Spring Cleaning = Book Donations


Spring is just around the corner and with it, spring cleaning! If you clear off some space on your book or media shelves this spring, keep the library in mind for donations. Donations of new and gently-used items are sold in our Friends of the Library Bookstore, located near the front entrance of the library. All proceeds are used to support the library.

The Friends of the Library will gladly accept the following materials:

  • - Gently-used hardcover and paperback books
  • - VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs and audio books in good and working condition
  • - New magazines of general interest, such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Texas Monthly, cooking or decorating magazines, and select children’s magazines
  • - Computer books that are less than five years old

While we appreciate your generosity and your willingness to support the library, we are unable to accept the following materials:

  • - Any items that are moldy, dirty, water-stained, without covers or that have torn pages
  • - Encyclopedias
  • - Medical books or textbooks that are more than ten years old
  • - Back issues of magazines about current events, fashion, finance, sports or technology

Thank you for your donations and your continued support of the library!

Marketing to the Hispanic Community

LSC-Tomball Community Library and the Lone Star College Small Business Development Center proudly begin a third season of Business Success Seminars Friday, March 1st with Maria Tapias, Group Account Director with Lopez Negrete Communications. Tapias will light up the new season with a seminar about Marketing to the Hispanic Community.

Lopez Negrete Communications is an independent, Hispanic owned and operated full service agency specializing in Hispanic marketing. As Tapias remarks, the Hispanic community is "...a world all its own, with different textures and tastes, rhythms and hues."

This year's Business Success seminars are especially timed to begin right after each monthly Chamber of Commerce meeting, a meeting that takes place the first Friday of the month in the Beckendorf Center in the East Building of LSC-Tomball. The seminars will happen just around the corner in Room E178. There is no registration and no registration fee for the seminars, and everyone is welcome. That's 2:15 p.m., Friday, March 1st.

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!