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Bluebonnet Book Club!

If you are a homeschooler in grades 3-5 and love to read, this is the club for you! The Bluebonnet Book Club meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 1:30 pm!  Enjoy lively book discussion, related activities and a craft!  Featured books are available at the children's reference desk for check out for those that are registered and books must be completely read prior to attending each session.  Call 832-559-4235 to register!  *one registration is good through January 25th!

Upcoming Children's Programs!

 The month of September is winding down with 2 fabulous programs that are currently open for registration! On Monday, September 28th at 1:30 pm, Musikiddity will be in the Children's Area!  The theme for this old time radio show is "Discoveries from the Dinosaur Era".  Kids ages 8 - 12 can have fun reading lines from a script into a microphone and perform sound effects!  This FREE program is limited to 12 children.  On Tuesday, September 29th at 4:30 pm, children ages 7 - 12 can enjoy making Mexican Metal Art at a special Hispanic Heritage Month Craft Time!  This FREE program is limited to 20 children.  Call 832-559-4235 to register!  And, don't forget to check our calendar for all Children's programs and activities!

[more] September Children's Programs!

  The following Children’s programs are currently open for registration!  On Tuesday, September 15th, at 4:30 pm children can learn about gardening and work on their certification at Junior Master Gardeners!  This program is for children ages 7 – 12 and is limited to 10.  And, enjoy book discussion, related crafts and activities at the *Bluebonnet Book Club!  This program meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 1:30 pm and is for children in grades 3rd – 5th.  *Registration is 1 time for the entire session which runs from 9/20 – 1/25.   Call 832-559-4235 to register and for more information on any of our fabulous Children's Programs!

(some) September Children's Programs!

 Registration is now open for the following Children’s programs Art Explorers Monday, September 14th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, September 8th at 4:30 pm.  This month learn about Canadian artist Ted Harrison and paint a watercolor of the Yukon.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8-12).  Our newest program , Creative Writing every Thursday at 4:30 pm.  Learn how to write creatively through good books!  This month’s topic is story structure and The Hobbit.  This program is limited to 10 children (ages 9 – 12) and registration is for the entire month.  Please call 832-559-4235 for more information and to register.   

We Had a "Super" Time!

  A great BIG thank you to all the children (and their parents) who participated in this year’s Summer Reading program “every hero has a story”!  We kicked it off in June with Crocodile Encounter and the fun didn’t stop until every child who braved the 100+ heat got to meet the wonderful animals from Miss Marsha’s Petting Zoo on August 3rd!  With Summer winding down and school about to resume, we hope you continue to visit - our weekly story times continue year round.  And, starting September 1st, afterschool programming and school year programming resumes.  Please check the Tomball branch calendar for a complete listing of all of our super programs! 

1001 Books Before Kindergarten!

 This adorable little girl, Emberlynn,  is the first child to receive her completion certificate for the 1001 Books  Before Kindergarten program at the LSC-Tomball Community Library!  This early literacy reading initiative encourages you to read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, toddler or preschooler and keep track using specially designed reading logs.  It’s a simple concept with priceless rewards!  And, while the goal to read 1001 books may seem like a lot, if you read only 1 book a day, in 1 year that is 365 books, 730 books in 2 years and 1095 books in 3 years! The logs can be downloaded  and printed out at home, or, you can ask for one at the children’s reference desk the next time you visit.  When you complete each log, we’ll stamp it, date it and give you the next one to continue until you’ve completed the program!  Congratulations to Emberlynn for a job well done!

Marsha's Petting Zoo!

Join us for our last big Monday program of the Summer!  On Monday, August 3rd from 3:00 - 5:00 pm, the zoo comes to you (literally)!  Meet and learn about farm and exotic animals. with Marsha's Petting Zoo!  This is an outdoor program, so, please plan accordingly for the heat with lightweight dress and apply sunscreen, bring a hat and something cool to drink!  This program is FREE and fabulous for children (and adults) of all ages!

Pizza Party in Children's Area!

 The dough will be flying (literally) on Monday, July 27th at 3:00 pm in the Children's Area of the Library!  Domino's Pizza will be here to talk about how they make yummy pizza and then everyone will get to eat some for FREE!  See you then!

Capt. Book in the Children's Area!

  Ahoy Matey!  Capt. Book and her first mate Kitty will be in the Children's Area on Monday, July 20th at 3:00 pm to share a treasure trove of stories, songs and activities!  This FREE program is recommended for children (and adults) of all ages and is guaranteed to be tons of fun!   

Opera in the Children's Area

   Houston Grand Opera will be in the Children's Area on Monday, July 13th at 3:00 pm, to sing [in fabulous opera voice] the books "Bear Snores On" and "No Sleep for the Sheep".  If you've never experienced an Opera To Go production, you are certainly in for a very special treat!  This program is FREE and wonderful for children [and adults] of all ages! 

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