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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

Welcome to the sixth week of storytime!  This week's theme is We Heart Shapes!Access the official handout for additional activities and book recommendations.  Supplies for this week's Valentine Card 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. 

The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's histor, a 16-hour massacre in 1921 that destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and left as many as 300 people dead.  Yet news of what happened was largely suppressed, and no official investigation occurred for seventy-five years.  Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford sensitively introduces young readers to this tragedy and concludes with a call for a better future.  

The team behind the Newbery Medal winner and Caldecott Honor book Last Stop on Market Street is back!  

September 11, 2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11, and I can't believe it.  I still have distinct memories of that day, watching the events unfold on my apartment TV and talking about everything with my fellow University of Montevallo students.  Today's young people don't have those memories, but they do have a way to immerse themselves in that tragic historic event.  Alan Gratz's new novel, Ground Zero, delivers a pulse-pounding and unforgettable take on history and hope, revenge and fear, and the stunning links between the past and present.

Welcome to the fifth week of storytime!  This week's theme is Exercise TimeAccess the official handout for additional activities and book recommendations.  Supplies for this week's Football Weaving 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. 

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