Tomball

After-School Programming in the Children's Area!

The children's area will resume after-school programming in September.  Along with our weekly story times we will also have the following programs at 5 pm:

  1. Tuesdays
  2. 1st week - Chapter Chats*
  3. 2nd week - Crafternoon*
  4. 3rd week - STEM Studio*
  5. 4th week - R.E.A.D.
  • Thursdays:
  • 3rd week - The Story of America

Sensory Story Time* is a new program that will meet every 3rd Tuesday at 1:30 pm.  Designed to promote an inclusive environment while engaging kids ages 3 - 6  through movement, stories and sensory play.

Choo Choo Club* early literacy program for children ages 3 - 5 will continue to meet every Thursday at 1:30 pm.  Work with your child as they create, discover, and become ready readers!

*these programs require online registration which begins 1 week prior to the program date. Click on the specific program you would like to register for and fill in the required information.  Please access our online calendar for specific information about each program. 

Book Buddies

book buddiesDo you have a child in Kindergarten – 3rd grades who you want to develop a love of reading? Do you have a teenager in 7th – 12th grades who needs service hours and wants to share their love of reading? Then stop by the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library and fill out an application for our Book Buddies program!

Harris County Public Library's Book Buddies program pairs trained teen volunteers (Big Buddies) with children (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week for 45 minutes of shared reading.

This next session will run from September to November 2018 at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library. Big & Little Buddies will meet once a week on Monday from 5:00 to 5:45 PM.

Applications are available at the Children’s Reference Desk of the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library and are due by August 22nd.

LEGO Create for Kids!

  Hey kids!  Looking for something really fun to do after school on Tuesday, August 21st?  Come to the Children's Area for Lego Create at 5 pm and we guarantee you will have a blast!   Complete a creative challenge using lego blocks or just build whatever you want!  This program is for ages 5 - 12 and requires registration by calling 832-559-4235.

Community Novel Question of the Week

community novel poster

For the past few months, twenty writers have been collaborating on the Tomball Library’s first community novel, Air Within a Jade. While the writers planned the overarching plot together, each writer is responsible for contributing one chapter, building on the writers before them.

Whether you have been reading along with the novel from the beginning or are just now checking it out, you’ll want to stop by the library this week and participate in the question of the week. Visit the Reference Desk and ask for the “Community Novel Question of the Week.” Answer the question correctly and have your name entered into a prize drawing. Remember, the question will change each week and will always relate to the novel!

Interested readers can find eight of the twenty chapters of Air Within a Jade at this website.

Marsha's Petting Zoo in the Children's Area!

Can you believe we are ready for the last big Monday program of the Summer in the Children's Area?  This coming Monday, July 30th between the hours of 3 - 5 pm, all ages are invited to come and meet the amazing animals from Marsha's Petting Zoo!  The animals will be in a shaded area near the South side of the Library, or, just come into the Children's Area and we will point you in the right direction!  This is a FREE program - you do not need tickets to attend.    Please note, becaue this is an outdoor program you are encouraged to dress for extreme heat, apply sunscreen and bring a cool drink!  **in case of rain, please call ahead for the status of the program at 832-559-4235.

Juggler Matt Tardy Comes to the Children's Library on Monday, July 23rd!

  Get ready for Juggler Matt Tardy on Monday, July 23rd at 3 pm in the Children's Area!  This high-energy show features comedy, amazing feats of strength and flexibility, audience interaction and world-class juggling!  Tickets are required for this program.  They are FREE and handed out 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area!  

Musician Andy Roo and the Rooniverse in the Children's Area!

  Get ready for the musical fun of Andy Roo and the Rooniverse on Monday, July 16th at 3 pm in the Children's Area! All ages are invited to go on a journey to the AndyRooniverse - a children's music project of producer/singer/songwriter Andrew Karnavas — a magical town created by the ever-expanding landscape of children’s imaginations, where you’ll encounter swinging monkeys, a friendly platypus, Silly Sal the Salamander, and a big balloon that will whisk you away to a whole universe of exciting animated characters!   This program requires tickets.  They are FREE and available 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area of the Library.  

Tomball Library Community Novel

orange typewriter The Tomball Library’s first community novel, Air Within a Jade, is coming along nicely, with four chapters out of twenty released. If you’ve been following along from the beginning, we are sure you’re anxious to see what comes next. If you haven’t yet started reading, what are you waiting for?

Don’t forget to read the author bios on the website to find out more about the community members lending their writing skills to the novel!

The first four chapters of Air Within a Jade can be found at this website.

Living History: Vikings in the Library!

  Journey back to the time of the Vikings this Wednesday, July 11th from 3-5 pm on the 1st floor of the Library!  Learn about Norse Gods and mythology, famous vikings in history, armor, viking journeys, viking dress, language, art and architecture along with photo booth fun and a live performance featuring Thor and Freya!  This is a museum style exhibit with hands on activities for all ages to enjoy!  

SSSSSnakes in the Children's Library!

  This Monday, July 2nd at 3pm, Snakes will be at the Library! Texas Snakes & More will be in the Children's Area with snakes and other small reptiles found in Texas! Kids young and old (along with their parents) will have an opportunity to learn all about these slithery creatures. This program requires tickets to attend. They are FREE and available 45 minutes prior to the start time in the Children's Area. Ssssssee you then!

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