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May 6, 2017 Election

A General Election has been called to elect Haltom City Council Places 1, 2, 7 and Mayor for a two…
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2017 Carfest - April 1

The 8th annual Haltom City Carfest will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.…
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Unidos - Feb 25

La Policia Trabajando Junto Con La Comunidad Hispana El Departamento de Policía de North Richland…
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'17 Images of HC Photo Contest

The 29th annual Images of Haltom City Photo Contest is now accepting entries through Monday,…
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HCPL Media Sale - Mar 6-11

The Friends of the Haltom City Public Library continue with their mini-sales in the run-up to their…
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Crossroads N'Letter - Feb/Mar '17

The February/March 2017 Haltom City Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
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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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Greetings From The Mayor

As our community ushers in 2017, we are celebrating many things. Among these, are Haltom City's…
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Fire Services Bd T-Shirt Sale

The Haltom City Fire Services Board has t-shirts for sale. All proceeds go towards supporting our…
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Veterans Memorial Site Dedication

The City of Haltom City honored our country’s heroes on Veterans Day on November 11, 2016. The…
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KHCB Business of 1Q - Starbucks

Representatives from Keep Haltom City Beautiful and the city of Haltom City joined Mayor Pro-Tem…
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Fund the Super 6

Every month, for less than a cup of coffee, you can help fund special projects throughout Haltom…
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Volunteer for Sr. Transportation Service

Volunteer drivers are needed for the new social transportation program, Friends Helping Friends.…
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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…

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

Indie Author Alliance Extravaganza

haltom city public library texasMeet some of the best independent writers in the Metroplex. There will be readings by the authors themselves, book signings, video book trailer showings and art giveaways. Would you like to have a character in an upcoming book named after you? Or a poem written just for you? It could happen!

Attend this free and exciting program at the Haltom City Public Library, Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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HCPL Media Sale - Mar 6-11

haltom city public library logoThe Friends of the Haltom City Public Library continue with their mini-sales in the run-up to their annual Book Sale in April. The Library will be hosting a Media Sale March 6 - 11, 2017.

Items for sale will include:

  • VHS tapes – first one $1.00, next 5 tapes are free
  • DVDs, CDs & video games - $1.00 each
  • Audio Books – 25 cents per cassette
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Book Sale - Apr 27-30

haltom city public library lobbyThe Haltom City Library will be hosting their Friends of the HCPL Annual Book Sale April 27-30, 2017. Both new and used books will be available. Donations of gently used books, DVDs, magazines are being accepted.

Cash or credit card (Master Card, Visa or Discover) will be accepted. Volunteers are always needed to help sort and organize April 24 through 26. Call 817-222-7790 for more information.

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AARP Tax Assistance

aarp tax aidThe Haltom City Public Library is currently taking appointments for tax preparation assistance. The AARP organization is again volunteering their time and expertise to help prepare your 2016 income taxes. Please call the library at 817-222-7787 to reserve your spot.

Assistance will be provided every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. between February 2 – April 13, 2017.

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Parks & Rec News/Events

Spring Soccer Leagues

haltom city parks recreation logoRegister now through March 4th, 2017 for our boys and girls (ages 3-12, birthday as of March 1) spring soccer season. The season begins April 1st.

The registration fee depends on the age of your child:

  • 6 and under: $45
  • 7-8: $65
  • 9-12: $75

Call the Recreation Center for more information at 817-831-6464. You can register online here.

2017 Haltom Stampede Results

haltom stampede february 11 2017The results for the 2017 Haltom Stampede can be viewed online here.

New Parks and Recreation Director

haltom city parks recreation director christi pruittChristi Pruitt, just promoted to Di­rector of Parks & Recreation in November 2016, is a familiar face in Haltom City, serving as the Recreation Supervisor for the last 12 years. She joined Haltom City in December of 2004 and re-opened the Recreation Center after renovations, adding top-of-the-line fitness equipment, new classes, community events, and reviv­ing old classes and sports programs. Through the years, Christi has grown the Recreation Center and its pro­grams and has developed many relationships with residents and business owners in the process.

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Veterans Memorial Site Dedication

haltom city veterans dedication november 2016 veteransThe City of Haltom City honored our country’s heroes on Veterans Day on November 11, 2016. The ceremony was held at the North end of Haltom Road Park. City officials, the Veterans Memorial Committee and staff were present to conduct a site dedication for our new Veterans Memorial Structure that will be coming soon to Haltom Road Park.

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