Literacy Blog

A Novel Idea: JUNE BOOK REVEAL! @High Meadows Branch Library

june book clubWe are happy to reveal that our June Book Club selection is Shari Lapeña’s The Couple Next Door.

Re Opening Soon!

We are happy to announce that the Barbara Bush Library will be reopening on Monday, May 14th at 1pm. It's been a long road from August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey put us out of commission, but we are back and ready to serve the community again. 

There will be a grand opening planned for June 2018. Details on that will be coming soon! 

We can't wait to see you all again! 

Children's Day / Book Day "DIY Hardcover Book"

Children's Day/Book Day (El día de los niños/El día de los libros) takes place on April 30th and celebrates children, families, reading, and the importance of literacy. School-age children are invited to join us to celebrate this important day by personalizing their own hardcover book with a variety of craft and decoration materials. Our DIY Hardcover Book program will take place next Wednesday April 25 at 4:30 PM and all materials will be provided. 

To learn more about Día please visit the official website at dia.ala.org. For more information about this program please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

A Novel Idea - April

Join us on Wednesday, April 11th at 11:30am for our April Book Club. We will be reading Lisa Gardner's Right Behind You. Stop by the branch to pick up a copy today or you can request it via our catalog.

Here is a brief summary about Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner:

Welcome Anne to High Meadows!

You may have noticed a new face here at High Meadows. Please welcome Anne, our new Library Specialist! Anne comes to us from the Octavia Fields Library. Anne will be teaching our new computer classes and hosting some additional programs for High Meadows. Here are some fun facts about High Meadows' newest staff member, Anne. 

Read Across America – Christmas in March with Dr. Seuss [6+] - Friday, March 2 at 5 PM

 

Read Across America is a literacy holiday that celebrates the life and work of Dr. Seuss by taking out some time in the day to read to our youth.

 

Join us in the Library Community Room on March 2nd at 5 PM to celebrate Christmas in March.

 

There will be a retelling of How the Grinch Stole Christmas and some activities to match. 

1001 Books Before Kindergarten

1001 Books Before KindergartenHave you heard about 1001 Books Before Kindergarten?

You haven’t?  Well, then, let me tell you all about it!

1001 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program designed to help get your child ready for Kindergarten.

I know, I know, it sounds like alot of books.  But if you read only just a few books a day the log will be filled in no time!  You can reach your goal in just one year with only three books a day.

Step One: Pick up your reading log for every 100 books you read to your child.

Step Two: Read with your child. Reading the same book more than once counts more than once. If you read it ten times then it counts ten times.  Children learn through repetition.

Reading Help for Little Kids, Volunteer Hours for Teens

Book BuddiesParents with children in Kindergarten - 3rd grade: Do you want to help your child develop a love of reading? Then sign them up to be a Little Buddy!
Teenagers in 7th – 12th grade: Do you want to be a mentor? Do you need service hours? Then volunteer to be a Big Buddy!
Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week to read children’s books together for 45 minutes.

Book Buddies Youth Literacy [6+] - Tuesday, February 6 at 5-5:45 PM

Book Buddies is a youth literacy program brought to you from the Harris County Public Library.

Book Buddies is for children from Kindergarten to third grade and will be held at the Parker Williams Branch Library starting on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 5:45 PM in the Library Community Room for ten consecutive weeks starting February 6th and ending April 10th.

Applications can be picked up at the Reference Desk and are due on Tuesday, February 6th. 

 

 

 

If You Can Read This . . .

If you can read this, you can help someone learn to read. Harris County Public Library will train you to be a volunteer (unpaid) literacy tutor and will supply you with materials. You would be teaching an adult, one-on-one. There will be a free tutor training at the Aldine Library on Thursday, February 22, from 1:00-4:00 pm. If you feel that this would be a good way for you to help your community, you can register online at https://tinyurl.com/ydbcnqb7. If you have any questions, please ask us.

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