Join Us Thursday, May 5 at 11:15 AM for an All Ages Storytime at Clay’s Restaurant

Storytime at Clay's RestaurantWe had a wonderful time today reading, singing and especially looking at the farm animals at Clay’s Restaurant located at 17717 Clay Rd, Houston, TX 77084.

Please join us at Clay's again tomorrow, Thursday, May 5 at 11:15 am, for another All Ages Storytime!

Thank you again to Clay’s Restaurant for opening their facility to us and also to all of our  wonderful patrons who continue to be both flexible and supportive of us during our current painting project. 

Shake, Shake, Shaker Fun

Cinco de MayoNorth Channel will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Thursday, May 5, 2016 with a craft.

We will be making maracas out of different household items. 
Program starts at 4:30 pm so come ready to have some Shaker Fun.

To see other programs at North Channel, check our online events calendar.

May Activities in the Children's Department

The Children's Department has several fun programs planned to get children ready for summer fun!  Children 3 years and older can make several colorful crafts (a ladybug, a basket of flowers, and a Memorial Day star) on Thursday, May 5 at 4:30 pm.  Tickets are required.  They'll be given out at 4:00 pm.

On Friday, May 6 - babies from infants through 18 months old will enjoy Baby Playtime from 10:00-11:00 am in the Children's Activity Space.  This program does not require tickets.

On Thursday, May 12 at 4:30 pm - children 5 years and older will enjoy celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with crafts and treats inspired by Japan.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.

Mother's Day story time during Baby Time

Mother's DayMother's Day is just around the corner on Sunday, May 8, 2016.

To celebrate our moms we will have a special story time on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Baby Time.
Following the stories, babies can make a special card just for their moms out of shredded pieces of construction paper. 

Baby Time is a year round program featuring stories, rhymes, songs, parachute, toys, and bubbles. It is a one on one program for child and parent/caregiver on Thursdays at 10:30 am.
For more information about other programs, please see our online events calendar.

Children’s Preschool, Infant and Toddler Programs Canceled @ Katherine Tyra This Week

wet paintWhen life hands you lemons, let’s all enjoy a nice glass of lemonade.  How? By moving a little further down Clay Road for two family storytimes this week. 

Our new coat of paint results in our need to cancel our preschool, infant and toddler programs this week at our library.  Luckily, Clay’s Restaurant has stepped in to provide an alternate location for two family storytimes this week.  Please join us at Clay’s Restaurant, 17717 Clay Rd, Houston, TX 77084 on Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday May 5 at 11:15 am for a family storytime.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our patrons.  We also want to thank Clay’s Restaurant for generously allowing us to use their facility for these programs.

Para los Ninos PreSchool Story Time 10:30 AM Tues., May 3


Make sure your child understands what their behavioral expectations are to help them learn their limits. Telling him/her "5 minutes" before the game must be put away will later translate to "You only have 5 minutes to finish your work."  When giving directions on how to set the table for a holiday meal, have your child repeat the directions back to you so that you know he/she understand.  When we provide "loving limits" for our children they will have life successes. Remember to discipline gently, reinforce good behavior and set limits.

Teens: Open House for Summer Volunteering Opportunities in Freeman's Children's Department

The Children's Department hosts an open house on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 am-11:30 am in the Children's Activity Space for teens interested in volunteering this summer.  We'll have information about the guidelines for volunteering and the volunteer opportunities available this summer.  

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, we'll have an additional session of the open house on Saturday, May 21 from 2:00-3:30 pm.   Teens and parents are welcome to attend either date to find out more about our volunteer opportunities this summer.

May the 4th Be With You! @ Stratford Library

May the 4th Be With You @ Stratford Library!!!

Wednesday May 4th

4:30 - 5:30 PM

All Ages!!!

Wear your Star Wars costume!

Enjoy games and activities!

Come Make a Koinobori (Carp Kite)

Come celebrate Children's Day at the library on Tuesday, May 3 by making your very own Koinobori (Carp Kite).  All kids 8-12 are welcome.


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