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Last chance for Little Buddies

This is the last week to get your kids signed up for our Book Buddies program.


Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and adults together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained adult volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in K-3rd grades (Little Buddies.) For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Our meetings will be Mondays at 5:00pm. The dates for the program are 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17.

Applications for the Little Buddies can be obtained at the Katy Branch Library. Please contact Children's Librarian, Misty Wright with any questions. misty.wright@hcpl.net.

Looking for Little Buddies!

 

It's time to sign up your little ones for our Book Buddies program!


Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and adults together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained adult volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in K-3rd grades (Little Buddies.) For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.


Our meetings will be Mondays at 5:00pm. The dates for the program are 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17.


Applications for the Little Buddies can be obtained at the Katy Branch Library. Please contact Children's Librarian, Misty Wright with any questions. misty.wright@hcpl.net. 

Book Riot Read Harder Challenge

This past year at the Katy Library, we have been very excited to participate in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.  This list has exposed us to books we probably would have never read and even pushed us outside of our reading comfort zone a few times.  While looking for books to fulfill each category, we have run across many others to add to our "to-read" pile and it has been fun seeing what others were choosing for themselves.  The 2017 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge was released a little over a week ago and we at the branch have been pouring over the categories, trying to find just the right book. We are so excited to begin on January 1st!  If you want to participate, head over to Book Riot and check out their 2017 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge.

Polar Express Reading @ Kingwood Library

(Image courtesy of www.landmarktheatre.org)

Come join the Kingwood Branch Youth Services Team as they do a reading of The Polar Express today from 4-5:30 PM. They will also create some very special "magic" snow. Pajamas are highly encouraged for kids from 1 to 92!

 

Para los Ninos/ For the Children Storytime and Workshop: Raising a Reader

Join us Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm for our Para Los Niños Storytime.Our theme this month will help your child learn to develop reading skills to become a lifelong reader! Para los Niños is a fun, educational, bilingual workshop designed by the Children’s Museum of Houston for the whole family. We will be reading stories, singing songs and enjoying hands on learning activities that will make your child’s learning fun and exciting.  Each family will be given a family ticket to the Children's Museum at the conclusion of the program. Space is limited and tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the program.  

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.

 

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.   

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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