In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month the staff here at La Porte combined to make a beautiful display of items from their own collections. There are loteria cards, jewelry, and even a little pair of boots. Stop by and admire all of the colorful items in the display case.

Hispanic Heritage Book Display

Photograph of Hispanic Heritage Book DisplayWe have a colorful display of books, cds, and dvds in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the La Porte library. Take a look...there is everything from travel to cooking to music to literature. You might discover a new title or enjoy again an old favorite!

A Tribute to Teachers

Picture of Teaching Materials in Library Display CaseQuick! What was the name of your first grade teacher? If you are like me, you can remember the name, even if…like me…it has been a loooong time since you were in elementary school. Or even if you cannot recall the name, you can probably see the face in your mind. 
Our display case at the library this month features materials used in the teaching of elementary school children. They are provided by Linda Novosad, a former teacher who taught in the 1970s. Take a look and you will see the materials used in the days before computers or even calculators made their way into the classroom. 
We want to express our gratitude to teachers for their positive impact on our lives!
Epilogue: Mrs. Novosad retired from teaching in 1976 to focus on raising a family, starting with her firstborn, our very own children’s librarian, Mr. D.


Hey kids! Join Mr. D and Ms. Mandy for our fun Hispanic Heritage Month craft time. You will be creating a fiesta humming toy. It all starts Wednesday, September 15 at 3:15 pm. See you then.


Do you find yourself wondering about the biographical information of famous and not so famous people? There is a fantastic database which will help you answer those questions. The Biography Resource Center has a number of ways to search for biographies. I limited my search to the occupation librarian and came up with a host of librarians from which to choose. This database is great for those school biography reports as well. Try it out.