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Teens: Open House for Summer Volunteering Opportunities in Freeman's Children's Department

The Children's Department hosts an open house on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 am-11:30 am in the Children's Activity Space for teens interested in volunteering this summer.  We'll have information about the guidelines for volunteering and the volunteer opportunities available this summer.  

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, we'll have an additional session of the open house on Saturday, May 21 from 2:00-3:30 pm.   Teens and parents are welcome to attend either date to find out more about our volunteer opportunities this summer.

Children: Make some timely crafts this afternoon @ 4:30 pm

The Children's Department will be celebrating the recent opening of the Clear Lake Time Capsule by making some fun crafts today (April 22) at 4:30 pm.  Children will get to make a mini time capsule and a rocket to remember their childhood in the Clear Lake area.  This program is for all ages.  Tickets are required.  They are free and will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of this program.

Firetruck Visit on Friday, April 22 @ 10:00 am

  Houston Firefighters from Station No. 72 will make their annual visit to Freeman Library this Friday, April 22 at 10:00 am.   The firefighters will talk a bit about how the firetruck works and then let the children and adults explore inside the firetruck.  This fun program does not require tickets.  It will be held on the Diana Lane side of the parking lot.   

Thank you Houston firefighters for all that you do!

April Events in the Children's Department

Here are some upcoming programs in the Children's Department in April.  We will have our regular storytimes for young children:

Book Babies - Wednesdays 10:15 and 11:15 am.  Tickets required.  They are given out 30 minutes before the program or 10:00 am for the 10:15 session.  This program is for children from infants through 18 months old.

Toddler Time - Mondays at 11:15 am and Tuesdays at 10:15 am and 11:15 am.  This program for children 18 months-3 years old.  Tickets are required and given out 30 minutes before or at 10 am for the 10:15 session.

Preschool Storytime - Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.  This program is for children 3-5 years old.  Tickets are given out at 1 pm.

Check out our "UnBeelievable" Bulletin Board during Books Alive! Week

Looking for fun activities for the children to do during Spring Break?  The Friends of Freeman Library sponsor a week of programs each year called Books Alive! Week.  As with all other programs, there is no charge for any of the events.   Most programs do require a ticket.  The tickets are given out 30 minutes before the program, except for programs that begin at 10:15 am -those tickets are given out when we open at 10:00 am. 

Read Across America Celebration: Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

The Children's Department celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday on Thursday, March 3 at 4:30 pm.  The birthday celebration features crafts, activities, books, and treats inspired by  Dr. Seuss books!  This program is recommended for all ages.  Tickets are required.  They are free and given out starting 30 minutes before the program.   Thanks to the Friends of Freeman for supporting this fun birthday celebration.

Children's Department celebrates African American History Month on Thursday, February 25

The Children's Department celebrates African American History Month this Thursday, February 25 at 4:30 pm.  This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old.  We'll have crafts, music, activities, and tasty treats inspired by inventions of African Americans.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and they will be distributed at 4:00 pm.  We recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before the tickets are to be distributed.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support with this program.

Make a cute bear during Maker Monday

Children 5-12 years old can make a cute bear this Monday, February 22 during Maker Monday at 4:30 pm.  This weekly afterschool program features an activity or craft.  The fourth Monday of the month is the craft program.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting the purchase of the materials for this program. 

Reading Buddies drawing registration has been extended through February 10

The deadline for registering for a drawing for spots in Reading Buddies has been extended through Wednesday, February 10.  Reading Buddies is a new program that will pair a child in 1st through 3rd grade with a caring adult to give the child additional practice with reading.  The 45 minute program will be on Tuesday afternoons at 4:30 pm at Freeman.  It begins March 1 and runs through May 25 - there will be no session during Spring Break week.

February Programs in Children's Department

We're six days into February, but there's still plenty of fun programs in the Children's Department.  In addition to our regular storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, we have Maker Monday on Mondays at 4:30 pm.  This program is for children 5-12 years old.  This program features either an activity or a craft.  Tickets are required.  They are given out 30 minutes before the program.

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