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Book Buddies Drawing Registration starts this Saturday, August 11-August 25

Looking for a chance for your child to practice reading and find out about their reading interests?  The Book Buddies program returns this fall.   This free program pairs Big Buddies (adult volunteers) with Little Buddies (children from Kindergarten-3rd Grade) for a weekly 45-minute session in the Children's Activity Space.   The program starts in September and lasts for 10 weeks..

Space is limited in this program.   We will have a drawing for spots.  Starting this Saturday, August 11 through Saturday, August 25, we will have a drawing registration box at the Kids Information Desk.    Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of this program.

August Activities in the Children's Department

Here are some fun programs we have planned for August as we transition from summer into a new school year.

Thursday, August 2 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm - Wild Things Zoofari brings several amazing and exotic animals for children to see up close.  Tickets will be given out at 2 pm and 3 pm. Recommended for children 5 years and older.  

Friday, August 3 @ 10 am - Baby Playtime - toys, books, and bubbles for infants through 18 months old.  No tickets needed.

Saturday, August 4 @ 11 am - Family Storytime - Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays.  No tickets are needed for this storytime.

Family Storytime this Saturday, August 4 @ 11;00 AM

Looking for a family outing after your pancake breakfast?  Join us this Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 am for Family Storytime.   This Saturday storytime features books, songs, and fingerplays.  It is recommended for the whole family.   We meet in the seating area near the magazines.  No tiickets are needed for this program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program over the years.

Baby Playtime this Friday, August 3 at 10:00 am

Looking for a fun Friday morning outing for you and baby?  Join us this Friday, August 3 at 10:00 am for Baby Playtime.   This program is recommended for children from infants through 18 months old.  It features toys, books, and bubbles.  It is held in the Children's Activitiy Space.  No tickets are needed for this program.  Thank you to the Frends of Freeman Library for their generous support through the years.

Wild Things Zoofari visits Freeman Library on Thursday, August 2 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Thursday is our last big program day for the 2018 Summer Reading Program.  To celebrate, we have some fun and exotic anmals to learn about and see up close!  Wild Things Zoofari visits us on Thursday, August 2 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm with an assortment of amazing animals!  Come see if they bring a toucan, a lemur, a wallaby or any other of a number of fantastic animals!

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

Looking for a chance for you and your toddler to hang out with other toddlers and their families?  Join us this Friday, July 27 at 10:15 am for Toddlers in Motion.  Toddlers are encouraged to dress comfortably as they will be dancing and singing as they learn.   They then will have a playtime with some amazing toys.   This program is recommended for children 18 months to 3 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk when we open at 10:00 am.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of this program.

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

   Looking for a fun outing for the family on Thursday evening?  Join us for Pajama Storytime at 6:00 pm this Thursday, July 26.   This storytime features books, songs, and a craft.  Children are welcome to wear pajamas, slippers, and bring a favorite blanket.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available at 5:30 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of this program.

Texas Bugs visit Freeman Library on Thursday, July 26 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

  The Houston Museum of Natural Science brings Texas Bugs to Freeman Library on Thursday, July 26 for shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.  We'll learn about a variety of Texas bugs and even get to see some up close!  This program is recommended for children 5-12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each show.  Animal shows are popular, so we recommend that children and their adult arrive about 20 minutes before we give out tickets.  Due to space limitations, we do not admit strollers in the performance room.  We can sercure them at another location.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support for this program.

Crocodile Encounter visits Freeman Library on Thursday, July 19 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

 Looking to hang out with a baby alligator, a snake or two and some other fun reptiles?  Join us on Thursday, July 19 for a visit from Crocodile Encounter at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.   We'll learn some fantastic facts about the animals and then we'll get a chance to touch some of them.  Tickets are required.  They're free and available 30 minutes before each session.  This program is popular, so children and their adult may want to arrive about 20 minutes before the tiickets are to be given out.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of this program.

July Events in the Children's Department

We're almost halfway through the Summer Reading Program.  Here's some fun programs we have on tap for children in July.

 Tuesday, July 3 - 2:30 pm only - Fourth of July Crafts.  Make a festive necklace and a colorful rocket to celebrate our nation's birthday.  Recommended for children 3-12 years old.  Tickets given out at 2:00 pm.

Thursday, July 5 - 2:30 pm - Musical Instrument Petting Zoo - Members of the Houston Symphony League/Bay Area will be showing their musical instruments.  We'll have books to check out and fun printables, too.  Recommended for 5 years and older.  Tickets given out at 2:00 pm.

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