Starting November 14, 2012, customers will need to scan their library cards when using the self-checkout machines at all Harris County Public Library branches. In the past, customers could use the key pad on the machine to enter their library card number. We feel that this change in policy will allow us to better safeguard our customers' privacy.
Sure, many of us with teens in the house might prefer that they read Anna Karenina, or A Tale of Two Cities instead of manga or the latest installment of that Vampire mega-saga. But, you know what? We’d be fools to say a word about it. You see, if a teen is reading for pleasure, it doesn’t matter all that much what s/he is reading. The same synapses are firing and the same kinds of connections are being made in the brain whether a teen is reading Fullmetal Alchemist or For Whom the Bell Tolls.
For book people, having the opportunity to share a good book with a friend or two is one of the many pleasures that come with the reading life. Imagine what it would be like to share one with thousands of friends. Harris County Public Library and other area library systems are doing just that.
Today we are kicking off Gulf Coast Reads 2012. During the month of October, we are encouraging everyone to read Jonathan Safran Foer's bestselling novel, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and to join us for book discussions, movie screenings and many other special events inspired by the novel; capped off with a conversation and book signing with the author on October 27.
Information for Persons with Disabilities: Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who are interested in attending library programs. To make a request for yourself or someone you know, please notify the Branch Librarian two working days in advance of the program.