Hey kids of all ages - the wait is almost over! Friday, June 4 the Summer Reading Program begins for adults, teens, and children. Here at La Porte Community Library we will have many interesting, informative and fun programs throughout the summer. To keep up with all that is going on check out our events calendar or pick up a summer flyer when you come to the library. Let's make this the best summer ever!


If you want to see an example of the talent of our La Porte Film Committee, take a look at their Summer Reading Video which is posted on this youtube link . For the past 6 years a small group of dedicated young people have assisted our children's librarians with the creation and filming of a short video to promote the Summer Reading Program. Each of the 26 branches receive a copy to use as the librarians make school visits. Our Friends of La Porte Library have graciously provided the funding for cameras, sound equipment and costuming. We at La Porte Community Library are very proud of our talented children and librarians.

Summer Concerts at Five Points Plaza

The City of La Porte is sponsoring a series of summer concerts at Five Points Plaza, which is located near the corner of Main Street and Broadway. The six concerts will be on Friday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m. with the exception of Sunday, July 4, when a special Fourth of July concert will be held from 4 – 9 p.m. The performers were selected to give a variety of musical acts for people to enjoy. Here is the schedule:
Friday, June 11 – Byrd & Street
Friday, June 18 – Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws
Sunday, July 4 – Shake Russell
Friday, July 16 – Gerald Hiburger Orchestra
Friday, August 6 – John Gaar & The Hopeful Souls
Friday, August 20 – George Ducas
Source of Information: Main Street News, City of La Porte Main Street, Vol. 2, Issue 5, May 2010.

Play Air Guitar No Longer

Picture of guy playing air guitarThe library can help you move from air guitar to the real thing. We have books and other materials that teach you how to play the guitar: The everything guitar book : from buying the right guitar to mastering your favorite songs / by Jack Wilkins and Peter Rubie ; Learning guitar: step one (DVD) ; Acoustic guitar chord and harmony basics / by Dylan Scrorer ; Guitar all-in-one for dummies/ by Jon Chappell… [et al.] ; and many others.

Picture from Jupiterimages.


Did you know that you have access to one of the premier map databases for our great state? The Texas Digital Sanborn Maps include maps going all the way back to 1867. For example you can see what the city of Houston looked like in August 1885. So try out this fascinating resource.