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SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2017

SRP 2017Our 2017 Summer Reading Program will begin next week, Monday, June 5th. This year our theme is Build a Better World, and North Channel will offer programming and fun for all ages. Stop by the front desk and pick up a calendar of events for the whole summer, or check the Online Calendar for all North Channel Events.
Yellow Calendar is for Children's Programming, recommended for 0 - 11 years old.
Orange Calendar is for Teen Programming, recommended for 12 - 18 years old.

Royal Storytime

CrownJoin us at Preschool Storytime this Tuesday, May 23, at 1:30 PM with special guest Kendra Willis, Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2017.  We will listen to stories, songs, and rhymes about Princesses, Knights, and Dragons with a short craft to follow. This will be a Royal Storytime so Royal attire is encouraged (princess dresses, or knight armour). 
Preschool Storytime is a year-round program every Tuesday at 1:30 PM and recommended for children ages 3-6 years.

Miyazaki Inspired Display

MiyazakiMay is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. To celebrate, North Channel has a front lobby display of Miyazaki inspired art. Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, animator, and manga artist. A popular title of Miyazaki is My Neighbor Totoro which tells the adventure of two girls and their interaction with forest spirits.

NC BOOK SALE THIS WEEKEND

Book SaleNorth Channel will hoid a Friends of the Library Book Sale this weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th, during library open hours. 
All proceeds from the sale go directly to the North Channel Library to fund various library needs, such as summer performers, books and other items.  Don't miss our book sale this weekend!

BIG NEWS: TWO Toddler Times @ NC

Toddler TimeAttention Toddler Time Parents, North Channel will now have 2 programs on Tuesdays at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM. Free tickets are required and available at the front desk the day of the program. Toddler Time is a year round early literacy program for children ages 18 months - 3 years old.
Preschool Story time is Tuesdays at 1:30 pm for children ages 3 - 6 years old.
Baby Time is Thursdays at 10:30 AM for babies 0 - 18 months, and their parent or caregiver. 
Groups please contact the library in advance at 281-457-1631

Household Items Make Fun Crafts

Liquid RainbowBrowsing the shelves in the Children's Area of the library, we came across this really cool book, How to Make a Liquid Rainbow, by Lori Shores. During STEAM CAMP this past Monday we made different rainbows out of Skittles, Lollipops, and also made the Liquid Rainbow. All of the materials needed are everyday household items that you could find in your kitchen.

Project Peep Ending Soon at North Channel

Project PeepProject Peep is sadly coming to a close here at North Channel Library. Stop by anytime during open hours to see them in the brooder near the front desk.
We will have our final goodbyes on Saturday, March 25th at 10:30 AM at our Project Peep Reunion Party in the Public Meeting Room. The farmer will be here from Blue Star Ranch, and the Foster Families will also share their fun memories and scientific journals. There will also be light refreshments and cake at the party.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

RainbowsHappy St. Patrick's Day from North Channel Library.

In story time this week we made our own rainbow bracelets out of Fruit Loops cereal.
Next week in Toddler Time we will be reading books about elephants and talking about the letter E.

Toddler Time is every Tuesday at 10:30 AM for ages 18 months - 3 years old.
Look out for changes coming soon including a time change and free tickets available. 

Project Peep and Pokémon at North Channel

Project peepProject Peep is still underway at North Channel Branch Library. Baby chicks are now 7 days old and growing fast. Stop by the display case near the front desk to see them grow and play. 
If you can't make it by the library, you can follow "harriscountypl" on YouTube to watch live feed.
Today "Natu" from Pokémon Go decided to hang with the baby chicks and we were able to snap a picture. Pokémon Club will be March 25th at 3 PM.
Check the online calendar for other upcoming events.

Project Peep Day 20 Live Feed

Project PeepThe chicks are hatching. You can watch live on Harriscountypl Youtube channel.
https://youtu.be/pQh8vy6IZtg
Drop by the front desk to see their progress and also see some in the Brooder located near the self checkout machines. 

Project Peep is a unique animal science program brought to Harris County Libraries through a grant provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC).

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