Literacy

Beginner Mandarin Class January 17, 2019

Join us this Thursday, January 17th, at 6:30 pm for an exciting class presented by Chinese for Everyone. Celebrate the Chinese New Year and learn about the year of the pig. This program is geared for ages 5-12.

A free ticket is required and can be picked up at the children's information desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Children must be present to receive tickets.

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Calling all Little Buddies!

Book Buddies

Do you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading? Then stop by the Kingwood Branch Library and fill out an application for our Book Buddies program!

Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

This next session will run from February to April 2019 at Kingwood Library.
Little Buddies will meet once a week with their Big Buddy on Tuesdays from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM to read.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution this Year

With the holidays over and 2019 finally here, we’ve all set our New Year’s Resolutions. However, I’m sure at least some of you are worried that this year will be exactly like last year, where halfway through January your goals were already given up. If that is the case, don’t worry. The library is here to help you accomplish those resolutions and have fun during the process. With a variety of events, resources, and opportunities, there’s no goal that we can’t help you with. Here’s just a few of the ways we can help you out:

Read to a Therapy Dog!

Dog with glasses and book

Do you love reading? Do you love dogs? Come on down to the Children’s activity room this Saturday, January 5th, @ 1 PM to read to a therapy dog! For children ages 5-12. Tickets available at the Children’s Reference desk the morning of.

(Image courtesy of pixabay.com)

Teen Book Buddies Needed!

Book Buddies Logo

Are you in 7th – 12th grades? Do you want to be a mentor? Do you need service hours? Then volunteer to be a Big Buddy!


Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies).
For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.


This next session will run from February to April 2019 at Kingwood Library.
You will meet once a week on Tuesdays from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM to read with your Little Buddy.


If interested, stop by Kingwood Library to pick up an application to be a Big Buddy!

Join a Book Club!

It is a great time to join one of our book clubs at the Evelyn Meador Library. Now, as I say that, I know what you are thinking. It’s a bit of a busy season. There are presents to wrap, kids to entertain, and relatives to write, and the list goes on. However, after Christmas, things are going to calm down, and you are going to need to find something to do to fill up your time, and a great way to do that is to join one of our book clubs.

Computer Classes @ Barbara Bush Library

Did you know that computer classes are back at the Barbara Bush Library? Our schedule of classes changes monthly in order to cover a wide variety of topics. Classes do require registration which can be done online here, or by contacting the library. 

If you are interested in signing up for a class or would like more information, please call us at 832-927-7800. We look forward to seeing you in a class! 

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

Make the Holidays Easier with Ebooks!

Now that that December is really here, life is getting more and more difficult. People are travelling, which leads to cranky road trips, stores and roads get crowded with all the holiday shoppers, and it just seems like you have less and less time to get everything done. All those things combined means that it gets harder and harder to get to the library and get the books that you need to keep your sanity. Fortunately, your HCPL website is here to help, offering electronic books and audiobooks that you can download, read or listen to, and return, without any need to go to the library! That’s right! You can have books for road trips, audiobooks for traffic, and you get this with just a click of a button, no need to go outside! What’s more, we have plenty of sites to choose from.

Santa Claus is Coming to.... the Library!

This Tuesday, we have a very special visitor coming to the Evelyn Meador Library. Since it's December (and you read the title of this blog), you can probably guess who it is. That's right, Santa is coming! We are going to be having a special storytime starting 6:00 PM, on December 4. 

During Santa's visit, he will be singing songs and reading a story to the kids. After this, there will be lemonade and cookies, as well as a chance to take some pictures. We expect that this will be a crowded program, and everyone who comes might not be able to attend, so please come early so that you can enjoy this special visit.

Hope to see you soon and have a great Christmas season!

Holiday Party!

Come join us as we celebrate the holidays with festive music from our local schools, a craft activity, and a visit from the man of the season, Santa Claus.

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

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