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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.

 

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

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