ARDEN G. HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY


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ARDEN G. HILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY launches its Reading Colors Your World summer reading program June 14. During the next two months, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

There are programs for Kids: 0-12, Teens: 13-18, and Over 18 & Parents.

Also, Squadrons Read, Too! for Airmen (all ranks) & spouses, Civilian Employees, and Adults read for your Squadrons.

There’s also a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests.

To learn more about the summer reading adventure at the library, please stop by or call 731-4638 and watch the Library Facebook page.

Sign up and record your minutes read at malmstrom.beanstack.org
In House programs for kids ages 0-18, will start June 28.



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Children’s Room

The Children’s Room has materials in multiple formats and in different collections to meet the special needs of your child.

  • Easy-Board Book collection is for children 0 to 2, are thick, strong pages, with bright colors and few words.
  • Easy Books collection is for children 1 to 6+ years old, are usually oversized with simple stories.
  • Chapter Books collection for the beginner readers in 4 levels, for kids in Kindergarten to 2nd grade.
  • Holidays Collection covers holidays from Christmas to Valentine’s Day.
  • Parenting Collection has books the parent can read to the child that cover the tough topics from potty training, a new baby, moving, manners, feelings, dyslexia and much more. This collection includes the Just for the Military Child books.
  • Juvenile Fiction and Non-fiction books for kids in grades 1 to 7 and a little older.

Babies & Toddlers Storytime

PLANNING TO START IN-PERSON SOON!

We have lots of resources to be checked out or online resources for Toddlers you can do at home. Please call 731-4638, or stop by the library.  You can use our curbside delivery if you do not want to come into the library.

Ages:  0 to 2 (older children are welcome)


Storytime

IN-PERSON STORYTIME NOW AVAILABLE!

10 am | ages 2-5 | Call 731-4638 to reserve your spot

WATCH FOR VIRTUAL STORY TIME ON THE LIBRARY FACEBOOK PAGE

PICK UP THE CRAFT KITS AT THE LIBRARY.

May 25 | Machines

June 1 | Seashells by the Sea Shore

June 8 | Father’s Day

June 15 | Summer

June 22 | Mythical Animals

June 29 | Superheroes


Dial-A-Story 731-4640

24/7 Kids can call 731-4640 and listen to a short story. A new story starts every Thursday morning.

May 27 | Memorial Day

June 3 | The Pied Piper

June 10 | Why the Sea is Salty

June 17 | The Race of the Tails

June 24 | The Old Woman and her pig

The Library reserves the right to change the stories read due to unforeseen circumstances.


Kwikboost Charging Station

Need your phone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device charged up quickly?—Then come to the Library for the new Charging Station by Kwikboost.

It is fast, free and secure.

There are 10 locking charging compartments secured by your own personal code. Use it while you use the library’s computers or other resources—OR drop it off and come back later (must be within library hours).


Free E-books!

Free E-books!

Check out the e-book databases: EBSCO eBooks, Gale ebooks, One Click Digital, Safari Books and TumbleBooks Cloud for kids & teens. There are also a variety of eAudiobook databases: AudioCloud, EBSCO eAudio and TumbleBooks for beginner readers.

There are more than 100 online resources FREE to you. We have dozens of educational databases including Gale Resources for students, along with the DoD Peterson’s Education Center for practice tests, scholarship and college information and the new COMEX Streaming Video CLEP study guides.

Other databases available: Morning Star Investment, National Geographic Online, EBSCO Small Engine Repair, Gale Chilton Auto Repair and more.

Ask any library staff member how to go electronic today! Get the access information at the library. For more information or assistance with any online service, please call the base library at 731-4738.


Magazine and Paperback Exchange

Magazine and Paperback Exchange

Have a paperback or magazine you have read, but no longer want? OR need a magazine or book to take with you traveling? OR looking for an interesting read? Then bring it to the Library and exchange it for a new one.

You can bring one & take one, or bring some and don’t take, OR take some and don’t bring.

The Library has an Exchange for children, teen and adult books, magazines and road maps.