Kids

Summer Reading Kick-off Party

Saturday June 22, 1 pm – Hood River Library

Get ready to groove into summer at the library’s Summer Reading kick-off party! Join us for some funky DJ beats, tasty tacos, cool ice cream, and sign up for Summer Reading!

 

Bubble Man

Wednesday June 26:
12pm – Cascade Locks Library
3 pm – Parkdale Library
5:30 pm – Hood River Middle School Auditorium*

Experience the mesmerizing artistry of the Bubble Man as he crafts stunning creations out of bubbles while unraveling the captivating science behind them!

*Due to popularity and capacity limits at the library, this event will be held in the Hood River Middle School Auditorium.

 

Louie Foxx Magic Show

Wednesday July 3, 5:30 pm – Hood River Library

Step into a world of wonder and laughter with Louie Foxx’s Magic, featuring astounding magic tricks, side-splitting comedy, hilarious cowboy tricks, eye-popping hand shadows, and more!

 

Oregon Bird Man

Wednesday July 10, 5:30 pm – Hood River Library

Get ready to be enchanted as the Oregon Bird Man swoops into the library with a captivating performance featuring a menagerie of birds and other delightful small creatures.

 

Snapdragon Yoga

Wednesday July 17:
12pm – Cascade Locks Library
3 pm – Parkdale Library

Come join yoga teacher Nicole Giller as she builds strength, spirit, and self-esteem at the library.

All ages welcome and yoga mats are provided.

 

Outdoor Party

Wednesday July 17, 5:30 pm – Hood River Library

The foam machine is back at the library for a bubbly party! Plus, cool down with water squirters and delicious popsicles!

Messy Field Day

Wednesday July 24, 5:30 pm – Hood River Library

Embrace the chaos during Messy Field day at the Library with multiple craft stations and crazy activities! We suggest wearing clothes that can get dirty and/or wet.

Fruit Loops Craft Event

Wednesday July 31, 5:30 pm – Hood River Library

Join us for a crafting extravaganza hosted by Fruit Loops, and let your imagination run wild at every colorful station!

Reptile Man

Wednesday August 7:
12pm – Cascade Locks Library
3 pm – Parkdale Library
5:30 pm – Hood River Middle School Auditorium*

Get ready to slither into excitement as Reptile Man brings his scaly friends to the library with fascinating reptiles and hands-on experiences!

*Due to popularity and capacity limits at the library, this event will be held in the Hood River Middle School Auditorium.

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party

Wednesday August 14, 5:30 pm – Hood River Library

Celebrate the end of summer with a splash at the library!

Featuring DJ Noche Cabana spinning tunes, a foam machine frenzy, refreshing water squirters, and delicious ice cream floats for everyone to enjoy!

Bookmobile Stop

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday:

10:30 am-12 noon, Odell Mobile Homes Aga Rd

12:30-1:30 pm, Odell Community Neighborhood Park

Come to our weekly Saturday stop to check out materials and take home craft kits and snacks!



Makerspace open hours

Tuesday-Thursday 10am-6:45pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-5:45pm

Makerspace, Hood River County Library

A Makerspace is a place where people of all ages can make things. It’s a place for hands-on learning with all the tools for creativity.

Patrons can explore technology, crafts, tools, and more!

 

Hood River & Parkdale Storytimes

Storytimes in Parkdale and Hood River

First Fridays at 10:30am, Parkdale Library
Every Thursday at 10:30a, Hood River Library

Come to our librarian-led storytimes! Explore the library, help kids build social skills, and make new friends. 



CL Storytime hiatus

Cascade Locks Storytime on hiatus

 Cascade Locks Storytime is on temporary hiatus and will be back soon with a time better suited to accommodate little ones and their parents!

NoveList

Find your next book with NoveList Plus

If you want some help finding a new book, give NoveList Plus a try. You can use it to search for new titles and the results will match your preferences.

For the easiest search, try the Recommended Reads Lists. They’re located on the left side of the homepage and span all genres and age levels.

⇒ Enter your library card barcode number when it asks for your Patron ID.

 

Library Highlights for Kids

Kanopy for Kids

Kanopy for Kids

Kanopy’s dedication to thoughtful entertainment includes educational and engaging videos for children of all ages—as well as the young at heart. Parents can trust that our catalog encourages social and emotional development, promotes respect for community diversity, and inspires creativity. Browse Kanopy Kids and discover the videos that spark children’s imagination. And the best part is it is you have unlimited plays for free with your library card! 

Tumblebooks

TumbleBooks for Kids

The TumbleBook Library features thousands of professionally published picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, videos, games, music and more for kids in grades K-6. The picture books in particular are loads of fun — if your child isn’t reading on their own yet, TumbleBooks will even read books out loud to them!

 

Libby

Library2Go

Your Hood River County Library District card gives you free access to thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks for all ages, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit the ebooks and audiobook page for detailed instructions.

When logging in, select from the library drop down menu:  LEO Listens – Libraries of Eastern Oregon

More resources we recommend…

Family Learning

Hood River County School District

These family learning resources are meant for skill building & development and most importantly for fun!

Lexile

Lexile Framework for Reading

Find the right book for your reading level. Don’t know your Lexile measure? Get help finding it.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Watch tutorials online and practice a wide variety of life skills and academic subjects, from computer programming to printmaking or 2nd grade math to entrepreneurship.

Oregon Zoo

Enjoy live videos of zoo animals and fun activities!

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