ARDEN G. HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY


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Children’s Room

The Children’s Room has materials in multiple formats and in different collections to meet the special needs of your child.

  • Easy-Board Book collection is for children 0 to 2, are thick, strong pages, with bright colors and few words.
  • Easy Books collection is for children 1 to 6+ years old, are usually oversized with simple stories.
  • Chapter Books collection for the beginner readers in 4 levels, for kids in Kindergarten to 2nd grade.
  • Holidays Collection covers holidays from Christmas to Valentine’s Day.
  • Parenting Collection has books the parent can read to the child that cover the tough topics from potty training, a new baby, moving, manners, feelings, dyslexia and much more. This collection includes the Just for the Military Child books.
  • Juvenile Fiction and Non-fiction books for kids in grades 1 to 7 and a little older.

CLEP Prep


Wednesdays | 9:30 am
Take a CLEP or DSST practice test before you take your exam. Results provided immediately.

Cost: Free

Ages: 18+


Pumpkin Bank Craft

Thursday, October 14 | 3 – 5 pm
Paint a harvest or Halloween pumpkin bank. Supplies provided, and space is limited.

Reserve your pumpkin by calling 731-4638.

Cost: Free

Ages: 2-14

 


Writing our Way (WoW) Group

Thursday, October 28, November 18 | 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Love to write? Always dreamed of being an author? We’ll provide the prompt and you write your way! Writers who are willing can share their work with the group. Each meeting will feature a new prompt.

Cost: Free

Ages: 13 and older

 


DINOvember

Entire month of November

Dinosaurs are taking over the library! Join us for dinosaur-themed storytimes, a scavenger hunt, and bingo.

Cost: Free

All ages


DINO Bingo

Tuesday, November 9 | 5:30 – 7 pm

Join us after-hours in the library for Dino Bingo! Prizes for each round and a finale blackout round.

Cost: Free

All ages

 


Off the Hook Crochet Club

Saturday, November 13 | 1 – 3 pm

Join this brand new crochet club! Bring your own existing project or learn a new one from library staff. Supplies will be provided, and space is limited.

Register now by calling 731-4638.

Cost: Free

Ages 13 and older


Teen Book Bag: A Subscription Bag for ages 12-18

Saturday, November 20 | All day

Attention teens! Stop in the library to sign up today for the teen Book Bag Program! You’ll take a quick survey to help gauge your literary tastes. Our staff will then choose books and goodies based on those survey results, and you can pick your bag up on the second Saturday of each month. You get to keep non-book goodies every month. Read, return, repeat. Fill out another survey to tell us how we did, and we’ll keep choosing books every month that we think you’ll like!

Cost: Free

Ages: 12-18


Preschool Plus Storytime

Tuesdays | 10 am | ages 2-8+ (children of all ages welcome)

Children can come enjoy an out loud storybook reading and participate in a take-and-make craft project afterward.

Oct 19 | Friendly Ghosts & Goblins

Oct 26 | Friendly Frights with Trick or Treat in the Library

Nov 4 | Veteran’s Day

Nov 11 | Thumbelina

Nov 18 | The Country Cat

Nov 25 | Old Man Rabbit’s Thanksgiving Dinner


Dial-A-Story 731-4640

24/7 Kids can call 731-4640 and listen to a short (3 – 5 minutes) story. :  New story available every Thursday morning

Oct 17 | The Shepherd’s Boy and the Wolf

Oct 24 | My Own Self

Oct 31 | A Halloween Story

The Library reserves the right to change the stories read due to unforeseen circumstances.


Kwikboost Charging Station

Need your phone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device charged up quickly?—Then come to the Library for the new Charging Station by Kwikboost.

It is fast, free and secure.

There are 10 locking charging compartments secured by your own personal code. Use it while you use the library’s computers or other resources—OR drop it off and come back later (must be within library hours).


Free E-books!

Free E-books!

Check out the e-book databases: EBSCO eBooks, Gale ebooks, One Click Digital, Safari Books and TumbleBooks Cloud for kids & teens. There are also a variety of eAudiobook databases: AudioCloud, EBSCO eAudio and TumbleBooks for beginner readers.

There are more than 100 online resources FREE to you. We have dozens of educational databases including Gale Resources for students, along with the DoD Peterson’s Education Center for practice tests, scholarship and college information and the new COMEX Streaming Video CLEP study guides.

Other databases available: Morning Star Investment, National Geographic Online, EBSCO Small Engine Repair, Gale Chilton Auto Repair and more.

Ask any library staff member how to go electronic today! Get the access information at the library. For more information or assistance with any online service, please call the base library at 731-4738.


Magazine and Paperback Exchange

Magazine and Paperback Exchange

Have a paperback or magazine you have read, but no longer want? OR need a magazine or book to take with you traveling? OR looking for an interesting read? Then bring it to the Library and exchange it for a new one.

You can bring one & take one, or bring some and don’t take, OR take some and don’t bring.

The Library has an Exchange for children, teen and adult books, magazines and road maps.