Carolyn Dial's blog



Is there a favorite movie or book that you can't ever seem to find on our shelves? Ask us to help you place a "hold" or "reserve" on this title for you. After we walk you through the steps once or twice, you'll be able to place your own holds on the titles that interest you. Reserve your favorites today!



Wear your Halloween costume to the Library and join in our holiday fun! Children are invited to join us for a special Story Time on Wednesday, October 28th at 4:30 pm. Plus we'll help you make a spider--and give you a treat bag at the end!


Three to six year old children and parents are invited to join us for Preschool Story Time at our new time on Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. Senior Children's Assistant Kimberly Tiller shares her favorite stories, old and new! Plus we share songs, fingerplays and and occassional crafts! Come join in the fun!



Little ones and parents, please join us on Thursday, October 8th, for a special Jumpstart Baby time. We will read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by favorite author Eric Carle. Babies and their caregivers are invited to this one-on-one interactive program. After our story, we will play with toys. We end each Baby Time session with bubbles--bubbles to watch, bubbles to POP!!


Thank you for helping to make the 4th Annual Hispanic Heritage Festval held at the North Channel Branch Library such a success! We estimate that we saw over 1,000 children and adults this past Saturday! Fun was had by all: face painting and craft tables were especially popular! Ballet Folklorico danced, M.E.C.A. Mariachis sang and played, Happy the Clown entertained while Texas Edition performed and provided the sound system for our spectacular! A special thank you, also, to the local businesses who supported us and made this Festival come to life! And thank you's also to the Harris County Sheriff's Dept. for bringing Gizmo the Robot and to Bay Star Ambulance for letting the kids see the inside of their vehicle.


Need hours for Honor Society or for a class assignment? Consider volunteering at the North Channel Branch Library! We need help to shelve all the books and materials that come back each day at this busy library. We accept volunteers from middle and high schools. We are also glad to accept adult volunteers of all ages! Shelving books is a really good upper body workout--and there is no monthly gym membership fee! Plus we will need many volunteers to help us prepare for and put on the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 26th. See our website for the volunteer application form--or stop by the Front Desk and we will be glad to give you a copy!


Do you need a quiet place to study? Ask to reserve one of our two Study Rooms. These rooms can be used for individual study or for small groups to meet to work on projects. Study Rooms can be booked in advance and are available for two hour blocks. Room 109 includes a desktop computer. For Room 110, please ask about the Library laptop computer dedicated for use in this room. Please call us to reserve a Study Room today! Ph. 281-457-1631


If you have little ones, join us for Baby Time each Thursday morning at 10:30 am. This short interactive program introduces board books to children. Plus we sing songs, dance and play with the parachute! Toward the end of the brief program, we open the toy box for fun time with educational toys, including building blocks. And we end each program with bubbles!! The babies love to watch the bubbles, try to touch them and pop them! Bring your little one to join us!

Photo courtesy of almoco 



Through the generosity of The Community Advisory Panel to Lyondell and Equistar, several new books are now part of the North Channel Library collection. These include: The Hogg Family and Houston: Philanthropy and the Civic Ideal by Kate Sayen Kirkland, Galveston: A City on Stilts by Jodi-Wright-Gidley and Jennifer Marines, In Ike's Wake: Southeast Texas Endures Hurricane's Devastation-a pictorial account by the Photojournalists of The Beaumont Enterprise and Galena Park: The Community that Shaped It's Own History by local authors Roger Leslie and Sue Elkins Edwards. These titles were selected to honor the memory of community leader, Mr. Kermit Reneau. We invite you to come to the Library to see these books. We also invite you to remember loved ones with memorial books. Please ask to speak to Branch Librarian, Carolyn Dial, about memorial books.




Do you have a favorite collection you would like to display? Our lobby display case is an option for you. Previously, we enjoyed "Mayberry USA" and "M & M Collectibles." Please contact Librarians Christina Thompson or Kelly Hall if you have a collection you can share with us for one month. Please phone us to discuss the details: 281-457-1631.

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