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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 2017 Calendar
(updated 8-22-2017)

Check out our August 2017 Newsletter

Amazon Smile Cashback Program

Ralph's Community Contributions Program Info

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Announcing the 2017-18 Writing and Illustrating Contest

"If the Shoe Fits"

Students from Pre-K through 8th grade are invited to submit the story behind a pair of shoes they find in the library.

Submit one or both of these options: a written entry (story, poem, letter, song or essay) and an illustration in any media. Entries must be turned into the Children's Library Desk by Saturday, December 23, 2017 Winners receive a Barnes & Noble gift card at the Authors Festival afternoon library reception on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

Complete rules and a copy of the required entry form available at the Children's Library Desk and also below:

Contest Flyer Contest Entry Form and Rules

Contest Flyer


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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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Problems with this site? E-mail Gail

© 2017 Friends of the Children’s Library
7111 Talbert Avenue; Huntington Beach, CA 92648


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