ALA Announces 2016 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston.

A list of all the 2016 award winners follows:




HTFLKids Fun - Winter 2016

Elementary schoolers are in for lots of fun this winter with HTFL kids. Don't miss a thing!

SOME PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION - All registration is through EventKeeper (follow the links below).

LEGO Club 
Grades K-5
Each week we’ll have a new building challenge and then showcase our creations.

Session II: Thursdays @ 4pm, Feb 25, March 3 and 10
->REGISTER FOR Lego Club, Session II<-

Reading Olympics Club
Grades 2-5

You're already reading the books; now come have some fun with them at HTFL!  Each month, we'll highlight a different book from the Elementary Reading Olympics list and participate in a variety of related activities and crafts.

->REGISTER FOR Reading Olympics Club, March 2<-

PAWS for Reading
Grades K and up

Come to HTFL and practice reading to the best listener—A dog! Therapy dogs Rutland and Ziggy come to the Library to meet with young readers and listen to children read a book of their choice.

Within a week from the program date, you will be assigned a 10-minute time slot for your child to read with one of the therapy dogs. Please plan to arrive a few minutes before your time begins.  

2nd Wednesdays @ 7pm, January 13, February 10, March 9, and April 13

->REGISTER FOR PAWS for Reading, March 9<-

->REGISTER FOR PAWS for Reading, April 13<-

Book Bingo
Grades K-5

Come for bingo, leave with great books to add to your personal library.

3rd Thursdays @ 4pm, January 21, February 18, March 17

No registration required.

Blog Buddies 
Grades 3-5

Using the Mobile Learning Lab, join Ms. Roxane as you learn about blogging and work on the HTFL Kids Blog!

Mondays @ 4pm, February 22, 29 and March 7 and 14
->REGISTER FOR Blog Buddies<-

Afternoon Snackin’ 
Grades K-5

Join Ms. Courtney​, our local Giant’s nutritionist,  to learn about the rainbow of food complete with snacks and activities.

Wednesdays @ 4pm, March 9 and 16
->REGISTER FOR Afternoon Snackin'<-



Happy National Grouch Day

National Grouch Day allows all grouches out there to celebrate their way of life. Not a grouch? This day also gives all the normally chipper people a day to complain for once! For those everyday grouches, here are a few ways to live a happier life: do a fun or silly activity, allow yourself only five minutes of negative time, do something to benefit others, or enjoy some healthy foods.

Book Club in a Box

Do your children love reading and discussing books with their friends? Check out Book Club in a Box!  

Summer Reading Club 2015 Wrap Up & Contratulations

Thank you to everyone who read and participated in our Summer Reading Club this summer!

Friday, August 21, was the last day to log in reading minutes.  We had 317 students age 2 - grade 5 participate in our program, and you read over 224,925 minutes!  

I hope you all found some new favorite books/authors to read and revisited some old classics this summer.  See you in the library...