Chapter Chats

Crenshaw Cover ArtNow that summer is almost over, we are prepping our afterschool programs for kids. The first one starting in September is Chapter Chats. If you love reading and want a place where you can discover and talk about great books, Chapter Chats is for you!

This school year, Chapter Chats will meet on the first Tuesday of every month. The first program will be on Tuesday, September 5th at 5:00 pm. This book club is for kids ages 8 to 12. We will be talking about the book Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate. Crenshaw is a book about friendship and how all friends, real or imaginary, can help us through tough times.

Registration is strongly encouraged for Chapter Chats. To register and pick up a copy of the book to read before our first meeting, please stop by the desk in the Children’s Area. 

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4236.

Houston Dynamo Game Night and Voucher!

Great News!  The Houston Dynamo is offering a FREE game ticket with the purchase of a discounted adult ticket to any child or teen who has completed all levels of this year's Summer Reading Program (earned 500 points). The FREE game ticket is for the Saturday, September 9th game against the Colorado Rapids. Along with the ticket, attendees will receive in-game recognition as well as a certificate of completion. Any eligible child or teen must must pick up their voucher at the library by September 8th.  There is special phone number on the voucher to call for the FREE game ticket as well as the purchase of the discounted adult companion ticket.  Thanks to the Houston Dynamo for being a Summer Reading partner!

Children's Summer Reading Wrap Up!

Summer Reading officially ended on August 5th! It was one of the busiest Summer’s we've ever had with over 800 children registered for the program.  Together they logged thousands of books, minutes, activities and submitted reviews.  At our special Monday programs, 3000 people came to enjoy magic, animals, puppetry, snakes, storytelling, balloons and more!  Thank you to all of our wonderful children and their parents for participaing and spending part of their Summer with us.  We hope you had as much fun as we did!  A BIG thank you to the Friends of the Tomball Library for funding all of our special  programs this Summer.  As the song goes, “you’ve gotta have friends”…and, ours are the best!  *as a reminder, if you registered by August 5th, you can still log in books, minutes and activities through Saturday, August 12th and come to the Library up until Saturday, August 19th to collect your prizes!

Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library Closed Friday, August 11

closedThe Lone Star College - Tomball campus and Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library will be closed on Friday, August 11th due to a planned outage of water services related to construction.  The campus and library will reopen for regular business hours on Saturday, August 12.

For library services on Friday, please visit the Barbara Bush Branch Library or the Northwest Branch Library.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Marsha's Petting Zoo!

 This coming Monday, July 31st from 3 - 5 pm, the zoo comes to you when Marsha's Petting Zoo will be at the Library!  Children (and adults) of all ages can meet, pet and take pictures with a  whole menagerie of farm and exotic animals.  Please come to the children's area and you will be directed to a shaded area where the animals are located. *This is an outdoor program and we ask that you dress for extreme heat, wear a hat, apply sunscreen and bring a cool drink.  See you then!