Children's Department

Art Explorers!

  Learn about Dutch painter Piet Mondrian and create a grid painting!  This program meets in the Children’s Area on Monday, November 9th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, November 10th at 4:30 pm!  Each session is limited to 20 children (ages 8 – 12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot!

Texas Bluebonnet Books Announced!

At the Texas Book Festival in Austin this past weekend, the 2016-2017 master list of Bluebonnet Award Books was announced.  Chosen by a selection committee, the list includes both fiction and non-fiction titles, taking into account student interests, relevant content, reviews and literacy quality.  HCPL owns numerous copies of every book on the list and will be adding more copies in the next few months.  The Children's Department has a Bluebonnet Book Club for children in grades 3-5 that meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 1:30 pm from September through January.  In January, all club members and other homeschool children (who have listened to or read at least 5 of the titles) cast ballots for their favorite book.  Their votes along with other participating groups are tabulated and the Author is given the Bluebonnet Award at the Texas Library Association's annual meeting held in April - quite an honor as you can imagine!  Next time you are in the library, check out one of these fabulous books for your child to enjoy!  **public school children vote at their school library. 

Art Explorers!

  If you love learning about artists and want to have fun creating art projects, we have a fabulous Children's program called Art Explorers!  This FREE program is for children ages 8 - 12 and meets on the 2nd Monday and Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm (respectively).  Learn about a different artist and their art form via  ppt. presentation and create an art project with instruction on proper technique.  This month, we will be meeting on Monday, October 12th at 1:30 pm and Tuesday, October 13th at 4:30 pm and learning about sculptor Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux . Call 832-559-4235 to register!  *each session is limited to 20 children and all supplies are provided!

1001 Books Before Kindergarten!

 This adorable little girl, Emberlynn,  is the first child to receive her completion certificate for the 1001 Books  Before Kindergarten program at the LSC-Tomball Community Library!  This early literacy reading initiative encourages you to read a book (any book) to your newborn, infant, toddler or preschooler and keep track using specially designed reading logs.  It’s a simple concept with priceless rewards!  And, while the goal to read 1001 books may seem like a lot, if you read only 1 book a day, in 1 year that is 365 books, 730 books in 2 years and 1095 books in 3 years! The logs can be downloaded  and printed out at home, or, you can ask for one at the children’s reference desk the next time you visit.  When you complete each log, we’ll stamp it, date it and give you the next one to continue until you’ve completed the program!  Congratulations to Emberlynn for a job well done!

Heroes Without Capes Children's Program!

 Summer Reading Program fun continues this Monday, June 22nd at 3:00 pm in the Children's Area!  Amazing puppeteer, storyteller and magician Julian Franklin, will be here to present his Heroes without Capes show!  This FREE program is for children and adults (of all ages).  Come learn in a very fun way, that anyone (not just those that wear capes) can be heroes too! 

Children's Movie Day!

  Thursday afternoons this Summer can only mean one thing - Movie Day!  Come to the Children's Area tomorrow, June 18th at 3:00 pm and enjoy a Disney / Pixar animated film!  Married superheroes Mr. Incredible  and Elastigirl are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government. While Mr. Incredible loves his wife and kids, he longs to return to a life of adventure, and he gets a chance when summoned to an island to battle an out-of-control robot. Soon, Mr. Incredible is in trouble, and it's up to his family to save him.  Call the Library at 832-559-4235 for the movie title.  Don't forget to bring a drink with a lid, we'll provide the popcorn! 

Children's Movie Day!

 Thursday, June 11th at 3:00 pm is the Children's Department first movie day of the Summer!  All ages will enjoy this Disney/Pixar animated movie about Woody, a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy.  Woody sees his position as Andy's favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear action figure. When Andy's family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz along with the other toys escape the clutches of their neighbor Sid and reunite with Andy. Bring a drink with a lid, we'll provide the popcorn!

Crocodiles in the Library?

The answer to this question is "yes"! It's our first "super" program of the Summer ~ Crocodile Encounter Reptile ShowMonday, June 8th at 3:00 pm, children and adults [of all ages] can come to the Children's Area to meet and learn about baby crocodiles, tortoises, lizards and snakes!  The Chick-fil-A cow will also be here roaming the library, meeting children, taking pictures and having fun starting at 2:30 pm!  Each of these events are FREE and guaranteed to start your week off in a "super" way!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information or access our online events calendar!

Origami in the Children's Department!

   Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month at a special Origami Program on Thursday, May 28th at 4:30 pm in the Children's Area!  Have fun learning the ancient art of paper folding and enjoy some Japanese snacks!  This program is limited to 15 children (ages 7 -12).  Call 832-559-4235 to hold your spot! 

Art Explorers Around the World!

"Travel" to Norway - the Land of the Midnight Sun and create a traditional woven star!  This program meets on Monday, January 8th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, January 9th at 4:30 pm.  Each session is limited to 20 children, ages 8 - 12.  Call to register at 832-559-4235.

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