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Family Storytime on Saturday, May 6 @ 11:00 am

Looking for something fun and free to do on Saturday morning before you have lunch?  Join us for Family Storytime on the first and third Satrudays of the month (May 6 and May 20) at 11:00 am.  This 30 minute storytime features books, songs, and fingerplays.   No tickets are needed for this program.  We meet in the Children's Department in the area where the puppet stage/blocks are housed.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting the purchase of supplies for this program throughout the year.

Tween Improv Program on Friday, May 5 @ 4:00 pm

Tweens 8-12 years old who like acting or comedy, will enjoy attending the Tween Improv program on Friday, May 5 @ 4:00 pm.  Tweens will get tips on how to perform and they can practice acting out scripted scenarios.  This will be a low-key opportunity for tweens to work together and gain confidence speaking out in a group.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk at 3:30 pm. 

Pajama Storytime on Thursday,May 4 @ 6 pm.

Want to get out of the house in the evening before it's time to put the children to bed?  Let them wear their cute pajamas or slippers to Pajama Storytime this Thursday, May 4 @ 6 pm.  We'll have stories, songs, and a fun craft to get them ready for bedtime.  This program requires tickets.  They are free and available starting at 5:30 pm.  Children are welcome to birng a stuffed animal friend or blanket to the program, too.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support in purchasing materials for this program.

Bi-lingual Chinese/English Storytime at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 1

Looking to expose your child to another language or keep them attuned to their family language? Hoin us on the first Monday of the month (May 1)  at 6 pm for a Bi-lingual Chinese/English storytime.  This program is designed for children of all ages.  It features stories and songs in Chinese as well as English.  It usually incudes a fun craft or activity at the end.   Tickets are required .  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 5:30 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman for assisting us with the purchase of materials for this fun program.

Maker Monday on Monday, May 1 @ 4:30 pm features Straws & Connectors

Children 5-12 years old can get creative this Monday May 1 at 4:30 pm during Maker Monday.  We'll be using straws and connectors to make structures!   Children can use the written directions on how to make some structiures or use their imagination and come up with  amazing new creations!  Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk at 4:00 pm.

May Programs in the Children's Department

Please join us for some of these upcoming programs in the Children's Department.  The programs normally require tickets.  They're free and available 30 minutes before the program except for 10:15 am programs - tickets are given out when we open at 10:00 am.

Regular storytimes: Book Babies for infants-18 months old  (Wednesdays at 10:15 & 11:15 am); Toddler Time for 18 months-3yrs (Monday at 11:15 and Tuesday at 10:15 & 11:15 am) and Preschool Storytime for 3-5 yrs (Tuesday and Wednesday at 1:30 pm).

Maker Mondays - This afterschool program is for 5-12 year olds on Mondays at 4:30 pm;  We'll have Straws & Connectors on 5/1; Create with Foam on 5/8; Lego Free Play on 5/15; and a Marble Run on 5/22.

Bi-Lingual Chinese English Storytime on Monday, May 1 at 6:00 pm for all ages.

Join us for Dia de los Ninos - Dia de los Libros (Children's Book Day) on Thursday, April 27 @ 4:30 pm

Children and families can celebrate the love of books and reading this Thursday, April 27 @ 4:30 pm.  We'll have a brief bi-lingual storytime with a book read in Spanish and English.  Then we'll use colorful tissue paper to make a flower and design a banner.  We'll also have refreshments.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others through the year.

Monday Maker Features "Make An Alien" on Monday, April 24 @ 4:30 pm

Children 5-12 years old will have some out-of-this-world fun on Monday, April 24 at 4:30 pm when they make a space alien from leftover craft supplies.   This program requires a ticket.  The tickets are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 4:00 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for providing craft supplies for our programs over the years.

Thursday Theater today at 4:30 pm

Children are in for a treat this afternoon at 4:30 when we show a recently released family movie in the Children's Activity Space.  The movie runs for 100 minutes.  Children and their caregiver are welcome to bring a snack and get comfortable on the floor in the room.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

Baby Playtime Fun on Friday, April 21 @ 10:00 am

Babies from infants through 18 months old will have fun hanging out with each other and their caregiver this Friday, April 21 @ 10:00 am.   In addition to fun toys, colorful board books, and amazing bubbles, we'll have an art project for baby to do.  No tickets are needed for this program.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for suporting the purchase of toys, books, and bubles over the years.

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