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Shop Smart

A new school year is on the horizon, which usually means shopping for supplies. Whether you have kids or not, August is a good time to purchase clothes, shoes, office supplies, food, and more. And with the annual tax free weekend approaching fast, you'll want to create a smart shopping plan.

Yes, they made a difference!

On the morning of Wednesday, October 23rd, fifteen students from Yes Prep North Central came to the Aldine Library for a service work opportunity. They broke into groups and thoroughly cleaned the inside of the library building. Outside, students picked up trash. When they were all done, the building looked fantastic! Thank you Yes Prep for making a difference at the Aldine Library!

Volunteers Needed at Aldine Library

Hey, teens! Do you need volunteer hours for school?? We can help because

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AT THE ALDINE LIBRARY.

REQUIREMENTS

Ages 15 & UP (with parent/guardian approval)
Reliable, Responsible, & Punctual
Ability to follow directions and work independently
Fill out volunteer application and submit.
SIGN UP IN ADVANCE!!!

The Most Valuable Tool For School Is Free!

School supplies come in all shapes and sizes, but the most valuable one is a library card. 

Do you know that,  there is not an age limit for obtaining a library card through Harris County Public Library system? 

The Know it Kids Card is  for any persons ages 17 years of age and younger. 

* When applying for a Kids Card, parents will need to sign a registration form for each individual.   

School's Back in Session

Hey all you students out there don't forget about Baldwin Boettcher when getting back into your school studies.  The library is an awesome place to prepare, and get extra help for your class reports.  We have power point on our computers, internet access for additional information needed, and don't forget about the wonderful selection of books available at your fingertips.  So remember your local library when working on those school projects.  We can help make your school year go "A"mazing!

School Day Blues...

dorm roomIt’s official! Summer is over and the school year has begun. Like most Americans, I went to a public high school, but I always wondered what it would be like to attend a boarding school. I didn’t actually want to live away from home, but boarding school always seemed so exotic. Fortunately for me and all the other kids stuck in public schooling, there are plenty of movies set at boarding schools in America and abroad. Most of these movies are realistic depictions of boarding schools now, but some are firmly set in a fantasy world. (I know I’m still waiting for my Hogwarts letter!) Sometimes boarding school really does look like the exciting place I imagined as a kid, but most often it has the same drama as a regular high school.  

Whether you went off to boarding school each September or took the bus to a public high school, there are plenty of great movies set at boarding schools. Browse the HCPL catalog and request one today!

Kimberly Boarding School Movie Picks:

Mysteries take a look at the Universities.

The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library Mystery Book Club will take a look at our Universities through the eyes of murder, intrigue and mayhem.  Does your favorite book take place at a University?  Did Professor Plum get murdered after his lecture in the library?  Find a book that has a setting, theme or character from an University and bring it to our Mystery Book Club.  Present it to the group so we may expand our reading experiences.  Join the Mystery Book Club on September 15th at 2 pm.  We always have a good time talking about our favorite authors, books and of course food.  Help us decide which subject will be good for October.  See you on the 15th of September at 2 pm.

Back to School Fun!

Summer is almost over and many children will begin returning to school this month. Often, students have the first day jitters starting school, or experience stress when entering a new grade.  Below are a few books that you might enjoy reading as a family. Books have the ability to provide children insight, or they can even shed light on the funny side of life.  

  

Reading for School

TimelineJust a reminder - The summer break is halfway over. If you’re required to do summer reading for school, you might want to come in and check out a book now. Lots of people will be checking them out right before school starts, so there will be a shortage then.

Back to School!

For most districts located within the Harris County Public Library system, school starts in the next two weeks. After a summer of swimming, playing, and hopefully, reading, I’m sure parent and kids alike are ready to get back to school! (At least, I know I was always ready to get back to see old friends and make new friends!) Here are some books to everyone pumped up about the new school year!               

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