Literacy

Take a Staycation with our Online Resources

During the summer it can be hard to get to your local library. You might be on vacation in a different state, it might be too hard to get the kids in the car, or it might just be too hot (or rainy) to leave the house.  If that’s the case for you, but you’re still hankering for some entertainment, the library is still the place to help you. We have access to tons of databases and online catalogs on our website that can still help you! Here are just a few of them:

A Novel Idea: JUNE BOOK REVEAL! @High Meadows Branch Library

june book clubWe are happy to reveal that our June Book Club selection is Shari Lapeña’s The Couple Next Door.

Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all-a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. One hot summer night they are invited to a dinner party next door, and a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents, but the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the Conti's house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets they’ve kept for years. What follows is the nerve-racking unraveling of a family-a chilling tale of deception, duplicity, and unfaithfulness.

Re Opening Soon!

We are happy to announce that the Barbara Bush Library will be reopening on Monday, May 14th at 1pm. It's been a long road from August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey put us out of commission, but we are back and ready to serve the community again. 

There will be a grand opening planned for June 2018. Details on that will be coming soon! 

We can't wait to see you all again! 

Children's Day / Book Day "DIY Hardcover Book"

Children's Day/Book Day (El día de los niños/El día de los libros) takes place on April 30th and celebrates children, families, reading, and the importance of literacy. School-age children are invited to join us to celebrate this important day by personalizing their own hardcover book with a variety of craft and decoration materials. Our DIY Hardcover Book program will take place next Wednesday April 25 at 4:30 PM and all materials will be provided. 

To learn more about Día please visit the official website at dia.ala.org. For more information about this program please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

A Novel Idea - April

Join us on Wednesday, April 11th at 11:30am for our April Book Club. We will be reading Lisa Gardner's Right Behind You. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy today or you can request it via our catalog.

Here is a brief summary about Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner:

Welcome Anne to High Meadows!

You may have noticed a new face here at High Meadows. Please welcome Anne, our new Library Specialist! Anne comes to us from the Octavia Fields Library. Anne will be teaching our new computer classes and hosting some additional programs for High Meadows. Here are some fun facts about High Meadows' newest staff member, Anne. 

Read Across America – Christmas in March with Dr. Seuss [6+] - Friday, March 2 at 5 PM

 

Read Across America is a literacy holiday that celebrates the life and work of Dr. Seuss by taking out some time in the day to read to our youth.

 

Join us in the Library Community Room on March 2nd at 5 PM to celebrate Christmas in March.

 

There will be a retelling of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and some activities to match. 

Reading Help for Little Kids, Volunteer Hours for Teens

Book BuddiesParents with children in Kindergarten - 3rd grade: Do you want to help your child develop a love of reading? Then sign them up to be a Little Buddy!
Teenagers in 7th – 12th grade: 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 volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week to read children’s books together for 45 minutes.

Book Buddies Youth Literacy [6+] - Tuesday, February 6 at 5-5:45 PM

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program brought to you from the Harris County Public Library.

Book Buddies is for children from Kindergarten to third grade and will be held at the Parker Williams Branch Library starting on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 PM in the Library Community Room for ten consecutive weeks starting February 6th and ending April 10th.

Applications can be picked up at the Reference Desk and are due on Tuesday, February 6th. 

 

 

 

If You Can Read This . . .

If you can read this, you can help someone learn to read. Harris County Public Library will train you to be a volunteer (unpaid) literacy tutor and will supply you with materials. You would be teaching an adult, one-on-one. There will be a free tutor training at the Aldine Library on Thursday, February 22, from 1:00-4:00 pm. If you feel that this would be a good way for you to help your community, you can register online at https://tinyurl.com/ydbcnqb7. If you have any questions, please ask us.

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