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Play Stay at Home BINGO with the Library!

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Do you miss your library as much as your library misses you? Stay engaged with us by participating in our Stay at Home Family BINGO game.  Download your BINGO card today and start playing.  Complete the activities on your card together and return it to the library when we reopen to earn prizes, including a special badge for your whole family.  Each BINGO you complete will earn your family a ticket into the grand prize drawings for book bundles, gift certificates to local establishments, and more.   The library will be posting resources and other information to help you complete your activities.  If you don’t have a printer, you can still participate.  Just keep a list of complete activities and the library will have a BINGO card for you to fill out when we reopen.

Download Your Family Bingo Card Here

Teens can play the special Stay at Home Teen BINGO card to participate in a program designed just for them.  Teen will also receive prizes including a new paperback book, special BINGO badge, ice cream coupons, and more.

Download Your Teen Bingo Card Here

Important Things to Know About Stay at Home Bingo:

  • BINGO cards can be returned to the library when we are able to reopen.
  • If you can’t print out your card at home, that’s’ okay. Keep a list of the activities you complete together and fill out a card at the library when we are able to reopen.
  • Share the amazing activities you’ve completed and stories your reading with the library by posting online using our hashtag, #hcplkyfun.
  • Families and teens will receive prizes for completing a BINGO on their card. Children and teens will get to choose a new paperback book, caregivers will get to choose some of library swag, and everyone will earn a special BINGO badge.
  • Each BINGO completed will equal one drawing entry into our grand prize drawing. Prizes will include book bundles, gift certificates to local establishments, and more.
  • Any family or teen that completes a cover all by filling in their whole BINGO card will earn a bonus entries into the prize drawings.


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Tumble Books Now Available at the Library!

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The library now has access to TumbleBooks databases to help students read, watch, and learn.  A list of the databases available including, TeenBookCloud, and TumbleMath, along with direct links to each available database are listed below.

www.TumbleBookLibrary.com – K-6 Children’s ebook Database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/auto_login.aspx?U=tumble735&P=books
Username: tumble735
Password: books

www.TumbleMath.com – K-6 Math ebook Database
Direct Link: https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.TeenBookCloud.com –  Grades 7-12 ebook Database
Direct Link: https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

www.AudioBookCloud.com – All Ages Audio Book Database
Direct Link: https://www.audiobookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to join our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program.  The  program challenges families to read 1000 books together before a child’s first day of kindergarten.  Because reading together early has been linked to school success, this challenge aids in getting a child ready for school while promoting positive family interaction.  Families will receive small incentives throughout their adventure to reach 1000 books and the library will be hosting special programs for participants.  Upon reaching 1000 books, children receive a certificate, book, and special photo magnet to commemorate their accomplishment.  Every 100 books read also earns an entry into drawings held every two months for a backpack full of kindergarten school supplies.

The library will be kicking off program registration on February 4th with a special activities from 5-8 p.m. beginning with at special Story Time at 5 p.m. in the Children’s Room.  Loose parts, including the big blue blocks, and special art activities will be available in the meeting room.


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Early Literacy Kits Now Available!

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Early Literacy Kits are Available for Check Out

Did you know the library has kits available for check out to help you get your toddler or preschooler ready to read? Each kit contains a Playaway View, several books, games, activities, and more all based on the five best practices to help your child: Reading, Talking, Singing, Playing, and Writing. Each kit comes with a binder full of early literacy information and tips on how to use the kit effectively. Kits are available for check out for two weeks.


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