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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 2/15)

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Congratulations to the winners of our Writing and Illustrating Contest “Spin Us a Story!”

Barnes & Noble gift cards were awarded to all winners at the HB Library’s Tabby Theater on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Thanks to Mayor Jill Hardy and Miss Huntington Beach for helping to pass out the awards!

Audra Pfam / Pierside Preschool / Best Illustration

Timothy Espinosa / Acaciawood / Best Illustration
Lucas Guillen / Leport / Most Creative
Montaha Halim / Seacliff / Most Original

Grade 1:
Danielle Gertz / Schroeder / Best Story Structure
J.R. Navarro / Village View / Most Dramatic Plot Building
Ryan Warren / Circle View / Best Illustrated Story

ade 2:
Sireen Halim / Seacliff / Best Plot
Hera Poon / Seacliff / Best Illustrated Story
Simon Stopol / Covenant Christian / Most Original
Reese Zarzana / Tamura / Most Creative

Grade 3:
Lily Thorpe / Maranatha Christian/ Best Illustration
Talia Bartelstone / Circle View / Best Overall
Trae Sanchez / Tamura / Best Use of Humor
Lenya Tran / Tamura / Most Original
Nathan Womack / Circle View / Most Creative

Grade 4:
Christina Espinosa / Acaciawood / Best Overall
Jonathan Gertz / Schroeder / Best Illustration
Andrew Taylor/ Circle View / Most Original

Grade 5:
Xander Hodel / Circle View / Outstanding Use of Voice
Nicole Nguyen / Star View / Best Overall
Matthew Quach / Circle View / Outstanding Use of Language

Grade 6:
Mark Heine / Dwyer / Most Original
Regan Heredia / Barker / Most Creative
Levi Wicks / Denessa Charter? / Best Use of Humor and Imagination

Grade 7:
Natalie Chen / Dwyer / Best Descriptive Language
Elaina Davey / Mesa View / Best Voice and Best Plot Twist
Lauren Power / Liberty Christian / Best Illustrated Fantasy Story

Grade 8:
Meagan Quach / Vista View / Most Creative Illustrated Story
Lily Stokes / Liberty Christian / Most Original

Honorable Mentions:
Grade 1: Danielle Gertz / Schroeder / HM Illustration
Grade 2: Siddhar Suh / Peterson
Grade 3: James Nguyen / Tamura
Grade 4: Naomi Resnikoff / Village View
Grade 5: Sonja Garrard / Peterson
         Anthony Peña/ Westmont / HM Illustration
Grade 6: Borna Haghighat / Hebrew Academy
        Aaron Younessi / Hebrew Academy
        Justin Denhamer / Hebrew Academy
Grade 7: Ashley Pincek / Springs Charter
        Amy-Grace Ratananpratum / Mesa View
Grade 8: Madison Bryant / St. Bonaventure / HM Illustration

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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.

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7111 Talbert Avenue; Huntington Beach, CA 92648


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