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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 3-1-2017)

Check out our February 2017 Newsletter

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The Authors Festival 2016-17

Writing and Illustrating Contest


Winners receive a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble at the Authors Festival afternoon reception at the HB Library on Tuesday, January 31. Winning entries will be on display in the HB Children’s Department through the end of February


KindergartenLeah Vu – Tamura (2 years in a row)
Suri Charlu – Pegasus

Grade 1: Breanna Wareh – Peterson

Grade 2: Lucas Guillen – McGaugh (3 years in a row!)Leilani Vu – Tamura (2 years in a row)
Kaylee Tran – Sts. Simon & Jude
Sailee Charlu – Pegasus
Suraya Mircheff – Circle View

Grade 3: Estela Escuro – Circle View
Giovanni Truong – Circle View
Sophia Brooks
– Circle View
Zoe Hidalgo
– Circle View
Kameron Pham – Vista Verde
Peter Gorgonio – Oak View

Grade 4: Tessa Nacke – Courreges (2 years in a row)
Noah Wicks – ACE
Shea Miles – Lake View

Grade 5: Abigail Babikian – Circle View (4 of 5 last years!)
Alina Tran – Circle View (2 of last 4 years)
Katerina Malabarba – Pegasus (2 years in a row)
Joey Brooks – Circle View
Leo Vu – Tamura
Dulce Reyes – Oak View
Shae Miller – Smith

Grade 6: Jonathan Gertz – Schroeder (5 of last 6 years!)
Christina Espinosa – AcaciawoodPrep (2 of last 3 years)
Sofia Panter – Sts. Simon & Jude (2 years in a row)
Jonathan Thornton – Sts. Simon & Jude
Nolan Jacobsen
– Sts. Simon & Jude

Grade 7: Matthew Quach – Mesa View (5 years in a row!)  
              Samuel Espinosa (2 years in a row)

Grade 8: Cinthia Lee – Masuda (2 years in a row)
Annie Vu – Masuda  
Kevin Le – Masuda
Bella Brannon – Mesa View
Mai Vu
– Mesa View

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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

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7111 Talbert Avenue; Huntington Beach, CA 92648


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