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April Art Explorers!

  Learn about English book author and illustrator Arthur Rackham and sketch and paint a simple drawing at Art Explorers.  This program meets Monday, April 11th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, April 12th at 4:30 pm in the Children’s Activity Room.   Registration is required and begins on Monday, April 4th by calling the children’s reference desk at 832-559-4235.  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 - 12).

Happy Spring!

  Hard to believe, based on the current temperatures we've been having, but, it is still Winter!  That's all about to change this Saturday, March 20th - the first day of Spring!  Or as we refer to it at the Library - The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day!  This classic children's book written by Eric Carle is now in it's 47th year of publication!  A favorite of children and adults of all ages, it is the perfect story about the changes the season of Spring can bring!  A very hungry little caterpillar eats his way through a variety of foods, becomes a very big caterpillar, forms his cocoon, sleeps for 2 weeks and emerges a beautiful butterfly!  After enjoying this book with your child, have fun on the official Eric Carle website with games and book related activities!  Happy Spring!

Art Explorers!

   Children ages 8 - 12 can learn about Author / Illustrator Beatrix Potter and sketch and paint a bunny at Art Explorers!  This FREE program will meet on Monday, March 14th at 1:30 pm in the Children's Area.  Call 832-559-4235 to register!

Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

   The National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. The Library will be celebrating this event on Thursday, March 3rd at 1:30 pm during the Choo Choo Club Early Literacy Program in the Children’s Area.  Space is limited to 15 children (and their parents), so, please call for availability at 832-559-4235.  Remember, “you’re never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a child”!

African American History Month Craft!

    Celebrate African American History Month by learning about the Quilts of Gee's Bend and design and sew a simple patchwork quilt on Thursday, February 18th at 4:30 pm in the Children's Activity Room!  This program is limited to 10 children (ages 8-12).  *All supplies are provided for the sewing craft! Call 832-559-4235 to register.

and the Awards go to...

  The Golden Globes weren’t the only awards given out recently!  The Newberry Medal, Caldecott Medal and other youth media awards were announced last week by the American Library Association and the list is quite impressive!
John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
"Last Stop on Market Street," written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson.

There were 3 Newberry Honor Books also named: “The War that Saved My Life,” written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley “Roller Girl,” written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson and “Echo,” written by Pam Muñoz Ryan.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
"Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear," illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick. 

4 Caldecott Honor Books were named: “Trombone Short,” illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Troy Andrews, “Waiting,” illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes,  “Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes and written by Carole Boston Weatherford  and “Last Stop on Market Street,” illustrated by Christian Robinson and written by Matt de le Peña.
Congratulations to the winners of these wonderful books!  For the complete list of winners in all the categories honored please visit the ALA website!

It's a New Year! Try a New Children's Program!


 Happy New Year!  Resolve to bring your kids to one or more of our fabulous weekly programs! 

  • Mondays
  • *KidLit Book Club - 1st and 3rd weeks at 1:30 pm - grades 3rd - 5th
  • *Art Explorers -  2nd week at 1:30 pm - ages 8  12
  • Tuesdays
  • *Legos Simple Machine Workshops (January and February) - 1st and 3rd weeks at 4:30 pm - grades K - 4th
  • *Art Explorers - 2nd week at 4:30 pm - ages 8 - 12
  • *R.E.A.D. Program  (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) every 4th week at 4:30 pm - ages 4 - 12
  • Thursdays
  • *Choo Choo Club Early Literacy Program - every week at 1:30 pm - ages 3 - 5
  • *Craft Time - every 4th week at 4:30 pm - ages 6 - 12
  • Saturdays
  • *Pokémon League - every week at 1:30 pm - all ages!

Access our events Calendar for program descriptions and Children's story times as well as Library programs for teens, tweens and adults!

See you at the Library!

Happy Holidays!

 Happy Holidays from your Children’s Services Staff:  Cheryl, Christie, Cate, Ann, Paige, Lynn and Bubbles!  Join us for our weekly story times and programs through Wednesday, December 23rd!  The library will be closed 12/24 – 12/27 and will reopen Monday, December 28th at 8:00 am! 

Holiday Fun at the Library!

 Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and join us tomorrow (Saturday, December 12th) from 10 – 2 for some Holiday activities!  Our wonderful Friends of the Tomball Library will be having a book sale!  This is a great opportunity for you to find a wonderful book (or 2) for the reader on your Holiday list!  We’ll be serving  light refreshments, have  paper snowflakes for you to add your holiday wishes to and last but not least, Santa will be making an appearance from 12 – 2Bring the whole family and get into the holiday spirit Library style!

Art Explorers and Walt Disney!

   Learn about the amazing Walt Disney and create an animation cel at Art Explorers!  This FREE program will meet on Monday, December 14th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, December 8th at 4:30 pm.  This program is for children ages 8 - 12 and is limited to 20 children for each session.  Call 832-559-4235 to register!

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