Barbara Bush

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.  

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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!

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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. 

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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.

 

Pop up Library Saturday, Dec. 16 1 pm

Join us at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio this Saturday. Come and get some books. Return your current library books. Visit with staff and enjoy a craft with your child. The yoga studio is also having tea and knitting from 1:30-3:30. So if you like to knit (and drink tea) come for that!  It all happens Saturday, Dec. 16 from 1 pm to 5 pm at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio! The yoga studio is located at 16650 Champion Forest Drive. Thank you to Cherry Blossom for all their support! Tip: the studio is tucked into the corner of the shopping center between Fitness Connection and True Value Hardware.

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Holiday Gathering!

Join us for a Holiday Gathering on Saturday, December 2nd from 2 to 4 pm at the Cypress Creek Christian Church & Community Center (across from the library).

We will have food, crafts, music, and Santa will be making a visit. You can check out and return books as well as get a library card. Bring the kids and join us for a fun afternoon!

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Barbara Bush Holiday Gathering

Join us for a Holiday Gathering on Saturday, December 2nd from 1pm to 3pm at the Cypress Creek Christian Church & Community Center (across from the library). 

We will have food, crafts, music, and Santa will be making a visit. You can check out and return books as well as get a library card. Bring the kids and join us for a fun afternoon! 

 

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