Jennifer C.'s blog

Halloween at Stratford!

Boo!  It's almost time for Halloween, and in order to celebrate, we will be having a special baby and toddler time next Thursday, October, 28th. So wear your costumes, dress your children up and feel free to bring special snacks (individually wrapped please). We have plenty of trick or treat bags for children to use, or if you would like to bring your own, that is fine too.

We will have time for stories, songs, rhymes and such before trick or treating around the library. This will not be a super scary time. We are aiming for a fun and lighthearted Halloween/Harvest party. It also might be a good idea to talk to your child about costumes before coming, in case they are nervous to see others not looking quite like themselves.

Teen Craft this Saturday

Teen decoupage craft this Saturday, October 16th! 11:30 am. For more information, see here, and for pictures, see here. See you there!

Preschoolers, this is for you!

We have had some interest expressed in a preschool storytime, and we have heard you! We would like to tentatively introduce a new preschool storytime to be held the second Monday evening of every month at 6:30 pm. This upcoming Monday will be our first program.

We will sing songs accompanied by guitar, dance a little, read a few stories, and do a short activity. The program will run for approximately 35-45 minutes.

Monday night is our late night here at the library, and we are open until 8pm.  So bring your little one and come join us for a fun program!

Dr. Seuss Was Here

This past week in Toddler Storytime, we paid a tribute to Dr. Seuss with the book Green Eggs and Ham. We looked at various green vegetables, passed out green (boiled) eggs, and drank phosphorescent green punch. We made some bagel bird feeders for everyone to hang in their yards. Also, since it was one child's birthday his wonderful mom treated us all to green cupcakes! Toddler Storytime is open to all toddlers and their caregivers. Younger siblings may also attend as able/needed.

 

 

 

 

 

Copy, Paste, and Print!

 Does your child ever have a school report that requires a trip to the library? We just wanted to let you know that we're here for you. We have had a number of children in this past week asking for assistance.

Whenever your child has a school report that brings you to the library, we have the following recommendations:
 

-Please try to come at least three days in advance of the due date. While we love last minute chaos as much as anyone, it can't hurt to come in sooner. 

-Keep in mind that our computers will log off about ten minutes before we close, so what seems like an hour, is really only going to be about 45 minutes..

-Black and white copies are ten cents each and color costs 50 cents. Color copies will also require extra assistance on our part, so please plan accordingly with the time.

Boats Boats Boats

Rescheduled for Thursday, September 23rd!! -Join us for a storytime themed by boats! We will read some fun little stories and make a boat related craft, perhaps similar to this one here. (Who are we kidding? Our library is not large enough!) We will, however, have a great time. So please join us if you have a toddler or baby.

 

Thursdays

Babytime - 10:15

Toddler Time - 10:40

Masters of Disaster

 

Seeing as it's still hurricane season...we have a fun program for you to attend with your children this next Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Even though all of the other storms have petered out this year (hooray!), we still want to provide the opportunity of educating your children on the topic of severe weather. 

The American Red Cross will be hosting the "Masters of Disaster" program to teach kids (and adults) how to prepare for and act during a hurricane.  The program will last approximately one hour.

So come on by and become a 'Master of Disaster'!  (We completely understand if you hold to the belief that your child is already a kind of Master of Disaster, but just in case they have not yet achieved this status, or even if they have, please come anyways :)

Domino's Pizza - Part II

For those of you who weren't able to make it to the initial scheduled visit of Domino's Pizza due to the torrential downpour that day, take note!  Domino's was unable to make it that day for the pizza party, and they have rescheduled for this Thursday at 3:30 pm.  (Ages 8 and up) 

So please stop by to learn how to make pizza, toss some dough, and of course, sample the pizza for yourself~

Let us know you are coming, and we'll see you there!

 

Call Jen at 281-426-3521

 

THURSDAY

3:30 pm

PIZZA PARTY

:)

Community Meeting - Highlands!

In case you have ever been concerned about water pollution in Highlands, be sure not to miss the community meeting this Saturday, July 17th.  It will be held at Highlands United Methodist Church, 107 W Houston St. at 2pm. The meeting was originally scheduled to be held at Stratford, but, due to space issues, is moving just down the road. 

The meeting will be concerning the cleanup of the San Jacinto River Waste Pits Cleanup. You will learn of ways you can be involved in the cleanup process as well as how to protect yourself from potential health risks.

 

For more information contact:

SanJac@texanstogether.org

713-782-8822

 

Ferrets and Fish

This week at Stratford, we hope you and your children will come visit!

Today, at 2pm, we will host the "Stinky Fish" program, where children and adults will learn about the ecosystem in Galveston Bay. ALSO, the presenters from Texas Parks and Wildlife will be bringing along some frozen sharks, rays, and other specimens that the children will be able to see and touch. (followed by hand sanitizer :)

Thursday, at 2pm, Gail and Jimi Hummel of the Houston Area Ferret Association will be visiting us, bringing several of their ferret friends as well.

Be sure not to miss either one!

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