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Romance is in the air!

Yes, romance is in the air!  We have moved the romance paperbacks to a new location and you are going to love it!

Now the paperback romance books are on an outside aisle.  The lighting is better and the books are easier to find.

We are in the process of pulling more of the romance paperbacks we did not have room for in this section so they will be easier to find.

Come check out the movement of our books and give us your comments.  We are always looking for ways to improve.

Bonnie and the Aldine Staff

Attention All Minecraft Players!!

Are you excited about Minecraft?  Come join us in the Aldine Computer Lab for Minecraft Club.  It will be scheduled for every Tues and Thurs evening from 5  pm until 6:30 pm.  There is a door on the lab and we are able to share our excitement at a low level with our friends and not disturb other library customers.  

Early Voting for the November Election

Are you receiving a lot of information about your local government officials in the mail?  An election is just around the corner.  On November 4th the State of Texas is electing many officials and voting on a couple of propositions.

So if you would like to beat the crowd at the polls and vote when it is convenient for you.  Come to the Baldwin Boettcher Library and use our early voting poll place.  Just come in the doors and turn right in the foyer.  You will see the voting people and their machines set up ready for you to vote. 

Facebook Photos anyone?

Do you Facebook?  Have you ever posted a picture?  Do you need to learn how?  Come to class tomorrow Friday, the 19th and our Tech Trainer will teach you the steps to posting, tagging and developing your photo albums on Facebook.  The class starts at 3 pm and all ages are welcome.

Holds at the Library!!

Does Baldwin Boettcher not have the book you are looking for?  Is this book at one of our other locations?  Did you know you may place a hold on that item using your library barcode and pin number?  Then what happens?  Everyday the libraries are searching for a list of books that need to be pulled from the shelves to fill your requests.  If the item is requested by one of our Baldwin Boettcher customers, the item stays here.  If the item is requested by a customer from another branch then the item goes to the other branch.

What's a Flash Drive?

Come to the library on September 5th and find out what a flash drive is, what it does and just how to use it.  It may also be known as a jump drive, memory stick, or a usb drive.  At 3 pm, in our meeting room we will have a computer class to tell you just how to use it.  Trying to send an attachment from your e-mail to someone else but need to make changes first?  This class will tell you all about that.  

Have you been to one of our computer classes?

Do we have a computer lab?  No!  Do we have computer classes?   Yes!!!  Baldwin Boettcher has been given a Technical Trainer.  What does this mean?  This means that we will be able to hold computer classes twice a month.  What do you need to do?  Sign up in person or by calling 281-821-1320 and letting us know that you want to attend one of our classes.  Not sure that class is for you.  Make a suggestion.  What do you need to learn about?  Aug 29th we will have a class on eBooks for iPad.  It will be from 3 to 4:30 pm.&nb

Jenkins Elementary School wins once again!

Once again, Jenkins Elementary School has won the drawing on December 16th for our educational box tops.  Two brothers, Elijah (3rd grade) and Judah (1st grade) shared the 583 box tops that were collected during this time period.  The Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Library also donated juice boxes and popcorn so the classes could have a popcorn party to celebrate their success.

If you want to help your community, this is an easy way to do it.  Just cut out the box tops you see on various products and bring them into the Baldwin Boettcher Library.  We are now taking nominations of schools to be entered in our next drawing on March 16, 2014.  The lucky school will receive all the box tops brought into the library from now until March 16th.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Library Staff at Baldwin Boettcher

As Branch Librarian, I would like to thank all of our patrons for using our library services.  This goes for the loyal customers, new customers and hopefully customers looking for a library to enjoy.   This past year the library has seen alot of changes and if you know my staff and I, you will experience more in the future.  

We have added 8 new computers for public use.  This means our booking station is not being used as often; as we usually have one computer open when you walk in the door.  We are, however, having trouble with Internet Explorer so we are encouraging everyone to use the Chrome button.  Need advice? help?  Ask us.

The staff at Baldwin Boettcher and myself wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and time with your family.  Whether you are traveling or staying home, be safe.  We look forward to seeing you on Dec 2nd.  We will resume normal hours starting then. 

Educational Box Tops, Baldwin Boettcher Library and Jenkins Elementary School are all winners!

The first winner of our educational box tops drawing is Madison from Mrs. Fuller’s third grade class at Jenkins Elementary School.  Madison was able to give her school 289 box tops.  Do the math:  At 10 cents per box top, she was able to donate $28.90 toward Jenkins Elementary School’s goal.
The Friends of Baldwin Boettcher Library also donated juice boxes and popcorn so the class could have a popcorn party to celebrate their success.
If you want to help your community, this is an easy way to do it.  Just cut out the box tops you see on various products and bring them to the Baldwin Boettcher Library.  We are now taking nominations of schools to be entered in our next drawing on December 16, 2013.  The lucky school will receive all box tops brought to the library from now until December 16.

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