We Got Mad Science!!!

Happy Summer Everyone!!! So are you all ready to have some fabulous time this summer? Alright!! Let’s address the most important fun thing first and the rest will follow. Starting June 2nd 2014, Summer Reading Program begins and this year’s theme is “Fizz, Boom, Read”- everything to do with Science.

Knowledge Exchange is on the Move

Ball of Yarn © 2014 Vital Imagery LtdFor years knitters and crocheters of all ages and experience levels have been meeting here at the library every Friday at 2:30 for Knowledge Exchange. Many brought their own projects to work on. Some were beginners and came to practice. Others would help make lap blankets for veterans and chemo caps for M.D. Anderson patients.

It has been a great time of learning and conversation. And now it is on the move. Starting June 6, Knowledge Exchange will no longer start a 2:30, but 12:30. So if you get a lunch-time hankerin' to get creative, then come by and visit! 

Shining a Light on Autism

Shining a Light on Autism Art DisplayThe propanels on the second floor of the Barbara Bush Library are currently displaying artwork by students at Learning Lane, a clinic serving children with autism/language delays in The Woodlands. A companion facility in the Spring area, Linder Young Learners Academy, is adding two classrooms in May dedicated to children (from 12 months to 7 years) on the Autism Spectrum or with Language Delays.

We Got Something New!

Isn’t it a wonderful feeling when we get a chance to play with something new and explore new things? I think it’s exciting. If you nod yes or even if you want to deny, though I highly doubt that you will, I am thrilled to tell you that we have new toys and I am extremely grateful for the Barbara Bush Library Friends for making this possible for us.

Thank You to Troop 13596

Girl Scout Troop 13596On May 15, Junior Girl Scout Troop 13596 presented to the Barbara Bush Branch Library, a rejuvenated courtyard garden and a donation of over 1,000 books. The presentation was the conclusion of their Girl Scout Bronze Award project. Earning this award involved a minimum of 20 hours: building your team, exploring your community, choosing your project, planning it, putting your plan in motion, and concluding with spreading the word about the project.

These Scouts designed their project with two main components. The first was to organize and implement a children's book drive at their three elementary schools. The second was to rejuvenate the garden space between the Barbara Bush Library and the Pearl Fincher Museum. From their Bronze Award project, these Scouts learned a sense of  community, creativity, to be helpful, to be considerate, leadership skills, team work, organization, communication and to use resources wisely.

Thank you, Junior Girl Scout Troop 13596 for choosing to help the library in these special ways!