This Week at Baldwin Boettcher...

Check out the fun we had with you guys at the library this week! And there's more to come! For information on upcoming programs, click on our calendar to find out what we've got coming up and to register or you can call us at 281-821-1320.



Summer Reading is Here! Be your own Super Hero!

Yes! Rain or shine, it’s Summer Reading time again, and we’re celebrating super heroes—like you! If reading is your superpower (or the superpower to which you aspire), check out our fun programs here, then sign on to one of our various reading programs and win prizes for doing what you love.

Adults who read or listen to 5 books or log 600 minutes of listening will receive a ‘Reading is My Superpower’ water bottle. They will also be eligible at the end of the summer for a grand prize drawing of a Kindle Fire.

As this week goes on our YA librarian and Children’s Department Reference Assistant will blog about teen and children’s programs coming up. Meantime, let me tell you how to document having become your own super hero by taking a super-selfie at our Photo Booth. You can borrow a super hero mask at the 1st floor reference desk and a selfie-stick for a long focus picture.

Have a great summer—reading!

Tween Time Program: Make a Liquid Rainbow!

rainbowTweens, it may be rainy this week, but you know what comes after the rain---rainbows!  Join us for our June Tween Time as we will be experimenting with liquid density and creating Liquid Rainbows.  Free tickets are required for this program and are available at the front desk. So come down to North Channel Library on Wednesday, June 25th @ 4:30 pm.  This program is geared towards tweens age 10-12.



2014 Children's SRP Kick-Off Party

srp 2014 kick off partyThis past Monday we celebrated the 2014 Kids Corner Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party.  It was a GREAT success thanks to some 100 parents who registered their children for the 2014 SRP, while 157 children decorated nifty tote bags to use to take their books on-the-go.  Great fun was had by all!

Register for the 2014 HCPL Summer Reading Program and check out our awesome schedule of free programs and events in the Kids Corner.

TEENS: Holi Water Fight – Fri. June 13 @ 2pm


UPDATE 6/13/14:  The Holi Water War will proceed as planned!  Storms look like they will not be in the area until after the program.  So get ready to get messy and colorful!  We'll be outside near the parking lot entrance around 1pm for registration, and the program will start 2pm!  Call Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 for more information!

DIY Sunglasses – Tues., June 3rd @ 4:30pm, Teen Area

sunglasses Join us for our first official summer program on Tues.

TEENS: There is still time...

islan sunto take our Summer Reading Prize Pack Survey!   Summer is quickly approaching (yay!), and we’re busy planning some wicked awesome programs and prizes for all the Kingwood Teens.  So let your voice be heard!  Take our Summer Reading Prize Pack survey online by clicking here, or stop by the Teen Area to fill out a form. 

Entries into the Prize Pack Drawings can be earned by attending programs, and for every book over 5 books that you read this summer.  You must be registered with the Summer Reading Program to earn entries for books read; you do not need to register or complete the Summer Reading Program to earn program attendance entries. 

Tomball's Summer Reading Program Draw Winners

“Better luck next year!” she mused when, at the end of last summer, she discovered that she hadn’t won any HCPL Summer Reading Program prizes. Better luck indeed: LSC-Tomball Community Library customer Brandi Henri’s name was randomly drawn as one of the e-reader winners in this year’s Summer Reading Program prize draw. The Harris County Friends Council awarded her with a Kindle Paperwhite.  She is delighted that she won’t have to borrow her husband’s iPad anymore; now she has an e-reader of her own—which ironically, we presented to her on her wedding anniversary. Good fortune all round.
Brandi and her 3 year old daughter, Olivia, are prolific readers. They were thrilled that during one visit to the library this summer they hit the 75-item HCPL checkout ceiling. Brandi keeps track of what she reads on Goodreads and checks their book ratings for recommendations. Her personal summer favorites? The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, There’s No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern, and Elizabeth Joy Arnold’s The Book of Secrets.
Our Tomball branch prize, a $30 gift card, was won by Carolyn Austin of Lufkin, TX. Ms. Austin has a personal tie with this library branch in that her daughter Jennifer is one of the librarians here. Her summer favorite was The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. 

Adult Programs This August @ your library Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library invites you to join us for our Adult Programs this August*.  We will continue with TGIF Programs, various book clubs (mystery, great books, two science fiction/fantasy clubs, and YA Book Club for Adults), Freeman Needlecrafters, Adult Crafts to Go, Clear Lake Area Writers (CLAW), and SCORE Counseling.

Registration for the Summer Reading Program (SRP) ends August 10th. So please sign up by then in order to be eligible to win a bookstore gift card or an eReader!

Have Book Will Travel

If you've been in the library this summer you have probably noticed the travel theme for our Summer Reading programs. Along the Round Wall display are Adult fiction and non-fiction books from every continent. Help yourself to a good exotic summer read!

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