The Friends of the Children's Library (FOTCL) is an all volunteer group dedicated to promoting children's interest in reading and use of the library. They sponsor fun and educational events for children, including an annual Author Festival and special events throughout the year including The Taste of Huntington Beach.
Join us as we celebrate the end of summer, and learn more about our community organizations.
We will gather at the Central Park Bandstand and be entertained by our own HBPL Storytellers, Ballet Etudes, Island Bazaar Ukulele Choir and the Academy of Performing Arts band -MMET!
Get your End of Summer Celebration Passport stamped, and be entered into a drawing for some fun prizes. Food trucks will be available for dinner and dessert, or bring your own picnic to the lawn. Visit our Community Organizations Booths, learn about resources available throughout the City and win prizes!
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. We purchase books & materials for the Children's area at all 5 branches. Over $550,000 in books books have been bought since 2003.
To promote children's interest in literature and reading by increasing community awareness of the Children's Department; supporting library programs that promote cultural enrichment of children; raising funds to further promote children's interests in the library; and supporting the development and expansion of library services that promote children's use of the library services and resources.
We meet the 1st Friday of each month at 9AM in Room B (in the lower level of the Central Library). Exceptions include: no meeting in August, and anytime a federal holiday might alter our schedule.
FOTCL Members save 10% at the Friends Gift Shop on regularly priced items!
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.