Literacy Blog

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.

Tournament of Books Teen Competition: Will you be LSC-Tomball Library's Winning Team?

Tournament of Books LogoCalling all teens! Do you want a chance to win a free Kindle Fire or an Amazon gift card? Do you want to read more, spend more time with friends, and enjoy friendly competition in 2018? The Tournament of Books program is a perfect way to meet all of these goals.
Lone Star College Tomball Community Library is one of the 12 locations hosting this FREE program. Gather up three friends, read 15 books among you, come to monthly book parties, and compete for a chance to become Harris County’s Tournament of Books championship team!

Jacinto City Branch Library is taking applications for Little Book Buddies!

Book Buddies iconDo you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades?

Do you want to help them develop a love of reading?

Then stop by Jacinto City Branch Library and fill out an application for our Book Buddies program!

Curiosity Cruiser @Jacinto City Branch Library!

The Curiosity Cruiser is coming to Jacinto City Branch Library!


Curiosity Cruiser and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy FoundationCome take part in a special storytime aboard the Harris County Public Library Curiosity Cruiser! 

Thursday, January 4th @ 1 PM
Open to all ages!

Barbara Bush Holiday Gathering

Join us for a Holiday Gathering on Saturday, December 2nd from 1pm to 3pm at the Cypress Creek Christian Church & Community Center (across from the library). 

We will have food, crafts, music, and Santa will be making a visit. You can check out and return books as well as get a library card. Bring the kids and join us for a fun afternoon! 

 

No Story Times the Week of Thanksgiving

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no story times the week of Nov. 21 through Nov. 25. The story times will reconvene on Tuesday Nov. 28. All story times have limited space and tickets can be picked up when we open on the mornings of the story time.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays 10:15 am Ages 3-5
Baby Bookworms: Tuesdays 11:15 am Ages 0-18 months
Toddler Time: Wednesdays 10:30 am Ages 18 months-2 years

Do You Want to Make a Difference in a Child's Life? Volunteer for HCPL's Book Buddies!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and volunteers together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week in the afternoon for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Our next session will run from September to November 2017. We are still in need of adult volunteers at the following eight locations:  Atascocita, Evelyn Meador, Fairbanks, Freeman, Katherine Tyra, Kingwood, Maud Marks, Octavia Fields. If you are 18 years or over and interested in volunteering, please fill out the online application.

Meet Author Dave Roman

Dave RomanHave you ever wondered what it takes to write and draw books? On Thursday, May 4, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., our library will welcome Dave Roman, author and illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series for a program and book signing.  If you would like an authographed copy, bring your own Astronaut Academy book or purchase one at the library that day.

The program is recommended for grades 2 and up.

Bring your questions!

Free Comic Book Day

WowSave the date!  On Saturday, May 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we will be hosting a comic book day.

The schedule of events is as follows:

1:15 p.m. -- Costume Parade

1:45 p.m. -- Trivia Contest

2:30 p.m. -- Superhero Games and Crafts

3:30 p.m. -- Superhero Screening and Popcorn

All Day: Games and Free Comic Books (Limited number per person; while supplies last)

Comic book fans of all ages are invited!

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