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The Digital Bookmobile is Coming!

picture of overdrive digital bookmobile

No, it’s not a traditional bookmobile. So if you need regular books, we won’t have them. But if you want ebooks, come to the Barbara Bush Branch Library parking lot on Tuesday, March 27 from 3 pm to 7 pm. The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will help you get started with ebooks. Come aboard the 42-foot-long Overdrive Digital Bookmobile to learn how to borrow an eBook or audiobook and so much more! Experts will be available to teach beginners and show experienced users the latest features. If you are having problems, they can troubleshoot also! Be sure to bring your device as they will have Wi-Fi on the Digital Bookmobile. We’ll also have snacks and giveaways! Hope to see you there!


The Digital Bookmobile is coming!

picture of the digital bookmobile

Save the date of March 27 from 3 pm to 7 pm! The digital bookmobile is coming to the Barbara Bush Branch Library parking lot. They'll help new ebook users get started, and they'll answer questions and solve problems for experienced users. You'll also find out about new features and updates!


Free Financial Assistance for Local Businesses!

As a member of the NW Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Barbara Bush Library Friends want to share this valuable information!

Business Funding After Harvey

During this workshop, business owners will be able to apply for 0% interest
relief loans up to $25,000. Join us and learn more about business funding
and support services available for you!
In the Harrell Family Opportunity Center, behind the main NAM Building,
2nd Floor Computer Lab. Bring a laptop if you have one

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Northwest Assistance Ministries
15555 Kuykendahl Rd. | Houston, TX 77090
Questions? Contact:
Register at:


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



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!


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!



Writing Contest!

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

Cash prizes!

See details at

Send entry to 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 from 1/13/18 to 1/18/18 and use Bookfair ID 12312583 when you check out. Thanks!

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