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Busy week of programs in the Children's Department May 14-19

   The Children's Department has a busy week of programs coming up on May 14-19.   On Monday, May 14  -  children 5-12 years old can make a magnetic mosaic during Maker Monday at 4:30 pm.;  On Wednesday, May 16 - children 8-12 years old will enjoy learning about the book The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler during the May Book Club program at 4:30 pm.  We'll have a brief discusstion and then see a film adaptation of the book.   On Thursday, May 17 - we'll celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with crafts and a treat at 4:30 pm.  This program is recommended for all ages.  On Friday, May 18 - babies from infants through 18 months old have a playdate at 10 am.

Pajama Storytime this Thursday, May 10 @ 6:00 pm

Join us this Thursday, May 10 for Pajama Storytime at 6:00 pm.  This program is recommended for children preschool age and younger, but the whole family is welcome to come along and enjoy the festivities.   We'll have stories, songs, and fingerplays as well as a fun craft.   Children are welcome to wear their pajamas and slippers as well as bring a stuffed animal or blanket.   Tickets are given out at 5:30 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Family Storytime this Saturday, May 5 @ 11:00 am

Looking for some family fun after eating your Saturday breakfast?  Join us at 11:00 am this Saturday, May 5 for Family Storytime.  This program is for the whole family.  It features stories, songs, and fingerplays.   No tickets are needed for this entertaining program.   We meet under the clock in the Children's Department.

Firefighters Visit Freeman on Friday, May 4 @ 10:15 am

  Join us as we welcome firefighters from the Houston Fire Department on Friday, May 4 at 10:15 am on the Diana Lane side of the library.  Children will meet firefighters and they can take a picture on the firetrucks.   Then they can try their hand with a fire hose.   We'll be giving out fire hats while supplies last.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for assisting with the purchase of fire hats.  

El dia de los ninos/el dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) on Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 pm

   Celebrate the importance of reading for all children by attending El dia de los ninos/el dia de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) on Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 pm..  This festive event features a reading of a book in English and Spanish.  We'll then make a bookmark and decorate a bag that children can fill with goodies, stickers and more bookmarks.   We'll have a selection of books about children in the United States and around the world.  This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman for supporting this program.

May Children's Department Programs at Freeman Library

Here are some fun programs we'll have for children in the merry month of May.

Thursday, May 3 at 4:30 pm - El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Chilldren's Book Day).  Celebrate a love of reading by hearing a story read in English and then in Spanish.   This festive program will celebrate the many cultures of the area with crafts and a tasty treat.   This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.

Friday, May 4 - Houston Firefighters visit Freeman with their trucks at 10:15 am.  No tickets are needed for this program held on the Diana Lane side of the library.  Children will receive firefighter hats as supplies last.

Toddlers-in-Motion this Friday, April 27 @ 10:15 am

Looking for a chance for you and your toddler to get out on a playdate?  Join us this Friday, April 27 @ 10:15 for Toddlers In Motion.  This high-energy program is designed for children 18 months to 3 years old and their parent or caregiver.  Children should dress comfortably because they will be dancing while they learn.   Tickets are required.  They are free and given out when we open at 10:00 am.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this  program with new toys over the past year.

Visit us at the Exploration Green Grand Opening on Saturday, April 28 from 10 am to 2 pm

  Have you been wondering what the dump trucks traveling along Diana Lane were up to over the last year?  Check out the amazing transformation that they enabled when you visit the Exploration Green Grand Opening this Saturday, April 28 from 10 am to 2 pm.  There will be food, music, games, exhibits, and a plant sale.  Visit the Freeman LIbrary booth and say hello.  Freeman Library will have a story time from 10 am to 11 am.  Exploration Green is at 16205 Diana Lane - next to the Clear Lake City Sports and Recreation Center.Complex.

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, April 26 @ 6:00 pm

Are you looking for something to do to get the little ones thinking about bedtime?  Join us Thursday, April 26 at 6 pm for Pajama Storytime.   This fun family outing features stories, songs, and a craft.   Children are welcome to show off their pajamas and slippers as well as bring a blanket or stuffed animal to the program.   Tickets are given out at 5:30 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Recycled Crafts on Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 pm

   Children can celebrate Earth Day by attending the Recycled Crafts program on Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 pm.   We'll have lots of leftover craft supplies that children can use to create whatever inspires them.  We'll also by cleaning out our craft supply closet, so we'll have some leftover craft pieces to give away.  This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old.  Tickets will be given out at 4;00 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

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