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Summer Reading Homestretch Fun!

The Library has a big [and fun] day planned for Monday, August 1st. Celebrate Harry Potter all day with a reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!  Staff will begin reading at 8:15 am in the main foyer of the 1st floor of the Library and continue "until the very end" (quote from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).  Feel free to come dressed in your favorite Hogwarts attire, take pictures at the 9 ¾ platform, follow clues to find the golden snitch and learn about and visit with a live owl at 2:00 pmAt 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Marsha’s Petting Zoo will be here for children (and adults) of all ages to meet farm and exotic animals (and take pictures).  **This is an outdoor program (weather permitting), so please dress for extreme heat and wear a hat, apply sunscreen and bring water. If you haven't registered for the Summer Reading Program, there is still time to register and read 10, do 10 and log it, for a *FREE book, pin and a medal!  It's going to be a great start to the final week of the Summer Reading Program - we hope you can join us! *FREE book while supplies last.

Carranza Puppets!

  Hey kids!  Come to the Children's Area on  Monday, July 18th at 3:00 pm, and enjoy the amazing marionette puppetry of Carranza Puppets as they present the classic Brothers Grimm story of Hansel and Gretel!  This program is FREE and fun for children and adults of all ages.  Sign up here for Summer Reading (if you haven't already) and do 10, read 10 and log it for a pin, certificate and FREE* book!  *FREE book while supplies last

Half Way Through...

The bad news - the Summer Reading Program is at the 1/2 way point.  There is however, plenty of time left to sign up and join us for all of the fun and FREE library activities. Register for the kids program up until August 6th and read 10, do 10 and log it for a pin, certificate, FREE book and medal!  Every Monday at 3:00 pm enjoy special performer shows and activities along with our weekly story times and special Thursday programs. The good news - half the fun is still left!

Ssssnakessss at the Library!

  Monday, June 27th at 3:00 pm, the Children's Area will be crawling with sssssnakesssss!  Mr. Clint from Texas Snakes will be here to show and tell kids about snakes native to the state of Texas and let them touch and hold them too!  This program is FREE and for children (and adults) of all ages!  While you're here, register for the Summer Reading program "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read" and do 10 / read 10 to earn a pin, certificate, *FREE book and a medal! *FREE book while supplies last

Mad Science - Mission Nutrition!

   Come to the Children's area on Monday, June 20th at 3:00 pm for Mad Science!  Learn the basics of nutrition from some of the wackiest scientists you'll ever meet!  If you come a bit early, you'll have a chance to meet the Chick-fil-A cow.  He'll be here at 2:00 pm  to meet, take pictures and have fun!  And, don't forget to register for the Summer Reading Program "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read" and receive a pin, certificate, medal and *FREE book by reading and completing activities!  *FREE book while supplies last!

READING IS FOR WINNERS!

  On Your Mark, Get Set...it's time for more fun in the Children's Area!  On Monday, June 13th  at 2:00 pm, Andy the Armadillo from Texas Roadhouse will be wandering around to meet, greet and take pictures.  At 3:00 pm Mick Corley will entertain children and adults (of all ages) with his Reading is for Winners Show!  Enjoy magic, puppetry, mime, juggling and more!  This program is FREE and guaranteed fun!  See you then!

Houston Astros Mascot Orbit Visit!

 Hey Kids...The Houston Astros Mascot Orbit is coming to the Children's library on Thursday, June 9th at 3:00pm!  Enjoy a reading rally, be entertained, take pictures and have lots of fun!  This program is FREE and for children (and adults) of all ages.  And, while your here, don't forget to join this year's Summer Reading Program "on your mark, get set...read!"  Call 832-559-4235 for more information! ps: Astros attire optional!  

Reading is Magic Show!

   Kick off the 2016 Summer Reading Program "on your mark, get set...read!"  this Monday, June 6th at 3:00 pm with Magician Lanny Kibbey as he celebrates the importance of reading with his "reading is magic" show!  This FREE program is guaranteed fun for children and adults of all ages!  This Summer, in addition to our regular weekly story times for all ages, the children's area will have free shows every Monday afternoon as well as programs and movies every Thursday afternoon.  Come to the Children's Reference desk for your Summer fun calendar or access our online calendar of events! Get Ready - it's gonna be a whole Summer of fun!

Children’s Summer Reading is Coming!

Hard to believe but, in 3 weeks, the 2016 Children’s Summer Reading Program "On Your Mark, Get Set...READ!begins!  This year’s program is shaping up to be one of our best yet!  The fun starts on Monday, June 6th by registering at www.hcpl.net.    This year, the program has been updated to be both book and activity based.  What this means is, children will read or complete 10 activities to earn their certificate, pin and *FREE book.  They can continue on to be a Super Library Learner and complete up to 20 activities and earn a medal.  The 20 activities must include at least 10 reads.  Activities can include but are not limited to:  going to a museum, completing a puzzle, attending a library program, riding a bicycle and the list goes on.  Every Monday at 3:00 pm children can enjoy FREE performer programs such as magic shows, animal shows, science and puppet shows and every Thursday at 3:00 pm there will either be movies or a participation program such as cupcake decorating or Lego Create.  Come in to the library for a Summer calendar or access onlineOn Your Mark, Get Set - and get ready to enjoy a whole Summer of fun! *FREE book while supplies last

Children's Craft Day!

                                  This program is limited to 10 children.  Call 832-559-4235 to register!

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