UPDATE: Most HCPL Branches Resume Normal Business Hours & Programming, Monday, Sept. 11.

Library Closed for Inclement Weather

caution signIn anticipation of inclement weather caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library will close at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 25 and remain closed Saturday and Sunday.

Lone Star College and Harris County Public Library will continue to monitor weather and road conditions in case of further closures. We will keep you updated on our website, Twitter, and on Facebook as we learn more.

Please stay safe during the hurricane, and we will see you when we reopen. 

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!