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Happy Spring!

  Today is the official first day of Spring and the 46th anniversary of the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle!  While you are enjoying what we hope to be some beautiful Texas Spring like weather, please take a moment to share this classic book with your child along with the many fabulous Eric Carle books we have at the Library.  If you can't make it to the Library, access the official Eric Carle website for fun and educational stories, games and activities! Happy Spring!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Read Across America Day is an annual reading motivation and awareness initiative held on March 2nd - the birthday of Dr. Seuss!  This year, the featured book is the Seuss classic "Oh, the Places You'll Go".  The Library will celebrate this event on Thursday, March 5th at 1:30 pm with a special Choo Choo Club Early Literacy program featuring Dr. Seuss books and activities!  This program is limited to 15 children (ages 3-5) and requires advanced registration.  Call the Library at 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  And, remember, "you're never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a child!"

Black History Month Program!

   The Children’s Area will celebrate Black History Month on Thursday, February 26th at 4:30 pm by offering a special program based on the life and contributions of George Washington Carver.  Learn about his research and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes and make a yummy peanut snack!  This program is limited to 15 children, ages 7 – 12.  Call the library at 832-559-4235 to register.

Art Explorers Around the World!

  The next stop on our artistic trek around the world is Egypt!  Learn about this fascinating country and make and decorate a clay pot!  This program meets on Monday, February 9th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, February 10th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to register! 

Today is the Big Day!

    HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY  to Tomball Library!   Everyone is invited to come to the library today from 11am - 3pm for a fun filled day of celebration!  We have a variety of events planned -   A Character costume contest (pre-registration is required and can be done in person at the Library up until 11:30 am this morning), a book scavenger hunt, children's crafts, face painting, 3D printer demonstration, a visit from Clifford the Big Red Dog, music, food, cake, cookies and a *Magic Show with Magician Steve Burton!  And, don’t forget to add a birthday wish candle to our giant birthday cake in the lobby!  We hope you can join us for a fun filled day of celebration!  *There will be 2 performances of the magic show (1:00 and 2:00 pm).  FREE tickets for both shows will be given out at the Children’s Reference Desk beginning at noon today.

Art Explorers Around the World!

  Konnichi Wa!   The first stop of the year on our artistic trek around the world is the country of Japan!  Learn all about this fascinating country and create a beautiful Cherry Blossom painting!  This program meets on Monday, January 12th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, January 13th at 4:30 pm Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!  Sayonara!

Holiday Happenings in Childrens!

   In the Children's Area the following programs will be held over the next 2 weeks:

Tuesday, December 23rd - Little Amigos Story Time (9:30 am), Toddler Time (10:30 am) R.E.A.D. (4:30 pm)

Closed:  Wednesday, December 24th - Sunday, December 28th

Monday, December 29th - Baby Bookworms (9:30 am), Wibbley Wobblers (10:30 am), Bluebonnet Book Club (1:00 pm)

Tuesday, December 30th - Little Amigos (9:30 am), Toddler Time (10:30 am), Manners Matter Program (4:30 pm)

Closed:  Wednesday, December 31st  and Thursday, January 1st

We will be open and following our regular schedule on Friday, January 2nd

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year from your Children's Dept. Staff: Lynn, Christie, Cheryl, Ann, Laura, Paige, Susan and Nemo!

 

Snowman Craft!

 Who says it never snows in Texas?  Next Thursday at 4:30 pm, they'll be just enough "snow" for kids ages 6 - 12 to make a snowman sock craft! This program is limited to 15 children.  Call 832-559-4235 to register! *all supplies are provided!

Art Explorers Around the World!

"Travel" to Norway - the Land of the Midnight Sun and create a traditional woven star!  This program meets on Monday, January 8th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, January 9th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children, ages 8 - 12.  Call to register at 832-559-4235.

National Picture Book Month!

There’s nothing like turning the page of a beautiful picture book!  November is National Picture Book Month! This international literacy initiative celebrates the [print] picture book during the month of November.  You are invited to share in this wonderful form of literature every day by reading a new post from a picture book author explaining why he/she thinks picture books are important. Each author has posted book related activities, themed calendars, curriculum ideas and stories for your child to listen to online.
Read * Share * Celebrate and have fun [every day] all month long!

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