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Fizz, Boom, Science!


 On Monday, June 9th at 3:00 pm, the wacky scientists from Mad Science will be at the Children’s Department to thrill and delight with their “fire and ice” show!  Learn about the wonders of air pressure, bubbling potions and much more! This program is FREE and fun for children of all ages!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information!
 

Children's Movie Day!

  This Thursday, June 5th at 3:00 pm come to the Children's Area for the first movie day of the Summer!  Children and adults of all ages can enjoy this classic Disney movie about a girl, who burdened with endless chores hopes that someday she’ll meet her Prince Charming.  This movie is rated G.  Bring a drink with a lid, we’ll provide the popcorn! 

Fizz, Boom, Summer Reading is Coming!

  Hard to believe, but the 2014 Children's Summer Reading Program "Fizz, Boom, Read" begins on June 2nd!  Your children's staff has been busy planning for months to make this year's program the biggest, best and most fun yet!  Join us for special performer shows, featuring:  Mad Science, Oceans Rock, Alice in Wonderland, The Non-Toxic Band, Rumplestiltskin,  Balloon making, music, clowns and more.  We'll also have Chess Club, Pokemon, FREE movies, weekly story times and an International Space Station exhibit and NASA sponsored program!  It’s gonna be a fun Summer and it all starts on June 2nd! 

Children's Origami!

 Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month and the ancient art of Origami!  Ages 8 - 12 can come to the Children's Area of the Library on Wednesday, May 7th at 4:30 pm and learn about the unique art of paper folding and have fun creating their own!  All supplies are provided!  Call  832-559-4235 for more information.

Children's Spring Craft Day!

Whenever there is a 5th Tuesday in the month, the Children's Department has a special craft day.  This month, Craft Day will be held on Tuesday, April 29th at 4:30pm in the Children's Activity Room.  Children (ages 5-12) can create their own personal rainbow, a bright pasta necklace or a jewelled suncatcher!  This program is limited to 20 children and all supplies are provided! Call 832-559-4235 beginning on Monday, April 21st to register! 

Hey, Art Explorers!

  Buon Giorno!  This month we travel to Italy ["the boot"] and learn about the Italian Renaissance and famous Italian artists!  Children will learn painting techniques to create their own sunflowers of Tuscany!  This program meets Tuesday, April 8th at 4:30 pm and Monday, April 14th at 1:00 pm.  Each session is limited to 15 children (ages 8 – 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to register! 

Wanted: Teen Volunteers!

 Are you a teen, at least 14 years old and looking for something fun to do this Summer?  If you are, then consider applying to be a teen volunteer!  The Children’s area of the Library is looking for teens to assist with story times, programs, craft projects, shelving and other Library tasks during our busy Summer Reading program.  Teens chosen for this program commit to work a regular schedule of at least 2 hours each week.  Many National Honor Society chapters as well as college and job applications require volunteer experience, so, stop by the Children’s reference desk today and fill out your application!  Call 832-559-4235 for more info.  *must be 14 years old at the time of submitting application.

Celebrate Spring and Eric Carle!

Celebrate the first day of Spring on Thursday, March 20th, and the 45th Anniversary of the children's book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"!  Written in 1969 by Eric Carle, this all time favorite story follows the hungry caterpillar as it grows from egg to cocoon to a beautiful butterly! 

Spring Break Fun at the Library!

Come to the Children's Area for a whole week of fun!   In addition to our weekly story times, we will offer the following FREE programs and activities.  On Monday (3/10) at 1:00 pm  and Tuesday (3/11) at 4:30 pm, ages 8 – 12 can  “travel” to Southwestern France, learn about the Lascaux Cave Paintings and complete an art project at Art Explorers Around the World!.  Registration is required and each session is limited to 20 children.  On Wednesday (3/12) at 3:00 pm, learn about fire safety from the Tomball Fire Department and visit the fire truck!  On Thursday (3/13) at 3:00 pm it's Movie Day!  Bring a drink with a lid and enjoy a movie and popcorn!  Call the library at 832-559-4235 to register for Art Explorers and for the movie title! ...it's all FREE and guaranteed to be fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Award Winning Children's Books!

Each year, the American Library Association recognizes outstanding contributions to children’s literature with the awarding of Newbery and Caldecott medals
The Newbery Award, named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This year, the honor went to Kate DiCamillo for “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.  This is the story of a young comic book enthusiast and cynic named Flora, and a superhero squirrel named Ulysses who helps Flora against her greatest enemy.
The Caldecott Medal, named for 19th Century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. This year, the honor went to Brian Floca for “Locomotive”.  Mr. Floca, is also the author of this book. The story follows a family and crew traveling together on America’s new transcontinental railroad in the Summer of 1869.  The next time you are visiting the children’s area, we hope you are able to check out and enjoy these beautiful books!

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