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February/March Kids Newsletter

The February/March edition of the Kids Newsletter is available and features interviews with Akhila Bhat of the Barbara Bush Branch Library and Ms. Anna of the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Branch Library.  Both of these ladies love their jobs and really enjoy presenting programs for the kids in their communities.

There is also an announcement for the upcoming Read Across America Day on March 2 which will be celebrated at all of the Harris County Branch Libraries.  And there is a list of some of the new Children's books and audio that we have recently added to our collection.

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Coretta Scott King Book Awards Announced

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards were designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace.  The Coretta Scott King Book Awards recognize outstanding books for young adults and children by African American authors and illustrators that reflect the African American experience. 

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Rebecca Stead Wins Newbery Medal

 

Then John Newbery Medal is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  When You Reach Me written by Rebecca Stead is the 2010 Newbery Medal winner. 

 
  
 

Four Newbery Honor Books were also named: 

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Jerry Pinkney Wins Caldecott

 

The Randolph Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  The Lion & the Mouse illustrated and written by Jerry Pinkney is the 2010 Caldecott Medal winner.

 

  

 

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Harris County Libraries Serve as Warming Centers

Residents seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures can head to their local library.  All 25 Harris County branch libraries will open at 9 am on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 to serve as warming centers for the public. 

Closing hours will vary depending on the branch.

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Snow Day - Libraries Closed

All Harris County Public Libraries will close at 2 pm on Friday, December 4.  We anticipate that libraries will be open their regular hours on Saturday.

Cy-Fair College Branch Library will open at 10 am on Saturday, December 5.

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October/November Kids Newsletter

The October/November issue of the Kids Newsletter is available and features interviews with Miss Jen of the Stratford Branch Library and Mrs. V of the CyFair College Branch library.  There is also an article about the Coretta Scott King Award and a list of some of the new Children's books and audio we have added to our collection. 

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September/October Teen Newsletter

The September/October issue of the Teen Newsletter features Teen Read Week and an interview with the new Young Adult Librarian at the Katherine Tyra Branch Library.  You will also find a list of some of the new books and audio added to our Young Adult collection.

 

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Karla Kuskin, Children's Author has Died

Karla Kuskin, author of many children's books has died at age 77.  Harris County Public Library has many of her books:

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