Library Services

Cindy Buchanan
Program Director for Library Media Services
281.985.6415
[email protected]

Elizabeth Hensley
Digital Learning Specialist for Libraries
281.985.7941
[email protected]

Mirna Valentin
Department Secretary
281.985.6558
[email protected]

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Digital Resources
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Houston Public Library

Website

Acres Home Neighborhood Library

8501 West Montgomery, Houston, Texas 77088
832-393-1700
Website

Harris County Public Library System

Harris County Public Library website

Harris County Branch Libraries (in Aldine ISD)

Aldine 11331 Airline Drive, Houston, TX 77037
281-445-5560
Hours: M 1-8, Tu 10-7, W 10-8, Th 10-7, F 1-6, Sa 1

Baldwin Boettcher @ Mercer Park
22248 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, TX 77338
281-821-1320
Hours: M 1-8, Tu 10-7, W 10-8, Th 10-7, F 1-6, Sa 10-5

High Meadows
4500 Aldine Mail Route, Houston, TX 77039
281-590-1456
Hours: M 1-8, Tu 10-7, W 10-7, Th 10-8, F 1-6, Sa 10-5

The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA)  encourages children in grades 3-6  to read more books for pleasure, to explore a wide variety of titles, and to develop powers of discrimination. A list of twenty books, both fiction and nonfiction, is released each year. 

The program affords students the opportunity to voice their opinion about the books through the Bluebonnet voting process. Students across the state of Texas are eligible to vote for their favorite Bluebonnet title if they read (or have read to them) at least five of the twenty titles from the current list. 

Participating schools send their voting tallies to the TLA office each January. The author of the book receiving the most votes statewide is named the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award and is recognized at the annual Bluebonnet Luncheon, held at the Texas Library Association Annual Convention each April. 

Aldine is proud that the majority of our students are eligible to vote each year. 

You’ll find the current list of books here

Staffing: Aldine libraries are staffed by certified school librarians. Certification as a school librarian in Texas requires at least two years of teaching experience, completion of a graduate level program in library science, a Master’s degree, and a passing score on the state library certification exam.

Electronic Resources: Aldine Library Services provides online databases, ebooks, and digital audiobooks with 24/7 access available through the Aldine ISD website.

Print and Digital Resources: Books and digital materials are available for checkout by Aldine ISD students, parents, and employees. These groups check out about 1.5 million items a year .

Interlibrary Loan: Materials can be borrowed from any Aldine campus library.  Approximately 20,000 items are shared between schools each year.

Name That Book is a yearly competition for grades 1-2, 3-5, Middle School, Ninth & High School. Each school has a team made up of at least 2 students and up to 10. These students read books from a specific list made up of a variety of books chosen by Aldine Information Literacy Specialists. During the competition, the students are expected to identify a book based on a quote from one of the books off of the list. The team only has 45 seconds in which to choose an answer. The students must rely on prior knowledge, their reading, and context clues to come up with the correct answer.

Click here to view the  2019-2020 Name That Book List. Each grade level group has their own tab with the list of books.

Want to see how this all works? Click on this link to see Aldine’s amazing students!