Football Family Fun

Off-sides football

It's time for books and blitzes at Hoover Public Library!  Football Family Fun is coming to the Plaza on Saturday, August 5, 2023 from 1-4 p.m.  Test your skill with a football toss, a football video game, or play the blast-from-the-past electronic tabletop game!  Make a paper football then challenge your family and friends to a friendly round of flick football. Draw your perfect helmet on a wooden ornament to take home.  Sign up for fantasy football for a chance to play with your friends and against your librarians this season.  Don't have an NFL team to pull for?  No problem, we have a quiz to tell you which team you are most suited for.  You'll also have a chance to use your personal knowledge (and research skills) to fill out a football trivia quiz.  Each finished quiz will be an entry into a grand prize drawing.  You don't have to register to be part of the fun.  And you don't have to be a seasoned football fanatic!  All interest/knowledge levels are welcome, even newbies!  Grab one of these new football books while you're here!  There's something for everyone.

Giant Game Night

Multiple meeples

We're supersizing our next teen event!  Play giant versions of your favorite games at Giant Game Night next Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.  Sign up online today!

And, just in case you don't know, you can check out a GIANT variety of board games from the library to host your own game night.  Both the Kid Zone and the Fiction Department have quite a large collection.  And here are some new books that insert gaming into your reading life!

Celebrate Juneteenth!

Celebrate Juneteenth, Freedom Day

Hoover Public Library is partnering with Hoover-AHEAD to host their Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2023!  There will be lots of things happening in several different parts of the library throughout the day.  We'll have plenty of clear signage to help direct you once you're here, but don't wait until you arrive to plan out your day!  Use this sneak peek to make sure you don't miss the moments that are most important to YOU as you celebrate freedom.

Have You Found Our Summer Reading Lists Yet?

Let's Read All Together Now!
Summer Reading doesn't just include books from Hoover Public Library.  It also isn't limited to books that match the All Together Now theme.  But if you want some of your books to meet both of those criteria, we've put together some great book recommendation lists for you.  Have you found them yet?  The paper copies are shelved near the different book sections throughout the Kid Zone, and the teen paper lists are at the Teen Desk.  But you can access all of the digital versions in the Downloads section of Katie Jane's Corner.

Murder Mystery Party

Entering detective mode.

Teen Summer Reading has arrived!  Stop by the Teen Desk to grab a paper log or sign up to keep track of everything online via Beanstack.  Then sign up to use your sleuthing skills to solve a mystery and kick off Summer Reading at our Teen Murder Mystery Party!  We'll gather on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. for an Old Hollywood movie premier party.  After enjoying some refreshments, a shocking murder will take place!  Interview the characters and solve puzzles to answer the age-old question . . . whodunit?

All Together Now for a Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival!

All Together Now for Summer Reading 2023

Summer Reading is almost here!  Sign-up for the reading part of the program begins Thursday, May 25, 2023.  Just drop by any kid, teen, or adult service desk to pick up a paper reading log.  You can also keep track of your reading online via Beanstack.  Then, the very next day, we'll have our HUGE Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival!  This year's theme is All Together Now, so we want everyone to join us on Friday, May 26, 2023 from 1-4 p.m. for tons of fun that celebrates our community.  There will be A LOT happening both inside and outside the building, so here's a breakdown to help you navigate.

Climate Change Reads to Change the World

Earth Day is April 22.

Earth Day is fast approaching!  There's so many things YOU can do to help the planet.  One of them is to educate yourself on important topics, including climate change.  There have been a lot of excellent books, both fiction and nonfiction, recently published.  I'll give you a list here, but make sure you also stop by the Kid Zone this month and browse our Earth Day book display.  It's located along the starred hallway, right before the turn.

Silver in the Bone

Silver in the Bone by Alexandra Bracken

Best-selling author Alexandra Bracken just started a new series inspired by Arthurian legend!  Watch the book trailer!  Listen to the author read the first chapter!

Silver in the Bone (04/04/23)
Born without a trace of magic, Tamsin Lark is no match for the sorceresses and Hollowers who populate the magical underground of Boston. But when the only parent she’s ever known disappears without so much as a goodbye, she has no choice but to join in their cutthroat pursuit of enchanted relics to keep herself—and her brother, Cabell—alive.  Ten years later, rumors are swirling that her guardian found a powerful ring from Arthurian legend just before he vanished. A run-in with her rival Emrys ignites Tamsin’s hope that the ring could free Cabell from a curse that threatens both of them. But they aren’t the only ones who covet the ring.