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Monday Storytimes and Pop up Library!

We know you miss your library. And we'll be back soon! In the meantime, we're having Monday morning storytimes and a pop up library at the Forum at Cypress Creek  Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Drive.  Here's the times:

 10:00 –10:45 AM :
Baby & Toddler Storytime
(Ages 10 months—3 years)
 11:00 AM—12 PM :
Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6 years)

We'll be doing this on Mondays until we re-open!

 

A Big Thank You to Junior Guild of Texas!

 

For years the young ladies of The Junior Guild of Texas have been wonderful Barbara Bush Branch Library sponsors. They contribute their time by volunteering and they make a sizeable donation each year to the branch. Since we've been rebuilding, we haven't gotten to see them, and we have missed them. Imagine our joy and gratitude when they gave us a call and met us at the African American Read in with a large check! Their donation will be a big help to us as we buy new books and equipment to restock our reconstructed building. Thank you ladies!

 

Library Spirit Night at Pizza Zone! Monday, Feb. 19

Everyone loves pizza! So order something on Monday, Feb. 19 from Pizza Zone anytime between 11 am and 9:30 pm, and mention the Bush Library fundraiser when you place your order! The Barbara Bush Library Friends will receive 20% of your sale. And you can dine in, order take out, or even have it delivered. The Friends will get a percentage no matter how you order. So have a great meal and help support your library as we rebuild after Harvey!

picture of pizza

 

 

Celebrate the Joy of Reading!

Celebrate the Joy of Reading with us! Saturday, Feb. 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm


Enjoy author readings, shop for books, browse our pop up library and return your library books! For the kids, there will be a storytime and a craft. This is part of the annual African American Read In. Refreshments served afterwards. Co-sponsored by Barbara Bush Library Friends and E.B.O.N.Y.

The Forum at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring TX

picture of a couple reading

 

 

Curiosity Cruiser this Saturday!


Do you like books? Do you like cool vehicles? Do you like superheroes? If you said "yes" to any of those, then you should come to the pop up library this Saturday, January 27th!

There will be a pop up library in the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center (right across from the library) from 2pm-4pm. Our special guests, Owlbotron and Northtale, will be there with the Curiosity Cruiser. Come on by for storytime, crafts, activities and more! Don't forget that you can return and check out books! See you there!

Owlbotron

 

Writing Contest!

Student grades K-12? Like to write? Enter the EBONY Essay and Short Story Contest!

Cash prizes!

See details at www.bblf.org.

Send entry to cc@hcpl.net by Jan. 31.  

picture of child writing

picture courtesy of Flickr

 

Book Fair this Saturday!

B&N logoBBLFBe sure to come by the Barnes and Noble Champions location (5303 FM 1960 W) this Saturday from  9 am to 10 pm. Mention the Barbara Bush Library Friends when you check out and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Friends. We’ll have a bookmark craft, a Paddington Bear story time at 11, and a puppet show by Adventureland Puppets at 1 pm.  If you can’t come, go to BN.com/bookfairs from 1/13/18 to 1/18/18 and use Bookfair ID 12312583 when you check out. Thanks!

Save the Date! Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 1 pm to 5 pm

We’ll be having a pop up library event at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio on Saturday, Jan. 6. from 1 pm to 5 pm. As usual, you can browse our mini collection, return books and get library cards. And, Athea Davis, author of the newly released book, Today’s Gonna Be Awesomesauce: Daily Meditations for Youth, Parents, & Families, will be on hand. She will do a family/youth yoga demo class and book release talk/signing. Ms. Davis will be presenting from 2:30-4.  See you there!

picture of Athea Davis

 

Building Update!

Everyone wants to know when the library will be re-opened. I still don’t have a definite date as so many things can speed up or delay the process. But overall, slowly but surely, we’re making progress. The flooring and shelving have been ordered.  The sheetrock and drywall have been put up.  Primer is being applied to the walls and painting will start next week. The elevator is being worked on and should be done in 3 weeks. Most important, the construction of the platform for the outside AC chiller units is underway. So far, they have taken down one of the concrete walls where the chiller units were. They are waiting for location services as they have to drill down 10 feet into the parking lot, and want to make sure they don’t hit any electrical wiring. Once they have that done, later there will be a steel platform, 6 feet in height, for the chiller units. The bathrooms are ready for tile work which should begin next week. 

picture of elevator repair

picture of man painting

picture of construction

 

Want to Help? Join our Friends!

Would you like to help the library rebuild after Harvey? Consider joining the Barbara Bush Library Friends. This support group raises funds to help provide the extras that the County budget can't cover. Everything from extra books to puppet shows for the kids is paid for with Friends funding. And they have fun while doing it! To join, see www.bblf.org.

 

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