Barbara Bush Branch WinnerMonika Anderson -- Winner of the $50 Branch Gift Card

Monika has been a teacher at Epps Island Elementary in the Klein ISD for the past five years. For three of those years, she taught third-graders and brought her class to visit the library during the Klein ISD Art Day field trips. This year she is concentrating on completing her doctorate in reading at Sam Houston State University, so winning this card for her summer reading seems very appropriate.

Monika is married and has two children, Magnus (age 6) and Addison (age 7). She and her husband both joined the adult SRP this year for the first time, at the urging of Monika's mom who has participated in the past.

3rd Grand Prize Winner -- Adult Summer Reading Program

Third Grand Prize WinnerBobbie Lupa -- Winner of a $100 Gift Card

This was the first year that Bobbie entered the Summer Reading Program, having learned about it through the afternoon book club at the Barbara Bush Library. What Bobbie liked best about the SRP was the chance to see what others were reading, and to read the reviews of other library customers. Just as in book club, she always came away with great ideas for new things to read. She is encouraged to see that people, especially young people, are still enjoying the classics. Bobbie has been participating in reading clubs and contests since she was a little girl, always working hard to be the "top" reader, so winning this gift card brought back good memories for her. She looks forward to spending her $100 on books to encourage the youngest reader in her family, her 8-month old granddaughter Lily Rose.

The Return of Workforce Solutions Seminars to the Barbara Bush Library

Job Search Seminar Series

Creating a Resume/Completing the Application:  develop a professional resume that will match your skills and experience  to the job and employer you are looking for. Thursday,September 1, 1:30--3:30 in the Earl Elliot Meeting Room


Congratulations to Staff SRP Winner Cindy Cowell

cindy cowellCongratulations to Cindy Cowell, who was the winner from the drawing of staff registrants in the adult summer reading program, ReaderNation.  Seventy staff members from library branches across the county took part in the program, each with the goal of reading and logging four books over the course of the summer.  Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Harris County Public Library, we were also able to award a $50 Amazon gift card to one staff participant again this year. 

Harris County Public Library: A Guided Tour of the Homepage

Do more than search the catalog and request books!

Start at  Scroll down and look in the column on the left.

Under Menu:

Click on My Account/Renew.  Look at the books you have out or renew books.