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Positive WNV Sample - Sept 16

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) has once again confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus (WNV)…
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Trinity Trash Bash - Oct 1

Do you want to Keep Haltom City Beautiful...of course you do! The Trinity Trash Bash, part of Keep…
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6Stones CPR Fall Blitz

Haltom City is a proud partner with 6Stones Community Powered Revitalization Program (CPR). The…
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Are You Registered to Vote?

The General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Early voting will take place…
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Health Fiesta - Oct. 1

You are invited to Bethesda Community Church's “Health Fiesta”, a free family event offering…
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Smoking Ordinance Amended

Effective June 13, 2016, the Haltom City Council approved the amended Smoking Ordinance No.…
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Clothes Connection & Supply Depot

The Birdville ISD Council of PTAs operates two programs to help BISD students from low-income…
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New Textile Recycling Service

The City of Haltom City is now offering an exciting new service which will allow residents to…

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National Night Out - Oct 4

All across Texas, neighbors will be gathering to celebrate and build neighborhood camaraderie this…
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Hazardous Waste Drop-Off - Nov 5

Properly dispose of your household hazardous waste on Saturday, November 5, 2016 when Fort Worth’s…
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HCFD Adult Ops/Safety Classes - Sept. 6

Have you ever wondered how a sprinkler system works? How fast does a Christmas tree burn? How heavy…
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Futsal League Now Registering

The Haltom Recreation Center has a new, exciting opportunity for middle and high school…
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Fund the Fabulous Five

Every month, for less than a cup of coffee, you can help fund special projects throughout Haltom…
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Test Your Smoke Alarms

The Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department reminds you that every bedroom in your house needs a working…
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Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County

Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County just recently opened a new facility here in Haltom City, located…
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Street Address Visibility

The Haltom City Police & Fire/Rescue Departments would like to emphasize that single family…

How to Access/Download HCPL's eBooks and Audiobooks

What You Need

  • A valid Haltom City Public Library card
  • An internet connection via PC, Mac, or select mobile devices
  • Free, required software (download instructions below).

How to Get Started

  • Go to www.ntexlibrariesonthego.org.
  • Click on the "Account" icon along top right.
  • Type the name of your city's library, then type the barcode number of your library card. (note: some libraries may require a password, which will often be the same password you use for your main library account. Contact your library for password assistance)
  • If you are unable to log in, there may be an issue with your library account. Contact the HCPL for assistance.

Searching for a Specific Book or Author

  • A search box is located at the top right corner of the screen. This may appear as a magnifying glass icon if you are using a mobile device.
  • Type in the title or author of the book(s) you are looking for.
  • Your search results will appear on the screen.
  • If the title or author you are looking for does not appear, check the spelling in your search bar. If the book(s) still do not show up, they may not be available through Overdrive.

OR

  • Directly below the search box is an Advanced Search, which will allow for a more specialized search (including format, publication date, series, etc.).

Browsing for Books

You can also browse through the most popular or recently added titles. Go to the menu bar, select “all eBook fiction/non-fiction” OR “all audiobook fiction/non-fiction”. Sort by “Most Popular” OR “Added to Site”. To see only titles that are currently available for checkout, filter the search by “Available Now”.

OverDrive Formats: A Guide for Patrons

  • Adobe ePub: (eBook) Used in Overdrive app and Adobe Digital Editions
  • Kindle: (eBook) Only used on Amazon Kindle devices
  • MP3: (Audiobook) Most popular, used on most devices, including Apple
  • WMA: (Audiobook) Only for Windows machines and some MP3 players

Note regarding the Kindle Fire: If using the Overdrive app on a Kindle Fire, the format used for eBooks should be Adobe ePub, NOT the Kindle format.
Note regarding WMA format: In order to use a WMA audiobook format on an Apple device, the file must be downloaded on a computer, then transferred to iTunes, then transferred to the Apple device. See the Overdrive “Help” section or ask a librarian for details.

Downloading the OverDrive App: For Smartphones and Tablets
(NOOK Tablet, Amazon Fire, iPad and iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, etc.)

  • Download the Overdrive app from Google Play or Apple iTunes Store for free. Once the App is downloaded you will be prompted to create a separate Overdrive account for the app.
  • Once your username and password have been created, click on the menu bar in the app (symbol with three parallel lines).
  • Then select: “Add a Library”. Type in your library’s name and click “search”.
  • Select your library’s name from the search results. Then select “North Texas Libraries on the Go”.
  • “North Texas Libraries on the Go” will now permanently show up under the “My Libraries” section in the Overdrive App Menu. Selecting “North Texas Libraries on the Go” will take you to the digital content catalog within your app. From here you can sign in to your account with your library card number, check out items, place holds, and more.

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Library News/Events

2016 Writing Contest Winning Entries

haltom city public library logoThe winning entries of the 2016 Haltom City Public Library's Writing Contest can be downloaded here in PDF format.

"Art in City" Display at HCPL

haltom city library paint exhibit sun coxOn exhibit at the Haltom City Public Library are art works from wood turner Linda Presley and painter Sun Cox. These works are sponsored by the Haltom City Art in the City Committee.

The HCPL is located at 4809 Haltom Rd.

Friends of HCPL Breakfast Fundraiser - Oct 15

haltom city public library logoThe Friends of the Haltom City Public Library will be celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week (NFLW) early this year. The official kick off for NFLW in Haltom City is Saturday, October 15th from 8 – 10:00 a.m. at Applebee’s Grill & Bar, located at 6645 NE Loop 820 in North Richland Hills.

Join the Friends and your friends for a scrumptious breakfast which will include pancakes, sausage, potatoes, coffee, tea, orange juice and soft drinks.. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Library (cash, check or credit card) or from one of the Friends’ members (cash only) by calling Terri at 817-798-8734.

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HCPL's Hooowling Halloween - Oct 27

haltom city library halloweenMark your calendars for Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., as ghosts and goblins will be out that night at the Haltom City Library's annual Hooowling Halloween. There will be not-so-scary stories and a craft along with trick or treating. Kids are of course encouraged to come in costume...moms and dads too!

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Parks & Rec News/Events

Futsal League Now Registering

futsalThe Haltom Recreation Center has a new, exciting opportunity for middle and high school kids...Futsal has landed! Futsal is a modified version of soccer that is played indoors. Registration for the first-ever league is going on now. Cost is $55 per player. Games will be played on Tuesdays & Thursdays between 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Games are 50 minutes and there are a guaranteed 8-games per team. Leagues are available for both middle and high school students.

A free demo will be held in the basketball gym on the evening of Thursday, September 22nd. Registration ends September 29th and the season begins October 4th.

For more information, call the Recreation Center at 817-831-6464.

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Fall Youth Soccer Now Registering

hc parks rec logoHaltom City Parks & Recreation is offering soccer for boys and girls, ages 3-10 this fall. Games will be played here in Haltom City.

  • ages 3-6 - $45/player
  • 8 & under - $85/player
  • 10 & under - $95/player

Coaches and officials are needed. Registration deadline is August 20, 2016 and the season will start in September. You may register online here or in person at the Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave.

Adult Fall Softball Now Registering

asa softball haltom city parks recreationRegistration for the Haltom City Parks & Recreation Adult Fall Softball League is now under way. Cost is $300 per team or register by August 13, 2016 and save $20. Co-ed league will play on Thursday nights & the men’s league will play on Friday nights. All games are played at North Park.

Register online here or in person at the Haltom City Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave.

Haltom Halloween - Oct. 29

haltom city halloweenJoin us on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. at the Haltom Recreation Center for our annual Haltom Halloween event. Bounce houses, obstacle courses, face-painting, crafts, and more will keep the whole family entertained for Halloween fun. The Costume Contest for ages 2 to 10 begins at 3:30 p.m. sharp. Prizes will be given to the winners of each age group. Please be sure to arrive early to register your child.

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