Registration Celebration

The Aldine Library placed third in overall registration for Readernation- the Adult Summer Reading Program during summer 2009. This year, ALD had 256 adult registrants (this does not include staff) compared with 34 adult registrants in 2008.  This is a 653% increase over 2008 registration figures! Good work, Aldine Library staff.

 

Harris County Homeowner Disaster Recovery Program

The Harris County Homeowner Disaster Recovery Program (HDRP) is a voluntary program to assist homeowners who reside in Harris County but outside the City of Houston, whose homes were affected by Hurricane Ike by providing financial assistance to repair damage and when necessary reconstruct home.

Eligibility Requirements

The AMNH is Looking for Young Naturalists

Students, are you interested in nature? If so, then the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is holding a competition for students in grades 7-12 that could be for you. Students can now submit scientific inquiries for consideration for the Young Naturalist Awards 2010. Winners receive cash awards, an expense-paid trip to the AMNH in New York City, and publication of essay.

 
The deadline for research essays is March 1, 2010. Don’t hesitate to ask the Aldine Branch Library if you have any questions. Plus, we can help you look for any other competitions that may fit your interests.

Volunteers Needed!

Help someone gain a skill they can use for almost anything. Aldine Branch
Library is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults improve basic reading and
writing.

A training session will take place at the library on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. Afterwards, tutors will schedule once or twice weekly meetings
with a student to work on phonics and word patterns using materials provided
by the library, meet daily life needs such as reading for work or to read to
children, or reading for pleasure or inspiration.

The training workshop is free and there are no requirements to volunteer,
other than an interest in reading and three hours per week to help someone
learn to read.

Aldine Joins VEAC

The Aldine Branch Library was selected by Aldine Senior High School to serve on the school district’s Vertical Educational Advisory Committee (VEAC). The committee consists of parents, local businesses, and other community representatives. The group will meet monthly to discuss issues and provide feedback to the superintendent. Branch librarian, Clara Maynard, will represent the library. The Aldine Branch is proud to serve on such a committee.