Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Tomorrow!

Photo Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesDon't forget that in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month the Aldine Branch will be hosting a celebration tomorrow. There will be many things to enjoy like music, crafts, and so much more. The event is free to the public and will run from 10am to 2pm. We hope to see you there!

Local Student Raises Money for the Library

Elodio with his Donation BoxMeet Elodio. He's a student in the area and enjoys coming to the Aldine Branch. He likes it so much that he took it upon himself to raise money for the branch. Lately he has been collecting the loose change he finds and keeping it in an old candy box so that he can give it to the branch once it is full.

When he turned in his first donation we asked him why he was gathering the change for us. He said that he wanted to make sure the "library stays open forever." Also according to Elodio, it is his hope that kids will always be able to come to the library and have fun. We thank you, Elodio, for your efforts. We are glad that we can be here for you.

Special Volunteer Opportunity at Aldine!

Hey everyone! There is a special volunteer opportunity up ahead. The Aldine Library is proud to sponsor this year's Hispanic Heritage Festival. We need volunteers to help before, during, and after the event. Volunteers must be *AGES 15 and UP and need parent permission to help out. For this special event, volunteers must arrive no later than 9 am. Volunteers will help with:

o Set up & Games booths
o Craft tables & Face Painting
o Food & Drink Service
o Clean up & Other assignments as needed
 

To sign up to volunteer for this event, fill out a volunteer application form at the circulation desk or download one here.

Thanks for helping out. See you on Saturday, September 22nd!

Aldine Teens Recognized for Innovation

Teen VolunteersThe Harris County Public Library annual report for 2011-2012 has been released and we are proud to announce that the teens of the Aldine Branch Library were singled out for their efforts. The report highlights their 2nd Place finish in the American Library Association's "Why I Need My Library" Video Contest, as well as the branch's participation (spearheaded by the teens) in the Houston Art Car Parade.

As Summer Ends Web 2.Yo! Begins

Courtesy of Jupiter ImagesTeens, now that the Summer Reading Program is completed, Web 2.Yo! will be returning to its regular weekly meetings. Starting September 10th the Internet class for those who want more will be back every Monday from 4pm-5pm. We will kick off the session with a number of activities, including starring in a music video, as well as visiting resources dedicated to remembering 9/11.