Barbara Bush

Celebrate the Joy of Reading!

Celebrate the Joy of Reading with us! Saturday, Feb. 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm


Enjoy author readings, shop for books, browse our pop up library and return your library books! For the kids, there will be a storytime and a craft. This is part of the annual African American Read In. Refreshments served afterwards. Co-sponsored by Barbara Bush Library Friends and E.B.O.N.Y.

The Forum at Cypress Creek Christian Community Center
6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring TX

picture of a couple reading

 

 

Looking for Help with Filing Taxes?

AARP Tax-Aide @ HCPL

It’s that time of year again! Are you looking for help with filing your taxes? Due to the Barbara Bush Branch being closed for repairs, AARP Tax-Aide has moved to a new, temporary location:

Northwoods Presbyterian Church 
3320 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston, TX 77068
(at the NE corner of FM 1960 and TC Jester)


AARP volunteers will be there on Saturdays from 10am-4pm and Mondays from 1pm-8pm. This is a free, first come-first served service. For a list of other HCPL locations offering this service and their hours, please check the HCPL Tax Schedule

Monday Storytimes and Pop up Library!

We know you miss your library. And we'll be back soon! In the meantime, we're having Monday morning storytimes and a pop up library at the Forum at Cypress Creek  Community Center, 6823 Cypresswood Drive.  Here's the times:

 10:00 –10:45 AM :
Baby & Toddler Storytime
(Ages 10 months—3 years)
 11:00 AM—12 PM :
Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-6 years)

We'll be doing this on Mondays until we re-open!

 

Curiosity Cruiser this Saturday!


Do you like books? Do you like cool vehicles? Do you like superheroes? If you said "yes" to any of those, then you should come to the pop up library this Saturday, January 27th!

There will be a pop up library in the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center (right across from the library) from 2pm-4pm. Our special guests, Owlbotron and Northtale, will be there with the Curiosity Cruiser. Come on by for storytime, crafts, activities and more! Don't forget that you can return and check out books! See you there!

Owlbotron

 

Writing Contest!

Student grades K-12? Like to write? Enter the EBONY Essay and Short Story Contest!

Cash prizes!

See details at www.bblf.org.

Send entry to cc@hcpl.net by Jan. 31.  

picture of child writing

picture courtesy of Flickr

 

New Year...New Storytimes!

2018 plannerAs we eagerly await the reopening of the Barbara Bush Branch Library, we are starting a new community storytime and pop up library schedule. These programs will be held at the Cypress Creek Christian Church and Community Center, right across from the library at 6823 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379

These programs will be held every Monday morning in back to back sessions. Please check our Facebook events calendar for specific dates.

10am-10:45am -Baby & Toddler Storytime (ages 10 months to 3 years)
11:00am-12:00pm- Preschool Storytime (ages 3 years-6 years)

Book Fair this Saturday!

B&N logoBBLFBe sure to come by the Barnes and Noble Champions location (5303 FM 1960 W) this Saturday from  9 am to 10 pm. Mention the Barbara Bush Library Friends when you check out and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Friends. We’ll have a bookmark craft, a Paddington Bear story time at 11, and a puppet show by Adventureland Puppets at 1 pm.  If you can’t come, go to BN.com/bookfairs from 1/13/18 to 1/18/18 and use Bookfair ID 12312583 when you check out. Thanks!

Save the Date! Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 1 pm to 5 pm

We’ll be having a pop up library event at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio on Saturday, Jan. 6. from 1 pm to 5 pm. As usual, you can browse our mini collection, return books and get library cards. And, Athea Davis, author of the newly released book, Today’s Gonna Be Awesomesauce: Daily Meditations for Youth, Parents, & Families, will be on hand. She will do a family/youth yoga demo class and book release talk/signing. Ms. Davis will be presenting from 2:30-4.  See you there!

picture of Athea Davis

 

Building Update!

Everyone wants to know when the library will be re-opened. I still don’t have a definite date as so many things can speed up or delay the process. But overall, slowly but surely, we’re making progress. The flooring and shelving have been ordered.  The sheetrock and drywall have been put up.  Primer is being applied to the walls and painting will start next week. The elevator is being worked on and should be done in 3 weeks. Most important, the construction of the platform for the outside AC chiller units is underway. So far, they have taken down one of the concrete walls where the chiller units were. They are waiting for location services as they have to drill down 10 feet into the parking lot, and want to make sure they don’t hit any electrical wiring. Once they have that done, later there will be a steel platform, 6 feet in height, for the chiller units. The bathrooms are ready for tile work which should begin next week. 

picture of elevator repair

picture of man painting

picture of construction

 

Want to Help? Join our Friends!

Would you like to help the library rebuild after Harvey? Consider joining the Barbara Bush Library Friends. This support group raises funds to help provide the extras that the County budget can't cover. Everything from extra books to puppet shows for the kids is paid for with Friends funding. And they have fun while doing it! To join, see www.bblf.org.

 

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