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Reading Rocks with Socks and Fox in the Children's Area!

Are you having as much fun this Summer as we are?  On Monday, June 25th at 3pm the fun continues in the Children's Area with the amazing talent of Julian Franlin!  Enjoy his unique and creative tribute to Dr. Seuss: Reading Rocks with Socks and Fox!  Magic, mime, illusions, comedy and more await you!  Tickets are required for this program. They are FREE and handed out 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area!

Three Nasty Gnarlies Live in the Children's Area!

  On Monday, June 18th at 3:00 pm you don't want to miss a special presentation by Books Alive!  Based on the hilarious Keith Graves book: Three Nasty Gnarlies, you'll laugh along with the antics of Grubby Gurgle, Stanky Stoo and Ooga-Mooga at this live performance that is sure to delight all ages!  Tickets are required for this program, they are FREE and available 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area of the Library! All children attending this performance will have a chance to enter their name for a giveaway of the book. *1 entry per child when picking up tickets and winner must be present at the conclusion of the show.

Houston Astros Mascot Orbit is Coming to the Library!

  Hey Astros fans -  Orbit is coming to the Library!   Wear your Astros gear and meet the World Champion Houston Astros mascot on Monday, June 11th at 3:00 pm!  Fans of all ages will enjoy skits, stories and fun along with pictures, autographs and a chance to see Orbit's very own World Series ring!  Tickets are required to attend this program.  They are FREE and available at the Children's Area of the library beginning 45 minutes prior to the start time. 

Reading Magic Show in the Children's Department!

Summer Reading Fun begins!  This coming Monday, June 4th at 3:00 pm join us for John O’Bryant’s Reading Magic Show!  Be dazzled and amazed with magic, illusions and more!    This program is FREE and appropriate for families of all ages.  Tickets are required - they are FREE and  available 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children’s Area of the Library.  Don’t forget to register for Summer Reading at www.hcpl.net.  And, share all of your Summer reading fun with us: #hcplsummer. 

Save the Date! Summer Reading is Coming!

  Look no further than your Library for a Summer filled with fun!  Libraries Rock is this years theme for all Summer Reading Programs: Babies, Kids, Teens and Adults.  Each week, enjoy shows, activities, special programs, movies, story times, book clubs and more!  Mark your calendar because the fun starts on Monday, June 4th right here at your Tomball Library!

Super Tom Con Happening TODAY!

  That's right - today (Saturday, 5/12),Super Tom Con is happening! This is a "don't miss" event taking place from 12 - 4 in the Beckendorf Conference Center!  All ages are invited to dress up and join the fun at the Library's very first Comic Convention!  Featuring:  speaker panels, fan trivia, makerspace activities, tabletop games, crafts, giveaways, concessions and an all ages costume contest (pick up a required registration form at any Library reference desk).  Local Comic book store, Dragon's Lair will be in attendance to lead contestants through a trivia style game with prizes for the winners!  If you are age 14 and older sign up at the event for a cosplay workshop.  Thank you to the Friends of the Tomball Library for their generous support of this awesome event!  For more information, call the Library at 832-559-4230!

Indian Dance Performance and Class in the Children's Area!

 Join us Saturday, May 5th at 10:30 am in the Children's Area as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month with a special Indian Dance Performance followed by a dance class!  This is a FREE program recommended for children ages 6 - 12.  And, later that day at 2:00 pm. pull up a bean bag and join us for Saturday Stories!  What a great way to spend your Saturday, don't you think?  For more information about either program, please call 832-559-4235.

Celebrate Día in the Children's Area!

 Come to the Children’s Area on Friday, April 27 at 10:30 am and celebrate Día!  Día is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children from all backgrounds.  The common goals of all Día programming are:

  • • Celebrate children and connect them to the world of learning through books, stories and libraries.
  • • Nurture literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.
  • • Introduce children to cultures, heritage and language through stories.

We have selected 3 awesome picture books to share with your children along with songs and crafts.  Join us for a fun morning!   *Recommended for children ages 3 – 6 and their families.

2 Upcoming Kid Friendly Events!

 Join us tomorrow, Friday, April 20th from 10:30 - noon for Wolf Pack Friday!   As part of the Better Together Day of Service, the event is provided by the Lone Star College faculty, staff & students as a way of giving back to the community.  Families are invited to stop by and enjoy games, crafts, activities, coloring and more in the Community Engagment area of the Library (1st floor lobby). On Saturday , April 21st at 2pm, come to the Childlren's area of the library, pull up a bean bag and join us for Saturday Stories!  This FREE weekly program  is for children and their families!

Help us Celebrate National Library Week!

  Next week (April 8 - 14) we are celebrating National Library Week!  Please help us by telling us why you love your library.  Did you attend an amazing program?  Do you appreciate  that all services, programs and events are free?  Was there a staff member or multiple staff members that gave you exceptional service?  Do you come to use the computers?  There are so many reasons to love your library and we want to hear them all!  Write us a note (you can respond to this blog), film a short video with your phone and send it to us via FB, Twitter or Instagram (@TomballLibrary).  Don't forget to tag us -  #harriscountypl, #libraries, #ilovemylibrary, #tomballlibrary,#libraryweek.   Every day we'll share a few of our favorites. Thanks for loving our Library!

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