Come look at our bulletin board about Kevin Henkes.  We are all looking forward to his new book, "Waiting".


The owl, the pig, the bear, the puppy and the rabbit are all waiting for different things.  

What can it be?  Put this book on hold so you will be one of the first people to read it and find out.  While waiting, come explore our display of other books he has already written.  Kevin Henkes is not only an author but an award winning illustrator.  His book titled, "Kitten's First Full Moon", won the Caldecott award.

Library Joins NextDoor

The Maud Marks branch just joined @Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods.  We will be posting our upcoming programs on the site.  If you want to receive the weekly listings you can join the conversation at

(some) September Children's Programs!

 Registration is now open for the following Children’s programs Art Explorers Monday, September 14th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, September 8th at 4:30 pm.  This month learn about Canadian artist Ted Harrison and paint a watercolor of the Yukon.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8-12).  Our newest program , Creative Writing every Thursday at 4:30 pm.  Learn how to write creatively through good books!  This month’s topic is story structure and The Hobbit.  This program is limited to 10 children (ages 9 – 12) and registration is for the entire month.  Please call 832-559-4235 for more information and to register.   

Pizza Party in Children's Area!

 The dough will be flying (literally) on Monday, July 27th at 3:00 pm in the Children's Area of the Library!  Domino's Pizza will be here to talk about how they make yummy pizza and then everyone will get to eat some for FREE!  See you then!

Children's Egg Hunt

We had wonderful spring weather for an egg hunt in our pocket park after storytime earlier this week.  The children made bunny baskets and the staff hid over 200 eggs in the grass, up in trees, under bridges and behind bushes.

Happy Spring!

  Today is the official first day of Spring and the 46th anniversary of the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle!  While you are enjoying what we hope to be some beautiful Texas Spring like weather, please take a moment to share this classic book with your child along with the many fabulous Eric Carle books we have at the Library.  If you can't make it to the Library, access the official Eric Carle website for fun and educational stories, games and activities! Happy Spring!

Jenkins Elementary School wins once again!

Once again, Jenkins Elementary School has won the drawing on December 16th for our educational box tops.  Two brothers, Elijah (3rd grade) and Judah (1st grade) shared the 583 box tops that were collected during this time period.  The Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Library also donated juice boxes and popcorn so the classes could have a popcorn party to celebrate their success.

If you want to help your community, this is an easy way to do it.  Just cut out the box tops you see on various products and bring them into the Baldwin Boettcher Library.  We are now taking nominations of schools to be entered in our next drawing on March 16, 2014.  The lucky school will receive all the box tops brought into the library from now until March 16th.

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