Beyond the Books Winter-Spring 2022

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Helen Hall Library



MEET THE STAFF City Librarian

Volunteer Coordinator



Teresa Potter

Assistant City Librarian, Public Services Darla Rance

281-554-1102 Assistant City Librarian, Access Services Meredith Layton

Colleen Ragsdale

Children’s Services Librarian Kate Guynn

281-554-1112 Technical Services Librarian Ashley Leblow



Circulation Supervisor

Adult Services Librarian


Joanne Turner

Kelsea Meza


Electronic Services Librarian

Teen Services Librarian


Sheldon Stevens


Amelia Chau

Local History Librarian Caris Brown



MESSAGE FROM THE CITY LIBRARIAN The Helen Hall Library is celebrating 50 years of service on Saturday, February 19! Join us for the best birthday party ever. You can even get a limited edition library card.

Community outreach is a really big deal to us and we love connecting with each of you out in our wonderful town! If you are interested in the library coming to you, please let us know.

We added so many new events and programs, and I am most excited about the Cultural Heritage Initiative launched for 2022. You can look forward to a variety of programs and services tied to ongoing cultural celebrations throughout the year.

Did you know Helen Hall Library has a podcast? It’s a blockbuster! Check it out. Teresa Potter City Librarian

CALL OR VISIT 100 W. Walker St. League City, TX 77573 281-554-1111• Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

LIBRARY CLOSED DATES Thursday, December 30 the library will close at 6 p.m. for New Year’s Eve Friday-Sunday, December 31-January 2, for New Year’s Day Monday, January 17, for Martin Luther King Day Sunday, April 17, for Easter Saturday-Monday, May 28-30, for Memorial Day Sunday-Monday, July 3-4, for Independence Day



Around Asia in 30 Days 50th Birthday Celebration May the Fourth Be With You Birthday Reading Challenge Free Comic Book Day A Tiger’s Spring Festival Your Library: Behind the Scenes Interactive Learning: Women’s History

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Toddler Time Preschool Storytime Babies and Books Pop-Up Storytimes Stuffed Animal Sleepover Stuffie Storytime

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Children’s Gardening Button Making Scavenger Hunts Día! Children’s Day/Book Day


Family STEAM Nature Journal Challenge Family Game Night Family Build It


“Eggciting” Eggs to Chicks Music and Movement READ to the Dogs Homeschool Resources Spring has Sprung Craft Carnival



Tween Writers Club Tween STEAM

TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Anime Club Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Teen Writers Club Anti-Valentine’s Bash Teen Late Night: PROM

10-11 Dice & Dimensions Teen Writers Workshop Study and Homework Sessions Teen Entrepreneur Workshop Super Smash Bros.™ Tournament

ADULT PROGRAMS Great Books Club Happy Hour Book Club League City Book Club English Conversation Practice Every Stitch Way Local Authors Hour

Watch out! Movie Matinees The History Club Antiques Roundtable Computer Classes Medicare Explained Medicare with HGAC


Cake Social Teen Book Box Myths & Tales Game On Bookflix


Featured Monthly Database Thursday Talks Adult Writers Club Texercise with HGAC Tai Chi for Health with HGAC


Helen Hall Library 50th Birthday Party Celebration

Celebrate 50 years of library services! Fun activities for all. Date: Feb. 19 Time: 4 to 8 p.m. Ages: All ages

Birthday Reading Challenge

Interactive Learning: Women’s History Participate in educational activities and learn about the contributions women have made throughout history!



Date: Mar. 1 Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Ages: All ages

February to April Open to all ages Download the Beanstack Tracker App or visit helenhall. and log your time! Those who compete will be entered in grand prize drawings!

A Tiger’s Spring Festival

Around Asia in 30 Days

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger on Chinese New Year! A ‘roaring’ good time awaits!

Travel around Asia completing activities and learning facts during Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage month! Drop by the Children’s area to pick up your passport.

Date: Feb. 1 Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Ages: All ages

Your Library: Behind the Scenes Enjoy a personalized tour around the library and learn what it takes to make your favorite library work! Date: Feb. 10 Time: 11 a.m. Ages: All ages


Date: May 2 to May 31 Time: All day Ages: All ages



May the Fourth Be With You

Nature Journal Challenge

The Force is strong with you...and the library too! Test your Jedi skills with fun crafts and activities!

Explore the world around you with weekly challenges to inspire ciritcal thinking and a love of nature! Posted to Instagram and Facebook.

Date: May 4 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Ages: All ages

Free Comic Book Day Visit us for Free Comic Book Day! Helen Hall Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is giving away free comic books and hosting fun activities to promote the love of reading and help new readers discover comics. Comic books are limited to two per person and are available while supplies last.

Dates: Jan. 7, Jan. 14, Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mar. 4, Mar. 11, Mar. 18, Mar. 25, Apr. 1, Apr. 8, Apr. 15, Apr. 22, Apr. 29 Time: Posted by 10 a.m. Ages: All ages

Date: May 7 Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Ages: All ages


Family Game Night


Board games, card games, chess, and checkers for all ages!

Family STEAM

Break the boundaries and get at the heart of learning by creative problem solving! Dates: Jan. 6, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 31, Apr. 7, Apr. 14, Apr. 21, Apr. 28 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Ages: All ages

Dates: Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 22, Apr. 12, Apr. 26 Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Ages: All ages

Family Build It Gather your friends and family to build something amazing! Dates: Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, Apr. 2 Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: All ages

Programs are first come, first served. Tickets are available 15 minutes before.

Toddler Time

Pop-Up Storytimes

Wiggles, songs, rhymes, and a story.

Meet us at different Fire and EMS Stations for storytime hosted by your favorite Children’s Librarians! The first Friday of each month will be at a different facility so be sure to check the location.

Dates: Jan. 3, Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Jan. 31, Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, Mar. 7, Mar. 14, Mar. 21, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, Apr. 11, Apr. 18, Apr. 25, May 2, May 9 Times: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Ages: Designed for ages 1 to 3 and their caregivers

Preschool Storytime Stories, songs, and rhymes. Children will have a short craft time at the end of the program. Dates: Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, Mar. 1, Mar. 8, Mar. 15, Mar. 22, Mar. 29, Apr. 5, Apr. 12, Apr. 19, Apr. 26, May 3, May 10 Times: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. and 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Ages: Designed for ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers

Jan. 7: Fire Station 3, FM 518 and South Shore Blvd. Feb. 4: Fire Station 4, FM 518 and Bay Area Blvd. Mar. 4: EMS Station, location to be determined Apr. 1: Fire Station 5, FM 646 and Bay Creek Dr. May 6: Fire Station 6, South Shore Blvd. Time: 10:15 a.m. Ages: Designed for ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers

Tickles, giggles, rhymes, and story for those who BYOB (bring your own baby).

Music and Movement

Join us for songs, movement and a whole lot of shaking! This spring you can find us at various League City Parks, check the library calendar for information. Dates: Jan. 15, Feb. 19, Mar. 19, Apr. 16 Times: 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. Ages: All ages


Babies and Books

Dates: Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 6, Apr. 13, Apr. 20, Apr. 27, May 4, May 11 Times: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Ages: Designed for birth to walking and their caregivers





Stuffed Animal Camp

Spring break isn’t just for you! Drop off your second favorite stuffed animal for a week of fun activities! At the end of the week, pick up your stuffed animal and have some fun when you receive a goodie bag and a special Stuffie Storytime at 2 p.m. Dates: Drop off Mar. 10 and pick up Mar. 18 Time: All day Ages: 0 to 11

Stuffie Storytime

Join us for a stuffie themed storytime with stories, songs and rhymes. If you left a stuffie for camp, you can pick them up and enjoy storytime together.


Date: Mar. 18 Time: 2 p.m. Ages: 3 to 8


Craft Carnival

Come work on crafts and watch cartoons. Date: Mar. 14 Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Ages: 3 to 11

Día! Children’s Day/Book Day! Join us for stories, crafts and activities focused on food and cultures from around the world! Date: Apr. 30 Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m Ages: 2 to 8

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten One of the most important things a caregiver can do is read to their little one! 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide public charity promoting the pathway to readiness when a child enters kindergarten. The program encourages caregivers to track the number of books they have read to their little ones. At Helen Hall Library, caregivers can use the Beanstack app to register and track books. There is a sticker for every 100 books read and a prize when a child reaches the 1000 books.

Gardening is one of the physical activities that teaches children responsibility, selfconfidence, cooperation, and creativity! Weather permitting, this program will be outside. Dates: Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, Mar. 2, Mar. 16, Mar. 30, Apr. 13, Apr. 27 Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Ages: 6 to 11

Spring has Sprung Celebration

Games, bubbles, chalk and a snack. Weather permitting, this program will be outside. Date: Mar. 15 Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Ages: 3 to 11


Children’s Gardening

READ to the Dogs

“Eggciting” Eggs to Chicks

Learn more about the egg to chick cycle. The eggs will be in the library prior to the program. Dates: Mar. 24 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Ages: 5 to 11

Designed for reluctant readers or those who need extra reading support in grades 1-3. Children read for 15-20 minutes to a registered therapy dog. Registration is required. Email joan.peeples@ Dates: Jan. 13, Jan. 26, Feb. 10, Feb. 23, Mar. 10, Mar. 30, Apr. 14, Apr. 27, May 12, May 25 Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Ages: 1st to 3rd grade

Can you find the matching picture? Test your sleuthing skills. Date: Jan. 10 to 16 and May 16 to 22 Time: All day Ages: 3 to 11

Button Making

Create your own button using graphic novels or a template for your own design. Date: Mar. 16 Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Ages: 6 to 11


Scavenger Hunts



Homeschool Resources

Learn about the free resources available to homeschool families to help with your journey. Dates: Jan. 18 Times: 2 p.m. Ages: Families with students ages 6-17

African American History


Enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. It is a delightful way to read a children’s book along an outdoor path! A small prize will be available in the Children’s Department when the walk is completed. Dates: Mar. 14 to 20 and May 22 to 29 Times: All day Ages: 3 to 8

Let us celebrate all Black people from all periods of U.S. history and learn how they helped shaped American history and culture! Stop by the Children’s Department for an interactive display. Dates: Feb. 1 to 28 Times: All day Ages: All ages


Ages 8 to 11. Register for our program via our online calendar.


Tween Writers Club


Enjoy activities, prompts, and writing challenges to grow your creative writing skills. Dragons are a possibility, fun is promised! Dates: Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, Mar. 3, Mar. 17, Apr. 7, Apr. 21 Times: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Ages: 8 to 11


Challenge accepted! Join us for hands on activities as we explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Dates: Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, Mar. 10, Mar. 24, Apr. 14, Apr. 28 Times: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Ages: 8 to 11

For program registration and updates, visit:

Teen Anime Club Calling all anime fans! Join us to watch and discuss anime while eating snacks. Anime shows selected are rated PG-13 and TV-14. Dates: Jan. 3, Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 21, Mar. 7, Mar. 21, Apr. 4, Apr. 18 Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Help plan teen activities, assist with Library events, and more. Snacks are served and participation counts as service hours. New members are welcome! Applications for new members are provided at the program. Dates: Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, Mar. 2, Mar. 16, Apr. 6, Apr. 20 Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Game On Drop in to play Nintendo Switch games, Jackbox games, Uno, and more!

Myths & Tales

Explore legendary, mystical worlds of mythology and folktales! Hosted by a Teen Advisory Board member. Dates: Jan. 8, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9, May 14 Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Hone your writing skills with crazy writing prompts and support each other through the creative writing process. Dates: Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Mar. 8, Mar. 22, Apr. 12, Apr. 26 Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Dice & Dimensions

Discover a realm of infinite possibilities when you join us for tabletop role-playing games! All experience levels are welcome. Hosted by Teen Advisory Board members. Dates: Jan. 6, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17, Mar. 3, Mar. 17, Apr. 7, Apr. 21, May 5, May 19 Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Cake Social

We’re celebrating YOU with sweets, games, and good company! Cake will be provided, but everyone can bring a cake or baked good to share. Teens are required to have transportation present at the end of the event. Dates: Jan. 21 Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Teen Entrepreneur Workshop

Turn your passion into a real business! Teen entrepreneur Jordyn Wright, CEO of J. Brielle Handmade Goods and local author, will teach the basics of how you can start your very own business. Dates: Jan. 26 Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18


Dates: Jan. 10, Jan. 31, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, Mar. 14, Mar. 28, Apr. 11, Apr. 25 Time: 5 to 6 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Teen Writers Club





Teen Writers Workshop

Share your original works and works-inprogress. All types of writers are welcome! This program is hosted by a Teen Advisory Board member. Original works may include PG-13 and TV-14 content. Dates: Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1, Apr. 5, May 3 Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18


Find out if the book is better than the movie! Bring your friends to hang out in our Teen Room and watch movies based on books. Movies selected are rated up to PG-13. Follow us on social media for the date and movie announcements! Ages: 12 to 18

Anti-Valentine’s Bash

Love stinks! Escape the pressures of romance by eating candy, coloring, and watching Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (PG). Teens must have transportation present at the end of the event.

Study and Homework Sessions


Weekly peer group study sessions for students to connect and work on assignments or subjects that need more attention. For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Colleen Ragsdale at 281-554-1116.


Dates: Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 23, Mar. 30; Apr. 6, Apr. 13, Apr. 20, Apr. 27, May 4, May 11, May 18 Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18, 6th to 12th grade

Teen Book Box Need a book recommendation? Sign up for Teen Book Box to pick up monthly boxes with treats and a book selected just for you. Library card is required. Dates: Jan. to Apr. Ages: 12 to 18

Date: Feb. 11 Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate Tournament

3. 2. 1. GO! Put your game face on and play the newest Super Smash Bros.™ game against others! Date: Mar. 18 Time: 3 to 5:30 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Teen Late Night: PROM

Celebrate prom your way! Party with us and enjoy music, karaoke, and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to dress up, down, or in costume. Teens must have transportation present at the end of the event. Date: Apr. 29 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Ages: 12 to 18

Great Books Club

Discover famous books you may have heard of but never read. Contact Elaine Childs at for more information. Jan. 11: The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Feb. 8: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn Mar. 8: My Antonia by Willa Cather Apr. 12: Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz May 10: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Ages: For adults

Happy Hour Book Club

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Ages: For adults

Adult Writers Club

From sword fights and interstellar wars, to dystopias and utopias, you can enjoy writing your own stories. Enjoy prompts, exercises, and a supportive community! Dates: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, Apr. 14, May 12 Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Ages: For adults

Members choose the next book title together in this book club! Contact caris.brown@ for more information. Jan. 24: Cannery Row by John Steinbeck Feb. 21: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Mar. 21: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou Apr. 18: The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker May 16: The Blue by Nancy Bilyeau Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Ages: For adults

Tai Chi for Health with HGAC

Come move your body! Tai Chi for Health is a beginner level program designed for older adults that utilizes Sun style Tai Chi for its ability to improve relaxation and balance. Hosted by Misty Sullivan, HGAC Health Outreach Coordinator Dates: Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, Mar. 31 Time: 10 to 11:30 A.M. Ages: For adults

Texercise with HGAC

Texercise is a beginner level fitness workshop designed to help older adults increase their knowledge about the value of physical activity and healthy eating. Hosted by Misty Sullivan, HGAC Health Outreach Coordinator. Dates: Mar. 11, Mar. 18, Mar. 25, Apr. 1 Time: 10 to 11:30 A.M. Ages: For adults


Meet at Craft 96 Draught House + Kitchen in League City. Contact teresa. for more information. Jan. 6: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Feb. 3: The Body: a Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson Mar. 3: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Apr. 7: Anthony Bourdain Remembered by CNN May 5: Don’t Ever Get Old by Daniel Friedman

The League City Book Club



Registration is not required unless noted under specific events.



Thursday Talks

Feb. 17: Lost Restaurants of Galveston’s African American Community Discuss the book Lost Restaurants of Galveston’s African American Community by Greg Samford, Tommie D. Boudreaux, Alice Gatson, and Ella Lewis. Feb. 24: I, Too, Am League City Local author and Winfield-Hobbs descendant Deborah Konrad will share her great grandfather’s story. May 12: The League City Story Happy 60th Birthday League City! Learn the history of League City from the early settlers to the thriving present day. Time: 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: For adults

Every Stitch Way


This crafting group meets every other Wednesday. Bring your needlework, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or any other craft project you might be working on and join us! Dates: Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23, Mar. 9, Mar. 23, Apr. 6, Apr. 20, May 4, May 18 Time: 1 to 3 p.m. Ages: For adults

Antiques Roundtable

Series features different topics of discussion. Join us and bring your ideas for future antiques-themed topics! Feel free to bring objects to share. Jan. 3: Vintage & Antique Clothing Feb. 7: Estate Sale Finds and Treasures Mar. 7: Hats and Bonnets: Old and New Apr. 4: Old & Antique Kitchen Related Items May 2: Antique & Vintage Paper Items

1 to 3 p.m. 13 Time: Ages: For adults

Medicare Explained with Shari Ferguson

Your health is important. Find the coverage you need before you need it. Seminars are strictly educational. We do not discuss individual carrier plans but try and address different options that best meet your needs. Dates: Jan.11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr.12, May 10

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dates: Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar.5, Apr. 2, May 7 Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: For adults

Medicare with HGAC

Alejandra Rischan is a certified Benefits Counselor who will help program attendees learn about Medicare topics. Jan. 3: Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25, May 23 Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Ages: For adults

Watch Out! Movie Matinees Stop by on select Saturdays to enjoy some tasty treats and catch a seasonally themed film! Snacks will be provided. Jan. 15: The Apartment (NR) Feb. 12: Do the Right Thing (R) Mar. 12: Phantom Thread (R) Apr. 9: Ameliè (R) May 7: The Nice Guys (R) Time: 12:30 p.m. Ages: For adults

English Conversation Practice Practice your conversation skills with us! All skill levels welcome. Mondays: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: For adults

Attendance can be in-person or via Zoom. Please contact Caris Brown at caris.brown@ to register. Jan. 10: The Story of the Galveston County Museum Curator of The Galveston County Museum, Sandy Siddall, presents the museum’s history and shares her collection favorites. Feb. 14: Just Another Silly Love Song Learn the history of love songs and the stories behind some of the most famous songs written in recent decades. Mar. 14: A Hidden Gem of Texas History San Jacinto Museum Library director Lisa Struthers describes its research resources and shares her favorite gems from the collection. Apr. 11: A Tale of Derring-Do! Don Houk, U.S. Airforce retiree, and volunteer at the Lone Star Flight Museum, presents a “Living History” first person account of the life of General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle and the events of the famous WWII raid.

Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Ages: All ages

Local Authors Hour

Jan. 6: Marvin Cloud Local publisher and author who speaks on getting your story written and published. Feb. 3: Terry Korth Fischer Writer of short stories, memoirs, and a cozy mystery series.

Apr. 7: Teresa Trent Writer of two cozy mysteries series that take place in small towns in Texas. May 5: Stephanie Graves Longtime former resident of League City who will review her second novel. Time: 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Ages: For adults

Computer Classes

Held in the Computer Lab on the 2nd floor. To register, go to https://helenhall.libguides. com/librarycalendar. Registration begins one week in advance of date. Please call 281-554-1101 for specific class lessons by date. Morning Classes Every Wednesday Dates: Jan. 5 to May 4. Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Evening Classes Last Monday of the month Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 28, Mar. 28, Apr. 25 Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Featured Database Classes First Friday of the month Dates: Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1 Time: 10 to 11 a.m. Ages: For adults


May 9: J.C. League - The Man in the Shadows Happy 60th Birthday League City! Come learn about the life of businessman J.C. League.

Mar. 3: Wren Richards Writer of historical fiction about the Native American tribes during the Civil Rights era.


The History Club


The goal of Volunteer Services is to further the library’s mission by providing our volunteers the opportunity to experience an enriching environment and engage with the community. With volunteer positions to match most schedules and interests, we are confident you will find Helen Hall Library a highly rewarding place to serve. We are creating new roles for those seeking to connect with Helen Hall Library in unique ways. Call the Volunteer Coordinator Colleen Ragsdale at 281-554-1116 for more information.

Teen & Adult Volunteer Program

Drop-in Volunteers

The library is seeking motivated teens and adults with a desire to engage with their community on behalf of Helen Hall Library and our mission. For ages 12+, orientation and a 10-hour time commitment in no less than 2 months are required. Applications can be found on our website or can be completed in person at the Adult Reference Desk. Orientation dates listed below.

For those who are seeking to fill service hour gaps or just participate in the most exciting events taking place at Helen Hall Library and around the city, our drop-in volunteers are welcome! For ages 15+, these unique set of volunteers are notified of all upcoming events for which we need “all hands on deck.” No orientation required.

Dates: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, and May 4 Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ages: 12+



Are you interested in helping host the library’s 50th Birthday Party in February? Please send Colleen an email or give her a quick phone call!