Baldwin Boettcher

New Hold Pick Up Location

We want to start by saying that we miss all of our wonderful patrons, and it has been nice to see you coming into open branches picking up holds and returning books.   We are happy to announce that starting Monday, September 18th we will be temporarily stationed at the Lone Star College – North Harris Campus located at 2700 W. W. Thorne Dr. Houston, TX 77073.  The contact number is 281-618-5400.  For your convenience, you will be able to pick up holds at the 2nd floor library and return books there as well .  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Lone Star College Hours:

Mon-Thurs. 7:30 am-9:30 pm
Friday 1:00 pm-6 pm
Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm.

After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

UPDATE: Most HCPL Branches Resume Normal Business Hours & Programming, Monday, Sept. 11.

But What Will I Read? Survive the Temporary Closure of Libraries Like a Librarian

The countdown has begun. You battled the crowds and long lines for bottled water and batteries and then bought five cases of tortilla chips, a case of individually packaged snacking olives and a box of chocolate Twinkies because the non-perishable shelves at your grocery store were bare and you could not leave empty handed. You've filled your bathtub with water and collected all of your ice from the ice bin in plastic grocery bags - just in case. All you needed was some books from the library and you discover all the libraries have closed their buildings until the crisis is over. WHAT WILL YOU READ??

Never fear - the building is closed, but  librarians are here with a perfect solution to your very real problem. And if you act quickly, you will have plenty to do even IF you lose both power and internet service.

ATTENTION UPDATE: All HCPL Branches Will Close 1PM Friday Will Remain Closed Through Monday.

ATTENTION UPDATE: All HCPL Branches Will Close 1PM Friday Will Remain Closed Through Monday.
Branches that have not opened as of 11:30 AM Friday will remain closed through Monday.
A decision as to Tuesday operating hours--if any--will be made Monday afternoon. Please monitor this site, Facebook or Twitter @harriscountypl for further announcements.
NO LATE FEES WILL BE CHARGED DURING THESE CLOSURES: Borrowing dates will be adjusted when libraries reopen.
 

Pre-Fall Story Time Break

The summer sessions of children’s and young adults programming will conclude until September to allow staff time to prepare for fall programs.  This includes our regular weekly story times.  They will resume on September 5th.  

Summer Reading also ended on August 5th, but there is still time to collect your prizes!  Stop by anytime next week. (August 7th – 12th) .  Check out the events calendar to see the upcoming list of classes and activities  It has been a great summer at Baldwin Boettcher and we thank everyone who participated in the fun!

Sharks!

Preschool Pals for kids is a Story Time for kids, ages 3-5 meets every Tuesday at 1:30 PM. Join us on June 27 for our special Shark Story Time. A fun (and safe) way to look at these magnificant creatures. 

Hats Off to the Winner!

Monday, June 5th we celebrated Hat Day at Baldwin Boettcher.  Poeple were invited to come wearing their fanciest hat in honor of our Hat Lady Cindy Groover.  We are proud to announce that the winner with the grandest hat is................................

drum roll please................................................

Maurice Kness!  His hat was unique and loved by everyone.  Congratulations Mr. Kness!

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