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Join us for Director's Storytime in Space on Tuesday, June 11 @ 11:15 am

Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old are in for a special treat this Tuesday, June 11 at the 11:15 am Toddler Time.  Harris County Public Library Director, Edward Melton, will be here for a Toddler Time in Space.  Our library director will be reading us a space-related book.  Tickets will be given out at 10:45 am.   This program is recommended for toddlers and their families.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and others throughout the year.

Join the 2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories

The 2019 Summer Reading Program began today with a great turnout at Freeman Library for our morning storiytimes.  In addition to storytimes, ,we have special afternoon programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays for most agess and Monday afternoon programs for tweens 8-12 years old.   Children, teens, and adults of all ages will have a great time reading books and attending programs to earn points.  To join in the fun,stop by the Children's Desk to register or go to hcpl.beanstack.org to register online.

Here are some hightlights for this week's afternoon programs: 

Tuesday, June 4 - Rocket Party - 2:30-4 pm - children iof all ages will have a great time making a soda straw rocket, launching it and recording how far it goes.  No tickets are needed for this fun time.

Teen Summer Volunteer Open House on Friday, May 17 @ 4:30 pm

Teens: Are you looking for volunteer time this summer?  The Children's Department is hosting a teen volunteer Open House this Friday, May 17 at 4:30 pm.  We'll have a brief talk about the volunteer opportunities and then we'll have them listed on a table so that you can sign up for volunteer time this summer..  Parents are welcome to attend.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting summer programs and our volunteers.

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, May 9 @ 6:00 pm

Children can wear their comfy slippers and pajamas at Pajama Storytime on Thursday, May 10 at 6 pm.   We'll have stories, songs, and fingerplays as well as a fun craft.  Tickets for this program are given out at 5:30 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, May 9 @ 4:30 pm

  Tweens 8-12 years old will have a great time making a cardboard castle during this week's Texas Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, May 9 @ 4:30 pm.  We'll learn about Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee The Cardboard Kingdom. We'll also look at a few videos related to this amazing graphic noviel featuring a group of children in a neighborhood who create a kingdom out of cardboard.  We'll usie cardboard and other items to create our own castles.  Tickets given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

STEAM Tween Wednesday: 3D Structures on Wednesday, May 8 @ 4:30 pm

Tweens 8-12 years old will have a great time this Wednesday afternoon 5/8 at 4:30 pm creating 3D structures from household items such as toothpicks, styrofoam, and other objects.  They'll get to use engineering skills as they put together their creations.   Tickets given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

May events in the Children's Department

Looking for fun events in May?  Join us in the Children's Department for these activities:

 May 1- STEAM Tween Wednesday at 4:30 pm - Tweens 8-12 years old will get to make their own slime!  Tickets given out at 4 pm.   There will be two more weeks of STEAM Tween Wednesday before the summer break.  On May 8 -  Tweens learn about 3D Structures and May 15 - They'll find out about Laser Cutting.

STEAM Tween Wednesday: Make some slime on Wednesday, May 1 @ 4:30 pm

 Tweens 8-12 years old will have a great time on Wednesday, May 1 at 4:30 pm during STEAM Tween Wednesday.  They will be making slime from scratch.  They'll get to try different recupes to see whch ones they like best.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program by funding the supplies for this fun program!

Toddlers in Motion on Friday, April 26 @ 10:15 am

Toddlers will have a great time getting out of the house on Friday morning when they attend Toddlers in Motion this Friday, April 26 @ 10:15 am.  Toddlers 18 months to 3 years old are encouraged to wear confortable clothes and shoes because they'll be moving around!  After a fun time singing and dancing, toddlers and their grownups can play with lots of fun toys.   Tickets given out as soon as we open at 10:00 am.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for helping us purchase toys over the years.

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, April 25 @ 6:00 pm

 Looking for a fun outing for the family this Thursday evening?  Join us at 6 pm for Pajama Storytime.  This evening storytime features books, songs, fingerplays, and a craft.  Best of all, children are encouraged to show up in pajamas or slippers and bring a favorite stuffed animal for the outing.  Tickets are given out at 5:30 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

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