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Dinos in the Library

          We're now in the month of November.  If you're looking for a way for your toddler or preschool age child to burn off some of the sweets they may have gotten, join us November 5-7  for a roaring good time at Toddler Time or Preschool Storytime.  We'll have stories, songs, and other activities about DINOSAURS! 

Last chance for costume parade

   Has your preschooler had enough chances to wear their costume this year?  If not, you can show off your costume tomorrow (Wednesday, October 31) at Preschool Storytime at 1:30 pm.  This program is designed for children 3-5 years along with an adult.  We'll have festive stories and songs as well as a costume parade.  We encourage children to wear a costume, but it is not necessary for this program.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting at 1:00 pm.

Join us for a library baby shower!

    Is your family expecting a baby?  The whole family - expectant mom, dad, or older brother or sister - is invited to join us in the Children's Activity Space this Saturday, October 27 from 2-4 pm for a baby shower.  We'll have librarians there to tell you about our many books, programs, and other resources for newborns and the whole family.  No tickets are required for this program.   For more information, call the Children's Department at 281-488-1906.

Get your costumes ready...

        Are you looking for another chance to take a picture of your toddler or preschooler looking cute in a costume?  Join us next week (October 29-31) for Toddler and Preschool storytimes with a costume parade at the end of the storytime.  We'll have several stations in the Children's Department where children can pick out a "treat".  Costumes are encouraged, but not required for these storytimes.

Save the Date: We're having a Baby Shower on Saturday, October 27 from 2-4 pm

        Are you expecting a baby?  Freeman Library's Children's Department will be holding a baby shower for parents who are expecting.   The baby shower will be Saturday, October 27 from 2-4 pm.   Expecting moms, dads, and siblings are welcome to attend this shower. 

  Two of our librarians, Chris Shulik and Theresa Rodriguez, will introduce families to the books, DVD's and programs available at our library for babies as well as other family members.    Come learn about the variety of resources we have in Clear Lake.

Toddler Playtime on Friday, October 19

     Are you looking for something fun to do with your toddler?  Join us this Friday, October 19 for Toddler Playtime from 10:00-11:00 am.  This program is designed for children 18 months to 3 years old along with a parent or caregiver.  We will have educational toys, books and bubbles.  No tickets are needed for this program.  Just stop by with your toddler to hang out in the Children's Activity Space for awhile.

Why have these books have been banned or challenged by a school or public library?

This past week (September 29 - October 6) was Banned Books Week.  This annual event is sponsored by the American Library Association and other organizations concerned with protecting the freedom to read.  This observation began 30 years ago to call attention to the books that have been banned or challenged from school or public libraries around the United States. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

   Join us Thursday, October 4 at 6:30 pm for a special evening storytime to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.  The storytime is designed for preschool age children and their families.  It will feature stories, songs, and a craft.  The craft will be a dough ornament for the children to take home and decorate.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.   For more information on this program and other programs for children, please call us at 281-488-1906.

Come join our pumpkin patch!

      It's October.  The weather is getting a bit cooler.  We don't have frost on the pumpkins yet; but we do have some paper pumpkins that  need decorating.  This month - starting Tuesday, October 2 - we'll have paper pumpkins for children to decorate.    The pumpkins will be at the Kids Information Desk.  We'll also have a few decorating tools such as stick-on eyes, markers, and fun pipe cleaners that the children can use to perk up a pumpkin.  Then they can drop the pumpkin in a special box that we'll have on the desk.  Each day, we'll be putting the pumpkins up on a bulletin board in the Children's Department.  Please help us fill up our pumpkin patch with these festive decorations.

Join us for Baby Playtime on Friday, September 21 at 10 am

  If you are looking for a chance for you and your baby to get out and enjoy the cooler weather, then join us this Friday, September 21 from 10-11:00 am for Baby Playtime.  We'll have fun toys, board books, music, and bubbles.  No tickets are necessary for this program.  Just drop by the Children's Activity Space for a chance to hang out with other parents or caregivers and babies.  This program is recommended for children from infants through 18 months old.

Next month, we'll have Toddler Playtime on Friday, October 19 from 10-11:00 am.  Toddler Playtime is recommended for children 18 months-3 years old.  For questions about these or any other programs for children, please call 281-488-1906 or visit us at 16616 Diana Lane.

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