Evelyn Meador

Website Changes Ahead!

On August 28, the Harris County Public Website will be getting a makeover, with new features and options. Find out more about these changes by going to the Harris County Public Library Facebook Page or by clicking the video links below!

About the New Website

My Account on the New Website

Catalog Searching on the New Website

Welcome Back to School!

The Evelyn Meador Branch Library is excited for school to start next week! We can’t wait to see and help out our students. To help everyone start the year right, we wanted to let you know about some of our great school resources to help kids succeed this year!

Home School Help!

The Evelyn Meador Library loves our homeschoolers! We are always happy to have home school groups and families come to the library and check out our books. As such, we are happy to announce a new tool for our home school groups! The library has created a request form for our homeschoolers, allowing them to request visits to the library! WIth this form, you will be able to request storytimes, library tours, classes, and free play time whenever works for your schedule! We hope that you will use it to take advantage of all the great materials that we offer and give you the opportunity to make even better use of your library!

Enjoy a Planetarium at the Library!

Next week the Evelyn Meador Library will have a Planetarium in our meeting room courtesy of the Lunar Planetary Institute. During the week, we will have some free programs for people to come and enjoy the planetarium and learn in it. This is a great resource we are excited to have, so make sure you come out to these programs to use the planetarium!

Planetarium Escape Room: August 5, 2019 at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 PM
Put your skills to the test in this planetarium escape room! With puzzles for all ages, this is a great event for the whole family! There are 8 spots available at each time slot, so make sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible on our online calendar.

Harry Potter Birthday Celebration!

Come to the Evelyn Meador Branch Library to celebrate your favorite wizard by coming to this amazing birthday celebration! On July 31, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, we'll be celebrating Harry Potter's birthday with Sphero Quidditch, Harry Potter Games, Wizarding Crafts, and Magical Refreshments. The event will take place in the Meeting Room, with additional activities in the Teen Isle. All ages are welcome to this awesome event, so please drop in anytime it's going on to join the festivities!

If you aren't able to come to the party, we'll have Harry Potter word searches and matching games in the Teen Isle all week. Come get a book in the Harry Potter series and grab one while you're here to make sure you celebrate the holiday right!

Don't Stop Reading This Summer!

At this point of the summer, many of our patrons have already completed our summer reading program and gotten all their prizes from it. However, just because you have finished does not mean you should stop reading for the summer! The Harris County Public Library has a weekly challenge of books throughout the summer to help keep you motivated. This can help you try books and genres you wouldn’t normally read for a great experience. Look at the list below to see what the upcoming challenges are and come into the library to find something new to read!

  • July 15-21: It's Not Rocket Science- DIY/Maker Books
  • July 22-28: No One Can Hear You Scream- Horror Books
  • July 29-August 4: Lune-Y Reads- Humour

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Two Space Authors and an Astronaut

Join us at the the Evelyn Meador Branch Library as we host two children's authors and an astronaut on July 25 at 1:30 PM. Welcome Marianne Dyson and Melanie Chrismer as they present about space and their popular children's books and then get the opportunity to talk to them and ask questions. Also, look forward to a special visitor as a NASA astronaut also joins our presenters in teaching kids about space. 

All ages are welcome at this event. 

Closed for Independence Day!

The Evelyn Meador Branch Library will be closing at 5:00 PM on July 3rd and be closed for the 4th of July. We will re-open on Friday for our usual hours.

If you miss us and want to see some librarians on July 4th, make sure to go to Seabrook's Fourth of July Children's Parade! It will take place from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM at the Rex L. Meador Park. We will have librarians manning a booth and giving away treats and coloring pages! 

Join us at the Library in July!

During the month of July, the Evelyn Meador Branch Library will be continuing our Summer Reading Program with great events and awesome prizes! If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading yet, you still have time! You can sign up on our website until August 3 to get rewards for your reading. And remember, even if you aren’t signed up, or even a library member, you can still participate in our events. Here are some of the great things we have coming up this month:

Star Gazing Party: All ages are welcome to come to the library at 9:00 PM on July 9 to view the sky through telescopes with the expert help of the Johnson Space Center Astronomical Society in this unique after-hours event!

Book Buddies Needs Volunteers!

The Evelyn Meador Branch Library needs adult volunteers to to share the joy of reading with a young child. Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies will meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading. 

This next season of Book Buddies will run from September 11th to November 13th, 2019 at Evelyn Meador Branch Library. You will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm to read with your Little Buddy.

If interested, please apply here: http://www.hcpl.net/form/book-buddies-adult-volunteer-application-and-agreement

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