No storytime next week

Parents of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers-take note.  There will be no storytimes at the North Channel Library next week on Tuesday, June 15th and Thursday, June 17th.   But don't worry, we still have great programs for the family to enjoy!  Join us on Wednesday, June 16th as our children's staff and librarians from other branches perform our annual Library Variety Show.  There will be puppets, silly songs and skits to enjoy!  We'll have 2 showtimes on Wednesday, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.  Please join us for the fun!

HEAR DRUMS @ YOUR LIBRARY!

On Wednesday, June 9th at 2:30 pm, come to the Children's Area to hear African tales told to the sound of drums! You will get a chance to help beat the drums during the program.  This program is designed for children. No free tickets are required. However, group leaders, please call for availability as seating is limited due to the Fire Code: Ph. 281-457-1631

Summer Reading Program starts Friday!

School is almost out and that means it's almost time to registers for the 2010 Harris County Summer Reading Program.  Beginning this Friday, June 4th, registration will be available online at www.hcpl.net or here at the North Channel Library.  We have reading programs for everyone.  Children age 0-12 can "Catch the Reading Express" by logging either 10 books, 500 minutes of reading, or 500 pages read.  After reaching this level, come in to the library to collect your certificate of completion and free book.  Teens (12-18), did you know that "Within Arms Reach...The Future Is Yours?"  Read 5 books or complete 600 minutes (10 hours) of reading this summer for your certificate and book.  And adults (18+), we didn't forget about you!  "

BRANCH CALENDAR: SEE ABOVE!

This summer, we have Reading Programs for ALL ages: Children, Teens and Adults! All planned activities to encourage summer reading are listed on the online Branch Calendar: please see above. For the Children's Programs, if Free tickets are required, these are available one week in advance. Monday Movie names will be posted inside the Library. Please call us for more information: Ph. 281-457-1631

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

We hope that you enjoy the Memorial Day holiday! The North Channel Branch and all Harris County Libraries will be closed both Sunday, May 30th, and Monday, May 31st. We will reopen Tuesday, June 1st, at 10 am. If you need to renew materials, please remember to phone the Renewal Line at 713-747-4763 or visit our website at:  www.hcpl.net  You will need your library barcode number and 4 digit PIN to renew using either of these services. If you return materials to the Book Drop, do NOT leave them on the Front Porch if the Book Drop is full. Please keep your materials. When you bring the materials back once we reopen, just let us know that the Book Drop was full and we will waive your fines. See you after the holiday!