Baldwin Boettcher

Mercer Botanic Gardens Reopened to the Public

Mercer Botanic  Gardens East Side reopened to the public on Wednesday, May 25th, after being closed for more than four weeks due to severe flood damage. Regular hours and programs have resumed. Due to potential hazards, visitors should avoid closed areas which include  the new Creekside Ramble, primitive loop trails, and Storey Lake  For additional information, please call Mercer's new number  713-274-4160 or visit them online at

We're Cool For the Summer













We're looking for summer volunteers at our library!

Great Apps For Kids

In addition to our participation with Mensa's "Excellence In Reading" program, we are featuring games for kids that can be accessed through Mensa's website.

American Mensa Academy features intuitive games that teach patterns, review basic math questions, states and countries, English and grammar skills. The game series keeps a score and allows the player to keep track of their progress.

After testing the games, our favorite was Word Invasion:

 which teaches parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, etc.



If you haven't already, go and get your FREE comic book.  Participating locations listed here:

Our Newest Staff Member

It's our pleasure to introduce Christie Yerby, our new Assistant Branch Manager.
Christie has been working for HCPL since 2006. Most of those years at the LSC-Tomball Community Library. She has been a Children's Librarian since 2009, loves to read (especially memoirs), camp (especially because she reads when she camps), learn new things, eat new things, go new places. Christie says that she adores children, has 3 of her own and a super naughty golden retriever named Molly.

WELCOME Christie!

Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library Reopens Today! All HCPL Branches Are Now Open.

We are happy to announce that with today's reopening of Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, all Harris County Branches are back to regular hours of operation.

Baldwin Boettcher Branch's Monday hours are 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

All in all, HCPL was very fortunate to escape the kind of damage so many of our neighbors suffered in the flooding last week. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all of those who are now coping with the aftermath.

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