Barbara Bush

Re Opening Soon!

We are happy to announce that the Barbara Bush Library will be reopening on Monday, May 14th at 1pm. It's been a long road from August 2017 when Hurricane Harvey put us out of commission, but we are back and ready to serve the community again. 

There will be a grand opening planned for June 2018. Details on that will be coming soon! 

We can't wait to see you all again! 

Harvey Restoration Update, April 22 - 28

As our friends in the Bear Creek area know, we are putting the finishing touches on Katherine Tyra Branch Library in preparation for its reopening on Monday, April 30. As you can see in the video the Barbara Bush and Kingwood branches are looking more like their old selves every day.

UPDATE: Barbara Bush Branch Library reopens May 14, 2018!

Remembering a Great Lady

We are so proud that our library is named after Mrs. Barbara Bush. And now sadly she has passed on. Our staff and library supporters have heavy hearts tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bush family during this sad time. But we are resolved to continue her work, fighting illiteracy and ignorance, offering education and enrichment to citizens of all ages. We will continue her work and ensure her legacy for decades to come. After all, it is what Mrs. Bush would want us to do.

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 photo from Wikimedia Commons 

 

Bear Creek & Galena Park Set to Reopen

We are excited to announce that the Galena Park and Katherine Tyra branch libraries will reopen this month. Galena Park opens its doors Monday, April 23 after repairs to its roof and air conditioning system. The Katherine Tyra Branch Library at Bear Creek will welcome customers for the first time since Hurricane Harvey forced it to shutter on Monday, April 30.

Work is progressing at the Kingwood and Barbara Bush branch libraries, though we do not yet have reliable estimates for their return to service.

We want to thank you all again for your patience and support on the long road to recovery.

 

Doing Good Has Never Been So Tasty...Support the Barbara Bush Library Friends at Panera Bread

Panera Bread Fundraiser FlyerPlease help the Barbara Bush Library Friends raise money by visiting Panera Bread on Thursday, April 12th from 4pm-8pm. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase will go to the Barbara Bush Library Friends. All you need to do is bring in a copy of the flyer which will be available on our social media accounts. To-Go and online orders count as well. 

Thank you for your support!

Where: Panera Bread at 8203 Louetta Rd. 

When: Thursday, April 12th from 4pm to 8pm

Pop up Library @ Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio April 14, 2018

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We all miss our library and are eagerly awaiting the day it reopens. In the meantime, Barbara Bush Branch Library will be having another exciting pop up! Join us at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio this Saturday, April 14.

You will be able to:

• Return books
• Browse our mini collection
• enjoy a fun craft
• Apply for a library card

We will be there from 1pm to 5pm and hope to see you!

A Note from Akhila to You

With mixed emotions I want to share that I have been promoted as the Branch Manager at Maud Marks Library.  I’m really excited about the next chapter in my career and look forward to this new challenge.  At the same time I’m saddened to leave the Barbara Bush Library, staff, and the wonderful community who has given me so much love and support over the past 10 years.

I hope my contributions have made a positive impact on the families and community of the Library.  I’m confident the wonderful staff at Barbara Bush will continue the vision and values which I have striven for during my tenure.

I’m grateful for all the friendships and relationships I’ve developed at the Barbara Bush library.  I will cherish this for the rest of my career. 

 

The Digital Bookmobile is Coming!

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No, it’s not a traditional bookmobile. So if you need regular books, we won’t have them. But if you want ebooks, come to the Barbara Bush Branch Library parking lot on Tuesday, March 27 from 3 pm to 7 pm. The Overdrive Digital Bookmobile will help you get started with ebooks. Come aboard the 42-foot-long Overdrive Digital Bookmobile to learn how to borrow an eBook or audiobook and so much more! Experts will be available to teach beginners and show experienced users the latest features. If you are having problems, they can troubleshoot also! Be sure to bring your device as they will have Wi-Fi on the Digital Bookmobile. We’ll also have snacks and giveaways! Hope to see you there!

 

The Digital Bookmobile is coming!

picture of the digital bookmobile

Save the date of March 27 from 3 pm to 7 pm! The digital bookmobile is coming to the Barbara Bush Branch Library parking lot. They'll help new ebook users get started, and they'll answer questions and solve problems for experienced users. You'll also find out about new features and updates!

 

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