Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Poetry readings/recitals will be held on Mondays
January 4th, 11th, and 25th
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All adults (18 years or older) are welcome to attend and/or share a poem.
This event is free and will be held at the Kings County Library, Hanford Branch, in the meeting room. Meeting room entrance is the white, metal door on the North side (side facing Chase Bank) of the library.
For more information, call Frank at (559) 584-2530.
Sponsored by the Kings County Library and S.Y.M.M.S.
Executive CEO Frank Sanchez Jr.
Hanford Branch Library
401 North Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Check us out at the Hanford Mall!

The Library has moved into a display case just off of the Food Court thanks to the generous community support of the Hanford Mall. Check out the rotating seasonal displays which will show-and-tell you all about our upcoming events! The picture above displays our latest case; complete with snow, tracks and trains for the Annual Holiday Train Show.

Join us in the Children's Room of the Hanford Library for our Train Show on December 2 at 3:00 PM and December 3 at 10:00 AM when BookBuddy Jack Lehn will share his model trains with the community.

Visit the library website at http://www.kingscountylibrary.org/ or call 559.582.0261 for more information.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Book signing & Storytelling at the Hanford Library
My Friends The Stars
Mechele Miller
Come listen to how Douglas, a star gazer, finds stars in unique places-campouts, holiday fireworks, and a planetarium.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
12:00 P.M. to 2:00 p.m.
Hanford Branch Library
401 North Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230
For more information, call 559-582-0261 ext. 104
Sponsored by the Kings County Library

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Join us for an enlightening evening with...


Don Smith, author of Coach Sez, has a story to tell. He has 49 years experience as a teacher and coach. The book describes everyday events and situations that teachers and coaches face. Coach Sez describes how Smith handled topics such as: profanity, teasing attitudes, being a role model plus 37 other related issues. The book has many anecdotes, stories, quotes, common sense, experiences, and personal letters from previous students. You'll find yourself in this book--funny, fascinating, and adjustable approaches on how you can connect with your own children or students.


7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Hanford Branch Library

401 North Douty Street

Hanford, CA 93230

After the program:

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library

For more information: 582-0261 ext. 104


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


join us for an evening of romance with...

Sharon Lathan

The Darcy Saga picks up where Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" ends and begins moments after the wedding of the book's main characters, Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. Lathan, a Hanford resident, is an exciting new author who has attracted national attention. Lathan says "it has become my passion, my obsession, and my commitment to present the beloved Austen characters and the backdrop of their life as deemed logical and true to the source material." To learn more about Sharon Lathan, visit her web site at http://www.darcysaga.net/.


Hanford Branch Library

401 North Douty Street

Hanford, CA 93230


7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

After the Program:

  • Books available for signing and purchas

  • Refreshments provided by Friends of the Library

Information: 582-0261 ext. 104

Sponsored by Kings County Library and Friends of the Library

Monday, August 24, 2009

The next library book sale will be on Saturday, October 24, 2009 from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Come early to get the best titles. Bring a wife, bring a husband, bring your significant other. Bring a friend along to help carry your books for you. Bring a box, bring a bag, bring a basket. There is no limit on how many books you can buy.
The Kings County Library is currently accepting donations for the upcoming book sale. Feel free to bring in your unwanted, unused, unread hardcover and paperback books. Do you have any compact discs, DVDs, videotapes or audiobooks you haven't watched or listened to in years? We will be happy to take them off of your hands. Free up room in your house. Get rid of that clutter.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Effective July 1, 2009, there will be no fees for the following:

Holds (anything requested from another library in the San Joaquin Library System)
Audiobooks (cassette tapes and compact discs)
Music CDs
Short Loans (formerly known as Rental Books). Checkout time for Short Loans is now two (2) weeks.

There is a check out limit of five (5) items for DVDs, CDs, Videos, Audiobooks, and Playaways.

Due to the current economic situation which is affecting everyone, the Kings County Librarian has decided to do away with the fees pertaining to the items listed above. The .25 cents a day fee still applys to items that are brought back in late.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Check out our Summer Reading Programs

June 6th to August 8th

Visit your local library. Check out books and read them for chances at great prizes from generous local businesses.

For Kids (Ages 4 to 12) : Be Creative

Sign-Up: June 6th to June 13th

Participate: June 15th to August 8th

Read books and received weekly prizes for reading. Attend weekly shows filled with song, dance, art, bubbles, & magic!

For Teens (Ages 12 to 18) : Express Yourself

Participate: June 6th to August 8th

Sign up and receive a free paperback book. Fill out a ticket for each 100 pages read and put it in a prize box for a chance to win the prize of your choice.

For Adults (Ages 18 and up) : Master the Art of Reading

Participate: June 6th to August 8th

Check out a book. Put your name and phone number on the back of the check-out slip. Put the slip in the prize box of your choice for a chance to win a prize.

Brought to you by the Kings County Library, 401 North Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230 Tel: 559-582-0261, http://www.kingscountylibrary.org/

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In celebration of Asian-Pacific Heritage Month

Sponsored by Kings County Library & Kings Art Center

Naomi Hirahara

Hirahara was born in Pasadena by parents who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in WWII. She received a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at Stanford University. As a reporter and editor of a Japanese-American newspaper, Hirahara wrote about the issues of reparations to Japanese-Americans who were removed from their homes and sent to camps during WWII. In 1966, Hirahara took creative writing in Wichita, Kansas, on a fellowship. She authored two biographies for the Japanese American Museum: An American Son: The Story of George Aratani, Founder of Mikasa and Kenwood; and A Taste For Stawberries: The Independent Journey of Nisei Farmer Manabi Hirasaki. Hirahara turned to writing mysteries featuring curmudgeonly Japanese-American gardener Mas Arai. The books include Summer of the Big Bachi, Gasa-Gasa Girl, and Snakeskin Shamisen, which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award. She is also the author of a middle-grade book, 1001 Cranes...


Kings Art Center

605 North Douty Street


Saturday, May 23, 2009


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Information: 582-0261 x104

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Kathryn Sobelman, proprietor of Osterberg's Mercantile in Clovis, California, appraises items at the Family History Fair on May 9, 2009. This event was co-sponsored by the Kings County Library and the Kings County Senior Center.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

The Friends of the Library made $4,040.00 in four hours.
A big thank you to everyone who bought something at the
book sale.

The crowd grows in the minutes before the yellow tape is
dropped at 10:00 a.m.

Hanford Branch Library staffmembers. Good job.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pandemic Plans for each state:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009