reading

Volunteer to be a Book Buddy at Katy Branch!

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?  Do you want to share your love of reading with the younger generation?  Book Buddies is an excellent way to do that!  This program is a literacy enrichment program that pairs together adult volunteers, known as Big Buddies, with children in kindergarten-3rd grade, known as Little Buddies.

Over the course of 10 weeks, the Big Buddies and Little Buddies will meet once a week, for 45 minutes of shared reading. 

Our next session starts February 2017 and runs through April 2017.  We are looking for volunteers for our Katy location. If you are over 18, and interested in volunteering for the program, please fill our our online application.  Adult volunteers will receive training and the dates and times of the Book Buddies sessions will be discussed at the training meeting.

 

Community Outreach: Literacy & Art at Aldine Library

The Aldine Branch Library is proud to partner with the Aldine Independent School District to offer a special series of Literacy and Art programs. On September 24th, October 29th, and November 12th, 2016, the Aldine Curriculum & Instruction Department will be on site to read, facilitate, and monitor the programs from 10:30 AM-11:30 PM. On each date, children can come to the Aldine Library hear about the adventures of Tacky the Penguin, The Day the Crayons Quit, or Charlie Piechart.

ESL Reading Group

Katherine Tyra library will be starting a new ESL reading group for individuals whose first language is not English. This class is intended to help people learn to improve their reading skills. The group is open to all reading levels with no registration needed. 

Our first class will start tomorrow, August 24th, at 6:00pm in our foreign language area. Classes will be on Wednesdays at 6:00pm and Saturdays at 2:00pm. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 281-550-0885.

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Getting Kids to Read

Reading courtesy of Clker.comStorytimes at the library are full of fun (click here to see our calendar of events), but how can you get your child to really love reading. Here is a great website with ideas for making reading more fun at home.   

New Books For The New Year

Looking for a new book to kick off the new year? Katherine Tyra library has a variety of interesting and new books to start the year off right. So check them out and get your read on. Here are a few suggestions: 

Year of Yes Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Big magic Big magic: creative living beyond fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Book a Haircut at Aldine Library!

The Aldine Library is teaming up with Greenspoint Barber College to offer FREE haircuts once a month. There's just one catch: kids have to read a story while they get their haircuts.  For more information about the Book-a-Haircut program, including dates & times, see the information desk. 

Faithful Paws @ North Channel Library

faithful pawsIt's time for another visit from our favorite furry friends-Faithful Paws!  Faithful Paws is an organization that brings dogs who love to hear kids read to them!  Help build reading confidence and cuddle a new pal at the same time!  Join Faithful Paws this Saturday, June 20th from 2 pm to 3 pm.

Faithful Paws

We are pleased to announce a new program with Faithful Paws designed to help reluctant readers gain confidence in their abilities. When it comes to unconditional acceptance and sincere enthusiasm, dogs are a breed apart, so what better listener for a child who may be struggling with reading. Registered therapy dog, Nooska, and her human, Shawn Stibbard, will visit Northwest Branch Library.

What Do I Read Next?

ReadingThe 2015 Summer Reading Program is almost here (starting June 1), but you may be having trouble deciding what to read next.  Apart from asking your local librarian or doing online searches (What Should I Read Next.com), why not click here to take a look at what Bill Gates is hoping you'll read this summer.

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