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10 Cool Things at the Houston Public Library

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by Houston Public Library

1. After School Fun & Learning

Our After School Zone is the place to be! Don’t go home to sit in front of the TV, join us at one of our ASZ locations to get homework help, play video games and have fun with tons of interactive STEM and craft activities.

2. Librarians are pretty cool!

Librarians are the keepers of information – books, research, and even how volcanoes explode! No matter the hour, you can chat with us 24/7 to find an answer.

3. Online Tutoring 24/7

Need help with math? Struggling to write that paper?  We’ve got your back! Get help from a real person by logging into Brainfuse from the convenience of your home. Brainfuse has live online tutors available 24/7 to help you navigate school at any grade level.

4. Super Heroes at anytime

Dive into your favorite comic book with ComicsPlus online or drop in at any library location to pick up a graphic novel or comic book.

5. Books in the palm of your hand

No need to walk into a library to get your book fix! You can access several of our e-Book services, such as OverDrive or Axis360, to read on any smart device from home, after school, at the park, or anywhere at anytime.

6. Calling all Gamers!

Play and test your gaming skills at any of our libraries with our tabletop games and gaming consoles. Bring your own controller or use your library card to check one out to play, enjoy and even challenge friends and fellow players.

7. Test Prep Help

Build your basic skills in any subject with Learning Express Library. Practice tests, exercises, video tutorials and e-books to help you prepare for the next test such as the STAAR, SAT and even the GED are only one click away!

8. Great Reads for any Age

Don’t know what to read next? We have tons of book lists online to help you find your next great read! Give us a call at 832-393-1313 or fill out a quick form and we’ll create a reading list just for you.

9. Summer and Winter Break Fun!

Kids, teens and adults can register for our seasonal reading programs. What’s better than earning cool prizes for reading some of your favorite books over the summer and winter breaks?

10. Jump Start into STEAM!

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, Oh My!  We have it all for you – building robots, creating codes and drawing pictures. We have tons of activities guaranteed to stretch your imagination at one of our locations or have our library pop up near you with our Mobile Express Team.