2013 Newbery Awards!

The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.  This year, the award went to The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  The 3 honor books are:  Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz, Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin and Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.  We hope that your child is able to enjoy one or more of these award winning examples of literature!

March Book Club Reads

Here’s what the book club participants are reading in March.

Afternoon Book Club (1st Tuesday, 3 pm): I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman
Paranormal Book Club (2nd Monday, 7 pm): Blood Bond by Rachel Vincent
Inspirational Book Club (2nd Thursday, 7 pm): Matthew’s Story by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins
Tween Homeschool Book Club (3rd Monday, 1 pm): Walls Within Walls by Maureen Sherry
Non-Fiction Book Club (3rd Tuesday, 2 pm): Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne
History Book Club (4th Tuesday, 7 pm): The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc by Nancy Goldstone
After Austen Book Club (Last Monday, 7 pm): The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Mystery Book Club (4th Thursday, 1 pm): The Girl Who Disappeared Twice by Andrea Kane
Come join a club and meet some people who like to read the same kinds of books that you do.

Bags for Spring

bagsWant to support your local library and reduce your carbon footprint? Buy one of our new reusable bags, provided by the Friends of the Tomball Library, and be the coolest person at the library! Bags are now available for a donation of $3.00 in purple, pink or lime green, colors perfect for spring. All proceeds are used to support the library. Stop by the Customer Service desk by the front door of the library to buy your bag and show your support!

“Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat"

Saturday, March 2nd is Read Across America day!  In 1997, the National Education Association (NEA) urged for a special day to celebrate the joy of literature and reading throughout the United States, particularly for children and young adults.  So popular was this idea that it became a nationwide observance held every year on the birthday of Children’s author, Theodore Geissel, best known around the world as Dr. Seuss! Most schools and public libraries will celebrate this event all week long with books, games and activities.  Remember, "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." ~ Dr. Seuss

Publication 17 is here!

The long-awaited tax information booklet, Publication 17, has come in! You'll find it on the back side of  one of the Tax Forms pyramids in the main hallway in front of the first floor reference desk.