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StoryWalk® Launched at City Park
 
Thanks to the Friends of Hillsboro City Library a StoryWalk® has been installed at Hillsboro City Park. Installed by the City of Hillsboro Parks Department, the StoryWalk opened to the public in July. 

A StoryWalk is a series of picture book pages placed along a path. You read the book as you take a walk along a roughly quarter mile loop in City Park. A new book will be placed on display weekly as part of the library's summer reading program. Books will be updated monthly the remainder of the year. 

For more information on the StoryWalk project, be sure to check out the library's website and the article published in the Reporter Newspaper

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. It is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Summer Reading Events for August

Family Place Libraries

Family Place Libraries is a nationwide network of libraries that specializes in developing age-appropriate programming that supports the importance of play and healthy parent/child relationships in early childhood development and learning. The Hillsboro City Library is a proud member of this nationwide network of libraries that includes more than 450 libraries across the United States.

For more information on the Family Place Libraries initiative please visit the Family Place Libraries website.

Let's Play! Together.

“Let’s Play! Together” is a five-week program for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. This fun, informal, play-based program provides a rich environment of toys, books and art activities. Families have the opportunity to spend time together, make new friends, and talk one-on-one with a different community resource professional each week.​

Space is limited to 5 children and their parents/caregivers. Children must be between the ages 1 - 3 years old. Registration is required.​

Let’s Play! Together programs are offered in the spring and fall. To find out when the next Let’s Play! Together program is happening check the events calendar on the home page.

Let’s Play! Together. starts at 9AM and run approximately 75 minutes.​

 If you have any questions about Family Place or the “Let’s Play! Together” program, please contact our Children’s Librarian, at (254) 582-7385.

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Library Awards First Child to Complete its 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Stetson, pictured above with Children's Librarian Justin Dyer and Library Director Susan Mann, completed the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program in July. For his hard work, Stetson was awarded a backpack full of school supplies and a new book to start him on his kindergarten journey this fall.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationally recognized non-profit organization that promotes early literacy skill development and parent-child bonding through reading in children ages birth to five. The program is simple: read 1,000 books with your child before they reach kindergarten and keep track of their progress. Research on reading with young children indicates that reading to children helps build language skills, improves social emotional learning, encourages brain development, and improves their chances for academic success upon entering kindergarten.
 
The library launched its 1000 books program in 2020 through its Beanstack app. Parents can use the Beanstack app to easily keep a record of their child’s reading progress. To register your child for this program, visit hillsborotx.beanstack.org, or download the free Beanstack app. Create an account and begin recording the books you and your child read together. Parents and children may read 1,000 different books together, or read the same book 1,000 times. If a parent and child read just one book every night, they will finish in three years. Three books a day will see your child finished in just a year.  
 
To make keeping track of how much you read easier, the Beanstack app rewards virtual badges for every 50 books read. For every 100 books your child reads, their name will go on the library’s Tree of Accomplishment located in the children’s library. When your child completes the challenge, by reading all 1,000 books, they will receive a backpack of school supplies and a new book to kick-start their kindergarten adventure. For more information on the benefits of 1000 Books Before Kindergarten visit the library’s website at hillsborotxlibrary.org or call the library at (254) 582-7385.
Library Open to Public, Curbside Services Remain Available

Curbside Services
 
Curbside Services are still available and their use is encouraged. To use our curbside service, reserve materials online at hillsboro.biblionix.com or by phone at (254) 582-7385. 

Staff will retrieve your selected items and you will recieve a phone call when they are ready to be picked up.

Call the library when you are outside and a staff member will bring your materials to your vehicle. 

Curbside service hours are 10AM - 5PM Monday - Friday.

 
Printing Services

If you are coming to the library to use one of our printing services, please consider sending your print job in advance using our mobile PrinterOn app.

You can access our printing services on your home computer by visiting: https://www.hillsborotxlibrary.org/printing-services or by downloading the free PrinterOn app to your smart phone or tablet.

For detailed instruction on how to use our mobile printing services, please visit: https://www.hillsborotxlibrary.org/mobile-printing-instructions
Mark your calendars!
Face-to-Face Storytimes are back in September!


Preschool Storytime 10 AM Tuesday, September 7
Books & Babies 10 AM Wednesday, September 8

Electronic Resources

The Hillsboro City Library offers a number of electronic resources such as e-books, e-audiobooks, digital magazines, graphic novels, and databases, that library patrons may use for FREE.

For a full listing of these resources, please visit the library's website.

A brief overview of our electronic resources may be found below.
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