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LEGO Robotics Camp Drawing Registration starts Saturday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, September 16

 Looking for something for your 7-11 year old to do on Saturdays this October?  The LEGO Robotics Camp returns on the four Saturdays in October:10/7,10/14,10/21 and 10/28.  This free camp meets weekly in the Children's Activity Space for 90 minutes.  The children use their listening and cooperation skills as they work in pairs to create fun LEGO projects.  A teacher explains the science and engineering concepts in the projects and teen volunteers assist the children when needed.

Due to space limits, we hold a drawing for spots in the camp.  Children can register for the drawing at the Kids Information Desk starting this Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, September 16.  Children whose names are drawn will be notified by Friday, September 22.

September Events in the Children's Department

    As we try to return to some form of routine after the storm, here's some new and some established programs for children and families to attend.  First, our regular morning storytimes have changed a bit - Mondays at 11:15 am we'll have Baby Butterflies for children walking to 2 years old; Tuesdays we'll still have Toddler Time for 18 monhs-3 year olds at 10:15 and 11:15 am; and Wednesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 we'll have Baby Caterpillars for infants to assisted walking babies.   The preschool storytimes remain the same on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm for 3-5 year olds.  These storytimes require tickets.  They are free and given out at 10:00 am for 10:15 am programs, 10:45 am for 11:15 am programs and 1:00 pm for 1:30 pm programs.

LEGO Robotics Camp returns on Saturdays October 7, 14, 21 & 28

  Freeman will be having a LEGO Robotics Camp again this fall on Saturdays October 7, 14, 21, and 28.  This free camp is recommended for children 7-11 years old.  It utilizes the LEGO WeDo program for children to use in putting together some fun LEGO projects each week.   The children work in pairs or a small group to learn engineering, math, and science concepts as well as use their listening and cooperation skills.   Due to the popularity of this program, we have a drawing for spots in the camp.   The registration for the drawing takes place at the Kids Information Desk.  It starts Saturday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, September 16.   The children whose names are drawn will be notified by Friday, September 22.

Toddlers-in-Motion

Toddlers 18 months-3 years old can burn off some energy on Friday morning, August 25 at 10:15 am during Toddlers-in-Motion.  This fun program combines movement, music,  and lots of playtime.   Children are encouraged to wear loose clothing and comfortable shoes because they'll be doing some dancing and sitting down activities.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk when the library opens at 10:00 am.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of this program.

Family Storytime this Saturday, August 19 @ 11:00 am

  Looking for something fun for the family on a Saturday morning after a breakfast of blueberry pancakes?  Join us at 11:00 am for Family Storytime.  This free storytime for all ages features books and songs.  It lasts about 30 minutes.   Family Storytime is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  No tickets are required for this program.  It is held in the Children's Department.   Thank you the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with books and other materials.

Baby Playtime fun on Friday, August 18 @ 10:00 am

Babies and their grown ups are in for a great morning this Friday, August 18 at 10:00 am at Baby Playtime.   This free program is recommended for babies from infancy to 18 months old.  The babies can play with fun toys and board books.  They also can have fun chasing after bubbles!  This program does not require tickets, so babies and their grown up can just drop by the Children's Activity Space when the library opens at 10:00 am.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support for the toys and books in this program.

Book Buddies drawing registration ends of August 17

  Looking for a chance for your rising K-3 Grade child to share the joy of reading this fall?  The Book Buddies program is taking applications for a drawing for spots in this free program.  The program pairs a child with a trained adult volunteer to meet on a weekly basis to read together for 45 minutes.   The program will be on Tuesdays at 4:30-5:15 pm in the Children's Department.  It will run for 10 weeks from Tuesday, September 12 through Tuesday, November 14.   To register for the drawing, please stop by the Kids Inforamtion Desk.  The drawing ends Monday, August 17.   Families will be notified by email or phone if their child's name is drawn.

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

  What do a lemur, a toucan, and a wallaby have in common?  They are just a few of the amazing Wild Things Zoofari animals that will be shown at Freeman Library on Thursday, August 3 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.   Wild Things Zoofari will be bringing several animals for show-and-tell during this fun and educational program.   This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.  Due to the popularity of live animal shows, we recommend that children arrive with their grown up about 30 minutes before tickets are given out.   Freeman opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Meet the Houston Astros' mascot Orbit on Thursday, July 27 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm

   Houston Astros fans can show their team spirit this Thursday, July 27 by coming out to see the team mascot, Orbit, as he does shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.  Orbit uses humor and music to demonstrate the importance of summer reading for children.  This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.    Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this fun program and many others throughout the year.  Freeman Library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.

Toddlers-in Motion returns on Friday, July 21 at 10:15 am

   Toddlers from 18 months old through 3 years old will enjoy lots of activity during Toddlers-in-Motion at 10:15 am on Friday morning.  This fun and active program requires tickets.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.  The children are encouraged to wear lose clothes and comfortable shoes to help them move around a bit.  They'll also enjoy playing with some new Toddler-approved toys that have been purchased through the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

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