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On Monday, March 18, Gudrun Opperman will present a program "Water-Smart Gardening", at 2:00 pm in the meeting room.  Ms. Opperman, a Texas Master Gardener with Harris County for 19 years, will share information regarding plants that thrive with minimal watering, as well as organic approaches to landscaping and creating edible gardens.  She may even have some free plants for audience members!  Please join us for what is bound to be an interesting and informative afternoon.                      Image © JupiterImages


Please join us on March 5 at 10:30 am, as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a very special storytime.  Children and their caregivers are invited for stories, dancing "The Seussy", a Cat in the Hat Game, and cupcakes!


The Friends of the Crosby Branch Library are having a book sale on Friday, March 1 from 1-6 pm, and Saturday, March 2 from 10-5 pm.  Available for sale are new and used books, magazines, and audio-visual materials, as well as library book bags and pens.  Most exciting, there will be a special on Harlequin romances:  25 books for only $1.00!  Please come by the Meeting Room and grab some of these great bargains, before they're all gone!

March 1, 1-6 pm         March 2, 10-5 pm



If you need help filling out your 2012 tax forms, The American Association of Retired Persons is a great resource.  Many Harris County Public Libraries host AARP Volunteers at this time of year.  Volunteers are available on a first-come,  first-served basis.  For a volunteer location near you, visit the AARP website and type in your address.

1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ booklets and forms now available at Crosby Branch.


Perhaps you've noticed a new face at the Crosby Branch Library Circulation Desk.  Meet Lisa Naasz, our new Children's Librarian!  Lisa came to Crosby from Harts Bluff School District in Mount Pleasant, Texas, by way of Bozeman, Montana.  We are happy to welcome Lisa to Harris County's Public Library System.  Lisa encourages children and their caregivers to join her at Preschool Storytime, on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, and Babytime on Thursdays at 10:30 am.  Please stop by the library anytime, and say hello to Crosby's newest addition! 


In observance of the holidays, Crosby Branch Library will be closing at 5 pm, Friday, December 21.  We will reopen on Thursday, December 27 at 10 am.  A wide variety of holiday books, movies, and music is still available for you to check out, so please plan to visit us soon.  While you're here, stop by the display case for a special I Spy Challenge.  Our Friends group has some great stocking stuffers for sale too!  Book Bags are available for purchase for $4.00, and Pens for $1.50.  All proceeds benefit Crosby Branch.  Happy Holidays from all of us, to you and yours!   


The Friends of Crosby Branch Library are having a book sale! 

Where: Crosby Branch Library Meeting Room

When: Friday, November 30th, 1 - 6 pm, and Saturday, December 1st, 10 - 5 pm

Come see the selection of new and used books at bargain prices.  Proceeds benefit the library and help support summer reading programs for children in our community.






Please join us on Tuesday, October 30th at 10:30 am for Halloween fun!  

Children and their caregivers are invited to dress in Halloween Costumes for this special storytime, followed by Trick or Treating in the library. 


Want to take advantage of early voting?  Early voting begins Monday, October 22, 2012, and ends on Friday, November 2, 2012.  Registered voters may cast early ballots at Crosby ISD Administration Building, 706 Runneburg Road, Crosby, Texas  77532.  Other early voter locations and hours can be found here.  Visit the web at www.harrisvotes.com or stop by Crosby Branch Library for more voter information.  The library is happy to provide free copies of schedules, sample ballots, and the League of Women Voters Voter Guide.

Awesome Poster provided by Girl Scout Troop 9613! 


Crosby Branch Library announces the retirement of Donna Crawford, Children's Librarian.  Donna has provided the library with eight years of invaluable service.  Donna's way of nurturing children and her ready smile has especially endeared her to families in the Crosby area, and she will surely be missed.  Congratulations upon your retirement, Ms. Donna.  Thank you for all of your hard work, and fare well!

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