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KATY I.S.D. SUMMER READING BOOKS

Did your kids bring home a recommended reading list from their Katy I.S.D. school?  We have made it easy for you to find these books.  They are on a display shelf when you first walk in the door of the Katy Branch Library.   The books have labels for each grade level, so it is easy to see which books are recommended for each grade.  Can't find one you want?  Let us know at the reference desk, and we'll request it for you.

SUMMER TUESDAY PROGRAMS

 Summer is here and the Katy Library begins its series of Tuesday programs for school age children.  On Tuesday, June 8, Mark Shepherd will entertain with silly songs and crazy science experiments. Tickets are required and may be picked up on Monday, June 7. 

CATCH THE READING EXPRESS!!

and catch the Reading Express at the Katy Library this summer.  Stop by the library and pick up a calender of our special events to be held every Tuesday.  Don't forget to sign up for our Summer Reading Program either online at www.hcpl.net or at the library starting June 4.

LADYBUGS! LADYBUGS!

Join us for storytimes this week.  We're reading stories about ladybugs, happy ones and grouchy ones!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

   Happy Mother's Day to all Katy moms!  Join us this week for our storytimes as we celebrate mothers.    Bilingual storytime is Monday at 2:00 pm, Toddlertime is Tuesday at 10:30 am  and Preschool storytime is Thursday at 10:30 am.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  Since the Katy Branch Library is celebrating it's birthday Saturday, it is a good time to check out our new birthday books.   Don't Spill the Beans by Ian Schoenherr,

MORE MO, PLEASE!

 That's Mo Willems, the author of numerous picture books, including three Caldecott Honor Books.   Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! may be a familiar one to many.  My favorite are his Elephant and Piggie series.  Willems uses  simple illustrations th

RIBBIT! RIBBIT! READ-IT!

Join us in our storytimes this week for

some hopping good frog stories.

Ribbit!  Ribbit!

KATY'S ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

Easter is almost here, and the city of Katy is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 26 in the VFW Park.  Call the city Parks and Recreation Department at 281-391-4840 or visit the City of Katy website for more information. 

PAWS @ THE LIBRARY, READ TO A DOG

The Reading Education Assistance dogs will be at the Katy Branch Library on Saturday, March 20 from noon to 2:00 pm.  Children are invited to sign up to read their favorite animal story to one of these specially trained dogs.  These dogs along with their handlers provide an irresistible, fun environment for children to practice their reading skills.  This program has been used throughout the country and has been proven to encourage sturggling readers.  Call the library or stop by the Reference desk to sign up.

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