HISTORY ON MICROFILM

History buffs  and students this blog entry is for you. La Porte Community Library is a repository for back issues of the old Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle on microfilm. We have the Houston Post from January 1, 1976 through April 18, 1995. We have the Houston Chronicle from January 1, 1976 through May 23, 2000. You may view any of these issues on the microfilm reader/printer which was donated to the Library by the Friends of the La Porte Library. The Library also has the local newspaper Bayshore Sun on microfilm from March 22, 1962 through December 30, 2007.

Regular Hours Resume September 8

During the heat emergency this summer, branches opened at 10 AM Monday-Friday. Regular hours resume for all branch locations on Tuesday, September 8.  Regular hours are listed on each branch page as well as the main locations page.

Please Help Fill the Gaps

Gaps in years of high school annuals owned by La Porte Library

As mentioned in a previous post, our library collection of La Porte High School annuals is incomplete; we do not own a copy of every year. If you have an old annual you wouldn’t mind donating to the library, we are missing these years:  
 
-Anything prior to 1939
-1940-1946
-1951 & 1952
-1954
-1958
-1961
-1971
 
The annual for 1971 would be especially welcome! Thank you for your support of our community library.

 

MEET LA PORTE'S TEEN WINNER

Kayli PerryThe La Porte Teen winner of a $20.00 gift card to Barnes & Noble for participating in and completing the Teen 2009 Summer Reading Program is La Porte Junior High 7th grader Kayli Perry. Kayli enjoyed last year’s Summer Reading Program so much she decided to join this summer. Two of her favorite books are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Snail Mail No More. She attended several summer programs. Her favorite was the ceramic birdhouse craft.

Meet La Porte's ReaderNation Winner

ReaderNation WinnerThe La Porte winner of a $50.00 gift card to Amazon for participating and completing the Adult Summer Reading Program is Leveta Allen. Ms. Allen is a weekly visitor to the La Porte Community Library where she finds a range of books to enjoy. She was thrilled to be selected our winner and says she will be asking her granddaughter for guidance on using the Amazon gift card.