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.
On June 1, 2014, customers of five Harris County Public Library branches will see an increase in their library’s operating hours.
- Galena Park, Northwest and South Houston branch libraries, which are currently closed on Fridays, will all be open Fridays 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Jacinto City and Stratford branches will add more weekend hours. They, along with all other HCPL locations, will be open Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There is more exciting news from our OverDrive Digital Media Catalog to go along with last week’s announcement of the improved search features. Now, you can stream the videos you check out straight to your device whether it be a smartphone, tablet or laptop. All you need is a Harris County Public Library card and an internet connection.
Improved Searchability and Content Filtering for HCPL’s OverDrive Digital Media Catalog
Now users of Harris County Public Library’s Digital Media Catalog can choose to see only the titles they want to see specified by maturity levels. In other words, if you’re a grown up and feel like you are past the Green Eggs and Ham stage in your reading life, you can filter out everything but titles cataloged for adults.
Don't panic! We've got the new library catalog ready for you to test, but the same familiar search is still the one you'll be using from the library website. We think you're going to like the new features that make it easier than ever to access all of the resources in our collection, no matter the format. Look for:
- Smarter search technology that makes it easier to find exactly what you're looking for
- Featured NYT Bestseller Lists and New Items Lists
- New texting and social media features
- Spell Check
- Individual "My List" creation
- Ability to place multiple holds at once
Take a test run of our new catalog: hcpl.ent.sirsi.net/client/webcat. We want to hear what you think, so please share your discoveries in the comments.