Barbara Bush

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!

 

Free Financial Assistance for Local Businesses!

As a member of the NW Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Barbara Bush Library Friends want to share this valuable information!


Business Funding After Harvey


During this workshop, business owners will be able to apply for 0% interest
relief loans up to $25,000. Join us and learn more about business funding
and support services available for you!
In the Harrell Family Opportunity Center, behind the main NAM Building,
2nd Floor Computer Lab. Bring a laptop if you have one

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Northwest Assistance Ministries
15555 Kuykendahl Rd. | Houston, TX 77090
Questions? Contact: ChamberInfo@HoustonNWChamber.org
Register at: bit.ly/Houston-Funding-After-Harvey

 

Save the Date for a Dr. Seuss Carnival!

Cat in the Hat with bookHelp us celebrate Read Across America with a Dr. Seuss Carnival at Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio! You're welcome to dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss character to add to the fun. Hope to see you there! 

When: Saturday, March 3rd 2pm-5pm
Where: Cherry Blossom Yoga Studio: 16650 Champion Forest Dr, Spring, TX 77379
What:
- Storytimes at 3pm and 4pm
- Fun activities
- Prizes
- Snacks
- Free children's book giveaways while supplies last
- Return and check out books at the pop up library
- Sign up for a library card

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