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.

Children's End of Summer Reading Program

Drumming up fun this summer at the Tomball LibraryOur youngest customers and their families are saying goodbye to another summer, but many learned the joy of reading all year round by participating in the Texas State Summer Reading Program--Libraries: Deep in the Heart of Texas.  An End of Summer Party took place on Thursday August 6th in the Activity Room of the Children’s Department with an Aloha-theme celebration.  More than 800 children signed up for the Texas State Summer Reading Program at the Tomball Library this summer. This statewide program provides opportunities for children to continue reading throughout the summer to bridge any reading gaps between the school years, but also to encourage lifelong reading.

THANK YOU DR. HAWKINS

At Dr. Hawkins retirement ceremony last week he was recognized not only as the President of Lone Star College-Tomball,  but also as an outstanding citizen of Tomball.

The entire Tomball Library staff would like to recognize Dr. Hawkins as a true friend of the library.  Without his vision and perseverance, this library would not be the wonderful facility in which we proudly work.

Thank you Dr. Hawkins and best wishes.

Wendy Schneider

Boot Camp for Writers

Last Saturday afternoon, the Tomball Library had local author DiAnn Mills present Boot Camp for Writers. About 50 people attended this event, so it was definitely a success. This free workshop showed the techniques to help writers get published and make their manuscript a winner! DiAnn also armed them so they could conduct hand-to-hand combat with rejection.

Watch for upcoming events at the library and let us know what your interests are.