Summer Reading Summary

Now that our Summer Reading Program is officially over, and everyone is coming in to get their prizes (by the way, if you haven’t gotten your prize, come to the Reference Desk before August 18th to get it), we at the Evelyn Meador Library thought it might interest our patrons to find out how our Summer Reading Program went. As such, we decided that we would share some of our statistics for summer reading and show how great our summer went.

Magic: The Gathering Gameplay [8+] - Monday, August 20th from 6-7:30 PM


Magic: The Gathering is a dueling card game from Wizards of the Coast.

It incorporates strategy, mythical lore, and competitive-community play.

Join us on August 20th on the Library Floor for a few hours of game play from 6-7:30 PM.

For those who would like to learn how to play, a staff member will be present to teach you.

A Special Thank You to Strike Zone for their generous donation of Magic: The Gathering cards.

Children's Weekly Run Down!

Kids going to school

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! We will be taking a break for the rest of this month from special programming as everyone gets ready for the new school year.

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time* on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime* @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime* on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft! 

*Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event. 

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Faithful Paws

Did you know friendly, furry pals will be here at North Channel Library Saturday, August 18 from 2-3pm to listen to you read to them? Faithful Paws of Houston provides trained and well-groomed dogs for a visit here every third Saturday of the month at the same time. Sit and share with them for early literacy encouragement, reading practice, or just for fun! All ages are welcome. Children's Area. For more information please call the branch at (832) 927-5550.

Summer Program – Theater Arts Workshop [5+] - Saturday, August 18th at 4:00 PM


Shamelessly Saved Productions Theater Arts Workshop activities can provide a resource to ensure unique learning opportunities for young people to help them develop mentally and socially.

As they explore and identify who they are, they will be: improving academic achievement, building positive social networks, developing individual strengths, cultivating and strengthening values, and excepting and loving the skin in which they are in.

Please join us at the Parker Williams Branch Library at 4 PM on Saturday, August 18th in the Library Community Room. 

Free eBooks, eComics, Digital Magazines, & Audiobooks

Ebooks + more 2Your HCPL library card enables you to download ebooks and audiobooks through our web site for FREE.  We have 4 sources for ebooks: 2 for adults in general, 1 for IT professionals, and 1 for children.  We offer downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive and RB Digital. Overdrive also includes digital comic books. And, through Flipster, your library card gives you access to 142 full-color, full-text digital magazine subscriptions. Cozy up with your favorite screen and enjoy!

Book Buddies Drawing Registration starts this Saturday, August 11-August 25

Looking for a chance for your child to practice reading and find out about their reading interests?  The Book Buddies program returns this fall.   This free program pairs Big Buddies (adult volunteers) with Little Buddies (children from Kindergarten-3rd Grade) for a weekly 45-minute session in the Children's Activity Space.   The program starts in September and lasts for 10 weeks..

Space is limited in this program.   We will have a drawing for spots.  Starting this Saturday, August 11 through Saturday, August 25, we will have a drawing registration box at the Kids Information Desk.    Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of this program.

Special August Children's Programs

Special August Children's Programs

Come check out the one-time programs we have for kids this month.


Thursday 9th @ 3pm & 5pm

Drama Kids Rock

Learn and practice your acting skills while playing games in this free one hour class!

Family Fun Night – Family Safety with the Harris County Sherriff’s Department [5+] - Wednesday, August 15th at 7 PM



Want to do something fun with your family but you get home late?

Don’t fret!

The Parker Williams Branch Library has you covered!

Join us in the Library Community Room at 7 PM on a variety of Wednesdays throughout the summer so you don’t miss out on the summer fun.

We will be having a visit from the Harris County Sherriff Department come out and talk about safety to the kids as well as have Child ID kits available. 

Science Explorers – Seeds [5+] - Tuesday, August 14th at 10:30 PM




Looking for some science for your little guys and gals?

Science Explorers is a science programs for kids 5 and up to explore basic scientific principles.

Come on down to the Parker Williams Branch Library on Tuesday, August 14th  at 10:30 AM.

This month, we will be talking about seeds and how they grow as well as a little hands on planting.  

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