Welcome to the Children's Department. We're proud to offer a large selection of materials for children and teens. From picture books and chapter books to teen novels and the latest kids' DVDs, we have thousands of items available for check out.
Check out our calendar of events for all of the exciting classes and activities we have coming up.
What's New for Kids
Our Summer 2017 children’s events begin with our Summer Reading Kick-Off on June 17. Weekly kids’ classes run from June 19 – August 1. Click above to view the program flyer.
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull, she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. […]
If you are the parent or caregiver to an infant, toddler, or preschooler, we invite you to participate in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. The benefits of reading to young children are priceless, and include developing crucial oral language and print vocabulary, as well as strengthening bonds during those special lap sit times. Here’s how to participate at our library: Instructions […]
Discover Michigan! Using your library card, check out a pass for one of Michigan’s cultural attractions or state parks and recreation areas! For more information, click here. The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) gives HTPL members FREE access to dozens of exciting and popular Michigan cultural attractions across the state.
The 2017 Summer Reading Theme is “Build a Better World.” Our next class features: Sunflower House. Saturday, June 24, 2017, 11:30 a.m. After listening to Sunflower House by Eve Bunting, children will plant their own sunflower seed in a pot to take home and create a wooden sunflower garden marker. This event is free, and no pre-registration […]
- Macomb County Sheriff’s Dept. K-9s in Action! on June 16, 2017 12:00 pm
- Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration! on June 17, 2017 11:00 am
- Wildlife Safari Live Exotic Animal Show on June 17, 2017 1:00 pm
- Mother Goose on the Loose–Monday Class on June 19, 2017 9:30 am
- Reading ABCs on June 20, 2017 10:30 am