More Than Words

"There is more to reading together than just saying the words." This statement graces the activity page of a pamphlet entitled Shining stars: pre-schoolers get ready to read. Copies of the pamphlet are available at the Aldine library on a bookshelf in the children's area across from the circulation desk.

Produced by the National Institute for Literacy, this guide presents ways parents can help their pre-school age children (during the ages of 4 and 5) get ready to read. It suggests talking about the story with your preschooler, asking "Why" and "What" questions when you read. Also, the publication suggests talking about words and their sounds, including new words children are not familiar with.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 To celebrate the holiday, some of the staff members at the Aldine Branch wish to share what he/she is thankful for this year.

Holiday Happenings @ HCPL

Get into the holiday spirit with HCPL! Harris County Public Libraries will have holiday programs throughout the month of December. We have programs for all ages and with a variety of themes. Listed below are our holiday programs grouped into the following categories: All Ages, Adults, Teens, and Children. Visit here for more programs. Please keep in mind some events may require registration. For more information on events, please contact the library.

Happy Holidays

All Ages

Lore Galore, Texas style

What is folklore? According to the Texas folklore society webpage, there are five characteristics which folklorists use to distinguish what is or is not considered folklore. Folklore is: 

Study Hall Update

Tomorrow the study hall for teens will be held in the lab, rather than the meeting room so that the Aldine Branch Library can serve as host to a couple of extra programs. The study hall will be back in the meeting room next week. The library would like to thank the teens for being so accommodating.