Kids at HDL


Kids Feature Blog

Discovering Audio Enabled Books

A quick, easy way to search for all of the audio enabled books that we have in our collection.


Kids Books


Featured Kids List

"Story Project" featuring two kids writing

North Branch Story Project

If kids register to join this epic, hero’s journey through writing, they will work through a series of workshops in October.

Recommended Reading

Black Mermaids in Picture Books

Are you as excited for the new Little Mermaid movie as I am? While you wait, check out some of these beautiful picture books!

Bats at the Library

We're celebrating all things bats here at the library in the month of October!

Spooky Middle Grade Reads

If you're looking for some spooky vibes this fall, check out some of these middle grade reads!


Event Resources

"Storytime" with photo of girls playing with stuffed animals in background

Stuffie Storytime

Oct 12th | 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Bring your stuffie for a very special family storytime! After storytime is over, leave your special friend for a library overnight!
"STEM" with photo of girl in the kitchen

STEM in the Kitchen for Kids

Oct 25th | 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Community Action House
For ages 6-12: Join us for an after-school science snack. We'll play with hypothesis, chemical reactions, and fractions.
"Character Visit" with bat from the picture book Stellaluna in background

Stellaluna visits the library

Oct 29th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for batty stories, and then meet Stellaluna! You can then grab a STEM bat activity to take home.


Movies, Music & Media

Media Releases


Kids Resources

Read Comics on Your Computer, Tablet, Phone, or iPodComics on Your Computer or Device

Check out thousands of digital comic, including mainstream and indie comic books, graphic novels and manga
Check out thousands of digital comic, including mainstream and indie comic books, graphic novels and manga

Audio-Enabled Books

Early Literacy

Virtual Storytime Video

Virtual Storytime Video - Read Aloud


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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