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Teen Summer Volunteer Open House on Saturday, May 21 @ 2 pm

Teens - are you starting to plan what you'll do for summer?  Stop by the Children's Activity Space this Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 pm to find out about what volunteer opportunities we have for teens in the Children's Department.   We'll have a brief talk about volunteer guidelines and then volunteers can put their name down for specific volunteer shifts for the summer.  We'll be open in the room until 3:30 pm to answer your questions about volunteering.  Parents are welcome to attend.

Maker Monday celebrates the red, white and blue this Monday,May 23 at 4:30 pm

On Monday, May 23 at 4:30 pm, children 5-12 years old can make a craft stick American flag to display for upcoming patriotic events.   This program will be the last of the Maker Monday sessions until the new school year in September.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their financial support for this program and others throughout the year.

Celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at Freeman Library

Children ages 5-12 years old can celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month at Freeman Library on Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be featuring crafts and foods from Japan.  We'll be making a ninja, creating a Japanese cherry blossom picture, decorating a ceremonial drum, and tasting treats inspired by Japan.  We'll also have books, activities, and music from other Asian-Pacific countries.

Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before the program.  Thanks to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support for this program and others throughout the year.

May Activities in the Children's Department

The Children's Department has several fun programs planned to get children ready for summer fun!  Children 3 years and older can make several colorful crafts (a ladybug, a basket of flowers, and a Memorial Day star) on Thursday, May 5 at 4:30 pm.  Tickets are required.  They'll be given out at 4:00 pm.

On Friday, May 6 - babies from infants through 18 months old will enjoy Baby Playtime from 10:00-11:00 am in the Children's Activity Space.  This program does not require tickets.

On Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 pm - children 5 years and older will enjoy celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with crafts and treats inspired by Japan.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

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.

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