Childrens

Puppet Pizzazz at Maud Marks

Puppet PizzazzPuppet Pizzazz will be at Maud Marks on Monday, June 11, 2018. There will be a 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm performance. School age children will need their hands stamped in order to gain admission.

iPads for Kids: ABCmouse

ABCmouse is a computer-based program for young children that helps them learn to read through phonics, and also provides lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and more. Harris County Public Library provides free access to ABCMouse at all branches. Children ages 5-8 are invited to come and explore the world of ABCMouse with iPads at the South Houston Branch Library on Thursday, June 14 at 3:00 PM

Come by the library any time to explore ABCmouse on our computers. For more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Hands holding iPad image : pixabay.com : CC0 Creative Commons

Children's Weekly Run Down!

This Week at the Library

This week begins our summer reading program here at the Kingwood Library! This Tuesday our regularly scheduled Toddler Time will be replace with Kindermusik @ 10 AM.  Lapsit Storytime is @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday. Preschool Storytime will be @ 11 AM on Wednesday. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @10:30 AM where you can enjoy stories and a craft with your whole family!

LIBRARIES ROCK! 

MONDAY we have our Summer Kick Off Party @ 6 PM. There will be information about the Summer Reading Program, places to get signed up online, and a movie on the lawn @ 7:15 PM. Bring a blanket, and some bug spray, and sing along with us! 

Ready, Set, Rock!

Summer reading is here again and, as the theme suggests, it's going to rock! Registration starts in just 3 days on June 4th and La Porte will be kicking it off with a banging beginning of summer party at 3 pm with music, entertainment and snacks. You can check out our events calendar here, for a list of everything we're offering this summer, as well as information about the reading club itself and how to earn points towards cool prizes. We, as all as 16 other branches, will also be offering free meals provided by the Houston Food Bank.

Marsha's Petting Zoo at Maud Marks

Marsha's ZooMonday, June 4, 2018 is the first day of HCPL's Summer Reading Program. Come see some cute animals and help Maud Marks Library kick off SRP 2018! Marsha's Petting Zoo will be here June 4th from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

New Storytime Schedule!

Storytime Flyer

The Kingwood Branch Library will be opening tomorrow, Tuesday the 29th, and we will be starting our regularly scheduled storytimes for the year! 

Toddler Time is @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM every Tuesday, tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event. 

The first Tuesday of each month will also have a special Sensory Storytime @ 2:15 PM: an interactive and educational story time that caters to children with special needs. *Sensory story time uses sight, sound, and touch to engage children in this hands-on learning program!

Lapsit Storytime is @ 11:15 AM on Tuesdays and @ 11 AM on Thursdays. 

Summer Reading Program Software Presentation

Are you excited for Harris County Public Library's Summer Reading Program? This summer's theme is Libraries Rock! and the program will begin on June 4th. Throughout the summer we will be having many activities for all ages, as well as fun prizes participants can receive for reading. We will be having two presentations that will show you how to log your books and minutes read using our Summer Reading Program software in order to help you become familiar with the program. We invite all ages to attend our Summer Reading Program Software Presentation next Thursday May 31 at 5:00 PM, or in Spanish on Wednesday May 30 at 5:00 PM. We will provide information on how to create your account and record your reading and activities to get points for your prizes. 

The Big Picture

When we think of picture books a lot of the time we think of the story they tell: the words, the characters, the lessons they impart and how they make us feel when we close the cover. Maybe we remember certain phrases that we read, or had read to us. I certainly remember "I'll eat you up I love you so" from Where the Wild Things Are, or "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can" from The Little Engine that Could. But past that, I also remember the giant tree in Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and the amazing purple drawings in Harold and the Purple Crayon. That's right-we're putting the picture in picture books today with ten of the most beautifully illustrated books to hit our shelves in the past handful or so years.

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