Helena Public Library Friends

Helena Public Library Friends We are the Friends of the Jane B. Holmes Public Library in Helena, AL. Our mission is to promote the library and assist with events. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 5:45 pm. Amazon wish list: http://amzn.com/w/2NK41COXKFSKR
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Story time is every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 am.

05/08/2020
05/07/2020

Storytime with Ms. Erin

Hopefully my connection will be better this time🤷‍♀️

05/05/2020

Storytime part 2

05/05/2020

Storytime with Ms. Erin
"Little Mouse and the Big Red Apple" by Gwyneth Williamson

05/04/2020
05/03/2020

Congrats to our trivia winner: Darth Varden! Thanks for playing!

On this site, you can get two free audio books a week for the summer. It starts April 30th. Recommended for students 13 ...
04/30/2020
Free audiobooks for teens | AudiobookSYNC | AudioFile Magazine

On this site, you can get two free audio books a week for the summer. It starts April 30th. Recommended for students 13 and up.

AudiobookSYNC is a free summer audiobook program from AudioFile Magazine for teens 13+ that gives away two paired audiobook downloads a week.

04/30/2020

Storytime with Ms. Erin
"Duck Soup" by Jackie Urbanovic

When the library opens back up...
04/29/2020

When the library opens back up...

📷 by Nathan Cunningham

04/28/2020
Mark R. Hall Mayor Helena, Al.

In accordance with City of Helena guidelines, the Jane B. Holmes Public Library is closed until orders are revised or lifted May 15.

Services still available at this time include:

-Online Storytime (link) every Tuesday and Thursday
-E-books, downloadable magazines, and audiobooks available through Overdrive or Libby
-Limited WIFI in parking lot close to Library building
-Library Staff available for questions via telephone 205-664-8308 or e-mail [email protected]
-Accessible online databases including The Alabama Virtual Library, Heritage Quest, LearningExpress, Live Homework Help, and more
-Visit www.shelbycounty-al.orgto access these helpful resources

Thanks
Dan

Beginning this Friday May 1st, the City Hall and the Utility Board lobbies will be open for regular business to no more than 10 people at one time, with 6ft distancing required.

The Sportsplex, Library and athletic facilities will remain closed until Orders are revised or lifted on May 15th.

Thanks for your patience.

04/28/2020

Storytime with Ms. Erin
"The Wolf's Chicken Stew" by Keiko Kasza

We're cooking up a something yummy at Ms. Erin's house. Join us for storytime live at 11:00 and bring a baking spoon.
04/28/2020

We're cooking up a something yummy at Ms. Erin's house. Join us for storytime live at 11:00 and bring a baking spoon.

Want to play a trivia game? Go to http://joinmyquiz.com and enter this code: 815597 . You have until May 1 at 2:30pm to ...
04/27/2020
Play multiplayer quizzes!

Want to play a trivia game?
Go to http://joinmyquiz.com and enter this code: 815597 .

You have until May 1 at 2:30pm to play. Let's see how you do!
Comment below with your score!

Find quizzes on any topic and practice or compete with friends.

HRL is expanding our online collection with Camellia Net.While the library buildings might be closed the Public Librarie...
04/24/2020
Downloadables | Shelby County Library, AL

HRL is expanding our online collection with Camellia Net.

While the library buildings might be closed the Public Libraries of Shelby County we are still here for you and your family.

To give you even more resources at this time we just added hundreds of new titles for juvenile, young adult, and adult titles in a variety of electronic formats. For instructions on how to gain access visit https://www.shelbycounty-al.org/162/Downloadables

You can enjoy bestsellers and classic audiobooks, e-books and music on your PC or MAC and transfer them to an e-reader, iPod, MP3 player, or directly to your iPhone, smart phone, or tablet without any late fines.

04/23/2020

It’s World Book Day!
What’s your favorite book?

04/23/2020

Storytime with Ms. Erin
"Pigs Can't Fly" by Ben Cort

Here's an entire Youtube playlist of authors reading from their books for children of all ages. Check it out!
04/22/2020
Author Read-Alouds - YouTube

Here's an entire Youtube playlist of authors reading from their books for children of all ages. Check it out!

04/21/2020

Storytime with Ms. Erin
"If I Built a House" by Chris Van Dusen

04/17/2020
I'm not just a scribble

Authors have been a great resource during this time. I’m going to try to post a different author (for different ages) I find every day or so for you to enjoy. Please PM if you have recommendations!

Children’s author Diane Alber is reading a book a day on her page and has an ASL interpreter as well! https://m.facebook.com/imnotjustascribble/

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04/16/2020
What Did Hubble See on Your Birthday?

NASA has a site that will let you see a Hubble picture taken on your birthday. Check it out!

Share what your picture is! Mine is in the comments below.

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04/16/2020

Storytime (take 2)

04/16/2020

Storytime at Ms. Erin's house.

The Ant Picnic Feast
by Susan James Frye

04/14/2020

Storytime!
Ms. Erin is telling the story of
"The Little Engine That Could"
by Watty Piper
with new art by Loren Long

04/10/2020

Good Friday craft Part 2

04/10/2020

Join us for a Good Friday craft in Ms. Erin's kitchen. This would be a great to do during this rainy Easter weekend as well.

04/10/2020
www.abcjesuslovesme.com

So, it seems that the Storytime video never loaded yesterday. Sorry about that. Hopefully it will work this time because today we are doing a GOOD FRIDAY CRAFT brought to you by ABC Jesus Loves Me. Be on the look out for our video.

Supplies:
- crayons
- red and black paint
- piece of a sponge and string

The PDF for you to print
https://www.abcjesuslovesme.com/media/documents/Cross%20and%20Heart%20Painting.pdf

04/09/2020

Sorry guys, I uploaded the Storytime video 30mins ago (and 2 more times since then) It's on it's way, I promise.
~Ms. Erin~

Join Ms. Erin and her boys at home for a simple Palm Sunday craft today (be on the look out for the video). Supplies: Th...
04/08/2020

Join Ms. Erin and her boys at home for a simple Palm Sunday craft today (be on the look out for the video).

Supplies: The pdf will be in the comments and all you need is glue and green tissue paper cut into small squares (different color greens if you have it and white would be a nice addition too)

This activity is brought to you by ABC Jesus Loves Me

04/07/2020
Storytime

Storytime with Ms. Erin
"Found" by Salina Yoon
"Hey Diddle Diddle" by Eve Bunting

04/07/2020

So Sorry for the delay, Storytime will be starting ASAP.

Due to technical difficulties with live streaming, I'm uploading a pre-recorded video. It's finishing up now.

~Ms. Erin~

Address

230 Tucker Rd
Helena, AL
35080

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(205) 664-8308

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Hi Storytime Friends, It's Ms. Erin, Noah and Caleb and WE'VE MISSED YOU!!! We just can't stay away so guess what...we want to invite you to join us here, in our little reading nook, every Tuesday and Thursday (starting tomorrow) at 11:00 for...drum roll please...VIRTUAL STORYTIME 😃 I will going live on the Helena Public Library Friends page and I'm so excited to see you all (so to speak). It won't be the same as physical being together, dancing crafts, interacting, but we will still make it super fun 😊 I'm excited, see you all in the morning.
Free Introductory "Yoga for Stress Relief" Monday, November 5th 6:00-7:00 PM Jane B Holmes Public Library Class appropriate for adults of all fitness levels and genders. A regular yoga practice can assist with reducing stress, anxiety and tension. In the class, participants learn techniques and specific yoga poses that promote relaxation and calmness. Practices for using the breath to connect with the body to reduce stress will be demonstrated. Yoga for Stress Relief will be taught by Laura Thornton, E-RYT (Experienced, Registered Yoga Teacher). Laura has twelve years experience teaching yoga and has special training in working with those who have injuries or health issues. For information and registration: Contact Laura Thornton, E-RYT [email protected] 205-919-0537 Facebook YOGA BY LAURA Thornton Private lessons by appointment.
Thanks to all who promoted and attended the introductory gentle yoga class on September 17. I hope to see you all soon. Laura Thornton
Lego Fun! When: Tonight, Thursday April 5, 2108. Time: 5:45-6-45pm. Where: Helena Public Library Who: All ages
Come join us tonight at the library for some LEGO FUN! 5:45-6:45pm
Does the library have any solar eclipse viewing glasses available?