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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 2015 Calendar
(updated 8-15)

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Did you see this in the OC Register?

Stuffed animals take over the HB Public Library

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Teddy Bears may have their picnic, but in Huntington Beach all play critters were invited to the Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover. For one night, the stuffed animals took over the Huntington Beach Central Library and played until the wee hours.

Barbara reads to the stuffed animals

Children’s Department supervisor Barbara Richardson read to the animals while Friends of the Children’s Library members Lyn Scott, Irma Loper, Janelle Killingsworth, Katie Mahmood and Sheila Plotkin did their best to control the 27 overnight guests.

Check back next August for info on the 2016 Great Toy Sleepover!

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NOTE: This one is for the adults, but a percentage of the day's proceeds go to our group that supports the HB Children's Library. Think of it as grown-up, guilt-free FUN!

Four Sons Brewery

First Anniversary Celebration

Saturday, September 5

The Four Sons Brewery will be celebrating the first anniversary of their popular microbrewery on Saturday, September 5 from 11 AM to 9 PM at their brewery on 18421 Gothard (near Ellis).

Stop by and try and their amazing selection of beers – including Land of Hopportunity (the IPA inspired by SoCal’s orange groves), The Coco (a toasted coconut and caramel-colored amber ale), Beach Pail (a single-hopped pale ale with a powerhouse aroma) and the legendary Nightmare on Gothard Street that’s infused with Belgian chocolate, cacao nibs and fresh roasted coffee.

4 sons brewery logoPair these outstanding craft beers with some tasty grub from local food trucks, and you’ll have a great day of beer, food and fun with friends – AND it’s for a good cause; Four Sons is donating a percentage of the day’s proceeds to the local nonprofit Friends of the Children’s Library (FOTCL). Hope to see you on Saturday, September 5!

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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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7111 Talbert Avenue; Huntington Beach, CA 92648


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