admin's blog

Houston Food Bank Will Provide Nutritious Free Lunches to Kids at Katherine Tyra Branch Library this Summer

Harris County Public Library is proud to announce that Katherine Tyra Branch Library will provide nutritious, free lunches to area children through the Houston Food Bank’s Kids Café program. Only children 1 – 18 years are eligible. Meals and snacks are provided on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited, but will be adjusted depending on demand.

June 7 – August 4
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Snack 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Click here for other HCPL branches participating in Houston Food Bank’s KidsCafe

Houston Food Bank Will Provide Nutritious Free Lunches to Kids at High Meadows Branch Library this Summer

Harris County Public Library is proud to announce that High Meadows Branch Library will provide nutritious, free lunches to area children through the Houston Food Bank’s Kids Café program. Only children 1 – 18 years are eligible. Meals and snacks are provided on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited, but will be adjusted depending on demand.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Snack 3:30 – 4:30pm

Click here for other HCPL branches participating in Houston Food Bank’s KidsCafe

Catalog Not Showing Checkouts

AlertUpdate: May 18: Thank you for your patience.  The issue with the catalog is resolved and customers should now be able to see their checked out items.

The Catalog is having problem showing checkouts in my account after the recent upgrade on web services. Customers should call one of our branches for assistance with renewals. Our vendor is working on resolving this now. We apologize for this inconvenience and we hope to have this resolved soon.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library Reopens Today! All HCPL Branches Are Now Open.

We are happy to announce that with today's reopening of Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, all Harris County Branches are back to regular hours of operation.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch's Monday hours are 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

All in all, HCPL was very fortunate to escape the kind of damage so many of our neighbors suffered in the flooding last week. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all of those who are now coping with the aftermath.
 

Tax Forms and Assistance @ HCPL

If you are determined that 2016 will be the year you don’t wait until the last minute to file your federal income taxes (or even if you aren’t), Harris County Public Library will be here to help make the process as painless as we can.

But there have been some changes you need to know about, namely, that the IRS is providing a much more limited range of tax forms to libraries than in previous years. What this means is that HCPL branches will have on hand only the three basic forms: 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.

Best Reads of 2014 Selected by Book Hunters

Are you looking for something good to read?  We're running a little late this year, but the HCPL Book Hunters have selected the best books they read in 2014.  For personalized book recommendations, fill out a Book Hunters profile today.

Pinterest Visit us on Pinterest for these titles and more.

Thank You For Being a Friend

This week (October 19 – 25) is the ninth annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Harris County Friends of the Library would like to thank all of the branch library Friends groups for their contributions of time and expertise to significantly enhance the services our library system offers. Raising funds to purchase materials to supplement the library's collection, buying special equipment and supplies, and funding special programs for all ages are just a few of the ways you support our libraries.

Libraries are the cornerstones of their communities providing opportunities for everyone to engage in the joy of life-long learning and connect with the thoughts and ideas of others from ages past to the present. We thank the Friends groups across the county for all they do to make our libraries and communities so much better.

THANK YOU!

Susan Greer
President
Harris County Friends of the Library

Book Hunters in Brief: Summer Reading Edition

BHiBHCPL's Summer Reading Fun 2014 starts Monday, June 2 and Book Hunters will be here to help make this a great summer of reading for you and the whole family. Just tell us what you like and we'll send you a list of reading recommendations. Let the R and R begin! (That's reading and relaxing, folks).

Here are few of our favorites in keeping with this year's science-related themes

What Will Hatch?  by Jennifer Ward (toddler)

Oh, No!, or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett (picture book)

A Tooth is Loose by Lisa Trumbauer (early reader)

Shaping Up Summer by Lizann Flatt (juvenile nonfiction)

Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman (ya fiction)

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell (adult nonfiction)

Don't forget to register for Summer Reading Fun starting on Monday, June 2.

Best Reads of 2012 Selected by Book Hunters

Are you looking for something good to read?  The HCPL Book Hunters have selected the best books they read in 2012.  Selections include adult fiction and adult nonfiction; children's literature; and teen literature. For personalized book recommendations, fill out a Book Hunters profile today.

PinterestSeveral titles were picked by multiple book hunters; these are featured below.  Visit us on Pinterest for the complete selection of titles.

Syndicate content