Happy Thanksgiving from the Aldine Library

Greetings, everyone! The Aldine Library has special holiday hours this week. We will be closing early on Wednesday, November 25th (at 5 PM). We will then remain closed Thursday through Sunday and reopen on Monday, November 30th, at 1 PM.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Meet Your Atascocita Staff: Sara

Sara wraps up our year of meeting your Atascocita Branch staff.  I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about the people who work here at the library.  Maybe you've found someone who shares your interest in travel, mysteries, or crafts!

Name: Sara
Title: Adult Services Librarian
Time working at branch: Eight exciting years: five as a library technician and three as a librarian.

Mission Accomplished


It's a new dawn at the Aldine Library. The HCPL catalog system upgrade and migration is now complete. You can access your account online as before. It may take staff a little longer to process new library cards, etc., as we get accustomed to the system. Thank you for your patience and for bearing with us as we learn the ropes of our new software! 


National Healthy Skin Month is November 1st through November 30th

Did you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month?  Today we gave away small bars of Ivory soap.

Why Ivory soap?  During Toddler Time, the kids found out that Ivory soap is the only soap that floats.  Ivory soap is so "pure it floats" because of air bubbles.  Every child who attended story time received a sample.

The leftovers were then given to our other customers.  Try it out.  Another way to use Ivory soap is to make bath crayons.  Grab a grater, a bar of ivory soap, some food coloring, and a little water, and go!  These are fun and easy + fun -- and no strange chemicals, either!

So visiting the library is not just about reading, e-books and computers.  You are able to learn many interesting things as well.  So stop by the Aldine library and see what is happening.  

Did I say anything about our caterpillars and butterflies?  That is coming up next.

Software Installation and Affected Library Services November 8-13

Hello Aldine Library Friends,

We are having software installation occurring throughout the Harris County Public Library system during the week of November 8th-13th.  Library services will be affected during this time. Here's what to expect that week:

1. You must have your Library Card to check out.

2. Access to all digital services will still be available with your Library Card

3. You will not have access to your account

4. Items with a due date of November 9th-15th will be due on November 16th. Please return these items after November 13th. 


Thank you for patience during this time of transition. If you have any questions, please contact us. 

Meet Your Atascocita Staff: Alicia

Name:  Alicia
Title:  Library Technician
Time working at branch:  4 months

Gulf Coast Reads Book Discussion

Join the Bear Creek Book Club on Monday, October 12 at 7 pm to discuss the Gulf Coast Reads Title: The Promise by Ann Weisgarber.  Everyone is welcome!

Meet Heidi - the employee of the month

                                                                     Employee of the Month

Come in and meet Heidi our employee of the month.  Her official title is Circulation Assistant.

She handles many items that come in missing, some of the damaged items, delivery and uses her talents in many areas.

To earn this honor Heidi had to demonstrate her excellent customer service skills.  

Please come in and say, "Hi".  Check out some books and attend some of our programs.

Library Joins NextDoor

The Maud Marks branch just joined @Nextdoor, the free and private social network for neighborhoods.  We will be posting our upcoming programs on the site.  If you want to receive the weekly listings you can join the conversation at www.nextdoor.com.

Meet Your Atascocita Staff: Gloria

Name: Gloria
Title: Library Technician
Time working at branch:  An entire decade of my life

1. I’m a guru of nonfiction – travel.  Hawaii or bust!

2. On my own time, I enjoy getting out of town!  Traveling is a passion of mine.  I look forward to taking my children to Europe in the (hopefully) near future.  In the meantime, I enjoy bowling and  going to the movies.  I even own a personal Elvis themed bowling ball; however, I’m not as good at bowling as one would think.

3. One thing most people would not realize I had done was as a teen, I used to go fishing frequently.  My father and I took off on a 12 hour deep sea fishing trip the night of my high school graduation.  I was happy to bring home a celebratory  red snapper!

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