Literacy Blog

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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Fall ESL Classes

learn englishLSC-CyFair Library offers free English classes for speakers of other languages. Students practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Fall 2016 Classes: September 12—December 16, 2016
***NEW***
All students must register in person and take a placement test on one of the dates listed below. Students will be contacted in the first week of September with their class information.

Fall Registration & Placement Test Dates* - pdf
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Make a Big Difference in a Child's Life. Be a Book Buddy.

Do you enjoy working with children? Do you want to make a difference in a child's life? Then volunteer for HCPL's Book Buddies!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and volunteers (adults or teens) together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 12 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

ESL Tutor Training at North Channel Library

tutor trainingAre you interested in helping your neighbors learn English? Become a volunteer ESL tutor at Harris County Public Library. No teaching experience necessary. We provide the space and materials. You provide the time and the desire to help.


North Channel Library will be hosting an ESL Tutor Training session Saturday, July  23rd from 10 am to 3 pm. To register, call 713-274-6600.

Singing for Early Literacy at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library

Early Literacy SingThe Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) has identified five activities that caregivers can focus on when helping their child grow into a reader.  These activities are Read, Sing, Talk, Write and Play.  Check out our Early Literacy bulletin board this month to find songs that you can take with you and share with your child in the car, while out running errands or at home.  The ALSC Activities for Early Literacy bulletin board is located in our children’s area.

Singing is a fun and wonderful way to help your child learn new words and share a musical story. Caregivers can also add some silly hand motions to increase the fun.  These motions also help children develop important gross and fine motor skills as well. 

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