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ARDEN G. HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY launches its Reading Colors Your World summer reading program June 14. During the next two months, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

There are programs for Kids: 0-12, Teens: 13-18, and Over 18 & Parents.

Also, Squadrons Read, Too! for Airmen (all ranks) & spouses, Civilian Employees, and Adults read for your Squadrons.

There’s also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.

To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please stop by or call 731-4638 and watch the Library Facebook page.

Sign up and record your minutes read at

Summer Reading Program: Take & Make Crayon Kit

Tuesday, Aug 3 & Wednesday, Aug 4 | 1 – 3 pm

Tables will be set up in the library. Readers can take home baggies of broken crayons, along with guidelines on how to recycle the crayons into new colors.


Summer Reading Program: Take & Make Book Craft

Monday, Aug 9 – Saturday, Aug 14 | 1 – 3 pm

End of Summer Reading Program Pizza Party

Saturday, Aug 14 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Participants of the Summer Reading Programs are invited to enjoy pizza, refreshments and games. Final weekly prizes will be handed out, and reading totals will be announced.

Sponsored by: University of Providence

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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.

Babies & Toddlers Storytime


We have lots of resources to be checked out or online resources for Toddlers you can do at home. Please call 731-4638, or stop by the library.  You can use our curbside delivery if you do not want to come into the library.

Ages:  0 to 2 (older children are welcome)



10 am | ages 2-5 | Call 731-4638 to reserve your spot



Aug 3 | Watermelon!

Aug 10 | Swimming

Aug 17 | Music & Dancing

Aug 24 | Squirrels & Rabbits

Aug 31 | Back to School!

Dial-A-Story 731-4640

24/7 Kids can call 731-4640 and listen to a short story. A new story starts every Thursday morning.


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.