Watch Us on the Web!

Did you know that the library has it's very own YouTube channel?  That's right, you can watch us on the Web!  Over the last year or so, we've recorded and collected our own videos for your viewing pleasure.  If you want to watch a little bit of our past programs, need to get a good book suggestion, or would like to learn more about the new library building, go take a look!  Got an idea about other material to add?  Let us know!

Image copyright Jupiterimages

English as a Second Language

Do you know someone from another country living here in the U.S.?  Does he or she feel the need to improve their knowledge of the English language?  If so, don't waste any time sending them to the library!  We have many experienced tutors here at the Kingwood Branch Library willing to offer free personal assistance in improving an eager learner's use of English.  All that's required is a completed ESL application and an assessment of an applicant's skill level in order to match him or her with an appropriate tutor.  Don't hesitate to encourage someone you know to seize this great opportunity!

Image copyright Jupiterimages

Quiet Room: Where "Shhhhh" is Appropriate!

A feature in the new Kingwood Branch Library that many of our customers will appreciate is the Quiet Room. Its function will be exactly what the name implies - a quiet place to work or study.

As our world has changed, so has the public library. Gone are the days when you could hear a pin drop. Libraries are now vibrant, active places, where ESL classes, children's programming, meetings of a local community associations and teenagers working on a school project might be happening all at the same time. Traffic in libraries has increased, as well, with more and more people not only picking up books, DVDs, CDs and audio books or searching for something interesting to check out, but also socializing with friends and neighbors.

Go Green With a New Book Bag!

Need a good stocking stuffer?  Tired of using flimsy, disposable plastic bags?  Care to "go green?"  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then you might want to get your hands on some of our new, reusable canvas book bags!  For a mere $3 donation to Friends of the Library Kingwood (FOLK), you can have one of your own, complete with the Harris County Public Library logo.  Be sure to ask the staff at the circulation desk about them next time you're in for a visit!

New building aerial view - December 2009

Things continue to roll right along with the new library building!  Take a look below at the updated aerial photo for December provided by SpawGlass and KBL: