All HCPL branches will close at 5 PM on Thursday, April 17 and will be CLOSED Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday. We will reopen on Saturday, April 19 for regular hours. Lone Star College - Cy-Fair Library & Lone Star College - Tomball will be open regular hours on Thursday and will be closed Friday, April 18-Sunday, April 20.
We have three new self-check machines that give customers the option to check out their own materials. It is now even faster to pick up items on the hold shelf, check out and be on the way. We thank the Villages for their help with this purchase.
The Summer Reading Program that ended on August 7th had a total of 308 branch participants. These individuals signed up, read or listened to books and recorded them online. There were 234 children, 22 teens and 52 adults who registered. If you missed the chance this summer be watching next summer when we will do it again. This program gives you a chance to record titles, rate the books and even write your opinions. Even a chance to win a prize!
The year around storytimes are always a favorite. With four story times each week there is an age appropriate time for all the little ones and their caregivers. The times are as follows: Babytime, Wednesday, 10am; Toddlers, Wednesday 11am and Thursday 10am; and Preschool, Thursday 11am. If you haven't been to one of Miss Maggie's storytimes, you have missed a treat.
The Summer Reading Program ends Saturday, August 7th. If adults have signed up online and recorded at least 4 books this summer their name will be entered in a drawing for an Amazon gift card. Children who have recorded at least 10 books and teens who have recorded at least 5 books should visit the library to by August 7th to receive a prize of a free book.
Mad Science, When Thursday, August 5. Time: 3pm and repeated at 4pm. Fun filled science experiments you don't want to miss! Come and be wowed!! Tickets will be available 30 minutes before each program. All children must be able to sit through the program without a parent present.
Title to be discussed: The Elephant Keeper. by Christopher Nicholson. Date of meeting: Tuesday, August 10, 6:30pm. Summary: In 18th century England, a young Tom Page begins to care for a pair of elephants. Through the years he continues his devotion to the animals as they move from master to master.
This was your chance to learn all about snakes in this safe, hands-on demonstration. Date of program: Thursday, July 29, 3pm and repeated at 4pm. Upcoming: Mad Science, Thursday, August 5, 3pm and repeated at 4pm.
Information for Persons with Disabilities: Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who are interested in attending library programs. To make a request for yourself or someone you know, please notify the Branch Librarian two working days in advance of the program.