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Turkey Time Fum

The Children's Department will be celebrating the turkey in a couple of programs coming up this week.   On Thursday, November 17 at 4:30 pm, children 3-12 years old can make an edible turkey cookie craft and do some fun decorations for Thanksgiving.   This program requires tickets.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

On Friday, November 18 at 10:00 am, babies from infants through 18 months can hang out and do a turkey picture during Baby Playtime.  This fun program also features toys, board books, and bubbles.  No tickets are needed for this program.

November Children's Programs

Here are some fun Children's Programs to attend in November:

Saturdays 11/5 & 11/19 - Family Storytime at 11:00 am - this storytime for the whole family meets in the Children's Department  on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month.  No tickets are needed.

Monday 11/7 at 10:15 am - Bilingual Chinese/English Storytime - recommended for children 3-5 years old exposes children to stories & songs in Chinese & English.  Includes fun craft.  Tickets give out at 10:00 when the library opens.

Maker Mondays Program - This weekly afterschool program is for children 5-12 years old at 4:30 pm on Mondays.  It features an activity or craft (on the 4th Monday of each month).  Tickets are given out at 4:00 pm.

Vote for your favorite pumpkin in Project Pumpkin 2016

  Children of all ages are invited to cast a vote in an annual Freeman tradition - Project Pumpkin.  This year we have 8 pumpkin contestants that have been decorated by library staff and volunteers.  The pumpkins will be on display through Saturday, November 5.  We will post the results of the vote on Monday, November 7.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting the purchase of pumpkins and other materials for this project.

Project Pumpkin 2016 starts this Saturday, October 29

  Project Pumpkin returns to Freeman Library this Saturday, October 29.   Staff from Freeman are busy decorating pumpkins based on literary characters and other children's themes.  Children of all ages will be able to view and vote on the pumpkins from Saturday, October 29 through Saturday, November 5 in the Children's Department.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of this and many other programs at Freeman.

Toddler Costume Parade on Tuesday, October 25 and Monday, October 31!

  Toddlers can show off their Halloween costume this Tuesday, October 25 at 10:15 am and 11:15 am and next Monday, October 31 at 11:15 am.   This storytime program is designed for children 18 months to 3 years old.  In addition to stories and songs, we will have a costume parade.  The children will be able to go to several stations in the Children's Department to pick up treats.

Tickets are required for these programs.  They are free and available at the Kids Information desk starting at 10:00 am for the 10:15 am programs and 10:45 for the 11:15 programs.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support of these programs.
  

 

Baby Playtime returns on Friday, October 21 @ 10:00 am

Babies from infants through 18 months old will have fun this Friday,October 21 at 10:00 am during Baby Playtime.  This monthly program features toys, music, board books, and bubbles!   To add a festive touch this month,  children can make a fun "ghost" picture with their footprint.  No tickets are needed for this program that gives parents and their babies a chance to play with other young ones.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of the many amazing toys and books used in this program.

Several Children's Programs coming up later this week!

Here are some upcoming programs in the Children's Department:  Thursday, October 13 @ 4:30 pm, children 3-12 years old can get ready for fall/Halloween decorating by making a cute bat and designing a couple of fun buttons to wear; Thursday, October 13 @ 6 pm, children can wear their pajamas or bring a stuffed animal friend to Pajama Storytime; and Tweens 8-12 years old can create an amazing mask on Friday, October 14 @ 2:00 pm.  All these programs require tickets.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before the program.

The Children's Department celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, October 6 @ 4:30 pm

  Children are invited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Freeman Library on this Thursday, October 6 at 4:30 pm.   We will have crafts, music, and food.   This program requires tickets.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before the program.

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

October Events in the Children's Department

Here are a few of the fun events we have planned for October in the Children's Department. 

Family Storytime - Saturdays, October 1 and October 15 at 11:00 am.  This storytime for the whole family meets in the Children's Department and requires no tickets.


Bilingual Chinese/English Storytime - Monday, October 3 at 10:15 am.  This brand-new program will feature stories and songs in Chinese and English.  Tickets will be given out at 10:00 am when we open.  This program is recommended for children aged 2 and older.


Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration - Join us on Thursday, October 6 at 4:30 for crafts, music, and food from Hispanic countries.  Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.

Baby Playtime returns on Friday, September 23 @10:00 am

Baby Playtime returns on Friday morning, September 23 at 10:00 am.  This fun program is for babies from infants up to 18 months old and their caregiver.   It features books, music, toys, and bubbles.  We also will be doing a fun art project.   No tickets are needed for this program.   

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for funding many of the toys and books used in the program.

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