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Manners Matter

 

Parents are their child's most important teacher and what you say and what you do will help mold your child's future.  

Often it is through observing others that children learn about basic rules of etiquette. Consequentially, it is important that adults model the behavior that they would like for their child to have. In addition, you can help expand your child's knowledge and understanding by read books together and then talking. 

When children learn the importance of how to act and how to treat others they are provided a gift that will serve them throughout their entire life.

Elephants Stomp in Storytime

As promised, here are the lyrics to the Elephant Counting Song that we have been using in storytime.  

One little elephant went out to play
Upon a spider's web one day
He had such tremendous fun
that he called for another elephant to come.

Two little elephants...
Three little elephants...
Four little elephants...

Five little elephants went out one day
Upon a spider's web to play
But  suddenly,
The spider's web BROKE!
And they all fell down.

What Are Your Plan for this Weekend? I Have an Idea...

You may have activities planned for Spring Break but what about for this weekend? Help your child develop an appreciation for art by attending the Museum of Fine Arts Houston!

On Saturdays and Sundays, children ages 6 to 18 will be provided  free general admission to the  Museum of Fine Arts Houston  with any public library card! 

How do I get a Library Card?

Babies and Books

 

 

Baby Read-Aloud Basics : Fun and Interactive Ways to Help Your Little One Discover the World of Words by Caroline J. Blakemore

Decades of research have proven the value of reading aloud to children, and the years between birth and age two are arguably the most crucial for language development.

Free Fun for Families

Families will enjoy books, songs, and puppets during this weekly storytime program. Frequent crafts are also provided, but may not be appropriate for children under 3 years old.

 

Join the Party for Dr. Seuss

You could not, would not, want to miss an event such as this!!! 

We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday on day early on Friday, March 1st at 4:30 pm. This free program is open to children and their families. You will not want to miss our "Seussational storytime" that will include books, a craft, cake and  the world's most famous literary cat. Parents make sure to bring your cameras!

Extend your Experience with books.

It's in the Bag Proceed to Checkout

Have you ever noticed the rows upon rows  of canvas bags behind the information desk at the library? Ever wonder what is inside of them?
We understand how important it is for parents to have reading materials that they can share with children. To assist you with the task of obtaining reading materials we created storytime kits. Each kit can be checked out for a two week period. They include 10 to 13 picture books and have been developed with fun themes such as; dinosaurs, community helpers, princesses and much more!  You can see an example of one of the kits in my Wild West Book blog and there is a full list of themes listed below.

Howdy Partner!!!!

 

As you know, the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is almost here. It's time for Ya'll to grab those boots, don your western hat, and get the buckaroos; so Ya'll can head on down yonder to the library. 

There you'll find western books just a waitin’ and they are guarantee to provide a boot scootin’ good time. So, Get along, little doggies, times a wastin’!.

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