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:

December Holiday Hours Schedule

The Northwest Branch Library December & January Holiday hours of operation are:

  • December 22nd, 2016: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • December 23rd, 2016: Closed, Christmas Holiday
  • December 24th, 2016: Closed, Christmas Holiday
  • December 26th, 2016: Closed, Christmas Holiday
  • December 30th, 2016: 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • December 31st, 2016: Closed New Years Eve
  • January 2nd, 2017: Closed New Years Day

Online account access will still be available along with all of our electronic services. Library items can be returned via the exterior book drop at the Northwest Location. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Star Wars Day this Saturday December 17th 2016


To celebrate the release of the latest Star Wars movie, the Northwest Branch Library is hosting Star Wars Day again! From noon until four, families, children, and fans of all ages can come into the Northwest Meeting Room and dress up like Yoda, set off their own spaceships, and make lightsabers. They’ll also have the chance to take pictures with their favorite heroes and villains, as well as play with the BB-8 Sphero droid. Come in costume! Join the Jedi or the Sith! Stay until the end and watch The Force Awakens. No registration required, but program supplies are limited.

Winter break is coming, do you have a research paper due in the New Year?

You may be out for winter break, but assignments and research paper’s await in the New Year. Consider using some of the library’s electronic resources to aid you in the research phase of your work. An excellent database to use for articles, scholarly journals, and scientific studies is Academic Search Complete, available through EBSCO Host.