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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 2014 Calendar

(updated 10/14)

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Announcing the 2014-15 Writing & Illustrating Contest!

This year's contest "Spin Us A Story" gives you 3 story ideas. Choose one, jump in, and spin us a story!

Will it be will andfunny, scary, adventurous? Where will it take place? What problem will your character face? Use your senses—your readers want to know what things smell or taste like, how they feel, what your characters see and hear.

Required entry form

Contest rules

Contest ends December 20, 2014. Winners will receive gift cards from Barnes & Noble at the Authors Festival afternoon reception on January 27, 2015.


For teachers and school reps participating in our 2015 Authors Festival, here is your login for author info:

AF login

User name: p36412771-1

Problems logging in? E-mail Gail

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View this month's
Children's Department Kids Calendar

Check out The Kid's Page
of the HB Library Website

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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 (summer scheduyle may vary). For more information on joining our group, please click on the link below for our current brochure and 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.

Members Login
User name: p36412771-1

Problems with this site? E-mail Gail

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7111 Talbert Avenue; Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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