July 1 is the midpoint of the year and we thought it would be a good time to give you a progress report on Project Mill-E, Harris County Public Library’s initiative to circulate one million eBooks in 2016. In a word, the progress has been amazing! Since January 1, HCPL eBook readers have checked out 540,669 items (compared to a smidge over 397,000 for the same period last year—an increase of 36 percent). Any way you slice it, that is some serious eReading.
There are lots of different ways besides reading to participate in Harris County Public Library's Summer Reading Program.
This week Book Hunters offers some sporty books to get kids off to a fast start in their summer reading--after all, this year's theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!"
Football With Dad by Frank Berrios
Henry Holton takes the Ice by Sandra Bradley
Lucky Luis by Gary Soto ; illustrated by Rhode Montijo
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Losers Take All by David Klass
This service is free of charge to all families of Humble ISD students
ReadyRosie is an early education resource that uses the power of video modeling and mobile technology to help parents prepare their children to succeed in school. ReadyRosie features brief, fun videos in English and Spanish that help children learn problem solving and math skills, early literacy, essential life skills and lots of vocabulary.
Harris County Public Library is proud to announce that thirteen HCPL branches will provide nutritious, free lunches to children in low income areas of Harris County through the Houston Food Bank’s Kids Café program. Only children 1 – 18 years are eligible. Meals and snacks are provided on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited, but will be adjusted depending on demand. See schedule below for days and times at the HCPL branch nearest you.
Harris County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off June 6 with new incentives & new ways to participate.
Harris County Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program has never been just about reading. Summer at HCPL is about reading and all the ways it helps you engage more fully with the world around you. With that in mind, for the first time, HCPL will offer incentives not only for what you read, but for what you do, as well.
Learn more about Project Mill-E
In May, Book Hunters and Harris County Public Library are celebrating the contributions to our nation by Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent. As you know, that name covers a lot of ground--not just geographically, but culturally as well. Book Hunters celebrates that diversity in its young adult reading suggestions, and HCPL branches celebrate it with a wide variety of programs from Hawaiian luaus to a Japanese sword demonstration and points in between.
Get questions answered at the FEMA Center opening at 12:00pm on May 2 at the LSC-CyFair Branch Library in LRNC 131.
• Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
• Saturday, 9am-2pm
• Sunday, Closed
Please note that you can apply for FEMA assistance online or by phone. If you have recent flood damage not covered by insurance, contact DisasterAssistance.gov or call (voice, 711 or relay service) at 800-621-3362. TTY users should call 800-462-7585.
Join us this week in honor of the 20th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día. Día is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
Festivities this week at HCPL include hosting the play Bravo, Chico Canta! Bravo! adapted from the book by Pat Mora and Libby Martinez and presented by Brave Little Company.
Chico Canta and his family invite you to make music, put on plays, and speak many languages inside the walls of the old theater where they live.
Mon. Apr. 25 @ 4:30 PM - High Meadows Branch Library
Wed. Apr. 27 @ 5:00 PM - Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
Thurs. Apr. 28 @ 4:30 PM - North Channel Branch Library
Fri. Apr. 29 @ 1:00 PM - Maud Marks Branch Library
All HCPL programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 713-274-6600.