New Beginnings at the Library

The fall semester of school has begun, Summer Reading Program has ended, and it is a bittersweet time of the year for me. Our sweet babies have blossomed into school children skipping to the bus and it seems like yesterday that we held them in our arms.
We have been preparing for our programs and the Garden Club has resumed.  This week we will be planting seeds for our winter crop in the raised garden and the back enclosed area. Just as we watch our children blossom this school year, we can together observe the little seeds sprout and bloom in our collective garden outside the Robin Bush Activity Room.
Please join us in our upcoming adventure this Wednesday at 4:30 pm!

Yes, We Do Have After School Programs For Children At The Library!

Although the reading program activities are finished there is still plenty for children to do at the library. There is something happening at the library for school aged children every Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm in the Robin Bush Room. Also for school aged kids is an afterschool storytime at 4:30pm every Thursday afternoon in the Robin Bush Room. Pick up a children’s activity flyer at the children’s information desk for details or check the Barbara Bush branch calendar at

Art displayed in Alcove by Yan Lee

In August, artish Yan Lee, will exhibit his pen and ink drawings of historic big trees of Texas on the 2nd floor Art Alcove.


The winners of the 2010 Summer Teen Writing Contest were announced August 14 at a reception at the Barbara Bush Library. Almost 70 entries were received in the contest co-sponsored by the Young Adult Librarians at the Barbara Bush and Lonestar College Tomball branches. Congratulations to all entrants on a job well done! Winners in the four categories were:

Nominate Your Favorite Librarian!

I Love My Librarian!

The Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times "I Love My Librarian Award" encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Has someone here at the Harris County Public Library or another library made a difference in your life? Take this opportunity to say thanks to him or her by entering their name in this contest before September 20. Click here to read the rules and get the form to submit.