Childrens

Pajama Storytime!

Please join us for stories, songs and fun for the whole family!

Pajamas and stuffed animals welcome!

Date: Monday, June 20 & 27

Time: 7-7:30 p.m.

For all ages

Space is limited.

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Book Hunters in Brief #131: BFG Readalikes

I used to whine to my daughter about Hollywood's insistence on ruining so many of my fond childhood memories by adapting favorite books into movies until, one day in the car after watching a truly execrable adaptation of truly great children's book, she fixed me with the kind of withering look that pre-adolescent girls tend to reserve only for their fathers, and said something to the effect of, "The book is the book. The movie is the movie." She was right, of course. They are two different mediums with there own conventions and limitations. A bad adaptation does nothing to diminish the book...in theory, at least.

Book Hunters in Brief #129: Special Summer Reading Edition

This week Book Hunters offers some sporty books to get kids off to a fast start in their summer reading--after all, this year's theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!"

Football With Dad by  Frank Berrios

Henry Holton takes the Ice by Sandra Bradley

Lucky Luis by Gary Soto ; illustrated by Rhode Montijo

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Losers Take All  by David Klass

 

Para Los Niños: Inventive Minds Program - Pre-school Storytime

PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME

Para Los Niños

Tuesday June 7, 2016 - 10:30 am to 11:15 am

DEVELOPING INVENTIVE MINDS
!Bienvenido! Come explore the library, all of its resources, and our parent workshops that will teach strategies and activities to improve family literacy and parents’ abilities to serve as their child’s first teacher in a friendly, bilingual environment. Each of the workshops includes a story-reading modeling session and a series of learning activities for use at home related to the workshop’s theme.

Houston Food Bank Will Provide Nutritious, Free Lunches to Kids at 13 HCPL Branches this Summer

Harris County Public Library is proud to announce that thirteen HCPL branches will provide nutritious, free lunches to children in low income areas of Harris County through the Houston Food Bank’s Kids Café program. Only children 1 – 18 years are eligible. Meals and snacks are provided on a first come, first served basis. Supplies are limited, but will be adjusted depending on demand. See schedule below for days and times at the HCPL branch nearest you.

Faithful Paws@NChannel Branch!

 Do you like reading and dogs? Then join us and cuddle up with a good book and a friendly pooch in the Children's Area this Saturday, May 21 from 2-3pm. The North Channel Branch hosts the Faithful Paws program every third Saturday all year long.  Well trained, freshly bathed and groomed dogs will listen to beginning, struggling, or any interested readers to build their confidence or just have fun! Please call North Channel Branch at 281-457-1631 for more information.

Book Hunters in Brief #125: Books for Friday the 13th

If you are reading this in bed because you refuse to risk even a trip to the kitchen for breakfast on this the unluckiest of days, Book Hunters in Brief has some books to help you while away the hours until the clock gives the all-clear sign at midnight. Of course, finding somebody to cajole into going to the library to check them out for you might be difficult (not to mention ethically questionable).

Book Hunters in Brief #122: Take Your Child to Work Day

Next Thursday is Take Your Child to Work Day, and Book Hunters encourages you, if at all possible, to participate. "But," you say, "my job isn't very exciting." Maybe not to you, but to your kid, it is. It takes up a big part of your day and it represents a big part of who you are, and your child will be excited to get to share it with you.

Book Hunters in Brief #120: Children's Poetry for National Poetry Month

Not only is it a fairly inarguable fact that children and young adults write the best poetry, they are also--for many of the same reasons--the best readers of poetry. In both cases, their abilities have to do with an intuitive sense of possibilities: in language, in imagination, in life and the world around them. It is also a fairly inarguable fact that the world would be a better, or at least more interesting, place if more of us could carry a child's poetic sensibility into adulthood. We just don't, for many, probably valid, reasons. Heck, most kids who grow up to be poets can't even manage it.

Ready, Set, Grow!

So go ahead and get planting! Technically it is spring; all the stores are selling soil and seeds and baby plants. Here are just some of the books just for kids to help you get your garden started.

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