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Baby Playtime on Friday, January 20

  Looking for a place for a play date for you and baby this Friday?  Join us from 10:00-11:00 am for Baby Playtime.  We'll have some of the toys and books we usually have at Book Babies, but we'll be bringing out some other fun items for this special Baby Playtime.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk as soon as we open on Friday morning.

Afterschool Craft: Let it Snow!

 It may not snow outside this Wednesday afternoon, January 11 at 4:30 pm, but children can join us inside the Children's Activity Space to create their own snow.   We'll be making artificial snow.  We'll also make a fun snowman from paper plates that children can take home.  We'll also have some hot chocolate with marshmallows for a winter treat.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

United Space Alliance LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman in January

  The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library on Saturdays January 28, February 4, 11 and 18.  The camp is recommended for children 7-11 years old.  There are two sessions of the camp each week: 1-2:30 pm or 3-4:30 pm.  It is sponsored by United Space Alliance (USA) and Friends of Freeman Library.  The children work in pairs to build a variety of LEGO projects using a program on a laptop computer.  They learn science, math, and robotic principles as well as patience and cooperation.  

Make a Party Hat and Noisemaker to ring in 2012!

Children can get ready to ring in New Year 2012 with their own party hat and noisemaker!  Join us in making a hat and noisemaker on Wednesday, December 28 at 2:30 pm.  This program will be in the Children's Activity Space.

 Children and parents are invited to pose for a group Happy New Year! picture afterwards.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

Festive Fun: Gingerbread House Decorating is back...

   Are you looking for something creative and "sweet" to do with the children this Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon?  Join us for Freeman's Annual Gingerbread House Decorating program on Tuesday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 21 at 2:30 pm or 4 :00 pm each day.

Children's Program changes for the holiday season

There will be a few changes to the storytime and children's program schedules for the next two weeks for the holiday season.  We will have our regular Book Babies, Toddler Time, and Preschool Storytime programming on the Tuesday of each week (December 20 and 27).  We also will have Preschool Storytime at the regular 1:30 pm time on the two Wednesdays (December 21 and 28).   However, the Monday and Wednesday Toddler Time programs and the Wednesday Book Babies will not be held for the two weeks.  They will resume their normal schedule on Tuesday, January 3.

Santa Claus is coming to Freeman Library on Thursday, December 15 at 5:30 pm

    It's not too late to get a picture of your child talking to Santa Claus.  He has scheduled his annual stop at Freeman Library for Thursday, December 15 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Parents or caregivers are encouraged to bring a camera to capture a picture of their child's visit with Santa in the Rotunda Area on the first floor.  After visiting Santa, children can pick a candy cane donated by Walgreens.

 

To festively frame the picture, there also will be a picture frame decorating program in the Children's Activity Space starting at 5:30 pm.  Children can decorate a foam picture frame to remember their visit with Santa.

Join us for Thanksgiving storytimes the week of November 14

   We'll be celebrating Thanksgiving a little early when we feast on Thanksgiving stories during the storytimes for the week of November 14.  Join us for stories about Thanksgiving and sharing time with family. 

Costume Parade coming to Freeman Library October 24-27

                              

Are you ready to try out your child's Halloween costume?  Join us October 24-27 for Toddler Time, Preschool Storytime, or Twilight Tales to show off your costume.  Children are invited to put on a costume and participate in a costume parade at the end of each storytime.  We'll provide treat bags and visit several treat stations around the Children's Department.                        

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