New eBooks and eAudios

New eBooks and eAudios available July 1

Visit GADD via Libby or https://gadd.overdrive.com/gadd-houston/content to explore a newly created, grant funded collection.

The collection is Listen Up! : an inclusive collection of Eaudios and Ebooks with emphasis on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ voices, characters and authors in order to provide diverse life experiences and build empathy through fiction”.

As part of the grant, readers are encouraged to read or listen to at least three books and take the “The Universal Challenge: Exploring identity and discovering a different point of view through fiction.

The challenge starts July 1 through December 31, 2022 and also includes surveys and a study guide via email request. You can participate through Beanstack (https://houpl.beanstack.com/reader365) or email recommend.gadd@gmail.com for survey links and study guide.

Witness to the Holocaust Traveling Exhibit

Witness to the Holocaust

The exhibit highlights World War II veteran and civil rights activist William Alexander Scott, III who served as a photographer in a segregated battalion of the United States Army. He witnessed and photographed the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration in Germany. The exhibit also draws parallels between the Jim Crow Laws between 1860-1960’s implemented in the United States and the Nuremberg Race Laws of 1935-1945 implemented in Germany and Nazi controlled areas of Europe.

GLS Summer Reading Program

Georgia Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (GLS) aims to provide an inclusive program to engage students and adults through independent reading, reading activities and programs during the summer months. The GLS Summer Reading Program is divided into three groups: birth to age 10, ages 11-17, and ages 18 and up. Patrons who register will receive a welcome packet, an incentive packet, and a certificate of completion.

  • To complete the GLS Summer Reading Program, individuals must:
  • Children: Read at least 16 books or 60 hours
  • Young Adults: Read at least 8 books or 64 hours
  • Adults: Read at least 12 books or 120 hours there will be more prizes for patrons that read more
  • Participate in at least one GLS virtual or in person program or trivia
  • Read at least three books from the prepared booklist
  • To complete the GLS Summer Reading Program, individuals must:
  • Children: Read at least 16 books or 60 hours
  • Young Adults: Read at least 8 books or 64 hours
  • Adults: Read at least 12 books or 120 hours there will be more prizes for patrons that read more
  • Participate in at least one GLS virtual or in person program or trivia
  • Read at least three books from the prepared booklist