Common Sense Media

I recently came across this website that I thought was very helpful in finding good apps, movies and websites for families with children. Here is their website and mission statement. You may want to check it out.

www.commonsensemedia.org

"Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume."
 

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Teen Volunteers Needed at Maud Marks Library!

Are you a high school student interested in helping at the Maud Marks Library a couple of hours per week?  We still have spaces available for new volunteers for the fall semester and our next orientation is this Wednesday, September 4 at 4 pm.  Just fill out an application and return it early or bring it with you.  Orientation is mandatory for new volunteers but if you can’t come on Wednesday our next orientation is Monday, September 23 at 7 pm.  Thanks for your help!

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School Starts Soon!

School starts on Monday, are you ready?  Here at the Maud Marks Library we have all kinds of ways to help you get ready for school.  Come by to pick up that classic book you have to read for your English class.  Need an idea for a science experiment?  We've got those too!

We can even help you when the library doors are closed.  Just check out our many databases.  We have access to magazine and journal articles, opposing viewpoint articles, literary criticism, and encyclopedias right from the comfort of your own home.

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Our warmest invitation to all

 The Friends and staff of Maud Marks Library have been working very hard to bring you a joyous celebration. You are all warmly invited to the Library's 20 TH anniversary this Saturday August 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM  The program was planned deeply in our roots "Ranch to Branch" . Most activities will be held outside: Big Tex Moonwalk, Calf Roping, Train Rides etc... You can always take a break at "Sno-cones & Treats", relax while have a face painting or come inside for a cowboy story or watch the line dancing. You will have fun and totally refreshed and be ready  for the new school year. See you Saturday

 

 

 

 

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LH7 and the Maud Smith Marks Library

The Maud Smith Marks Library was named after the wife of Emil Henry Marks, whose father was a Prussian immigrant, born as their ship docked in Galveston. Emil Marks established the LH7 Ranch, named after the seven members in his family.  He and Maud May Smith began ranching on 640 acres in the Barker prairie east of Addicks.  To read more about the ranch check out the book titled The LH7 Ranch in Houston’s Shadow by Deborah Lightfoot Sizemore.

Maud Smith Marks wanted to bring books to the children of west Houston, so in the 1920’s she in conjunction with Harris County brought books out to Barker. She operated a small county library to make sure that the children of west Houston had lots of reading material. The Ma...