2013 Caldecott Awards Announced!

This year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Award.  Named in honor of 19th century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, it is awarded annually to the artist / illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.  This year’s award most deservedly went to Jon Klassen for This is Not My Hat. In addition, the illustrators of five books were chosen as Honor books.  They are: Peter Brown for Creepy Carrots, Jon Klassen for Extra Yarn, Laura Vaccaro Seeger for Green, David Small for One Cool Friend and Pamela Zagarenski for Sleep Like a Tiger.  Please share these outstanding examples of illustration and literature with your child the next time you visit the Library.  Congratulations to all who were considered for this prestigious award! 

What Tomball’s Reading Now

booksCurious what’s been popular at Tomball recently? Check out the list of books with the most requests by Tomball customers. See anything that piques your interest? Add your name to the request list!

Adult Fiction

Enjoy an Afternoon of Gospel Music

Gospel IllustratedEnjoy an afternoon of Gospel Music in celebration of African American History Month. These soulful sounds can be heard on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00pm in the Library's Lobby. All ages are welcome to attend and all library programs are free to the public. Celebrate culture @ your library!

Support Your Library

Our funding comes from the state as well as the county, so if you’ve been well served by the library in the past year, please tell your state representatives. They need to hear from you so they can advocate for library services as they go into budget sessions.

To find out who represents you, use the QR code to the left or  click on this link: http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/find-your-representative/ and put in your residential address.

If you like, here is a link to a sample letter provided by the Texas Library Association: http://www.hcpl.net/sites/default/files/Legislative Sample Letter.pdf

A big thanks from us.

Celebrate Creative African American Thinkers!

Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library decided to do a slight twist on our Black History Month display.  Laura Matson, Circulation Assistant, and Kathy Green, Circulation Supervisor, wanted to focus on some lesser known inventors in Black History.  What would we do without the pencil sharpener or laser eye surgery for cataracts?