Literacy

Read Across America

Read Across America is an event which takes place in March and celebrates reading and literacy. Children are invited to our Read Across America program on Monday, March 4th at 4:00 pm. Participants will be able to play games, choose a free book to take home, and enjoy a slice of delicious cake. 

Thank you to Panaderia Tierra Caliente for the generous donation of a cake for our celebration.

 

 

African American Read In

Everyone is invited to our annual African American Read In, held in partnership with E.B.O.N.Y. We'll have author talks, a storyteller for the kids, kid's crafts, and our Curiosity Cruiser will be here! After the author talks, there will be refreshments and a chance to buy the author's books.

The event will be held at the Forum at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center located at 6823 Cypresswood Drive.

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

Get a Book Date for Valentine's Day!

Books will always love you and be there for you. It’s one of those comforting facts of life. In a lot of ways they’re better than people. I mean, they don’t wake you up in the night, they wait until you're ready for them, they don’t eat your food, and the list goes on. So, in recognition of that fact, we recommend that instead of making sure you have a date tonight, you should celebrate this Valentine’s Day right by visiting the library and getting a great book to read. Here’s some of our recommendations to try:

"Speak of Me as I Am" A celebration of African American contributions

Join us for a special presentation by Main Street Theater at Barbara Bush Branch Library on Feb 21, 2019 at 7pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room. 

Adult Programs in February

Crafts, Movie Time, Computer Classes (including a Resume Class), Genealogy Classes, ESL Tutor Training, and a Book Discussion!
All library programs are FREE!
Please call 281-471-4022 to register for all ‘Registration Required’ programs.

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!

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