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.

Proteja a sus hijos del cáncer / Protect Your Kids from Cancer

PADRES con niños de 11-17 años. Muchos tipos de cáncer son causados por un virus llamado VPH. Existe una vacuna que puede evitar que sus hijos contraigan alguno de esos cánceres. Para obtener más información, asista a una presentación de la Escuela de Salud Pública de la Universidad de Texas en la Biblioteca Aldine el jueves, 25 de enero a la 1:00 p.m. ¡Dígale a sus vecinos que vengan también!
PARENTS with children ages 11-17. Many kinds of cancer are caused by a virus called HPV. There is a vaccine that can prevent your children from ever getting any of those cancers. To find out more, come to a presentation by the University of Texas School of Public Health at the Aldine Library on Thursday, January 25, at 1:00 pm. Tell your neighbors to come, too!

Save the Date!

Circus tentYou are invited to an Open House at the Aldine Library on Friday, January 19, 3:00-5:00pm. If you’re not already a library user, come and learn about all the great things we offer for free! If you’re already a library user, come anyway. We will have food, activities, games, prizes, and a book sale!
Le invitamos a evento público especial en la Biblioteca Aldine el viernes, 19 de enero, de 3:00 a 5:00 p.m. Si usted aún no es un usuario de la biblioteca, ¡venga y aprenda sobre todas las cosas maravillosas que ofrecemos de forma gratuita! Si ya es un usuario de la biblioteca, venga de todos modos. ¡Tendremos comida, actividades, juegos, premios y una venta de libros!

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 If you have any questions, please ask us.

What’s Coming Up

3D snowflakeBesides our usual events, here are a few special things we have going on at the Aldine Library in the next week.
The next Doctor Who Club meeting is Saturday, January 6, at 1:00 pm. Come to watch episodes, talk about books, and play Doctor Who-related games.
We are going to host a “Book Tasting” for ages 8-12 on Monday, January 8, at 4:00. We will have four tables set up. Each one will have a different type of book and a person to talk to you about the books. “Taste” all four types of books and see which kind you like best!