Kingwood and LEED Certification

           

Kingwood Library just received our LEED Silver Certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a recognized green building certification. To receive the Silver Certification, a building must earn 50+ points out of 100 points. It focuses on five major areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy & atmosphere, materials & resources, and indoor environmental quality. We recycle and there are cans around so customers can join in helping us. The library is in a green belt to provide a connection to nature and reduce the heat island effect. The roof is white to reduce the amount of heat that enters the building, important in Texas summers.

Video of the Library's Grand Opening

Did you miss the Grand Opening ceremony for the library on April 19th?  No problem!  We've got it on video right here for you.  The first part is below, and the rest of the ceremony videos are at our YouTube channel here!

Adult Summer Reading Program!

If you thought the summer reading program was only for kids and teens, think again!  Adults, if you're looking forward to catching up on your reading this summer, then be sure to register for ReaderNation, our adult summer reading program!  Registration begins on Friday, June 4th, and ends Saturday, August 7th.  Visit us in person or register online at www.hcpl.net and read and log at least four titles before Saturday, August 14th.  After that, besides having enjoyed the reward of reading a good novel or two, you've made yourself eligible for a bookstore gift card as a prize!  Make the most of your love of reading this summer and register for ReaderNation!

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Children's Programs @ Your Library!

Kids LaughingEach week, the Children's Department has a variety of activities for kids of all ages. Whether it's a storytime, a craft, or a relaxing movie, the Children's Department keeps our Kingwood kids busy! See below for a detailed list of the programs. Check out the monthly calendar for any special programs through the Events Calendar! Any questions? Call us at 281-360-6804.

Welcome Back, Kids!

Welcome Sign

The Children's Department is up and running! The Kingwood Public Library has a brand new section just for the kids. We have lots of new books (and, of course, some old favorites!), new early literacy computers, and programs to keep the young ones entertained for hours. The Children's Department serves our tiniest patrons from newborns up to age 12. (Teenagers... you have your own Hideout upstairs!) Come in and visit us... we love meeting new people and helping old friends! See you soon!

 

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