NEW ESL READING CLUB AT LSC TOMBALL COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Are you an ESL student? Perhaps, you know of an ESL learner.

We are launching a new ESL Reading Club and would like to invite all ESL students to join. We are really excited to begin this program. The focus will be on reading in English. We will read a variety of books, discuss and learn about the various literary elements and hopefully, have a lot of fun!

We will kick off our newest reading club next Monday, March 3rd at 10:30am. For more information, please call 832-559-4200. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Award Winning Children's Books!

Each year, the American Library Association recognizes outstanding contributions to children’s literature with the awarding of Newbery and Caldecott medals
The Newbery Award, named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This year, the honor went to Kate DiCamillo for “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.  This is the story of a young comic book enthusiast and cynic named Flora, and a superhero squirrel named Ulysses who helps Flora against her greatest enemy.
The Caldecott Medal, named for 19th Century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This year, the honor went to Brian Floca for “Locomotive”.  Mr. Floca, is also the author of this book. The story follows a family and crew traveling together on America’s new transcontinental railroad in the Summer of 1869.  The next time you are visiting the children’s area, we hope you are able to check out and enjoy these beautiful books!

What's your measure of a good book?

The CD audio book I’ve listened to on my way to and from work this past week has not only made several commutes more pleasant, the world created by its writer and narrator has stayed with me all day. I’ve craved the moment when I could climb back into my car and re-connect with that world and those characters and that story. That’s my measure of a good story—one whose world lingers at the edge of my consciousness and and calls me back. What’s your measure of a good book?

"Reading is Human Magic"

LSC Tomball Community Library is looking for volunteers to help in our on-going Literacy Program. Would you like to help us teach adults how to read and write? For more information, please contact us at 832-559-4220.

About JT Petty:
JT Petty is a multi-talented children’s author, director and screenwriter for video games and movies. In his children’s book series Clemency Pogue he states, “Reading is Human Magic”. If you are a fan of Peter Pan, hobgoblins, fairies and secrets; you will enjoy the Clemency Pogue series.

1001 Books Before Kindergarten!

Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.
This new early literacy program is designed to help ready your child for Kindergarten. It sounds like a lot of books, but if you read only three books a day, you will be done in just about a year!
Come to the Children’s Reference desk and get a pre-printed book log (each log is for 100 books)
Color in one star for each book your child listens to. (story time books count!)
When you complete a log, bring it to the Children’s Reference desk to have it stamped and dated.
Continue on with each book log until your child has completed the program!
Book logs can also be downloaded from home at www.hcpl.net

Call 832-559-4235 for more information.  Happy Reading!

*There is no registration or online book logging.