Children's

Graphic Novels for All Ages

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that graphic novels “don’t count” or that they aren’t “real books”. Many people look down on the genre, assuming that it’s somehow less than in comparison to the more traditional novel. But. There are so many good reasons to pick up this style of book and encourage others to do so as well! For one, they’re great for visual learners. They help to develop the ability to read between the lines, also known as inference, as well as contain high level vocabulary. Let’s face it, in this modern world there are many different kinds of literacy, and graphic novels are a great way to learn and hone these skills. 

 

 

Children's Weekly Run Down!

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CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Come in and warm up with a good book from the Children’s Department! Our school year programming continues at Full Steam Ahead! Our weekly STEAM activity is this Thursday @ 4 PM. 

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft! Tickets required upon entry for Infant Lapsit, Toddler Time, and Preschool Storytime. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets are limited and will be available the day of the scheduled event.

Thursday, January 24th at 4 PM – Community Craft – Hot Glue Snowflakes [7+]

 

Hot glue is used for a variety of different purposes.

We will be using it to sculpt snowflakes of whatever shape and size that you would like.

If you want, you can even paint it.

The flurry of fun starts at 4 PM on January 24th in the Library Community Room at the Parker Williams Branch Library.  

Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm

   Tweens 8-12 years old are voting on their favorite 2018-19 Texas Bluebonnet Book nominee this month.  We'll be doing a booktalk on five of the nominess this Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be talking about these books: How to Avoid Extinction, Stef Soto: Taco Queen, Steip Right Up: How Doc And Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness,The Unlucky Lotter Winners of Classroom 13, and Wedgie and Gizmo.  In addition to a brief talk about each book, we'll have a few activities inspired by the books.  Tickets for this program will be given out at 4:00 pm.  

Family Storytime on Saturday, January 19 @ 11:00 am

   Looking for a family outing this Saturday morning?  Join us at 11:00 am for Family Storytime.  This storytime features books, songs, and fingerplays.   It is recommended for children of all ages.  No tickets are needed for this fun storytime.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program throuogh the years.

Story Times @ LSC-Creekside Center

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Beginning on January 28, 2019, the Library will offer two new weekly story times at the LSC-Creekside Center, in partnership with Harris County Precinct 4 and Lone Star College. Led by the friendly Children’s librarians of the LSC-Tomball Community Library, these story times will consist of stories, songs, finger plays, and parachute play. The story time schedule is as follows:

Toddler Time
(For kids ages 18 months to 3 years)
Mondays @ 9:30 AM

Preschool Story Time
(For kids ages 3-5 years)
Mondays @ 10:30 AM

Tickets are needed for all participating children. Thirty tickets will be handed out starting 15 minutes prior to each story time.

We are very excited to start these new story times on January 28th, and hope to see some of you there!

As always, the regular story time schedule at the LSC-Tomball Community Library will continue unchanged. For more information on the story times at either the Tomball Library or the LSC-Creekside Center, please call the Tomball Library at 832-559-4235.

Beginner Mandarin Class January 17, 2019

Join us this Thursday, January 17th, at 6:30 pm for an exciting class presented by Chinese for Everyone. Celebrate the Chinese New Year and learn about the year of the pig. This program is geared for ages 5-12.

A free ticket is required and can be picked up at the children's information desk 15 minutes prior to the program. Children must be present to receive tickets.

If you have any questions, please call us at 832-927-7800.

Programs and services are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliant. Special accommodations can be requested in advance by contacting the library.

The Best Books I Read Last Year (Non-Fiction Edition)

I told you guys that these next two blogs were going to be purely self-indulgent. I'm turning “books I like” into a workable (worthwhile is still under debate) theme, and we're rolling forward into non-fiction. These are the books I read and loved this year. I’m not saying they’re the best of the best, but they’re the stories that stuck with me and now I’m sharing them with you. I've got some for all ages, and maybe even interests, here, from picture books all the way up to adult. 

 

 

 

Help the Library better serve you!

January isn't just a time for people to try to figure out what they can do better. Libraries like to do it too! Help us to better serve you this year by letting us know what your favorite programs of the year were. On our list below are some of our best attended programs of 2018. Let us know what you loved, and if there are other programs we did that you liked, let us know by writing them in! We'll try to take that information to do more of what our community loved as we plan our programs this year. 

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Children's Weekly Run Down!

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! We’re starting the year off right in the Children’s Department! Our school year programming continues at Full Steam Ahead! Our weekly STEAM activity is this Thursday @ 4 PM. 

Our Story times continue as normal! Be here for Toddler Time on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft! Tickets required upon entry for Infant Lapsit, Toddler Time, and Preschool Storytime. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets are limited and will be available the day of the scheduled event.

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