Freeman's Branch Winner for Reader Nation 2011

Winner Cindy Dickerson is  very pleased to be the Freeman Branch winner.  She grew up in libraries,  particularly  the Evelyn Meador Branch in Seabrook.  She is an English teacher and a school counselor, and wants her new baby Audrey to  love the library and books.  She found out about Reader Nation as she was signing up for Book Hunters, our book advising service.  She enjoyed keeping track of the books that she read this summer, and especially enjoyed reading The Help and Water for Elephants.  She brings baby Audrey to the library’s Book Babies program, and says she loves the library because there is something for everyone from Seniors  to Infants.   Cindy is impressed by the computer class offerings that the library provides.  She p

Reader Nation 2011 1st Place Grand Prize Winner

College student Teresa Yeh is the 1st place grand prize winner for Harris County Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program 2011.  As the grand prize winner, Teresa took home $200 in gift cards for Amazon.com, which she plans to spend on textbooks.  Teresa has participated in the summer reading program since she was a kid, so she just automatically entered this year without giving much thought to potential prizes, but she did remember to log her books.  Teresa said that she really likes using the library’s digital media catalog, and most of the books she read over the summer were eBooks. 

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The Longhorns are Coming

Did you know that the Texas Longhorn is the official "Large Mammal" for the state of Texas? Did you know that theTexas Longhorn almost became extinct ? Join us Tuesday, August 9 from 2:30-4:30 pm (in the Diana Lane side of the parking lot)  for a round-up of fun facts and lore about Texas Longhorn Cattle.  Cindy and Robert Schnuriger will bring animals such as Texas Longhorn cattle, a horse, and donkey to show the importance of these animals to Texas history. 

CCISD AP & Pre-AP Summer Reading Discussion Groups

Books by shutterhacksAugust 8th - August 17th  Are you or someone you know going to be taking AP or Pre-AP Language Arts or Social Studies this upcoming Fall?  At Freeman, we've got you covered.  Join us for student and group-led discussions of the required summer reading to help get yourself in gear for the school year (and enjoy some snacks while you're at it)! We're also going to test your recall with some trivia contests - so read your books and you might win some prizes!