Literacy

Adult Volunteers needed for Book Buddies

Our inaugural Book Buddies this past spring was a huge success!!  We are now looking for adult volunteers for our program this fall, running for ten weeks from September to November.

 

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and adult volunteers together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week in the afternoon for 45 minutes of one-on-one shared reading.
 

If you are 18 years old or over and interested in being an adult Big Buddy, please apply through our online application.

If you have a child in K – 3rd grades who you want to help develop a love of reading, we will be posting more information at the end of the summer. 

Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros Storytime April 26th @ 10:30 AM [3+]

 

     In celebration of Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros, we will be hosting a bilingual storytime in the Library Community Room on April 26th at 10:30 AM.Stories will be read in English and Spanish, songs sung in both languages, and a craft. Please join us for a festive celebration. 

Volunteer to help adults learn to read and write

Many adults need assistance improving their reading and writing skills. Now is your opportunity to learn how to assist an adult new reader and to volunteer as a tutor. After attending a training session on Tuesday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we will match you with an adult learner who has asked for assistance at the library. You and your student will set up individual meetings on either a weekly or twice weekly basis, at a time convenient for both of you. The training and materials provided by the library explain lessons in detail, so no experience teaching reading is necessary. To register or for more information, please call the library at 281-484-2036 or register on our events calendar.

ESL - English as a Second Language Class Available

A new ESL class has started. It meets Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. If you are interested in attending this class please call the library at 281-471-4022 to register. It is free and all teaching materials are provided.

Movie Madness – The BFG (PG) 117 min. March 9th @ 4:00 PM [10+]

“A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children.” – imdb.com

Please join us in the Library Community Room on March 9th at 4:00 PM at the Parker Williams Branch for our viewing of the movie adapted from Roald Dahl best selling book.
 

 

Read Across America – Cat in the Hat Celebration March 2nd @ 5PM [3+]

Read Across America is the nationally recognized literary holiday that celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday and encourages kids of all ages to pick up a book and read.

This year, we will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat.
 

Come join us on March 2nd in the Library Community Room at 5 PM for a reading of the book, a Cat in the Hat craft, and a sweet treat.

 

For more Dr. Seuss (Click Here):

Love to write short stories?

The Texas Association of Authors is hosting it's 3rd Annual Texas Short Story Writing Contest.  If you fancy yourself a writer, this is a great chance to submit your work for prizes and possible publication in a short story collection.
 
The contest is open from March 1, 2017 to July 31, 2017.   The author must live in Texas and the story must be between 1500-3000 words in length.  If you think you have what it takes, please go to the Texas Shorts website for more information.

STEMtastic Literacy

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
6:30pm-7:30pm, Kids' Corner

• Children ages 3-7 are welcome. Parents must accompany their children.
• Tickets will be distributed starting one hour in advance of the session.

 

With the partnership of the Children’s Library at Lone Star College-CyFair,
pre-service teachers in EDUC 1301 will read and lead engaging literacy
activities that will incorporate science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) concepts.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting January 25th @ 3-6 PM [3+]

The Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting voting for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

If your child or teen is homeschooled or goes to a school that does not participate in Texas Bluebonnet Award voting, you can pick up a ballot from the Reference Desk from 3 PM to 6 PM on January 25th at the Parker Williams Branch Library.

 

For books from the Bluebonnet Master List (Click Here):

Looking for Little Buddies!

 

It's time to sign up your little ones for our Book Buddies program!


Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and adults together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained adult volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in K-3rd grades (Little Buddies.) For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.


Our meetings will be Mondays at 5:00pm. The dates for the program are 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17.


Applications for the Little Buddies can be obtained at the Katy Branch Library. Please contact Children's Librarian, Misty Wright with any questions. misty.wright@hcpl.net. 

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