What Was Your Favorite Book As a Child?

Cover of Book 'King of the Wind' by Marguerite HenryOccasionally someone comes to the library to try to find a book that he or she enjoyed as a child. The person often has a child or grandchild, niece or nephew to introduce to this beloved book. How about you? What book(s) do you remember from your childhood? Let us know by either commenting here or emailing us at lap@hcpl.net . We’d love to hear from you!


Come try your hand at origami with Mr. D and Ms. Mandy. The ancient art of paper folding will begin Wednesday, May 11 at 3:15 pm. All the materials needed will be provided.

"Watch the Pennies..."

Photograph of Display of Budget Books…and the dollars will take care of themselves.”  This expression was coined by Benjamin Franklin, but when I was a child, I thought it had been created by my mother's brother. My mom quoted this to us many times; the expression was something the brother who raised her taught her.  In this difficult economy, these words are especially applicable. Our non-fiction book display currently features books that deal with different aspects of a household budget: food, clothing, home repair, energy costs, paying for college, planning a wedding on a budget, etc. Click on 'Read more' to see a sampling of what you will find in our display.

Bean Bag Toss!

Clipart picture of bean bag toss gameThe Bean Bag Toss game is always great fun! Come Celebrate National Children's Book Week with us and win a book! For school age children. Wednesday, May 4 at 3:15 p.m.


There are just a few more weeks of school left in this semester. You know what that means.....end of semester papers. Rest easy, HCPL has a terrific database which will give you plenty of references for those position papers. The Opposing Viewpoints in Context database covers a host of social issues like cybercrime, food safety, and medical ethics to name just a few. Use your library card to log in and use this valuable source.