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Annual Holiday Open House!

Mark your calendar for the Library’s annual Holiday Open House

  • When:  Saturday, December 15th from 11 am – 1 pm. 
  • Where:  The Community Engagement Area of the Library. 
  • What to expect:  Fun, fun and more fun with family friendly activities, including:  crafts, games, snacks and a visit from Santa and pictures. 

At 2 pm, the Children’s Dept. will have Saturday stories for children of all ages!  

We hope you can join us!

HCPL Curiosity Cruiser Coming to the Tomball Library!

HCPL's very own book mobile, the Curiosity Cruiser, will be "cruising" up to the Tomball Library on Saturday, November 10th from 1-3pm!  Visit with the Cruiser in the front of the Library and then come inside our Community Engagement Area and have fun doing crafts and other activities.  At 2 pm, we'll have Saturday Stories, and children in attendance will get to choose a *FREE book to take home!!  *free book while supplies last.

Star Wars Reads Day this Saturday!

This Saturday, October 27th, join us from 1 - 3:30 pm in the Community Engagement Area of the Library and celebrate Star Wars Reads Day!  Come dressed as your favorite character (if you want) and enjoy crafts, photo booth fun, snacks, trivia, and enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win cool Star Wars stuff!  At 2pm, we will have Saturday Stories which will [of course] include a Star Wars book!  All ages welcome!  

Sensory Story Time in the Children's Area!

Sensory Story Time is a now being offered in the Children’s Department!  Designed to engage the five senses and promote an inclusive environment for children with stories, movement, activities and sensory/therapeutic play.  The program will meet on Tuesday, September 18th at 1:30 pm (and every 3rd Tuesday after) and is limited to 10 participating children (ages 3-6) and their parents.  Online registration is required and begins one week in advance.  For more information, please call the Library at 832-559-4235.

After-School Programming in the Children's Area!

The children's area will resume after-school programming in September.  Along with our weekly story times we will also have the following programs at 5 pm:

  1. Tuesdays
  2. 1st week - Chapter Chats*
  3. 2nd week - Crafternoon*
  4. 3rd week - STEM Studio*
  5. 4th week - R.E.A.D.
  • Thursdays:
  • 3rd week - The Story of America

Sensory Story Time* is a new program that will meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1:30 pm.  Designed to promote an inclusive environment while engaging kids ages 3 - 6  through movement, stories and sensory play.

Choo Choo Club* early literacy program for children ages 3 - 5 will continue to meet every Thursday at 1:30 pm.  Work with your child as they create, discover, and become ready readers!

*these programs require online registration which begins 1 week prior to the program date. Click on the specific program you would like to register for and fill in the required information.  Please access our online calendar for specific information about each program. 

LEGO Create for Kids!

  Hey kids!  Looking for something really fun to do after school on Tuesday, August 21st?  Come to the Children's Area for Lego Create at 5 pm and we guarantee you will have a blast!   Complete a creative challenge using lego blocks or just build whatever you want!  This program is for ages 5 - 12 and requires registration by calling 832-559-4235.

Marsha's Petting Zoo in the Children's Area!

Can you believe we are ready for the last big Monday program of the Summer in the Children's Area?  This coming Monday, July 30th between the hours of 3 - 5 pm, all ages are invited to come and meet the amazing animals from Marsha's Petting Zoo!  The animals will be in a shaded area near the South side of the Library, or, just come into the Children's Area and we will point you in the right direction!  This is a FREE program - you do not need tickets to attend.    Please note, becaue this is an outdoor program you are encouraged to dress for extreme heat, apply sunscreen and bring a cool drink!  **in case of rain, please call ahead for the status of the program at 832-559-4235.

Juggler Matt Tardy Comes to the Children's Library on Monday, July 23rd!

  Get ready for Juggler Matt Tardy on Monday, July 23rd at 3 pm in the Children's Area!  This high-energy show features comedy, amazing feats of strength and flexibility, audience interaction and world-class juggling!  Tickets are required for this program.  They are FREE and handed out 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area!  

Musician Andy Roo and the Rooniverse in the Children's Area!

  Get ready for the musical fun of Andy Roo and the Rooniverse on Monday, July 16th at 3 pm in the Children's Area! All ages are invited to go on a journey to the AndyRooniverse - a children's music project of producer/singer/songwriter Andrew Karnavas — a magical town created by the ever-expanding landscape of children’s imaginations, where you’ll encounter swinging monkeys, a friendly platypus, Silly Sal the Salamander, and a big balloon that will whisk you away to a whole universe of exciting animated characters!   This program requires tickets.  They are FREE and available 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area of the Library.  

Living History: Vikings in the Library!

  Journey back to the time of the Vikings this Wednesday, July 11th from 3-5 pm on the 1st floor of the Library!  Learn about Norse Gods and mythology, famous vikings in history, armor, viking journeys, viking dress, language, art and architecture along with photo booth fun and a live performance featuring Thor and Freya!  This is a museum style exhibit with hands on activities for all ages to enjoy!  

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