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Friends of the Children's Library

(FOTCL) of Huntington Beach, CA



Welcome to the FOTCL website! Please read the many things we do to support the Children's Department of the HB Public Library. For more information on the FOTCL and all our activities, please e-mail our president Dan Page

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Here is our FOTCL 2016 Calendar
(updated 1-21)

Check out our December 2015 Newsletter

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Announcing the winners of our Writing & Illustrating Contest!

First Name Last Name School Grade Award
Leah Vu PK Best Overall Illustration, Pre-K
Isabella Brielle Tsiatsios Ethan Allen Elementary K Best Overall Illustration, Kindergarten
Ryan Yeung Plavan Elementary K Best Overall Story, Kindergarten
Amine Adam Nebri New Horizon School 1 Most Original Story, 1st Grade
Timonthy Espinosa Acaciawood School 1 Best Illustrated Story, 1st Grade
Lucas  Guillen Le Port School 1 Most Imaginative Story, 1st Grade
Leilani Vu Tamura Elementary 1 Best Overall Illustration, 1st Grade
Gerardo Aguilar Star View Elementary 2 Best Illustrated Story, 2nd Grade
Isabella  Le The Pegasus School 2 Most Imaginative Story, 2nd Grade
Madison Sato Plavan Elementary 2 Most Original Story, 2nd Grade
Vaughn Bui Star View Elementary 3 Best Black & White Illustration, 3rd Grade
Ryan Fortner Tamura Elementary 3 Best Illustrated Story, 3rd Grade
Katie Lam Tamura Elementary 3 Most Original Story, 3rd Grade
Tessa Nacke Courreges Elementary 3 Most Imaginative Story, 3rd Grade
Carla Nguyen Star View Elementary 3 Best Color Illustration, 3rd Grade
Abby  Babikian Circle View Elementary 4 Most Creative Story, 4th Grade
Katerina Malabarba The Pegasus School 4 Best Use of Language, 4th Grade
David  Marshall The Pegasus School 4 Best Use of Theme, 4th Grade
Samantha  Nguyen Star View Elementary 4 Most Imaginative Illustration, 4th Grade
Grace Trinh Star View Elementary 4 Most Original Illustration, 4th Grade
Sarah Decker The Pegasus School 5 Best Illustration, 5th Grade
Chloe Duong The Pegasus School 5 Most Creative Story, 5th Grade
Jonathan  Gertz Schroeder Elementary 5 Best Illustrated Story, 5th Grade
Evan Kelley Hopeview Elementary 5 Most Imaginative Story, 5th Grade
Sofia Panter Sts. Simon and Jude 5 Most Original Story, 5th Grade
Samuel Espinosa Masuda Middle School 6 Most Original, Story, 6th Grade
Matthew Quach Mesa View Middle School 6 Best Overall Story, 6th Grade
Corinne  Dunlavey The Pegasus School 7 Honorable Mention Story, 7th Grade
Danica  Kwan Harry C. Fulton Middle School 7 Most Original Story, 7th Grade
Cinthia Lee Masuda Middle School 7 Best Use of Dialogue, 7th Grade
Liz  O'Grady The Pegasus School 7 Most Creative Story, 7th Grade
Angelina  Tran Masuda Middle School 7 Best Humorous Illustration
Kaylie Tran Fulton Middle School 7 Best Black & White Illustration, 7th Grade
Alana  Haynes Marine Middle School 8 Best Overall Story, 8th Grade
Stuart Holton Mesa View Middle School 8 Most Creative Story, 8th Grade
Kenneth  Loi Mesa View Middle School 8 Best Illustration, 8th Grade
Ashley  Pincek Homeschool 8 Most Imaginative Story, 8th Grade
Amy-Grace  Ratanapratum Mesa View Middle School 8 Best Use of Language, 8th Grade

Winning entries on display in Library Lobby 1/25-2/29

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The Friends of the Children's Library (FOTCL) is an all-volunteer group that supports the Children's Department of the Huntington Beach Public Library. We sponsor a variety of educational and informative activities for children in our community throughout
the year: monthly shows (ballets, musical performances, magic shows, and plays), an Authors Festival, a Festival of Folktales in June (which kicks off the library's Summer Reading Program), and a Holiday Tree Trimming Party in December.

We meet the 1st Friday of each month at 9 AM in Room B in the lower level of the Central Library (except August – and federal holidays the first week of the month may alter our schedule). For more information on joining our group, please click on the link below for our current brochure and membership application.

Membership Brochure


•   Volunteer to help at programs and special events for the Children's Library.
•   Increase public awareness of the Children's Library and the HB Library system.
•   Support the Library in developing better services for the
children in our community.
•  Receive discounts for selected library events and at the Friends of the Library Gift Shop.

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