Memorial Day Closure

HPL and HPL Express are closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. 

We are in a BLOG!

"Play is the work of children." - Jean Piaget

"... Listen to the children, learn about them, learn from them.” - Mr. Rogers

“I don't want a valuable life lesson, I just want an ice cream” -Bluey

Welcome to our Official Youth Services Blog! We're happy to have a new space where we can connect with you and share a bit more about our programming, our ideas, and other weird or interesting thoughts from The Children's Room. 

We thought this might be a good time to introduce (or re-introduce) ourselves and our space to you.

We have a fantastic team of folks who are passionate about early literacy and serving YOU. Our goal is to create a welcoming, enriching, safe space filled with books, music, movies, games and more for kids and their grown-ups. All of the materials in the Children's Room are selected by our expert staff who understands the developmental needs of children. Most of our materials are geared for children from birth through approximately fifth grade (although we know that our books are the BEST in the world and encourage EVERYONE to read them!)

The Children's Room is filled with items that spark imagination and encourage exploration of the world around us. Our preschool area features an Imagination Station that transforms into all sorts of cool things - from a bakery to a train station to a vet clinic - to whatever else we dream up. Sometimes kids even use our play bookmobile as a mobile imagination station, we've seen a mobile vet, food trucks, a train, and of course a bus! The KidSpace area is intended for our school-aged friends up to age 11 and you'll find computers and games geared for tweens and pre-tweens. We also have a number of tables perfect for spreading out projects, games, books, cards ... 

Now, without further ado - meet the Children's Room Staff: