Yes, We Really Were at Your Child’s School!

Starting today and over the next few weeks, your Tomball children’s staff will be visiting elementary schools in TISD to promote the upcoming Summer Reading Program: Have Book – Will Travel!  The program runs from June 3rd – August 10th.  When your child arrives home and barely able to catch their breath as they shout out “the lady from the library was at my school and it was so cool”, they are right!  For staff members like myself, it is always a wonderful experience to go into the schools, meet with the kids, share information about the library and programming, read a story and just have fun!  There’s been no “tall tale” concocted when they say we were there, because, “yes”, we really were at your child' s school!

May Book Club Selections

Come join a club and meet some people who like to read the same kinds of books that you do.
Here’s what everyone is reading in May:
Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): City of Tranquil Light by Bo Caldwell
Tween Homeschool Book Club (3rd Monday, 1 pm): Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 3 pm): The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
History Book Club (4th Tuesday, 7 pm): 1434: The Year a Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and ignited the Renaissance by Gavin Menzies
After Austen Book Club (Third Monday, 7 pm): I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): Blind Descent by Nevada Barr

We're Back 'Up'!

In case you couldn't get ahold of us online this morning, our servers were 'down' all over the County library system. But we're back up now and we'll be open until 5 pm. C'mon in and do what you need to do at the library this afternoon.

Help! I Need a Print Card!

Your librarians have been hard at work writing, directing and starring in handy informational videos that demystify the library. This time, the Reference Librarians tackled the complicated task of purchasing a print card. Ever been confused about all the steps involved in buying a print card? We hope that watching this video simplifies the process for you and makes printing at the library a stress-free endeavor.

Happy printing!


Countdown to Children's Summer Reading Program!

In just one month, the biggest event of the year for [all] libraries will begin!  The 2013 Summer Reading program,Have Book – Will Travel” begins on June 3rd through August 10th!  This year’s program promises to be better than ever with activities and programs to delight children of all ages!  On Monday afternoons at 3:00 pm, you’ll be entertained by magicians, jugglers, puppets, musicians and storytellers, as well as learn about dinosaurs and bugs (yes, Jungle Jim is coming!).  On Wednesday afternoons at 4:30 pm children ages 8 – 12 can play chess!  Movies will be shown on Thursdays at 3:00 pm and [free] popcorn will be served!  On Monday nights at 6:00 pm and Saturdays at 1:30 pm, the Pokemon League meets.  And, if all of this isn’t fun enough, we have age appropriate story times during the week and a Family story time on Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm!  At the end of May, you’ll be able to pick up a children's program calendar at any reference desk in the library or you can access the calendar onlineGet ready for a Summer of fun…we are!