures captured my imagination as a child, and they are just as popular today.  That's why the month of November has been declared DINOvember.  But don't just check out books to celebrate.  Check out these podcasts, too!

November is National Aviation History Month.  You'll want to celebrate with books, of course. Here are some of the newest titles that soar! 

Do you know a kid who is always asking questions?  Or maybe YOU are that kid!  Being inquisitive is a very good thing.  Asking questions helps you figure out the answers.  So why not make your questions BIG?

Welcome to the eleventh week of the Fall 2020 storytime season!  This week's theme is Try a Little Kindness.  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. 

360Cities has been curating and licensing high quality, fully 360° interactive panoramic photos and videos for over 10 years.  They are your go-to source for strolling through picturesque cities all over the world . . . from the comfort of your home.  You can browse from a world map, check out curated galleries (such as City Squares and Plazas), or narrow your search to 360º videos or 360º stereoscopic photos.  And you aren't really limited to exploring cities!  There is content for many naturally beautiful environments, too!

Before or after your exploration, you may want to snag a few books.  Hoover Public Library has some great titles to offer.