The Rainbow Connection

We are not sure if this is definitive proof that you find riches at the end of the rainbow, but it is good enough for the staff at the Aldine Branch Library. At the very least it is a fitting end to a wonderful year. Not only is there new equipment to enhance your visit to the building, but turnout for programs has been impressive as well for both children and teen events. You guys are definitely using the library and we love it! We're so excited about what's to come in 2011 and we hope you are as well.

A Rainbow Lands at the Aldine Branch Library

Celebrate the New Year with the Kids

Christmas has come and gone. The New Year will soon be upon us. "The New Year is most often celebrated by adults without children, as they party late into the night on New Year's Eve," write Meredith Brokaw and Annie Gilbar in The Penny Whistle Christmas Party Book.

Self Checkouts: Come and Check Them Out!

Aldine teen, Yesenia Aguirre, successfully operates one of the Aldine Branch’s new self checkout machines.There are two kinds of people in this world. There are those who use a cashier to check out at the grocery store and there are those who use the self checkouts. No matter which one you are you can always come to the Aldine Branch Library. That’s because customers now have the option of checking out your items at our information desk or using our newly installed self checkout machines. Staff will always be available to help you with your needs, but sometimes you come to the library with a simply agenda—grab a book off the shelf, check it out and go. If that’s the case then just use one of the new machines where you can do the job yourself.

Chiptunes: A Recap

During Teen Read Week this year the Aldine Branch Library hosted a free chiptunes demonstration for the teens. The program was amazing and everyone had a great time. It was one of our largest turnouts of the year. Much thanks goes to the artist, Sievert, for coming out and meeting the kids. Not only did he rock, but he answered the million of great questions asked. Anyway we finally got some footage up, so check it out.

Test Guides on the Move

man pushing dolly with moving boxes

A change is taking place at the Aldine Library. The test guide books are on the move. All the great titles dealing with SAT, GRE, GED, and TOEFL preparation- together with TAKS guides- will shift in the upcoming days. Currently shelved together across from the Large Print fiction, the test guides will move to the regular adult non-fiction section of the library where they will be interfiled with the general collection.