HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

We hope that you enjoy the Memorial Day holiday! The North Channel Branch and all Harris County Libraries will be closed both Sunday, May 30th, and Monday, May 31st. We will reopen Tuesday, June 1st, at 10 am. If you need to renew materials, please remember to phone the Renewal Line at 713-747-4763 or visit our website at:  www.hcpl.net  You will need your library barcode number and 4 digit PIN to renew using either of these services. If you return materials to the Book Drop, do NOT leave them on the Front Porch if the Book Drop is full. Please keep your materials. When you bring the materials back once we reopen, just let us know that the Book Drop was full and we will waive your fines. See you after the holiday!

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Teen Volunteer Training

Jasmine helps out during SRP 2009!

The North Channel Library is holding two volunteer training sessions for teenagers who are interested in volunteering at the library this summer. Teens who need to earn volunteer time for National Honor Society or other service organizations can earn two hours of volunteer time by attending a Teen Summer Volunteer Training Session on
Saturday, May 22 from 11 am to 1 pm or Wednesday, June 9 from 12 pm to 2 pm. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. Volunteers help the library by shelving books, signing up customers for the library’s Summer Reading Program, and assisting with other programs as needed.  Any questions, just ask! 

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Library Snapshot Day

Library Snapshot Day at North ChannelOn Tuesday, May 4, 2010, the North Channel Library participated in Library Snapshot Day. Acting in partnership with the Texas Library Association and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, all branches of the Harris County Library Systems chose one day from April 26th to May 7th to collect information and comments from their customers about why they love their library.  
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Taste of Asia

It's that time of year again! The North Channel Branch Library is hosting our Taste of Asia program on Wednesday, Marcy 12 from 3 pm to 5 pm in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  This program features a fun children's craft as well as a samplling of various Asian foods from Japan, Thailand, China and Korea.  Please join us!

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Read your mind

The North Channel Library is happy to support Read Your Mind, a mental health literacy and awareness program of Mental Health America of Greater Houston, with a book display in the center of the library.  On this display, you can find a selection of the many titles North Channel has to help you understand mental health issues in addition to a very helpful reading list provided by Mental Health America of Greater Houston.  Remember, if you cannot find the book title you are interested in, please let a staff member know and we will be happy to request it for you.  Understanding issues in mental health brings wellness to your life.

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