Literacy Blog

Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting January 25th @ 3-6 PM [3+]

The Parker Williams Branch Library will be hosting voting for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

If your child or teen is homeschooled or goes to a school that does not participate in Texas Bluebonnet Award voting, you can pick up a ballot from the Reference Desk from 3 PM to 6 PM on January 25th at the Parker Williams Branch Library.

 

For books from the Bluebonnet Master List (Click Here):

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. 

Volunteer to Make a Bigger Difference in 2017

Make one of your new year's resolutions to give back a little to your community; become one of Harris County Public Library's indispensable volunteers tutors!

You choose when, where and what you want to teach. We supply all the training, materials and space. No previous teaching experience necessary. All you need is a few hours per week and a desire to help your neighbors.

Thanks to a Grant from Better World Books, a Library Comes to Life in the Fifth Ward's Finnigan Park

Thanks to a literacy grant from Better World Books, Harris County Public Library was able to partner with Harris County Precinct 1's Finnigan Park to build a Living Library at their Youth Education Tower (YET) Center. Located in the 5th Ward, Finnigan Park’s YET Center serves as a safe, after-school space for elementary and middle school students from three neighborhood schools.

A Little of Your Time Can Make a Big Difference: ESL Tutor Training at Aldine Branch Library November 3

Because the Houston metro area has always been a magnet for people wanting to make a new start, Harris County Public Library's need for volunteer ESL tutors is constant. If you can spare a little of your time, you can make a big difference in your neighbors' lives.

We will be holding our next free tutor training session at Aldine Branch Library on Thursday, November 3, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Register online now, or stop by Aldine Branch Library's information desk and pick up a form.

Find Your Next Selfie @ your library!

Many say that a picture is worth a thousand words. A few may tell you a memoir is a #selfie in context. If you enjoy words from the source, please stop by our #Selfie book display and discover a memoir to take home. Even better, pose with one of your favorite memoirs and send a pic to us on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram (@harriscountypl) using:

  #SelfieBook -OR- #Memoir

Name that Book Read Aloud – Ink and Bone: The Great Library by Rachel Caine October 11th @ 4:30 PM [8+]

 

     Continuing on the Pasadena ISD Name That Book List, we will be reading Rachel Caine's Ink and Bone: The Great Library.

 

     Please join us in the Library Community Room at 4:30 PM on October 11th at the Parker Williams Library to get a head start or just listen to a great story.

 

 

 

For More Intermediate Name That Book Titles:

Name that Book Read Aloud – The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John September 13th @ 4:30 PM [8+]

Please join us as we will be reading one of the titles from the Pasadena ISD Name That Book list to aid those who would like a head start into the reading list.

September Events & Courses for Adults!

Adults - September is just hours away from now! Check out what Adult Services at FM has planned at your library next month by clicking on the following link:

    http://tinyurl.com/jt78xko

We offer events & programs which appeal to a variety of interests.

ESL and Citizenship Classes at North Channel Library

ESLThe North Channel Library is now registering students for ESL and Citizenship classes beginning in September. These classes are free and open to students age 18 and up. Interested students must come to the library to register for classes. There are limited spaces available. The North Channel Library is located at 15741 Wallisville Rd. For questions or for more information, please call the library at 281-457-1631. 

 

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