TEEN SUMMER WRITING CONTEST

This past summer, Tomball Library hosted a teen writing contest in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library. Teens were invited to enter in four categories: poetry and short story for younger and older teens. Judges were thrilled at the number of well-crafted and imaginative entries in all categories. Winners were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library for the participants and their family and friends. Congratulations to all who participated and to the winners!

TOMBALL LIBRARY TAKES ON TOMBALL NIGHT

Did you see us? We were there to see you.On August 7, your Tomball Library made its first appearance at Tomball Night. We want everyone in the community to know they have a great library in Tomball.

That night alone we meet with over 175 adults and over 160 children. It was so much fun. Back to school packets and stickers were handed out. We also advertised our upcoming children’s program called the Choo Choo Club. Watch for it soon.We really enjoyed interacting with our community. Be sure to tell your friends about us.
 
This blog was written by Lacey Walker, Shelving Assistant at Tomball branch.

 

BOOK CLUB BUZZ FOR SEPTEMBER

BOOK CLUB BUZZ

Favorite Children's Books

We read children's books for the illustrations and the words, and the story these pictures and letters somehow magically create. Children's books often stay with us--some we remember more than others, and we read them again and again. My old favorites include The SeHave you read Miss Suzy?cret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Miss Suzy by Miriam Young, and Nothing Ever Happens On My Block by Ellen Raskin. Some new favorites are Skippy jon Jones by Judith Byron Schachner and the Frannie K. Stein, Mad Scientist series by Jim Benton. The children's writer "wanna-be" in me appreciates anything written by Richard Peck, Louis Sacher, Christopher Paul Curtis and Kimberly Willis Holt. And, I can't forget nonfiction.

GETTING A HEAD START

Tomball is very proud of their displays. We use them to create an interesting environment and to inform our customers. Our newest addition about Digital Media is behind the first floor Reference Desk in the library. Stop by and ask our staff how to download eBooks, eAudio, Music and Movies today.