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Children's Author Visit: Thursday, September 23rd @ 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Atascocita Branch Library
I am excited to inform you that children’s author, Gwendolyn Zepeda, will be presenting a special program in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Growing Up with Tamales will be read by the author, and she will be happy to answer any question. We will provide a small snack, providing children the opportunity to taste this wonderful holiday food.  Tickets/registration are not required.
 

What You Might Not Know About Dr. Seuss

Many of you are familiar with the beloved children's books written by Dr. Seuss. What you may not be aware of is that "Dr. Seuss" was a nom de plume. His given name was Theodor Seuss Geisel. 

Family Game Night & Craft: September 13th @ 7pm

The library will be closed on Sunday, September 5th and Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day.

Our Next program will be held on Monday, September 13th @ 7pm.

Craft: Children and tweens will have a chance to create an artistic graphic design.  

Games: Young children will also have a chance to play board games with their friends.

  

 

 

 

Pokemon Club: August 26th @ 4:00 pm

Pokemon members will meet today at 4:00 pm.  This program is for children ages 7 to 10 years old.  
Photograph provided by KayVee.INC's photostream on flickr 

 

Family Storytime and Craft: Monday, August 30th

Following our storytime program, children will have an opportunity to create a collage that will include the child's name or a special word. Keeping with our "green" theme we will be using recycled cardboard and baby food lids as part of our collage.
Storytime starts at 7:00 pm, and everyone is welcome.

Below are the words for the Cool Bear Hunt Song by Dr. JeanThis song is truely a favorite of the children who attend storytime.  I have also included a link, so you may oder the cd if you would like. This is a great song to help children learn directionality concepts (under, over around, etc...) and in turn, promotes visual perceptual skills needed to learn how to read and write.

Order the CD:  Dr. Jean sings silly songs
We also sing the "Hokey Pokey" song for the same reason. 
 

 

Keeping a Watchful Eye

During hot summer days, water activities are a great way to exercise and cool off. Even though the kids are back in school, many Texans will be enjoying the beach and local pool for weeks to come. As the days roll into fall, it's easy to become more relaxed and less mindful of the dangers of water, I wanted to remind everyone about water safety.

 

For the Children: An Early Literacy Program for Families

In partnership with the Children's Museum of Houston, the Atascocita Branch Library is proud to present “For the Children,” a program based on Para Los Niños. Come join the fun as we share books and hand on activities that encourage early literacy skills. 

 Healthy Minds/Healthy Bodies
Our next program will be held on Saturday, September 4th at 1:30 pm.  Each family that completes a short survey of the program will earn an admission pass to the Children's Museum for up to four people. For a list of additional programs please see the schedule below.
 
 

Back to School Bash

Help your child get ready for the new school year by visiting the library on Monday, August 16th at 7:00 p.m.  We will be touring the library, sharing books, and creating a special craft project. 

A Year of Fun

 

 

The Summer Reading Program may be over but the Atascocita Branch Library has fun activities for families all year long.  You can find a list of programs on our Branch Calendar.

This Thursday, August 12th, our very talented Children's Librarian, Ms Susan, will be sharing a few of her favorite underwater stories.  Children will make a fun handprint craft after the program. 

 

Back to School Fun!

Summer is almost over and many children will begin returning to school this month. Often, students have the first day jitters starting school, or experience stress when entering a new grade.  Below are a few books that you might enjoy reading as a family. Books have the ability to provide children insight, or they can even shed light on the funny side of life.  

  

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