The aroma of paperback and hardcover books held its scent in the air as Sara Lewis sat on the vintage furniture discussing the transition into her new role as the library director, and the upcoming fall programs available at the Houston Public Library.
After the previous director left in May, Lewis stepped in as the acting director until she was officially hired in July. And it has been going very well for her.
“The previous director was really big on the cross training, so she made sure that I knew how to do everything that she did before she left. It was very helpful, and I am very thankful to her for that,” commented Lewis.
The library is hoping to work with the Houston Link to Learning to act as the fall venue for the Mother Goose program, a play and sing rhymes group for parents and their infants.
For those avid readers that like to talk about books, there is an adult book club starting at the library. First meeting will be on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The first book is “The Bear” by Claire Cameron, and it is now available at the library for pickup.
“We’re going to look into trying to start a teen [book club]. For a while there was no interest, but we’re hoping that we can do more partnering with the schools to build interest,” said Lewis.
Lego club will be starting the first non-instructional day on Oct. 21.
In November the library will also be hosting the Serendipity sale. More information about that can be found after Thanksgiving.
Any yarn knitting enthusiasts looking for some material to create warm slippers for the fall weather? The library has a yarn exchange program.
“We have lots of knitting needles and crochet hooks, if anybody has extras they donate them to us and people are free to take them. They don’t necessarily have to donate yarn to take [material],” explained Lewis.
In case you aren’t amped up already to run down to the library to check out these incredible programs, there is also 24/7 free wifi which people are welcome to use outside when the library isn’t open.
Can’t find the book you are looking for? Is it located at another library within B.C.? The Houston Public Library has got you covered with their inter-library loans.
“So basically, if there is a book that we don’t have here, we can borrow it from another library, and they can borrow it from us. So you basically have access to all the material within B.C.,” shared Lewis.
To find more information about events, offers, and programs at the Houston Public Library visit their website or Facebook page.