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Spotlight Event

One Houston One Book
Citywide Reading Program

Diverse Stories
Now through September, promote literacy, diversity, and community conversations by encouraging Houstonians to come together, read, and discuss the titles selected for this program and related books with a Diverse Stories theme.

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Come Together
Programs and events include Author Talks, Read-ins, Book Clubs, Story & Craft Times, Critical Conversations, Camps, Block Parties, Open Houses, and a special Grande Finale event!

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Download & Stream

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Sign in with your library card number and choose "Kids" to start watching animated shows, story times, read-along storybooks, and much more. Works in your browser or the Kanopy app.


Borrow eBooks & eAudiobooks

Sign in with your library card number to start borrowing now. Check out up to 15 items at one time and keep for 14 days. Find themed titles for holidays and celebrations!


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Download 5 songs per week or stream 5 hours of music per day with your library card. Children's playlists are available as well as world music and classic collections.


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Read comics in your browser or in the Library Pass Comics Plus app. Just sign in with your library card number and choose a category. Titles can be filtered by age and language.


Events for Kids

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Online Fun

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With Miss Humblebee's Academy, get lessons for a variety of subjects and downloadable and printable resources for off-line learning. Available 24/7 with your MY Link card.

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Sign in with your MY Link card number to access online picture books with audio narration, read-alongs, chapter books, graphic novels, videos, puzzles, games and quizzes!

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Learn to code while playing adventure-filled games. Programming languages include Python, JavaScript and more. Log in with your library card and PIN each time you play.

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Read as a family, on your own, listen to an audiobook, or have someone read to you. All of it counts towards your ultimate reading goal of 30 days for teens, and adults!

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For Parents & Educators

Did you know the library has free programs, events and services for kids and families to enjoy? Register your kids now for a fun learning program, get help for their homework, or attend a virtual or in-person story time just for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Get access to homeschool resources and so much more with your MY Link card.
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Make Learning Fun

Literacy FLIP Kits
Take home activities complete with a book and craft supplies. In partnership with the Parent Resource Library at the Children's Museum of Houston.

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Tiny Techs Workshops
Learn how to use the latest technology at a free workshop. Sign up online or with a staff member to begin.

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Guided tours, instruction and activities for class field trips and other visiting groups. Available on Mondays from 9:30 AM to 12 PM during the school year.

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Use HPL resources at home for students at participating school districts. There is not a physical card associated with these accounts, just log in with your student ID.



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Get help with homework from anywhere with HPL databases and recommended websites. Trusted resources you can use with or without a MY Link card.



Magazines and Books from National Geographic Kids

Enjoy a kid-friendly version of the iconic magazine with issues from 2009 to present. It also contains hundreds of National Geographic Kids books, videos, and images.



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Khan Academy Kids on YouTube! No need for a library card; just open your browser or app and let the fun begin. Stories about climate, community, and wellness for ages 2-8.

Subjects: Education, Homework Help K-8th
Tags: children, homework, kids