Kids @ HMCPL

Kick Off Summer Reading with Animal Tales

Nonfiction Connection

Each month at our Nonfiction Connection meetings, school age children (K-5th grades) are invited to explore a different subject each month with books, activities & crafts. RSVP required. For more information contact Miss Teresa (tallison [at] hmcpl [dot] org) or 256-461-0046.

The X Factor Book Club - Stormbreaker

From Publishers Weekly

Readers will cheer for Alex Rider, the 14-year-old hero of British author Horowitz's spy thriller. When his guardian and uncle, Ian, is mysteriously killed, Alex discovers that his uncle was not the bank vice-president he purported to be, but rather a spy for the British government. Now the government wants Alex to take over his uncle's mission: investigating Sayle Enterprises, the makers of a revolutionary computer called Stormbreaker. The company's head plans to donate one to every secondary school in England, but his dealings with unfriendly countries and Ian Rider's murder have brought him under suspicion. Posing as a teenage computer whiz who's won a Stormbreaker promotional contest, Alex enters the factory and immediately finds clues from his uncle. Satirical names abound (e.g., Mr. Grin, Mr. Sayle's brutish butler, is so named for the scars he received from a circus knife-throwing act gone wrong) and the hard-boiled language is equally outrageous ("It was a soft gray night with a half-moon forming a perfect D in the sky. D for what, Alex wondered. Danger? Discovery? Or disaster?"). These exaggerations only add to the fun, as do the creative gadgets that Alex uses, including a metal-munching cream described as "Zit-Clean. For Healthier Skin." The ultimate mystery may be a bit of a letdown, but that won't stop readers from racing through Alex's adventures, from a high-speed bike chase to a death-defying dance with a Portuguese man-of-war. 
 

Are you a 3rd - 5th grader who's always looking for the next great read? Join us for our monthly book club. No RSVP is required, but see Ms Maggie for more info! 

 

Preschool Story Time at Monrovia - The Jungle!

Stories, songs, crafts and fun are highlights of our preschool program throughout the summer.  Come join the fun!  For more information contact mfarley [at] hmcpl [dot] org or call 256-489-3392.

Preschool Story Time at Monrovia - Dinosaurs!

Stories, songs, crafts and fun are highlights of our preschool program throughout the summer.  Come join the fun!  For more information contact mfarley [at] hmcpl [dot] org or call 256-489-3392.

Preschool Story Time at Monrovia - Size!

Stories, songs, crafts and fun are highlights of our preschool program throughout the summer.  Come join the fun!  For more information contact mfarley [at] hmcpl [dot] org or call 256-489-3392.

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