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National Volunteer Week

April 23rd-29th is National Volunteer Week. Here at the Barbara Bush Library, we thrive because our volunteers are so dedicated. The staff at the Barbara Bush Library collaborated to create this fabulous display honoring all of the volunteers that are here on a regular basis. During your next visit to the library, be sure and check it out! It's located on the first floor near the elevator. 

We'd like to thank all of our volunteers, past and present, as well as our Friends of the Library for going above and beyond on a daily basis to make our library such a wonderful place for our community!

If you are interested in volunteering, here are a few ways you can help!

Teen TAG Meeting - April 20 @ 6:30 PM

If you're a teen and interested in volunteering at the library, the Teen Advisory Group is the place to be! Join TAG and meet up with other teens to work together to help prepare for teen programs, decorate the teen room, and make buttons for the monthly button battles. This month’s meeting will be on Thursday, April 20, from 6:30-7:30 PM. We meet in the upstairs conference room.

For teens and tweens grades 6-12. For more information, call 281-360-6804. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens or @kwtag to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

ESL Tutor Training at Kingwood Library

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Are you interested in volunteering your time to help others in the new year? Would you like to help some of your neighbors have happier, more productive lives? Would you like to help other adults learn English? Become a volunteer ESL tutor at HCPL! No teaching experience necessary. We provide the space and materials. You provide the time and the desire to help. You will be able to make your own schedule. Please join us at the Kingwood Library for an ESL Tutor Training on 2-18-17 in the computer lab from 10am to 2:30pm. Please also make sure to follow the link to fill out the tutor registration form when you sign up for the training. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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.

 

Teen Advisory Group - Nov 17 @ 6:30 PM

If you're a teen and interested in earning volunteer hours at the library, the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is the place to be! Join TAG and meet up with other teens to work together to come up with program ideas, decorate the teen room, and make buttons for the monthly button battles. This month’s meeting will be on Thursday, November 17 from 6:30-7:30 PM, in the upstairs Conference Room.

This program is for teens and tweens grades 6-12. For more information, call the library at 281-360-6804. Get program updates sent straight to your phone by texting @kwteens or @kwtag to 81010. Service is free and confidential; standard text message rates apply.

Exercise Your Talents… Volunteer! Fair

Are you interested in exercising your talents as well as your mind? We want to give you a chance to help make Katy and the surrounding area a little better for your neighbors. We will be hosting our 2nd annual Volunteer Fair tomorrow, Saturday, August 6 at 10 AM to 2 PM. Come visit the different groups in the area looking for people to help out. Not only will people from the library itself be there, but we will have representatives from BARC, Katy Christian Ministries, Pregnancy Help Center, Meals on Wheels, Eternal Food Ministries, and more!

Come visit at least 15 vendors and get a chance to win 2 tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse. Visit ALL the vendors and win a copy of Daniel Silva’s new book The English Spy (while supplies last).

Give back to the community that has given so much to us! 

Deadline Coming!

Don't forget to get your summer volunteer application in by THIS Saturday if you want your preferred time slot.  Opening are available in one of two 5-week sessions.  You will be asked to volunteer 2 hours per day, twice a week for the session that you choose.  Also, remember that orientation is mandatory unless you volunteered this past spring.   There are other opportunities also available this summer including Customer Count week and a one week mini-session at the end of the summer.

So, come on in to get an application.  Your assistance this summer is greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact Naomi Haught at 281-492-8592.

TAG: April 28th @ 6:30pm, Teen Area

TAG LogoLooking to help out the library?  Want to earn community service hours?  Need something else to put on college and scholarship applications?  Check out TAG, the Kingwood Library’s Teen Advisory Group.  This meeting meets the 4th Monday of each month during the school year at 6:30pm for an hour to help brainstorm ideas, prepare for programs, and come up with awesome library displays.  This group is open to all teens and tween ages 12-18 or in grades 6-12.  This month’s program will take place Monday, April 28th in the Teen Area; this will be our last meeting until August.  Questions?  Contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804.  You can also email her by clicking here.

TAG - March 24 @ 6:30pm, Teen Area

TAGThe school year is starting to wind down, but there is still plenty of good to be done by joining TAG.  TAG meets the 4th Monday of every month during the school year at 6:30pm to help brainstorm ideas and help prepare programs.  It’s a great addition to any college, scholarship, and/or job application.  This month's program will take place Monday, March 24th @ 6:30pm.  Questions?  Contact Leanne, YA Librarian, 281-360-6804 for more information.

Volunteer ESL Tutors Needed! Training Sessions March 21 & 29

There are a lot of very good reasons to become a volunteer English as a second language tutor at Harris County Public Library. One of the best is that with a small investment of your time each week you can make a huge difference in one of your neighbors' lives--and no experience is necessary. On March 21 and 29, HCPL is offering free training sessions that will give you all the tools you'll need. 

To register for one of the training sessions below, or for more information, please call the library, or call or email the literacy coordinator at 713-749-9035.

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