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So Many Books, So Litte Time. What Did You Miss?




During the course of one year, the library receives many wonderful picture books.  So, I want to highlights some of the items that you may have missed during 2012.  I will be continuing this process during the next few weeks. If you had a new favorite, please post a comment below to share with others. 

Merry Christmas

I have always loved  children's Christmas books, and at one point, I had a rather large collection. Incorporating books into holiday celebrations is a great family tradition.

I am excited to tell you that this has been an amazing year for holiday books.  All of the books listed here were published during 2012. I think that you will be pleasantly surprised at how many wonderful authors have shared their creative talents. I hope that you enjoy reading these items as much as I have. 

Happy Hanukkah!


At the Atascocita Branch Library, we recently had Rabbi Dan Gordon of Temple Beth Torah as a special guest for Twilight Tales Storytime. The program was very successful and we received several positive comments from families who partook. If you were not able to attend the program or simply want to expand your experience here are a few book suggestions for you to enjoy

Picture Books about Hanukkah

Help Us Celebrate the Holiday Season

Now, that our Christmas tree is up, we need help decorating it.  Families are invited to stop by the library to create a Christmas ornament for our tree.  Materials will be available during business hours. While you are at the library check out our holiday books.


Walt Disney

  We all know of his work, but how much do you know about the life of Walter Elias Disney?  Find out more about this amazing man by checking out the items below.
Discovering Walt: The Magical Life of Walt Disney  by Jean-Pierre Isbouts.

Book an Adventure @ the Library

One of the great things about becoming a reader is that you have the ability to go anywhere, be anyone and learn anything you desire.

This week I have booked readers on a trip to discover lands far from Texas. You better dress warm because here the  frigid temperatures have dipped well below freezing and you are in a race against time.  


Elementary Reads


Akiak: a Tale from the Iditarod  Robert J. Blake.

Safe Sleep for Baby

According to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, "On average, almost 400 Texas babies die in their sleep each year - suddenly, unexpectedly, and without a clear explanation or due to accidental suffocation or strangulation. That's why it is so important to always give babies "Room to Breathe."

There are several simple steps that parents can take that will help ensure the safety of their infant. Additional information can be found on the links below.  

Women's Suffrage Movement

In less than twenty four hours, election day polls will open and women will help determine who our next President will be. Sadly, his was not always the case, but  we can thank women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth and Carrie Chapman Catt for leading the Women's Suffrage Movement. Due to their actions the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was added allowing women the right to vote.  

Fun for Everyone @ The Winter Open House


  • 1:30 Eagle Springs Choir
  • 2:00 Cozy Storytime & Photo Op
  • 2:30 - 4:00 
  • Winter Wonderland Photo Op Continued
  • Winter Craft
  • Treasure Hunt with Prizes
  • Face Painting
  • Hot Coco and Cider
  • 4:00 - 4:30
  • A very special "Snowman" movie shown on the BIG screen!

A special thanks to our teen advisory board (B.O.L.T.) for creating the winter wonderland.

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