2012 Adult Summer Reading Program Winner

TOM ASRP Winner 2012

Congratulations to Gayle Jackson, winner of one of the Adult Summer Reading Program prizes! Gayle was randomly selected from the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library customers who completed and logged their books in the 2012 Adult Summer Reading Program. A familiar face at the library, Gayle (seen at left with her daughter) is an enthusiastic reader, a member of two book clubs, and a faithful supporter of the library and its employees. With the help of her $30 Amazon gift card, she hopes to expand her reading horizons with an eReader. Congratulations to Gayle and happy reading! 

Calling for English as a Second Language Tutors

Have you ever thought of helping someone learn to speak English?
Among the various English as a Second Language (ESL) programs here at the library is a tutoring program that partners language learners with volunteer tutors. At the end of September we’ll be training a new group of volunteers in the basics of being a tutor so we’re putting out an appeal for interested people.
To be a tutor here you do not have to have language skills in another language. All the tutoring happens at the library; the sessions are scheduled at the convenience of the tutor and the student; and tutors are given a variety of tools and supports to help with the process.  If that awakens your curiosity, then please consider taking the training day and see if this is for you.
The ESL Tutor Training day will happen on Saturday, September 22nd, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Barbara Bush at Cypress Creek library branch on Cypresswood Drive east of Stuebner Airline. To make further inquiries or sign up, please call Charity Martin at our branch at 832-559-4220.

Children's Department Happenings!

 

The Summer Reading Program is officially over!  We hope you had as much fun as we did!  As the saying goes, “no rest for the weary”…and with that in mind, your children’s staff has been busy planning our Monday, Tuesday and Thursday programming for your children to participate in throughout the school year.  In addition to our weekly story times, the following weekday and afterschool programs will be offered:  Bluebonnet Book Club, R.E.A.D, Garden Club, Art Explorers Around the World, Choo Choo Club, Pokèmon League and our newest program beginning in October: Puppets Alive, Puppets Creation!  Please access our online calendar for specific dates, times, age requirements and registration information (if applicable), or stop by our Children’s Reference Desk for a monthly calendar of events!  If you haven’t checked us out, please stop by and say hello, we always enjoy meeting new friends!
 

Teen Summer Writing Contest

pen and paperOn Tuesday, the winners of the Fourth Annual Teen Summer Writing Contest were announced at a reception held at the Tomball Library. Hosted in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Branch Library, the Writing Contest was a huge success. Poems and short stories were submitted by teens from both branches, various other HCPL branches, and several states across the country. Thanks to all the teens who wrote and submitted fantastic entries! We look forward to reading next summer's entries!

Congratulations to all our winners for their outstanding poems and short stories!

Classic Readers Book Club Starting Soon!

Book CoverAttention All Classics Readers! The Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library will be starting a new book club on the 4th Monday of the month at 2:00 PM. Come on in on August 27th to the library's downstairs meeting room for lively discussion and investigation into what makes a book a classic? This month's must-read is Lord of the Flies by Sir William Golding.