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Haltom Halloween - Oct. 29

Join us on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 2 - 5:00 p.m. at the Haltom Recreation Center for our…
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NE Recycles Day Flea Market- Nov 5

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"Art in City" Craft Fair - Nov 12

The "Art in the City" 3rd annual Craft Fair will be held on November 12, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to…
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Linear Park Grand Opening - Nov 5

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Positive WNV Sample - Sept 16

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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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Senior Center Craft Sale - Oct 29

The Haltom City Senior Center will be hosting their Holiday Arts and Craft Senior Sale on Saturday,…
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New Textile Recycling Service

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Early Voting - Nov 8 Election

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Hazardous Waste Drop-Off - Nov 5

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Veterans Memorial Dedication - Nov 11

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Arson Suspect Sought

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Fund the Fabulous Five

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Test Your Smoke Alarms

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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.


  • 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

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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HCPL's Pumpkin Decorating Contest

haltom city library pumpkin decorating contest 2015The Haltom City Library is once again hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Contest for ages 5-adult. Decorate a pumpkin or gourd, real or artificial, anyway you want. Use glue or paint, carve a design...or all of the above! Bring your pumpkins to the library by Saturday, October 22, 2016. Judging will take place during our annual "Hoooowling Halloween" party on Thursday, October 27th.

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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.

Coloring & Cookies for Grown Ups

haltom city libraryThe first Friday evening of each month come to the Haltom City Public Library's after-hours "Coloring & Cookies for Grown Ups" coloring party from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Materials are provided but feel free to bring your own coloring accouterments. Relieve stress and have fun at the same time. Adults only, please.

For more information call the Library at 817-222-7786.

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Parks & Rec News/Events

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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2017 Winter Youth Basketball

haltom city recreation center new gym floorHaltom City Parks & Recreation is now registering youths ages 7-12 (as of September 1, 2016/birth certificate required) for our 2017 winter youth basketball league. All leagues will be co-ed, unless enough register to have separate leagues.

Register now through November 23rd and pay $60, which includes a jersey and an individual award. Register late, between November 28th & December 2nd, and the fee is $80.

Online registration is available here.

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2017 'Winter Lil Ballers League

lil ballersHaltom City Parks & Recreation is now registering youths ages 6-8 (as of September 1, 2016) for our 2017 winter 'Lil Ballers basketball league.

Register now through December 2nd and pay $45, which includes a jersey and an individual award. Register late, between December 5-10, and the fee is $65.

The season starts in January 14th. Teams will have one practice and one game per week at the Haltom Recreation Center (6-game season). Online registration is available here, and coaches are needed.

For more information call the Recreation Center at 817-831-6464 or email our Athletic Coordinator Matt Chutchian.

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Futsal Open Skills Play

futsalThe Haltom City Recreation Center is now offering Futsal skills classes for ages 7 - adult in the large gym at the Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave. Get faster, stronger, build endurance and strength during these weekly sessions:

  • Tuesdays from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. for ages 7-13, skills and workout session
  • Thursdays from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. for ages 14 - adults, Futsal open play

The cost is $5 per person per session. For more information call Danny at 817-903-2433.

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