Barbara Bush Adult SRP Gift Card Winner

Congratulations to Kulsum Alvi -- the winner of the $30 Amazon bookstore gift card at the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Kulsum Alvo, Gift Card Winner at Barbara BushKulsum will be a senior in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin this fall. She was home in the Houston area this summer doing an internship at Wood Group Engineering in Katy, where she worked on marketing and website development for the new onshore unit of this international company.  Kulsum relaxes by reading fiction and fantasy. This summer she enjoyed reading through the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series by Rick Riordan. It was recommended to her by her sister, Andleeb Alvi, who coincidently happens to be one of the Children’s Librarians at Barbara Bush Branch.

Radio Disney @ Your Library!... Say What!

Raise your hands if you love Disney. That’s good! I am impressed. I was hoping for that reaction. Why did I ask that, you say? Well it’s because that Radio Disney Road Crew along with Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services is presenting a fun program at Barbara Bush Branch.

If you are interested in having a wonderful time with games, dances and wait for it… Prizes, you wouldn’t want to miss it. See you at the library on Wednesday, August 21st at 11 AM

Green Magazine Exchange Center


 

 

The Barbara Bush Branch Library has a place for your recent, but used, magazines. Bring in your old magazines to share with others. Please bring only magazines published in 2012 or 2013. Feel free to take as many as you bring in (or more). The magazines are at the top of the stairs on the 2nd floor of the library.  Right next to this rack is an second rack,  Information Rack which has some "Are you Ready?"  DVDs. These DVDs are to help you get ready for Houstons extreme weather.  The library is at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.

 
 

Teen Summer Writing Contest Winners

writingOn Tuesday, the winners of the Fifth Annual Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Mary Lindsey, a local author of popular YA novels, was on hand to offer some motivational words on writing and hand out the awards. Hosted in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Writing Contest was a huge success. Poems and short stories were submitted by teens from both branches, various other HCPL branches, and several states across the country. Thanks to all the teens who wrote and submitted fantastic entries!

Congratulations to all our winners for their outstanding poems and short stories!

Holi Water War Recap

The Summer Reading Program (SRP) has come and gone and boy did we have fun. Hundreds of teens enjoyed all the offerings we had for them. One of the highlights had to be the Holi Water War. If that event didn’t scream Fun Had By All then nothing did. Kudos to our Rebecca, our Young Adult Librarian, and her fabulous assistant Margaret for putting on such a great program and a great SRP!