The Pop Up Library, the library in a tent from the Houston Public Library (HPL) has many presentations in August 2014 around the City of Houston. The Pop Up Library has been developed by HPL, inpartnership with the Children’s Museum of Houston (CMH) and is designed for families with young children. The Pop Up Library brings free library materials, resources, and fun educational programming into public spaces to several locations around town. This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These programs are free and open to the public. For more details visit www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.
During a Pop Up Library event, each child will receive the following:
- A free book with the Pop Up Library bookplate;
- A free pass for a family of six to the Children’s Museum of Houston. The pass is designed as a reward to encourage families to participate in learning activities outside of the academic environment and may not be used for class field trips or group trips;
- A punch card. If a child completes three (3) of the six (6) activities on the card, and turns in the card at HPL’s Central Library or a Neighborhood Library, he or she will receive another free book; and
- A free craft activity to take home.
Visit the following locations to enjoy all Pop Up Library activities:
Acres Homes WIC | 6719 W. Montgomery, 77091
Thursday, August 7, 2014 | 2 PM & 3 PM
Airline WIC | 5990 Airline, Ste. 200, 77076
Friday, August 8, 2014 | 1:15 PM & 2:15 PM
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 9:15 AM & 10:15 AM
Alief WIC | 12660 Beechnut, Ste. 180, 77072
Monday, August 11, 2014 | 10:15 AM & 11:15 AM
Braesner WIC | 8632 South Braeswood, 77031
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 10 AM & 11 AM
Magnolia WIC | 7037 Capitol, #201, 77011
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 | 9:15 AM & 10:15 AM
Northside WIC | 8504 Schuller, 77093
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 2:15 PM & 3:15 PM
Northwest WIC | 8536 Hammerly, 77055
Monday, August 11, 2014 | 9:15 AM & 10:15 AM
Sharpstown WIC | 6201 Bonhomme, #300 South, 77036
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 10:15 AM & 11:15 AM
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 10:15 AM & 11:15 AM
Southwest WIC | 6400 High Star, 77074
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 | 9:15 AM & 10:15 AM
Herman Park Conservancy Lake Plaza | 6201-A Hermann Drive, 77030 (Between the Zoo and the Kinder Train Station)
Friday, August 8, 2014 | 10 AM – 12 PM
Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) Parent Information Session |6001 Gulf Freeway, 77023
Friday, August 15, 2014 | 10 AM – 12 PM
Houston Housing Authority Cuney Homes | 3260 Truxillo Street, 77004
Presented in collaboration with the Houston Housing Authority and the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.
Friday, August 15, 2014 | 11AM – 3 PM
About Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, co-chaired by Neil and Maria Bush, was established as a charitable organization focused on improving the quality of life for Houston residents through the power of literacy. The Foundation advocates for literacy as a fundamental right of everyone and a foundational skill towards success in life. It is founded on the belief held by Barbara Bush, former First Lady, “If you help a person to read, then their opportunities in life will be endless.” In 2013, The Bush Family created the Houston-based foundation separate from the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, a national foundation, in response to the need to deepen the awareness of and intensify services and support for the nation’s fourth largest and most diverse city – Houston.
About the Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library operates 35 neighborhood libraries, three HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than 4 million customers per year, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.
For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.