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BHM 2024 COMICS
 
COMICS
Through these stories and artwork, Black comic book creators challenge stereotypes, showcase unique perspectives, and enrich the comic book landscape with compelling and authentic storytelling.

 

BHM AUDIOBOOKS
 
AUDIOBOOKS
Through their words, these authors shape narratives that resonate globally, fostering empathy, understanding, and appreciation for the richness of Black culture and history.

 

BHM MOVIES
 
MOVIES
Powerful dramas to vibrant musicals, addressing historical injustices, celebrating cultural heritage, and showcasing the immense talent within the Black filmmaking community.

 

CELEBRATE BHM 2024 WITH MUSIC
 
MUSIC
A vibrant and influential tapestry, spanning genres like jazz, blues, hip-hop, R&B, shaping cultural movements, expressing the Black experience, and leaving an indelible mark on the global music landscape.

 

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TV & MOVIES
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

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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MUSIC
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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COMICS
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

Kids crafts
   
Online Fun

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GUIDED LEARNING
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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READ-ALONGS
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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CODING GAMES
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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KANOPY KIDS
Includes the Sesame Street catalog and animated versions of popular storybooks. Check out up to 10 films per month. Log in with your library card and PIN.



 
Featured Titles

 

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: NONFICTION

 

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: FICTION
   
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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FIELD TRIPS
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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Learning Resources

Kids learning on laptops

LEARNING LINK
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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HOMEWORK HELP
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

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
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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BRAINFUSE
Get live online homework help for kindergarten through the early college years, plus skills building, writing assistance, a language lab, tutorial videos, and more.


   
   

 

 

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