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April showers...bring fun programs at Freeman!

Looking for something free and fun to do with the children in April?  Join us for one of these programs:

Saturday, April 1 - Family Storytime at 11:00 am.  No tickets are needed for this storytime featuring books, songs, and fingerplays.  We normally have this program on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.  We will be closed on Saturday, April 15, so April 1st will be the only Family Storytime this month.

Monday, April 3 - The Bi-Lingual Chinese/English Storytime is moving to a 6 pm timeslot starting on April 3.  This program features stories & songs in Chinese and English.  It includes a craft.  It is recommended to children 3 yrs. and older.  Tickets given out at 5:30 pm.

Bi-Lingual Chinese/English Storytime moves to a new time this Monday, April 3 to 6 pm

The Bi-Lingual Chinese/English Storytime is moving to 6 pm on this Monday, April 3.  This fun storytime features stories, songs, and fingerplays in Chinese and English.  It also features a craft and the end of the program.  This program is recommended for children 3 yrs. and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available 30 minutes before the program.

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

Join us for Family Storytime on Saturday, April 1 @ 11:00 am

Join us this Saturday, April 1 at 11:00 am for Family Storytime.  This fun program features stories and fingerplays.   It is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  This Saturday, we'll have some stories about ocean animals.   No tickets are needed for this program.  It lasts about 30 minutes and meets in the Children's Department.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous assistance with purchasing supplies for this program and others throughout the year.

Houston Firefighters visit Freeman Library on Friday, March 24 @ 10:00 am

  Firefighters from the Houston Fire Department will visit Freeman Library with their amazing trucks on this Friday, March 24 at 10:00 am.  This fun program allows children to see the trucks up close and even play with the fire hoses.  No tickets are needed for this program that will be on the Diana Lane side of the library.   Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of Freeman Library, we will have free firefighter hats for the children. 

Maker Monday: Join us for Lego Free Play at 4:30 pm

   Children 5-12 years old will enjoy Maker Monday on Monday, March 20 at 4:30 pm.  This afterschool program features a different activity or crafts each week.This week will be Lego Free Play.  We'll have LEGO kits set out with suggestions for some fun building pojrects to make.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  The Lego kits for this program are provided though the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

Books Alive! Week 2017 Ends on Friday, March 17th

  Friday is the last official day of Freeman Library's Books Alive! Week for 2017.  We've had a great turnout for fun programs such as Mondays visit from Marsha's Petting Zoo with a surprise visit from HEB's Buddy and Wednesday's face painting and balloon animals from Party Animals with a surprise superhero visitor.   For Friday, we finish off Books Alive! Week with sidewalk chalk on the Diana Lane side of the library from 2:30-3:30 pm.  If the rain shows up, we'll stay in the Children's Department with coloring sheets and fun with markers and stencils.    For tweens aged 8-12 years old, there will be tabletop games from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Children's Activity Space.  Tickets will be given out at 3:30 pm.   

Books Alive! Week 2017 starts Monday, March 13

  :Looking for something fun and free to do during Spring Break?  Well, Freeman Library continues with the tradition of having a program on each day of the week during Spring Break (3/13/17 - 3/17/17).  These programs, along with many throughout the year, are sponsored through the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.  Here are the upcoming programs in the Children's Department:

Monday, March 13 - Marsha's Petting Zoo  - over 20 adorable animals such as deer, ducks, a llama, and more at 2:30-4 pm on the Diana Lane side of the LIbrary.  No tickets needed - just a little patience waiting in line.

Baby Playtime on Friday, March 10 at 10:00 am

Children from infants through 18 months old will enjoy hanging out with other babies and their grown ups this Friday, March 10 at 10:00 am at Baby Playtime.   This fun program features board books, toys, and lots of bubbles.   We'll be doing a fun springtime art project.  Best of all - no tickets are needed for this program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program throughout the years with new toys to explore.

Bi-Lingual English/Chinese Storytime on Monday, March 6 @ 10:15 am

Join us Monday morning March 6 at 10:15 am for Bi-Lingual English/Chinese Storytime.  This program features stories and songs in English and Chinese.    The program will end with a fun craft of making a fish.   Recommended for children 3-5 years old.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available when we open at 10:00 am.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, March 2 @ 6:00 pm

Children and their grown ups are invited to Freeman's monthly Pajama Storytime on Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 pm.  This fun family outing is held on the first Thursday of the month.  The program features stories, songs, and fingerplays as well as a craft or activity at the end of the program.  Children are welcome to wear pajamas and bring a snuggly blanket or stuffed toy.

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 Library for their generous support of this program.

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