Kids Feature Blog

Yoga at the Library

September is National Yoga Awareness Month, and this month the library is getting on board with some fun yoga programs for all ages.


Kids Books


Featured Kids List

"Two Sentence Scary Story Contest" with scary drippy letter font and an image of a pencil writing

Two Sentence Scary Story Contest

Check out HDL's first Two Sentence Scary Story Contest and find some books for inspiration!

Recommended Reading

Middle Grade Fiction for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15-October 15. Check out some of these middle grade books to celebrate! HerrickDL KidPicks
"Exploring Engineering and STEM" with a fun educational font and illustrations of scientific elements like planets, magnets, computer screens, calculators, notebook, lightbulbs, and more

Exploring Engineering at the Library

Check out a new program series for kids at HDL: Exploring Engineering.

How-To Art Books for Kids

Take your creative skills up a notch with some of these fantastic instructional art books!



Movies, Music & Media

Media Releases


Kids Resources

Text AlertsText Alerts

Keep up to date on your library account with text alerts for holds, items due soon and overdue items.
Keep up to date on your library account with text alerts for holds, items due soon and overdue items.

Audio-Enabled Books

Early Literacy

September Early Literacy Calendar - English
Septiembre Early Literacy Calendar en Español


Talking with children helps them learn oral language, one of the most critical early literacy skills. Children learn about language by listening to parents talk and joining in the conversation.


Singing develops language skills. Slows down language so children can hear the different sounds in words. Helps children learn new words and information.


Reading together develops vocabulary and comprehension, nurtures a love for reading, and motivates children to want to learn to read.


Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills. They learn about language through playing as the activities help them put thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.


Children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words as they see print used in their daily lives.

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