Baldwin Boettcher changes their library hours!

Due to the budget changes in the Baldwin Boettcher library I am pleased to announce that we only lost 4 hours of customer use in the library.  Starting Wednesday, April 6th the Baldwin Boettcher Library will begin their new hours.  On Wednesdays we will only be open from noon until 8 pm.  We lost two early hours here.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays we will be closing at 6 pm instead of 7 pm.  This accounts for the other two hours we loss.  So Monday, Friday and Saturday schedule of hours remain the same.  So to recap - Monday open 1 pm til 8 pm. Tuesday open from 10 am til 6 pm.  Wednesday open noon until 8 pm.  Thursday open 10 am until 6 pm.  Friday open from 1 pm until 6 pm. and Saturday open from 10 am until 5 pm.  Please note that other libraries in the Harris County Public Library system also changed hours.  Please call ahead if you need to know how each libraries hours will be changing. 

American Dream and Ice Cream

The American Dream @ Your LibraryOur ESL students and tutors have been working so hard, we are throwing a party for them, and everyone is invited! On Tuesday, March 29, at 5:30 PM, the Baldwin Boettcher Branch staff will have a wonderful variety of luscious ice cream flavors and scrumptious toppings all ready for you to prepare an ice cream sundae to die for. This program for all ages will honor the students in our American Dream ESL Program, which is funded through a generous grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation and the American Library Association.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Evening Book Club

Hard Times by Charles DickensTitle to be discussed: First half of Hard Times by Charles Dickens.  Date of meeting: Monday, April 18, at 6:30 PM.

New Hours at Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library

The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library will have a reduction in hours starting April 6, 2011.  Renewals, requests and other online services are still available 24/7 at  The new Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library schedule will be:  Monday 1-8, Tuesday 10-6, Wednesday 12-8, Thursday 10-6, Friday 1-6, and Saturday 10-5.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions, please call 713-749-9000.

Get "Money Smart"

In difficult economic times, getting "Money Smart" is more important than ever. Each April, the FDIC sponsors free financial education events around Houston with a goal of helping consumers learn about savings and money management on any number of topics.

Join us at any of the events at Harris County Public Library branches listed below. In the meantime, learn about other Money Week (April 2-9) speakers and events around Houston at And anytime during the year, take the Money Smart online class available on our databases page

Please contact the branch hosting the session you would like to attend: