LEED Silver Certification!

If you visit the library anytime soon, you may notice halfway up the stairs a new wall decoration:  our brand-new LEED Silver Certification emblem!  LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a recognized green building certification which focuses on five areas of sustainability, including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality.  Kingwood Branch Library officially received this certification two months ago, and now we have evidence of it proudly on display! 

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Summer is winding down!

Hey, teens, summer is winding down, so if you haven't signed up for SRP, do so fast! If you have, you only need to finish 5 books or 600 minutes to qualify for a certificate and a free book! Be sure to pick up a flyer because we've still got some fun summer programs just for teens!  This week, join us in the meeting room on Tuesday, July 13th, for a 80s themed Teen Movie at 3:00 PM.  On Thursday, July 15th, come to the Childrens Activity Room at 4:30 PM for black light games.  What kind of games, you ask?  Well, you'll just have to come and find out.  Don't miss it!


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EXTRA! EXTRA! Extra Programs Through the Summer

Through the summer we have added two extra programs:

Catch the Reading Express "Read-Aloud" on Tuesdays at 1:30 in the afternoon. We're reading How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. (If you have seen the movie, come hear the book read to you!)

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Kids Cool Off with a Free Movie this Friday!

Fridays at 2:15 pm is the time for free movies with free popcorn in the Children's Activity Room. This Friday we will be showing a Disney film with a patriotic theme - just in time for Independence Day!

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Congratulations to a Library ESL student

Kingwood Branch Library congratulates Ut Nguyen (pictured second from left), a library ESL/literacy student, on recently being granted U.S. citizenship!  Ut, like many other students, meets on a regular basis with volunteer library ESL tutors in order to improve his use of the English language.  If you know someone who would benefit from receiving one-on-one help with an English tutor here at the library, let us know!  It's easy getting connected.  Just visit the staff on the second-floor, complete a quick application, and then allow the library to move you or someone you know closer to your goals with English!  (Photo, from left to right: tutor Karen Menke, tutor Archie Kaul (back), student Ut Nguyen (front), student Nana Rolita, tutor Susie Day).

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