July 4th


 Looking for a good book or movie for the weekend? Stop by the library and check out our  selection of  holiday movies and books. You might want to pick up several  extra in case bad weather ruins your outdoor  plans and because we will be closed on Sunday and Monday in observance of the 4th of July holiday.

You're Never Too Young

I was thrilled when I found out I was going to have a granddaughter. The first thing I wanted to do for her, was share my love of books. So, from the time Alice was born we began to read simple board books. As weeks went by I could see she was focusing on the bright colors and shapes.  Here at just 10 weeks she is already showing an interest.

The library has a great selections of board books that any baby would would love. One of my favorite is I Kissed the Baby by Mary Murphy.


THE LIBRARY CHALLENGE One of my personal treats in the summer is participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program. I‘m not competing with anyone but myself, and I don’t set my goal too high to reach. While I do not read as much my friends and co-workers, I do enjoy reading. I have my favorite authors and do not step too far from regular fiction, romance and mystery. So in the summer, I challenge myself to read something outside of my norm. One year I read a western. I enjoyed it. Last year I tried a fiction that took place in another continent. I enjoyed that one too. This year I am going to stretch myself with a fantasy. I don’t plan to switch all my reading to a different genre, just sprinkle a little in with my regular stuff. You know, like salt and pepper, just to add a little flavor in my summer.

Summer Reading- Its for EVERYONE!

Did you know the summer reading program isn't just for kids any more?  Even adults can get on the fun this summer!  At the Maud Marks Library, we actually have 2 summer reading programs for adults that run simultaneously.  It is easy and fun to participate in both!  Here's how you do it:

1. Click here to sign up online to participate in the Harris County Public Library program.

2. Go by the Maud Marks Library to pick up a ReaderNation 9 Book Challenge title log form.

3. Read or listen to one book in each of the 9 genres and enter in drawings to win movie posters.

4. Record at least 4 books online to be eligible for the drawing to win book store gift cards.

5. Make sure you have recorded all your books by August 14 so your name is in our drawing!

Teen Game Time June 24 @ 2pm

Teens, stop by the Maud Marks Branch Library on Thursday, June 24 at 2pm to play video and board games! We’ll be in the big meeting room; see you there!