That's right! Today we reached 20,000 readers signed up for summer reading fun. If you're not one of them, there's still time to register and achieve your reading goal. Fun and educational programs, reading activities, and prizes run through August 10, 2014.
Did you know that one out of five Texans cannot read a newspaper, fill out a job application or help with their children's homework? Illiteracy is one of the biggest challenges facing America, but you can be part of the solution. Become a volunteer literacy tutor at Harris County Public Library.
Everyone is invited to the Harris County Job Fair at NRG Center, September 30, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Representatives from many Harris County Departments will be on hand to discuss career opportunities and accept applications for clerical, technical, professional, mechanical and heavy-equipment operator positions.
Since we're being scientific this summer, Fun is defined by Merriam-Webster as "what provides amusement or enjoyment; specifically : playful often boisterous action or speech." I think these pictures from some of the library activities across the county give you a much better idea. It's not too late for you to sign up and join in - the fun runs through August 9th!
Barbara Bush Branch Librarian Nancy Agafitei will be retiring at the end of June, after working 25 years for Harris County Public Library. Her coworkers, community colleagues and the Barbara Bush Library Friends hosted a reception today to celebrate her career and accomplishments.
Here Barbara Bush Library Friends President Penny Boozman presents HCPL Interim Director Ron Lucik with a check for five thousand dollars in honor of Nancy Agafitei. Happy retirement, Nancy!
Let's see...the kids have been out of school for a couple weeks now. That means they're probably bored stiff and you're nearing your wit's end when it comes to keeping them occupied. Well, here at HCPL, we have programs for your kids and teens--and some for you, too—that’ll chase away the summertime blahs.
Below are just some of the programs we have coming up...
Oh! Don’t forget: it’s not too late to sign up for Kids, Teen and Adult Summer Reading Fun!
What weighs one million pounds, is the size of a football field, zips along at a mind boggling 17,500 miles per hour about 330 miles above our heads and took the cooperative effort of fifteen nations to build?
HCPL's Summer Reading Fun 2014 starts Monday, June 2 and Book Hunters will be here to help make this a great summer of reading for you and the whole family. Just tell us what you like and we'll send you a list of reading recommendations. Let the R and R begin! (That's reading and relaxing, folks).
Here are few of our favorites in keeping with this year's science-related themes
What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward (toddler)
Oh, No!, or How My Science Project Destroyed the World by Mac Barnett (picture book)
A Tooth is Loose by Lisa Trumbauer (early reader)
Shaping Up Summer by Lizann Flatt (juvenile nonfiction)
Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman (ya fiction)
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch by Lewis Dartnell (adult nonfiction)
Don't forget to register for Summer Reading Fun starting on Monday, June 2.