Libby N's blog

Magic at the West U Library

Our summer programs started off with an exciting magic show featuring local magician, Steve Burton.  The audience was amazed by the fabulous "How'd he do that?"  tricks. We were fortunate to have the program at the newly renovated senior center next door to the Library.  Their auditorium accomodates large crowds.

All Library  programs are free and are listed on the West U Library website.  Calendars are also available at the Library.

Visit the Library website at www.hcpl.net to sign up for the summer reading program.  Children who read [or have read to them] 10 picture books - or read on their own for 5 hours or 500 minutes - will receive a free paperback book, a certificate and a food coupon from a local restaurant.

Prom Dresses Needed

Prom dresses are needed for the Cy-Fair College Annual Prom Dress Giveaway.  Dresses must be:

Put in plastic bags

Stylish & new [not 1980's disco scene]

Clean

Undamaged & without stains

Not velvet

Drop your dresses off at the West University Library.  Thank you.

Gymboree story time Tuesday April 12

Gymboree will entertain the preschool set at our weekly story time on Tuesday April 12 at 10:30 AM.  Children will be able to sing, move around to music andpossibly experience parachute play.   Our regular themed story time will return April 19 with a theme of baseball.

Baseball Fever - Catch It !

Baseball season is here. The Children's Section upstairs has a display of baseball books.  There are biographies of various players, books about the game, as well as picture books, early readers and fiction.  Check them out for a fun-filled April. 

                                                        

Volunteers needed to help shelve children's materials

If you have a couple of hours once a week to spare and like to be in a cheerful, colorful atmosphere, the Library needs help shelving children's materials upstairs. The primary areas of shelving are picture books, juvenile fiction and non fiction.  The librarians will help you start with a complete orientation about the children's collection, where and how to shelve the items.  If you are interested in volunteering, call the Library at 713 668-8273 or stop by and introduce yourself to Libby or Margaret.

Humphrey is settling in

Humphrey the hamster is settling in at the West U Library. He sleeps a lot during the day but wakes up about 5:30 PM to begin his nightly activities.  Humphrey loves to run on his wheel and has discovered the joy of hiding in the plastic strawberry.  Sometimes he mounds a pile of paper fluff to barricade the doorway.  Recently Humphrey took a break in his activities to pose for photos. 

Welcome Humphrey

Our library has a new member upstairs in the Children's Section.  Humphrey the hamster has taken up residence in the picture book area.  Humphrey is a long-haired, tan colored male hamster who is almost 3 months old.  We're learning his habits and are finding that Humphrey is not as neat a "housekeeper" as our previous friend, Dora, was.  He is active and enjoys racing on his wheel.  Come meet Humphrey and check out some of our books on hamsters.

Goodbye Dora

 

Dora - the library hamster - has died.  She had a happy, eventful life at the library since we adopted her in August 2009.  Dora was around a year old at that time - middle aged for a hamster.  She was a lively spirit, entertained children who stopped by her habitat upstairs and went on several unplanned "walk-abouts" when she accidently got out of her cage.  Dora will be missed by all at the library as well as several ferrets and her friend, Norman, the cat.

Holiday Craft program

Children enjoyed decorating holiday ornament cookies and creating snowflakes from puff paint.  63 children participated in the activity and enjoyed eating the products of their creativity.  The delicious cookies, frosting and sprinkles were generously donated by local baker "Julie Made 'Em."

Book sale and raffle

The Friends of the West University Library will hold their Fall book sale from 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturday November 20.  A nice assortment of books for all ages will be available.

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