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Fall Storytime Schedule for Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library

Our fall storytime schedule will kick off starting, Tuesday, August 29. schedule

Preschool Storytime will be returning to Tuesday mornings at 10:15 AM.  Preschool storytime is a fun, early literacy storytime for children ages 3 to 6 years of age.

Starting this fall, Toddler Time will be held on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.  Tuesday, August 29 at 2:00 PM marks the beginning of our Tuesday afternoon Toddler Times.  The second session of Toddler Time will be held on Wednesday, August 30, at 11:00 AM.  The content of the weekly programs will be identical.  Toddler Time is an early literacy program for children ages 18 to 35 months.

Infant Storytime will remain on Thursdays at 10:15 AM.  Join us for our first fall session, Thursday, August 31 at 10:15 AM.  This is an early literacy development program for children from birth to 17 months.

On Saturdays at 2:00 PM join us for Lily’s Library Tales.   Lily’s Library Tales is a fun, family storytime experience where listeners share time with Lily, a certified therapy dog, while Betsy, her person, reads.  Betsy is a certified, professional librarian with years of experience sharing wonderful books with children. Lily’s Library Tales can be found in our children’s area and is not a ticketed program.

All of our weekday storytime programs are ticketed.  Free tickets are available for morning storytimes in our children’s area at 10:00 AM when the library opens.  Free tickets for our Tuesday afternoon Toddler Time will be available in our children’s area at 1:00 PM the day of the program.

We hope to see you at storytime. Come for the fun and stay for the friends you make at the library. 

Come Enjoy Chess at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library, Friday August 18

chessWhat is so great about playing chess? The answer is: a lot. Research states that playing chess improves both creativity and memory functions in the brain.  It uses both sides of the brain and improves problem-solving skills.  More than that, it is a fun game to share with a friend. 

Please join us on Friday, August 18 at 3:00 PM at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library to enjoy a game of chess.  The boards will be set up in our foreign language area  waiting for some friendly competition. 


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Lily’s Library Tales WILL be held Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 pm

Golden RetrieverPlease join us on Saturday, August 12, at 2:00 pm for a fun, family storytime with Lily, a trained therapy dog, and Betsy, her person.  This program is located in our children’s area and is for the entire family. 

Only thunder, Lily’s nemesis, will keep our brave dog and her person from coming to share a story with all of their storytime friends. 

We hope to see you there. 

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Ronald McDonald Friendship Adventure at Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library

Ronald McDonaldFriendship is magical and full of adventures.  Join us on Thursday, August 10, at 2:00 PM as Ronald McDonald takes us on a Friendship Adventure.  Ronald will use magic, music and play to teach us about friendship, cooperation and saying no to bullying. 

This is a ticketed program.  Free tickets will be available in our library starting one hour before the show, while supplies last.  

Let’s Get Silly in Toddler Time at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library

SillyWe will be reading, singing and shaking our sillies out this week in Toddler Time.  Please join us Wednesday, July 26 at 10:15 AM or 11:00 AM for Toddler Time. 

Toddler Time is an early literacy program for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. 

This is a ticketed program.  Free tickets and a craft are available in the children’s area of the library starting at 10:00 AM on the day of the program.  A ticket is required for the child who is the appropriate age for the program. Caregivers and siblings who are younger or older are not required to have a ticket to attend. 


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Book Buddies Coming to Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Branch Fall 2017

Book BuddiesDo you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades? Do you want to help them develop a love of reading? Then stop by the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library and fill out an application for our Book Buddies. 

Harris County Public Library’s Book Buddies program pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading. 

This next session will run from September 13- November 15, 2017 at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Branch.  Your child will meet with their Big Buddy once a week on Wednesdays from 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM.  Parents or guardians must remain at the library during the session.  

Let’s Dance in Toddler Time at Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Branch

dancingWe are movers and shakers as we dance, dance, dance in Toddler Time, Wednesday, July 12 at 10:15 AM or 11:00 AM.  Mr. Alligator and Honey Bear are ready to read, sing and dance the day away. We hope to see you there!

Toddler Time is an early literacy program for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. 

This is a ticketed program.  Free tickets and a craft are available in the children’s area of the library starting at 10:00 AM on the day of the program.  A ticket is required for the child who is the appropriate age for the program. Caregivers and siblings who are younger or older are not required to have a ticket to attend.  

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We are Dancing with Babies at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Branch

Please join us for Infant Storytime this Thursday, July 6 at 10:15 am.   This month we will be focusing on movement and play as we dance the month away. 


Infant Storytime is an early literacy program for children ages 0 to 17 months of age.  Babies and caregivers learn songs, finger plays, as well as, share books and explore developmental toys to aid early literacy development.


This is a ticketed program.  Free tickets are available in the children’s area of the library starting at 10:00 AM on the day of the program.  A ticket is required for the child who is the appropriate age for the program. Caregivers and siblings who are younger or older are not required to have a ticket to attend. 


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Honey Bear Wishes Everyone a Happy and Safe Fourth of July

Honey BearThe Katherine Tyra Library @ Bear Creek Branch will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, but we will be open again on Wednesday, July 5th.  Come join us for Toddler Time at 10:15 AM or 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 5, as we explore the deep, blue ocean. 

Toddler Time is an early literacy program for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. 

This is a ticketed program.  Free tickets and a craft are available in the children’s area of the library starting at 10:00 AM on the day of the program.  A ticket is required for the child who is the appropriate age for the program. Caregivers and siblings who are younger or older are not required to have a ticket to attend.  

We are Stretching Our Sillies Out in Toddler Time at the Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek Library Branch

We are toddlers in motion as we read, sing and stretch our sillies out this Wednesday, June 21 at 10:15 AM or 11:00 AM.  Remember that attending a library program counts as an activity toward reaching your summer reading goal. 


Toddler Time is an early literacy program for children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. 


This is a ticketed program.  Free tickets and a craft are available in the children’s area of the library starting at 10:00 AM on the day of the program.  A ticket is required for the child who is the appropriate age for the program. Caregivers and siblings who are younger or older are not required to have a ticket to attend. 


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