New library Key Transfer Ceremony

On Thursday, January 28, 2010, City of Houston officials transferred management of the newly constructed Kingwood Branch Library building to Harris County officials during a special ceremony at the entrance of the new building.  Below is the first part of video shot during the ceremony.  Click here to see the second part.  Click here to see photos of the event. 

AARP Tax Help - Different Location for 2010

For the first time in more years than I care to remember Kingwood Branch is not the location for the AARP Tax Help in the Kingwood area.  Due to our move to the new location during the tax preparation time period, AARP will be at the Kingwood First Baptist Church located at 3500 Woodland Hills this year.  The date and times will be the same - each Wednesday from now until April 14th, from 10 AM until 1:30 PM. 

Many of these volunteers have been coming to the Kingwood Branch Library with the AARP Tax Help group for more than a dozen years.  I feel like a part of the family didn't come for the annual visit!

We do still have some tax forms and publications available; they are in the foyer of the library right by the meeting room entrance. 

Top 10 Adult Fiction - 2009

What titles were popular in 2009?  If you're curious, take a look at the list below to see what adult fiction novels walked in and out of Kingwood Branch Library the most last year (select "Read more" to see the whole list):

1. The Associate, by John Grisham

2. First Family, by David Baldacci

3. Extreme Measures, by Vince Flynn

The Hideout! Just for Teens!

Teens will rule in their new YA area, "The Hideout".  In addition to YA books and books on CD there will be computers and tables for teens to spread out and work on projects. 

New to the Harris County Public Library system will be a Teen Media room with gaming consoles - PS3s and a WII - and 4 HDTVs on which to play these games!  Oh my!  This is going to be so exciting!

Top 10 Mysteries - 2009

Do you enjoy a good mystery?  If so, take a look below at the top mystery novels circulated at Kingwood Branch Library during 2009 (select "Read more" to see the entire list):

1. Run for Your Life, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

2. Cross Country, by James Patterson

3. 7th Heaven, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro