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Family Storytime this Saturday, September 17 @ 11:00 am

Join us this Saturday morning for Family Storytime at 11:00 am.  We'll have great stories and fun songs for young children and their whole family.  No tickets are needed for this program.  We'll meet at the couch area in the Children's Department.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support with this program and many others.  

This storytime meets on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.  Our next one will be Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 am.

Fall Crafts on Thursday, September 15 @ 4:30 pm

Children 3-12 years old can start preparing for fall fun by making leaf crafts on Thursday, September 15 at 4:30 pm.   We'll be making leaf people, a leaf wreath, and a pretzel tree.  Tickets are needed for this program. 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 at Freeman.

Maker Monday Returns on Monday, September 12 @4:30 pm

Children 5-12 years old will enjoy the return of the weekly afterschool program Maker Monday this Monday, September 12 at 4:30 pm.   This program runs throughout the school year and features a variety of activities and crafts.   This Monday, the children will make marble runs out of wrapping paper tubes and water bottles to see how the marbles run through their courses. 

The other September programs include a Lego Free Play on September 19th and a pinecone apple craft on the 26th.   Tickets are required for these programs.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

 

LEGO Robotics Camp returns in October for children 7-11 years old

The LEGO Robotics Camp returns for four Saturdays in October - 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.  This free, indoor camp for children 7-11 years old features math, science, and engineering concepts along with a dose of patience and cooperation.  It is led each week by a teacher who introduces the children to the concepts they'll see as they work to put together projects using the LEGO WeDo program and laptops.

Family Storytime starts Saturday, September 3 @ 11:00 am

Starting this Saturday, September 3 at 11:00 am, we will have a Family Storytime on the first and third Saturdays of the month.   The storytime is for children from infants on up.   We will meet in the sofa seating area in the middle of the Children's Department.  No tickets are needed for this fun program where we will have stories, songs, and other activities.

If you can't make this session, our next Saturday storytime will be September 17 at 11:00 am.

September Programs in the Children's Department

Well, summer is nearly over and the children are back in school.   The Children's Department has a full schedule of programs starting in September with many returning programs and some new programs to attend.

Houston Astros' Orbit visits Freeman Library on Thursday, August 4 @2:30 & 3:30 PM

Freeman children are in for a treat this Thursday, August 4 when Orbit, the mascot for the Houston Astros Baseball Club, performs at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  Orbit will be putting on a spectacular show about the importance of reading and having a library card.  This program is recommended for children from age 3 through 12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.   This program is sponsored by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

Become a Book Buddies Volunteer!

Are you an adult who is looking to turn over a new leaf this fall?  If you'd like to help a child discover the wonder of books, please consider becoming a Book Buddy.  This program pairs an adult with a child to explore the fun of books.  The program is held on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-5:15 pm starting August 30 through November 15.  You can apply for this volunteer opportunity in person or online http://www.hcpl.net/form/book-buddies-volunteer-application-and-agreemen... Volunteers for the fall session will be notified by the end of the first week in August.

July Events in the Children's Department

We're now about half way through the Summer Reading Program.  It will end on Saturday, August 6.  We have about 1,000 Freeman children signed up and over 200 have completed the program and received a certificate and a book.

LEGO Robotics Camp returns for four Saturdays in July

The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library on Saturdays July 9, 16, 23, and 30.  This fun camp is for children 7-11 years old.  The children work in pairs to put LEGO projects together using a program on a laptop.  They learn math, science, and engineering concepts.  They also practice social skills such as sharing and cooperation. 

  Due to the popularity of this camp, we hold a drawing for spots in the camp.  The registration for the drawing will be at the Kids Information Desk through Wednesday, June 22.  Children whose names are drawn for the camp will be notified by Friday, July 1.  For questions, please contact the Children's Dept. at 281-488-1906.

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