Drive on Thru

On dreary days like today, we know you wish you could have all the benefits of the library without leaving the cozy interior of your car. That’s why we have a drive thru, located on the side of the building near the additional library parking spots. At the drive thru, you can return books, pick up holds, and even pay fines – all without ever getting out of your car! But you don’t have to take my word for it. Check out the awesome silent film members of the amazing circulation staff made and see for yourself what the drive thru can do for you!

The Early Years are Learning Years!

Although we celebrate children every day throughout the year at a children's library, this week (April 14th - 19th) is "officially" designated as ”the week of the young child" In celebration and with HCPL's continued partnership with Houston PBS, we are thrilled to present a special Curious George themed story time on Wednesday, April 17th at 10:30 am! Children in attendance will watch a fun filled DVD episode of Curious George provided by Houston PBS, listen to a story, complete an activity sheet and make a fabulous craft!   This event is FREE and will meet in the Children's Activity Room!

Are you eighteen? Treat Yourself

Teens! You know what you can do when you turn eighteen? Come to the library and treat yourself to a couple of gifts that will keep on giving!
1. Come in and get an ADULT LIBRARY CARD! (You can check out movies now!)
2. Pick up and fill out a VOTERS REGISTRATION CARD. Yeah, you're old enough to vote now!

Blackout Poetry

blackout poetryHey teens and tweens! Celebrate National Poetry Month with blackout poetry. Create awesome poetry with a Sharpie and newspaper article or pages out of a book. (Don’t worry, though. No books will be harmed in the process!) All supplies provided. Bring your friends! We will meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, April 16 at 1:00 pm.

For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4200.

Flickr CC: Newspaper Blackout Poetry Photo by: Carla Gates

Kids Know it All!

 On the Harris County website there is a fabulous link just for kids.  Truth be told, parents and teachers like it too!  It is aptly named “kids know it all” and it is FREE, fun and easy to use!  Click on the link in this blog, or simply type in HCPL.net (or access your app) and then click on the “kids” icon.  Now the fun begins!  Of course, we want you to experience the fun first hand, so you will only be getting a small sampling of what’s available from this blog.  On the “kids read” link, you will see the page as shown above.  Here your child can click on the different links (highlighted by gold stars) to access tumblebooks, read book reviews, access book lists, search readers advisories and also write and post their very own book review!  There are game links, story time databases, craft links, a "surf the net" link (google, yahoo etc…) a Houston link ('cause we live in a great city and there is always tons of fun, FREE stuff to do!),  a "school stuff" link for help with all the basic subjects (math, English, science etc…) and a whole lot more!  A world of knowledge and hours of fun are [literally] a click away!