AARP Tax Assistance at the Northwest Branch Library

Every year, the Harris County Public Library partners with AARP  to offer free in-person tax assistance through trained volunteers. AARP Volunteers will be in the Northwest Branch Library Community room on:

  • Fridays: 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Duration: February, March, and part of April

 Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis and customers are asked to bring all applicable paperwork.  Customers who are interested in receiving assistance should bring:

Make a Difference in Your Community!

Volunteer instructors are needed to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, citizenship, and adult literacy in our community.  Training and materials are provided along with flexible scheduling. Make a difference in your community today. If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor for ESL, citizenship, or literacy classes, please contact the Northwest Branch Library for more information.You can reach us at 281-890-2665 or you can email us at NW@HCPL.NET .

Smart Parents. Ready Kids.

What is ReadyRosie?

ReadyRosie is an early education tool that is currently helping schools and communities across the nation deepen and scale their parent engagement efforts by leveraging the power of video modeling and mobile technology to meet and equip parents where they are. ReadyRosie has hundreds of brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.

All it takes is 2 minutes a day.

Here's How:

Barbara Bush & Northwest Libraries Awarded Grants from North Harris County American Association of University Women

We would like to thank the American Association of University Women - North Harris County Branch for the generous grants it has awarded the Barbara Bush and Northwest branch libraries. The $1500 grant Barbara Bush Branch received will go toward expanding the library's early reader collection. Northwest Branch received the Special Award in Memory of Dr. Massy Williams. The grant which reflects Dr. Williams' passion for science, will fund the library's Discover & Build Bots program. Discover and Build Bots actually consists of two programs, one for children, grades 3 – 5, and the other for teens and tweens, grades 6 -12.

Spring Break Fun for Kids

Oasis for ChildrenThere will be some special performers at the library this Spring Break for kids of all ages.  On Tuesday, March 14th at 10:30 am for preschool storytime we will have Oasis for Children perform Wigles Twiggles and Giggles. The program will include songs such as Twiggle, Movin and Groovin which all have the children up and moving. Characters to be included in the show include the Bird in the Hat (Not the Cat in the Hat! Now fancy that!), chef Boyardee (who cooks green eggs and ham!), and a smart alecky, Spanish-speaking rabbit named Taco who helps to retell the story of the "Tortoise and the Hare".