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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.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Freeman children are invited to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on Thursday, March 2 at 4:30 pm.  Schools, libraries, and bookstores around the world are celebrating on this same day.   We'll have fun crafts, games, and a special treat to celebrate his many contributions to children's literature.

This program is designed for children of all ages.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting at 4:00 pm.  Due to the popularity of this program, we recommend that children and their grown up arrive 15-20 minutes before the tickets are to be distributed.  Special thanks to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of this program each year.

March Programs in the Children's Department

The Children's Department kicks off March with a number of fun programs.  Join us we hop through the month from program to program:

Thursday, March 2 - Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration "Read Across America" at 4:30 pm for children 3-12 years old.  Wel'll  have crafts and activities to celebrate the birthday of one of children's literature's most celebrated authors - Dr. Seuss.  Tickets required.  They are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.  Later, join us for Pajama Storytime at 6 pm.  This storytime for the whole family encourages children to wear their jammies and/or bring a favorite stuffed toy.  Tickets given out at 5:30 pm.

Mardi Gras fun at Freeman Library on Thursday, February 23 @ 4:30 pm

     The Children's Department will be having a crafts program on Thursday, February 23 @ 4:30 pm to make Mardi Gras masks and a festive Mardi Gras wreath to get ready for the Mardi Gras parades this weekend.  In addition to the crafts, children will get a treat of chocolate doubloons and a pair of beads and there will be some fun activity sheets.   This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others throughout the year.

Children: Join us in celebrating African American Heritage Month today at 4:30 pm

 The Children's Department will be observing African American History Month today at 4:30 pm with a crafts program for children ages 3-12 years old.   We will be making a colorful wreath in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King and a paper weaving craft.  We'll have a tasty snack of potato chips and a graham cracker "traffic signal" inspired by African American inventors.  Additionally, we'll have activity sheets and a variety of books available for checkout.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

 

 

Valentine's Crafts for Children

  Children 3-12 years old are invited to make Valentine's Day crafts on Thursday, February 9 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be making a "heart man" and decorating Valentine's Day cards.  We'll also be decorating some tasty cookies for the occasion.

Tickets are required.  They'll be given out 30 minutes before the program.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others throughout the year.

February Events in the Children's Department

    February has no shortage of holidays and the Children's Department has no shortage of  programs to celebrate some of those holidays.   Here's some upcoming storytimes and other programs to celebrate the shortest month of the year:

  Pajama Storytime - Thursday, February 2 at 6:00 pm.  This storytime for the whole family requires tickets.  They're given out at 5:30 pm.

Friday, February 3 at 4 pm - Tween craft for children 8-12 years old.a  Tickets given out at 3:30 pm.   Children will make a decoupage tile coaster.

Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 am - Family Storytime - another fun storytime for the whole family.  No tickets are needed for this storytime.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Lion Dance on Saturday, January 21 at 2:00 pm

Celebrate Chinese New Year with a Lion Dance on this Saturday, January 21 @ 2:00 pm.  Check out this amazing combination of stamina and dexterity as several dancers dressed in huge costumes perform to traditional Chinese instruments.   This fun family outing lasts about 30 minutes and requires no tickets.  It will be held in the parking lot of the Diana Lane side of the library.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

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