Children – Books and Reading

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Last Chance!
Please save a book!
Look for the rack of books in the Children’s Library that have had limited check-out.
It is an opportunity to check-out books that you would like to see remain in our collection.
You may save a classic, or find a book that you didn’t know we had in our collection.
Both Fiction and Non-fiction books can be found on the Last Chance Rack!
Click here for a PDF flyer.



The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books), along with games and puzzles. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from various children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

If you’re inside the HPL, clicking on the icon should take you directly to the TumbleBookLibrary. If you’re outside the HPL, click on the icon but you may need to login using your library card number without any spaces. If you have cookies enabled in your browser, you should only have to do this one time.

Problems? Please call (515) 332-1925 or email us at

High-speed internet is recommended, and Adobe Flash is required, which is already preloaded on most computers.

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These websites can help!


Want to know what book comes next in a series? Check out the What’s Next database.

What’s Next Database