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New Kingwood Library Now Open for Business

The new Kingwood Branch Library opened yesterday, and the crowds were on hand to see the new building, take part in library programs, and check out books, CDs and DVDs.  During the action packed day, we:

  • Heard from local leaders how the library came to be

Grand Opening

  • Took tours with the Friends of the Library Kingwood

FOLK

New Hours at Kingwood Branch Library

The Kingwood Branch Library will have a new schedule of hours when the new library opens on April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new Kingwood Branch Library schedule will be: Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

New Hours at Aldine Branch Library

The Aldine Branch Library will have a reduction in hours on Wednesday mornings starting April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new Aldine Branch Library schedule will be: Monday 1-8, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 1-8, Thursday 10-7, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

New Hours for La Porte Branch Library

The La Porte Branch Library will have a reduction in hours on Wednesday evenings starting April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new La Porte Branch Library schedule will be:  Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-7, Thursday 10-7, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

New Hours for Maud Marks Branch Library

The Maud Marks Branch Library will have a reduction in hours on Thursday evenings starting April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new Maud Marks Branch Library schedule will be: Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-9, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5. We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

New Hours at Crosby Branch Library

The Crosby Branch Library will have a reduction in hours on Wednesdays starting April 19th. Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net. The new Crosby Branch Library schedule will be: Monday 12-8, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

Hours Change at Five Library Locations

Five library locations will have new hours starting April 19th, 2010. The new library schedules for Aldine Branch Library, Crosby Branch Library, Kingwood Branch Library, La Porte Branch Library and Maud Marks Branch Library are:

  • Aldine Branch Library – Monday 1-8, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 1-8, Thursday 10-7, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5
  • Crosby Branch Library – Monday 12-8, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5
  • Kingwood Branch Library – Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5
  • La Porte Branch Library – Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-7, Thursday 10-7,Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5
  • Maud Marks Branch Library – Monday 1-9, Tuesday 10-9, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, Saturday 10-5

Online services are still available 24/7 at www.hcpl.net.

Correction: La Porte's Tuesday Hours are 10-7 not 10-6 as previously posted.

Sitcom Love

I had lunch with a friend a few days ago and at one point we talked about how much we both like the new show Modern Family.  She said it was very unusual for her to like a sitcom at all.  Even though they are not fashionable right now, I am the complete opposite -- I love a well-written sitcom.  Make me laugh for 30 minutes at a time and I'm loyal for life.  I was overjoyed when television DVD sets were introduced, and I take full advantage of the library's collection.  Here are a few of my favorites through the years that I have revisited with the help of my library card:

Be Counted for Harris County

It's time, again, for the American population to be counted.  If you do your part and fill out your census form, you're not only helping create an accurate historical record, you're helping your community to get a fair share of federal funding for transportation, future housing needs, critical programs for youth and seniors, and planning for future disasters.  An accurate count will also serve as a guide for school district boundaries, job training centers, child-care and community centers and libraries. The ten question forms have gone out, they take about ten minutes to fill out, and they help Harris County garner ten times the return in federal funding.  Census answers are used solely to provide statistical data, they're private and can't be used against you in any way.  For more information, visit the official Harris County census site or the census bureau site.

So, please take a few minutes to be counted and let's find the power in numbers!

HCDE Head Start Names HCPL '2010 Outstanding Community Partner'

HCDE Head Start Honors

Harris County Department of Education Head Start honored the Harris County Public Library as the 2010 Outstanding Community Partner at its Community Partnership Luncheon in February.

Community partner organizations and businesses provide in-kind gifts and services to HCDE’s 17 Head Start centers in northeast Harris County. Over a dozen were honored at the luncheon.

The Harris County Public Library was honored for extraordinary and unique contributions to Head Start and its families. Seven Head Start sites within the library’s service area are included in the library system’s “Reading is Fundamental Program.” Children at the centers receive three books a year during story time and participate in activities developed around the book’s theme.

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