Para Los Niños How Your Child Learns

The Galena Park Branch is offering a program called Para Los Ninos - For the Children.  This is an excellent program that is designed to stimulate intaraction between parent and child.  The parent and child workshops are designed for families with children ages 3 to 7 years. Parents will also be introduced to simple, inexpensive activities to do at home with their children to help their children learn.

The IRS Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications are Here!!

Most of the Branch's IRS Tax Forms for tax year 2009 have arrived.  The tax forms are available to the general public and are located in the lobby of the Galena Park Branch.  While we tried to get the most popular forms, there are a few that we do not have or some that are in an extremely limited supply.  Feel free to also visit the IRS Website to download other necessary Tax Forms.  The branch also possesses a few books of prior year reproducible tax forms.

Harris County Safe and Healthy Homes

Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) Safe and Healthy Homes
program will be holding a 4-day workshop on making your home a safer and healthier
place to live. Participants attending all 4 sessions of the workshop will receive
up to $80 worth of home safety products. After attending all 4 sessions,
participants living within Harris County (excluding the city of Houston) will also
be eligible for up to $5000 worth of free home repair. The program will be held on
January 11, 12, 14 from 12:30pm - 2:30pm and January 15 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm.

Harris County Libraries Serve as Warming Centers

Residents seeking shelter from the frigid temperatures can head to their local library.  All 25 Harris County branch libraries will open at 9 am on Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9 to serve as warming centers for the public. 

Closing hours will vary depending on the branch.

Need a Job? US Census is Testing at the Galena Park Branch

The US Census will be conducting pre-employment testing at the Galena Park Branch.  The testing will take place in the library's conference room. The first scheduled date for testing will be on Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM.  All interested individuals are encouraged to make initial contact with the Census Bureau by calling the toll free number at 866-861-2010.  At that time, you will be asked to punch in you zip code and then immediately referred to Miriam Alejos or a member of her professional staff.  Ms. Alejos and her staff are Recruiting for Eastern Harris County.  If you happen to miss that date due to a conflict, there will be other testing dates in January 2010.