Library Cards

The Library: An International Destination

Students Getting Library Cards

The Barbara Bush Branch Library has been fortunate enough to provide tours for students attending North American University. For the last two months these international students have been visiting the branch to learn about our services and to get their very own library cards. Everyone was eager to start using the library's resources and we were eager to provide them. The whole thing was a wonderful experience. 

April Adult Programs

The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our Adult Programs this April*.  We look forward to TGIF Programs, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and YA Book Club for Adults, Freeman Needlecrafters, Girl Scout Express, Adult Crafts to Go, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), SCORE Counseling, “It’s All Greek to Me” Spelling Bee, and Greek Language Mango Workshop.

All programming is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library. For more information on any of our programs in April, please contact the library at (281) 488-1906 or visit us at the upstairs Information Desk. The Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library is located on 16616 Diana Lane, just off of Bay Area Boulevard.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

If you don't have a library card already, Library Card Sign-Up Month is the perfect time to get one. Library cards are free for everyone. All you have to do is provide proof of your current address when applying for a library card. Parents must sign the library card registration form for children under 18 years of age.

Click on one of the links below to print and fill out a registration form. Be sure to bring the completed registration form and your proof of address when applying for a library card.

English Registration Form
Spanish Registration Form

Free Admission to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston!

The facade of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Take your library cards to the Museum of Fine Arts Houston for free.  Children ages 6 through 8 that have a library card in their own name will receive free admission on Saturday or Sunday!
Can’t go on the weekends?  Thursdays: general admission is free for everyone!
For more information about free admission opportunities go to the MFAH website: http://www.mfah.org/visit/hours-and-admissions/

 


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Youngest Library Cardholder!

Quentin Macala Get His Own Library CardLibrary customers are getting younger every day! In January, staff at the Barbara Bush Library were pleased to welcome Quentin Macala, son of Gina and Josh, who came to the library at 8 days old to get his own library card! His parents obviously know the importance of getting a young reader off to an early start!! Mom Gina is a former shelving assistant at the library, so young Quentin has a built-in fan club among the staff.

HAVE YOU HAD A CARD?

A recent discussion on public radio about a lost library reminds me how fortunate we are to have one right in our neighborhood. Ariel Dorfman, an author in exile from Chile also talked about his vision of a world where everybody has access to the library. "The library", he explained "is where all that was written ever, digital or not comes together and jostles together in one mind, the gigantic mind of the wondrous, glorious humanity  that we are. Everybody should know they have the desire and the possibility of having access to a library". We can all agree with him. The library has increasingly become an essential part of our life. It is the indication of the privilege that a developed country can provide its citizens. It measures the richness of our life.

Have you had a library card? Come to Maud Marks today to explore all the possibilities to enrich your life.

Celebrating Library Card Sign Up Month

Because September is Library Card Sign Up Month, we read Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book by Alexander Stadler during Preschool Storytime. In the story, Beverly signs up for her very own library card and checks out a great book on dinosaurs. I don't want to ruin the story so you'll have to check her book out yourself!

Beverly Billingsly Borrows a Book 

Ask Me About My Card

That first library card is a pretty cool thing to own.  Customers who carry our library card this month also get bragging rights in the form of these cool stickers.  Just ask at the Maud Marks Branch.  I really like the "I've been carded" sticker for adults!

2010 Lit Fest Round-Up

Aldine ISD Teen Literature FestivalThis past Saturday the Aldine Branch of the Harris County Public Library had the opportunity to participate in Aldine ISD’s 2010 Teen Literature Festival. Hundreds of students visited the branch’s booth to get information about library cards, learn about activities held at the branch, and details about this year’s Summer Reading Program.

Your Email Address, Please

EmailIf you have a Harris County Public Library card, we need to notify you if an item you requested has arrived, if the time is about to run out for picking up a requested item, if you have an item that is going to be due soon, or you have an item overdue.  PLEASE let us notify you by email instead of through the postal system.  You will get the news sooner and you will save the county LOTS of tax dollars.  If you think you gave us an email address, but you have not received any emails from us recently, please check and make sure your address is correct and current.  Thank you!

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