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Top Reads This Summer!

Take a look below for the "Top 10" Circulated Titles at the Kingwood Branch Library for the
month of June 2012: 

QR Codes at the Library!

For your convenience, our Adult Services department will be including QR-codes with our New York Times Best Seller lists.  The QR codes for both Adult Fiction and Non-fiction best sellers will take you directly to our catalog!

Free QR reader applications are available for Apple and Android devices which can be downloaded to your device.  Once they are on your device, just scan the QR code that corresponds to the title that interests you. Scanning the code will take you directly to our catalog in order for you to check for availability and location.  If the item has a waiting list, you can request it from your device, using the same procedure for placing a request online. 

For more information, stop by our Adult Services desk or call the library @ 281-360-6804. 

 

Teen Gaming For the Family


During Summer, families are invited to the Teen Game Room to play one of our E-rated Wii or PS3 games!  Come join in the fun and try out our family friendly computer games any Thursday between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  All ages are welcome, but children must be accompanied by parents. Standard Game Room rules for teens apply to all gamers. For more information, please contact the Adult Reference staff on the second floor or call the library at 281-360-6804.

 

 

The Most Yummy Texas Vittles Around

Just in time for summer travel, Lynn Beckwith, local travel expert, will be presenting "Road Trip Vittles: Great Texas Food Stops".  If you want to know the best places to shop and eat while on the road, come join us on Saturday, June 16, at 1:00 p.m. in the library Meeting Room. No registration is required. For more information, please contact the library at 281-360-6804. 

Blood Drive @ the Library!

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will bring their mobile unit to the Kingwood Branch Library's parking lot on Tuesday, June 19th from 3 PM to 6 PM.  Call 713-791-6373 to make an appointment or contact the Center at www.giveblood.org for details.  Commit for life - give blood!

Hungry For More Hunger Games?

Teens and tweens are invited to Kingwood Library for a "Hunger Games" themed party!  This Summer Reading Club kick-off will include various fun activities and a "Hunger Games" Trivia Challenge. Individuals between the ages of 8 and 18 are welcome to come join us on Monday, June 4, from 3-5 p.m. in the library Meeting Room. For more information about this free program, call 281-360-6804 or visit our Young Adult Department on the second floor.

 

 

8th Grade Grads Welcome!

Attention all 8th graders! Are you entering the 9th grade this fall? Would you like to help your community this summer while earning Volunteer Community Service hours for school?  The Kingwood Branch Library is now accepting applications for our Teen Summer Volunteer Program!  If you are interested, please stop by the upstairs Information Desk to pick up a Summer Volunteer Application.  For more information, please contact the library at 281-360-6804.

Adult Gaming in the Teen Room

While the teens are away, adults will play!
Adults are invited to play a PS3 or Wii game in the Teen Gaming Room on Thursdays from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m.through May.

 No registration is required. See Adult Services staff or call 281-360-6804 for more information.

 

Humble Noon Lions Club Foundation Presents Donation!

The Humble Noon Lions Club Foundation generously donated funds to purchase Large Print books and Books On CD for the Kingwood Library. We welcome the opportunity to partner with them to benefit the community. Titles from this grant, which include non-fiction, general fiction, mysteries, and romance, are coming in weekly. 

 A big thank you goes out to the members of the Humble Noon Lions Club for their generous grant!  

 Standing: Tony Austin, President Joe Bocklage, Branch Librarian Christi Whittington, Neil Lander, Hermann Baumann, Atti Hallaway.  Seated: Rosa Baumann and Dottie Bocklage.

The Butterfly Project

Between Monday, April 9 and Friday, April 20, patrons can stop by the library to make paper butterflies. The butterflies will be donated to the Holocaust Museum Houston for an upcoming special exhibition.  Materials will be available Monday through Friday (with the exception of Wednesday) all day in the Teen Room located on the second floor. Make an extra one to take home!

 

 

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