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Volunteer or Be Our Friend!

Are you looking for something to do? Do feel that you want to help out your community? Do you love books?

Well here we are! You can come on in and volunteer at your local library.  We are accepting volunteers 17 years of age and up. All you have to do is attend one of Volunteer Orientations held on the first Thursday of each month and fill out a volunteer application. You can start working immediately.  Northwest Branch FOL

You can also become a Friend of the Library.  The Friends of the Northwest Library Association provide financial support for programs and library materials through their book sales and other fund raising projects. Membership forms are available at the library and with a $10.00 donation you can start being our Friend. 

You can volunteer at any time and as little or as much time as you want because you will be your own boss! So what are you waiting for?

Thursday March 7, 2013 @ 4:00 pm  Volunteer Orientation




Book Bags Are Here!

FOL, Library Bags With 3 new exciting colors, magenta, lime green and purple, it is easy to get one of  your very own Harris County Book Bags. Just come in, donate $3.00 to the friends and you will walk out with a fashionable new bag. (not the same as $3.00 book purchase) You can use it to carry your books from the library to your house and back. You can also use it to carry your groceries, gym clothes, other bags, small pet, crafts, audio visual, snail mail, toys, or any of your favorite items. These bags are reusable for many purposes.

Get the eye catching bag that will make your friends envious.


Final Book Sale Call

First Book Sale of the year is this Saturday, January 26, 2013.  Our Friends of the Library will be hosting this event.  Everyone is invited to come support your Northwest Library.

Gently-used hardcover and paperback books, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs and audio books, magazines of general interest such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Texas Monthly, cooking or decorating magazines and select children's magazines, Computer books, Cookbooks, Foreign Language books, Fiction, Romance, Mystery, True Crime, Self Help, Craft books, and on and on.

Give yourself the gift of helping out your library as well as getting that so desired book at bargain prices. Remember, funds collected go straight back to this library. 

New Year, New Events


It is a new year and with the new year we have new events at our library. Check out our variety of events we will be hosting. Don't worry we will still keep all your favorites.  We will have programs for those young and young at heart. If you want to learn new skills or just refresh your mind come on in. Check out our events calendar and see for yourself or pick up a calendar in the library for more information. Some events have an age limit for the safety of the little ones and some will require a ticket which you can obtain 30 min prior to the program.  The best part is that all our events and programs are absolutely free!


Mondays- Book Clubs

Tuesdays- Quilting Bee and Story time

Wednesdays- Baby Book Time and Computer Classes

Thursdays- Sit and Stitch and Toddler Time

Saturdays- Tech Tutors


Cold outside Warm indoors

The temperatures are dropping outside while we try to keep warm indoors.  Why not warm up with some “cold titles”? We have a selection of books with cool or cold titles.  Put them on hold now before these titles become hot!

Cold Days by Jim Butcher

Frozen Heat by Richard Castle

Ice Lake by B.J. Daniels

Biting Cold by Chloe Neill

Ice Cap by Chris Knopf

Cold City by F. Paul Wilson


Save the Date!

Book SaleSave the date! The Friends of the Northwest Library will be hosting a book sale Saturday, January 26, 2013.  The book sale will be in our meeting room from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. We will have gently used hardcover and paperback books, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, audio books, magazines and much much more! 

Are you afraid, you might forget?  Don't fret, call us 281-890-2665 or come on in and get yourself on our e-mailing list.  We will send you a friendly reminder when our book sale is just around the corner.

Friends of the Northwest Library book sales help fund our events and programming throughout the year. If you love your library, why not help support the library and pick up quality books at bargain prices!

Black Friday

How many of you waited in line hour after hour for those hot deals? How many of you were bored out of your mind? Did you consider reading a book while you waited to pass the time?  Yes, a book, eBook or audio book to help you out during those grueling hours of waiting and waiting and waiting. You could have checked out a book/audio book ahead of time or downloaded eBook/eAudio right then and there. I assure you, time would have flown by! Come in to one of your local branches or call us and we could show you how to get started to take new adventures while you're in line.

Here are some books that share the name of the most popular shopping day of the year. Black Friday!

Black Friday by Alex Kava     Black Friday by Ashley & Jaquavis     Black Friday by James Patterson


Happy Birthday Whoopi Goldberg!

Today in 1955 Whoopi Goldberg was born! Did you know that aside from being an actress, comedienne, radio disc jockey, producer, singer-songwriter, talk show host, and Broadway star she is also an author? Yes she writes children's fiction and non-fiction books and adult biographies.  Come on in and pick up one of these books. You're sure to get a few laughs in the adventures of the ballerinas and learning a little about manners.

Children's books

Sugar Plum Ballerinas     Perfectly Prima     Toeshoe Trouble     Terrible Terrel     Sugar Plums to the Rescue!

Whoopi's Big Book of Manners

Adult books



Are you a wimpy kid fan?

In book one of this series, Greg has Rowley, his best friend, along for the ride. But when Rowley starts to become popular, Greg tries to use his best friend’s newfound popularity to his own advantage, making things go every which way testing their friendship. These are funny books that most middle schoolers can relate to.  Get yourself to the library to pick up one of these books and follow along as Greg gets himself into trouble, out of trouble and away from the tortures of his older brother Rodrick.

The 7th book of the Wimpy Kid series is coming out November 13, 2012. Yes there are 7 books already. Put yourself on the hold list for it but hurry up because there are already 218 requests.

If you haven't read them you have a chance to get with it.

Book 1 or red book Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Book 2 or blue book  Rodrick Rules

Book 3 or green book  The Last Straw

Book 4 or yellow book  Dog Days

Book 5 or purple book The Ugly Truth

Book 6 or light blue book Cabin Fever

Book 7 or brown book The Third Wheel

Diary of a Wimpy KidRodrick RulesThe Last StrawDog DaysThe Ugly TruthCabin FeverThe Third Wheel






The many ways to renew your items

Loan periods for DVD and VHS for one week. Book, CD and Audio for two weeks. Items may be renewed up to two times, depending upon demand.

These are the ways you can renew:

1. Renew by telephone at 713-747-4763

2. Visit us online at and click on my account

3. Contact your local branch

4. Download BookMyne app to your mobile phone or device

5. Download HCPL Mobile app to your mobile phone or device

You will need your 14 digit library card number 240280******** and 4 digit pin number to be able to renew with any of these methods.

Contact your local branch library for personal assistance on how to use any of these methods. We will be here to help you keep your items a little longer.

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