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Highligh Historial Fiction for Tweens

Tweens, have you read The Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine? Did you enjoy it? If so, you might like might enjoy learning more on this topic.  There is also a link for teachers at the bottom of this post.  








The Most Valuable Tool For School Is Free!

School supplies come in all shapes and sizes, but the most valuable one is a library card. 

Do you know that,  there is not an age limit for obtaining a library card through Harris County Public Library system? 

The Know it Kids Card is  for any persons ages 17 years of age and younger. 

* When applying for a Kids Card, parents will need to sign a registration form for each individual.   

New Storytime Schedule Starting In September

Each week, the Atascocita Branch Library, provides seven age appropriate storytime programs for families in our community.  As many of you know, the toddler storytime sessions have become extremely popular, and this has been especially true for the morning toddler session. Therefore, starting in September, we are making a few small changes to our program schedule. We hope that these changes will be positive ones for the community, and we look forward to seeing more of our friends.

Let the Fun Continue!

The end of the Summer Reading Program is near; don't forget to log your books and pick up the great prizes that you have earned!  The last day to log your reading is on Saturday: August 10th.

Thursday, August 15th @ 10:00 am

I want to thank everyone who has participated in our reading program this summer.  It has been so wonderful to see all of our friends and to assist you with finding books. However, the fun doesn't stop there because we have great programs for children of all ages throughout the year. 

Summer Reading Program Grand Finale For Children and Their Families

A great time will be had by all, but please be aware that the library will be noisier than normal.

The children in our community have worked really hard to complete their summer reading goals. As a celebration of their accomplishments we will be having a special program this afternoon. To ensure that everyone may participate; the program will be held in the children's department and tickets are not needed. 

End of Summer Celebrations! Free Family Fun for All Ages.

Get Ready To Celebrate! As part of the end of summer celebrations we have scheduled two extremely fun special programs for families. Tickets are not required for these events and they are open to people of all ages. So, we expect to see all of our friends there. A great time will be had by all, but please be aware that the library will be noisier than normal.

The children in our community have worked really hard to accomplish their reading goals this summer. So, we want to ensure that everyone may attend our celebration activities.  In order to do this, we will be presenting the programs in the Children's Area.

August 3rd is National Watermelon Day!


Every year on August 3rd it is National Watermelon day. So, I thought that it would be fitting to tell you some juicy facts about watermelons and also share a few fun books. 


Do you know, that in Japan they grow square watermelons? Why? Round watermelons take up a lot of room in a refrigerator and they are also more difficult to cut into slices. Seems like a very logical and creative solution. That being said, MSN news recently reported the that square watermelon sold for $856. What??? I think that I'll stick with the round ones for now. 


Submitted by: Karen Lagarde, Barbara Bush 
• Pre-school 
One Cow Moo Moo!
by:Bennett, David

Introduces the numbers one through ten as a puzzled little boy watches a succession of animals rush by. 
Cows in the kitchen by:Crebbin, June

While Tom Farmer is asleep under the haystack, the cows, ducks, pigs, hens and sheep make quite a mess in the farmhouse. 
Click Clack, Moo Cows that type by:Cronin, Doreen

Tuesday, July 30th, See a Movie on the BIG Screen @ the Library!

We can't say the name of the movie but I bet you can guess it!  This animate film is about a hot-shot race car that gets stuck in Radiator Springs. During his "visit" he slowly begins to learn the true meaning of friendship. Come see the original Disney/Pixar film before the third movie opens in a theaters near you!
Note: The length of this movie is approximately two hours long and we will be sitting on the floor. Children may bring a small travel sized pillow  for this program.


Date: Tuesday, July 30th

A Big Rig Will Visit The Library on Monday, July 29 @ 3:30 pm


Rush Truck Center, Houston will be visiting the library with a Peterbilt!

Bring your questions  and your cameras for this very special opportunity to see a big rig up close and personal.This program is only available at the Atascocita Branch Library!


Truck Stop  by Anne Rockwell [On Order]

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