Close to the countdown to summer...

Are your children counting down the days til school is out? While they are ready to run outside, we are busy here at the library, preparing for the 2010 Summer Reading Program.  We have had questions about our summer calendar, and be assured, they are coming soon. We have lots of fun activities planned....beginning in only 52 days...(not like we are counting or anything).

In the meantime, be sure to drop by our book sale next week!

BOOK SALE!

Want to help out the library? Take part in the Book Sale from April 19 - 24 during regular business hours. Make a donation to the Friends of the Library when you purchase slightly used and new books at the library. The income will go toward children's programming this summer and through the year. You may donate slightly used books before April 26th. If you would like to help, please call 281-426-3521.

This Thursday at Stratford and at the San Jacinto Community Center

This Thursday, April 8th, at Stratford Library, we have our regular baby/toddler story time at 10:30 Thursday morning. Join us for songs, stories and activities~

At 4:30 on Thursday, we have our elementary age bilingual storytime. Come even if you do not know Spanish (or English)! We will be reading stories and doing a craft~

Try a Rhyme, Poem or Limerick

 On the breeze of Spring

Poems soar high in April

Bringing joy and peace

The poem above is written in the form of Haiku. Check our bulletin board in the foyer and read the poems. There is extra space to add one of yours - so write us a poem or bring us a few you have written to share on our bulletin board. We hope you have fun with this as we have. Happy Poetry Month!

We the People Public Program

Come to our public program on We the People: Picturing America. Monday, March 29 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm at the library, we will be "unveiling" a special collection of books for all ages. We received this collection from the National Endowment for the Humanities grant through the American Library Association. Commissioner Sylvia Garcia will be our guest and will help unveil this collection. Other activities related to this collection will be taking place such as, music, crafts and refreshments.

There will be a display of the history of the library in Highlands since its inception in 1927. Pictures and a power point will be the main features. Come enjoy a special evening with us as we share our excitement and history with you.