APE threw a Chirstmas party for kids, and it went great!

The Aldine Project Experience (our artistic teen volunteers) planned out a full children's program for this party. They researched children's crafts online. Then our volunteers tried the crafts out to decide which were the best based on kid's abilities, and how fun they were. They planned out a holiday snack menu (hot chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, candy canes, and even a healthy option of apple slices with peanut butter), and ordered the activities (crafts, then snacks, then a holiday movie).

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas @ Aldine

When you walk into the Aldine Library, a Christmas tree with greets you in the children's section. Poinsettas adorn the checkout counter. We hope these decorations- together with our Christmas-themed books, DVDs, and CDs- brighten your day. Happy Holidays from the Aldine Library.

APE volunteers are throwing a Christmas Party for kids!

After a grueling couple of months making Thirst For Hunger APE's teen volunteers could have done any number of things this winter. (I for one suggested quiet writing sessions, unsupervised free arts and crafts blocks of time, or you know long nap times...) But the teens at APE had other ideas, they wanted to throw a Christmas Party for the children of the Aldine Library.

We have put the time in. We tried out a number of holiday crafts and chose the best ones. We have put together a menu of our favorite holiday treats. And even chose a great kid's holiday film!

We are very excited to give the children of Aldine this present for Christmas! Come out and join the fun and celebration, Tuesday the 17th at 4pm in the meeting room.

Great Deals @ Aldine

The astronomical winter (Northern Hemisphere) 2013 begins on Saturday, December 21st. However, winter weather has already rived in Houston. Why not take a break from the cold and come on in the Aldine Library? Got some Christmas shopping to do? Take a look at our book sale going on in the library right next to the checkout counter. There are some real deals going on. Magazines are just .25 cents each. Paperbacks are just .50 cents and hardbacks and CD's are only $1.00. DVD's are only $2.00 each. All of our items for sale have been donated by the public. All proceeds from sales go towards the Friends of the Aldine Library. With such a variety of titles to choose from you are sure to find something for that certain someone who is hard to shop for.

Our new YA book display feels the chill

photo of the young adult winter book displayAs Texans y'all don't really seem used to this cold weather stuff. So let a Yankee clue you into how to survive: drink lots of hot beverages (spiced cider is my favorite!), always have a few warm layers (not just mittens, be sure to have slippers or thick socks), make sure you've got something that will cut the wind (wind breakers are life savers), and find an enthralling book you can crawl under the covers with it for hours!

My winter book display is going to feature my favorite reads. So you can build a blanket fort (or just pile some on top of you), get lost in the book's pages, and forget about this chilly Texas winter.