Literacy

STEMtastic Literacy

STEMtastic LiteracySTEMtastic Literacy
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):

Give a Neighbor a Hand. Become a Volunteer Tutor

Make one of your new year's resolutions to give back a little to your community; become one of Harris County Public Library's indispensable volunteers tutors!

You choose when, where and what you want to teach. We supply all the training, materials and space. No previous teaching experience necessary. All you need is a few hours per week and a desire to help your neighbors.

Thanks to a Grant from Better World Books, a Library Comes to Life in the Fifth Ward's Finnigan Park

Thanks to a literacy grant from Better World Books, Harris County Public Library was able to partner with Harris County Precinct 1's Finnigan Park to build a Living Library at their Youth Education Tower (YET) Center. Located in the 5th Ward, Finnigan Park’s YET Center serves as a safe, after-school space for elementary and middle school students from three neighborhood schools.

Make a Big Difference in a Child's Life. Be a Book Buddy.

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want to make a difference in a child's life? Then volunteer for HCPL's Book Buddies!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and volunteers (adults or teens) together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 12 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

GED & ESL Distance Learning Programs @ HCPL

Harris County Public Library is partnering with Harris County Department of Education, Adult Education to present free distance learning programs for area residents who want to learn English or pursue their GED. English as a Second Language registration and orientation will be held at Parker Williams Branch Library and GED registration and orientation at North Channel Branch Library.

Distance education programs allow you to learn at your own pace and to work on any computer with an internet connection.

Upcoming Literacy Tutor Training

HCPL Adminstration Offices (near NRG Stadium)
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
9220 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX  77054
9:30AM - 2:30PM

High Meadows Branch Library
Saturday, October 24, 2015
4500 Aldine Mail Route Road
Houston, TX  77039
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Octavia Fields Branch Library
Monday, November 16, 2015
1503 South Houston
Humble, TX  77338
1:00 PM - 6:30 pm

Register now for one of the upcoming literacy tutor training. Call 713-274-6600.

Upcoming ESL Tutor Training Sessions

Atascocita Branch Library
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
3:00 PM -- 8:00 PM

Katy Branch Library
Saturday, November 5, 2016
10:00 AM -- 3:00 PM

More training sessions are planned at North Channel, Kingwood and Evelyn Meador Branch Libraries. Dates and times to be announced.

To register for any of these training sessions, call 713-274-6600

Upcoming Tutor Training: May - June 2015.

For more information and to register for any of the training sessions below, please contact Literacy Services Specialist, Alisha Hall: 713-749-9000 or alisha.hall@hcpl.net.

ESL Tutor Training
Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
22248 Aldine Westfield Road
Humble, TX 77338

ESL Tutor Training
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Evelyn Meador Branch Library
2400 North Meyer Road
Seabrook, TX 77586

Tutors Needed! A Little of Your Time Can Make a Huge Difference

The demand for Literacy and English as a Second Language instruction in Harris County is great, and we are trying to do our part to help meet that demand, but we can't do it without your help. Harris County Public Library is looking for people willing to share a little of their time to make a big difference in a neighbor's life. All we ask is that you attend one training session, and set aside 1 1/2 to 2 hours a week. We will supply all the materials you will need and a space at the library to meet with your student. No teaching experience is necessary. Please register for one of our upcoming tutor training sessions: 

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