The H-E-B Tournament of Champions Charitable Trust has given a $900 grant to the Friends of the Library Kingwood to purchase children’s books for the Kingwood Branch Library.

The Texas Library Association’s 2X2 Committee produces an annual list of recommended books for children, age two through second grade. Their goal is to encourage reading in those crucial ages of reading development and to entice young readers to read for pleasure. The library staff is excited to add three copies of each of these valuable books to the children’s library collection. Each book will bear a bookplate stating “Donated to the Kingwood Branch Library by the H-E-B Tournament of Champions.”

Books on this year’s list are Chengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep; Dog Days of School, Dog vs. Cat, Early Bird, Extraordinary Jane, Flight School, Found, Girl and the Bicycle, Hug Machine, It’s an Orange Aardvark!, Maple, Meet the Parents, My Grandfather’s Coat, My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.), Princess in Black, Some Bugs, Water Can Be…, and Way to the Zoo.

The H-E-B Tournament of Champions was established in 1986 when Decker Food Company asked H-E-B Grocery Co. to invite a few of their market vendors to play in a golf tournament and donate the proceeds to Special Olympics Texas. Over the past 29 years, this event has raised over $72 million dollars benefiting Special Olympics Texas and other worthwhile organizations that focus on children, youth and education throughout the State of Texas.

Friends of the Library Kingwood (FOLK) members are people from the community who want to support and enhance the overall quality of the library. To join FOLK, visit their Used Bookstore at the Kingwood Branch Library at 4400 Bens View Lane or download a membership form at


Thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of the Library Kingwood, the Harris County Public Library was able to purchase 94 new eBook titles for adults during January and February. According to Kingwood Branch Librarian, Christi Whittington, without this donation no eBooks would have been added during those months.

The Friends are able to provide funds to the library through donations from people in the community through annual membership fees, individual gifts and grants, and proceeds from the FOLK Used Bookstore located at the left of the Kingwood Branch Library foyer. EndFragment