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Underserved Northside Children receive stockings stuffed with books, legos

Pictured left to right David Martinez, 9; Angel Granado, 9; Brian Gutierrez, 8, received Lego kids and book gifts after completing the 12-week mobile library outreach program at Northpointe Apartments.

After 12 weeks, the Curiosity Cruiser Mobile Library Program in Greenspoint wrapped up this past Thursday.

In the spirit of holiday giving, on December 6, 60 underserved children received stockings with Legos and books to culminate the end of the Curiosity Cruiser Program for the season in the Greenspoint area.

The event was part of a partnership between the Harris County Public Library, the North Houston Management District and Villa Serena Apartment Communities.

The Curiosity Cruiser is a state-of-the-art super library on wheels that engages children to read and explore other interactive activities. The mobile library is made possible through a partnership with Harris County Public Library (HCPL), the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Ladies for Literacy Guild.

For the past 12 weeks, the Cruiser has made its way to the Northpointe Apartments so that children could explore the state-of-the-art mobile library for books after school, register for a library card, and enjoy building mini robots and STEM computer applications. Twenty-two children registered for library cards at the end of the program.

Overall, the program promotes and increases child literacy in underserved communities that have limited access to library services.