Children's

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.

January Story Times at Northwest Branch Library

The Northwest Branch Library offers regular story times for our youngest customer. Story time is an excellent way to bond with your child, boost their vocabulary, and hopefully raise a lifelong reader. Studies have shown that regularly reading to your child can increase their attention span, boost their emotional intelligence, and flex their imagination. Story time programs include Baby Giggles & Baby Wiggles, Toddler Time, and Preschool Story Time. Join us for stories, songs, finger plays and playtime. Please be sure to pick up a ticket at Reference Desk 30 minutes in advance.

Baby Playtime on Friday, January 11 @ 10:00 am

Babies and their grown up will have a fun playdate this Friday, January11 at 10:00 during Baby Playtime.  This monthly program features books, toys, and bubbles.  Best of all, there is no need to worry about getting tickets.  No tickets are needed for this program.  Just drop in at the Children's Activity Space.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with new supplies over the years.

Family Craft Time!

Come one come all to our Family Craft! This month we will be making a Valentine's Day themed craft. Craft is geared to those 8 and up. Coloring sheets provided for younger children.

Our family craft will be happening on January 26, 2019 @ 3:00pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling us at 832-927-7800 or visiting our events calendar.

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

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