Electronic reading devices--eReaders--were a popular gift item this holiday season. People have been coming in asking for tips on how to download electronic library books to their new eReaders, and circulation has skyrocketed. Fantastic!

Others have expressed dismay that their brand of eReader won't accept library books. Yes, only the Barnes and Noble Nooks, the Sony Readers, the Kobo eReader, Literati Reader, Pandigital Novel, and Pocketbook Pro accept our OverDrive ebooks.

By the way, the Digital Media catalog also stocks electronic formats for reading on various computers and listening to on a number of audio devices.


Register now for the KIDLIT Book Club... enjoy discussion, crafts, puzzles, games and snacks for the book “Dodger and Me” .   The club is limited to 15 children (3rd – 5th grade) and will meet at 1:00 pm on Mondays, February 7th and 21st  in the Children’s Department.  

Stop by the Children’s Reference desk to register or call 832-559-4235.

*book selection is available for checkout when registering

Tax Forms Update

Tax forms are trickling in every day now. We have high hopes that by the end of the month our shelves will be full. We now have the basic forms for 1040, 1040A, and 1040 EZ, Publication 17, and a few Schedules to get you started.

The AARP Tax Aide will begin again on Wednesday, February 2.  Every year volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons help the elderly and low income earners file their tax returns. They will be here in our first floor meeting room, L129 Mondays (noon-4:00), Wednesdays (10:00-2:00), and Saturdays 11:00-3:00).


...learn about the art of Shadow Puppetry and create a bird puppet at Art Explorers on Monday, January 24th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, January 25th at 4:30 pm.
Registration is required and limited to 20 children per session (grades 2nd - 6th). Stop by the Children’s Reference Desk or call 832-559-4235.

ESL Tutor Training

ESL tutoringThe library is offering a training class for volunteers interested in tutoring immigrants in English on Saturday, January 22 from 9am to 3pm. No experience is needed and it is not necessary to speak another language. We need volunteers who are fluent in English and would be willing to share a few hours a week to help someone learn or improve their English.

For more information or to register please call 832-559-4200.


Flickr CC: Matching tutors with learners Photo by: Newton Free Library