Children's Department

Indian Dance Performance and Class in the Children's Area!

 Join us Saturday, May 5th at 10:30 am in the Children's Area as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage month with a special Indian Dance Performance followed by a dance class!  This is a FREE program recommended for children ages 6 - 12.  And, later that day at 2:00 pm. pull up a bean bag and join us for Saturday Stories!  What a great way to spend your Saturday, don't you think?  For more information about either program, please call 832-559-4235.

Spring Break Week at the Children's Department!

  Looking for something to do with the kids during Spring Break week?  Look no further than the Children’s Library!  All next week, we have fun programs and activities planned to keep your children entertained while having fun! Story times will continue as the do each week for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. In addition:

  • Art Explorers* on Tuesday (3/13) at 5pm—Children ages 8—12 will learn about textile art and complete a project.
  • 2nd Annual Spring Fling* on Thursday (3/15) at 1:30 pm—Children ages 3—7 will have fun with literacy activities, games and crafts
  • Living History—Ancient Egypt* on Thursday (3/15) at 5 pm—Children ages 8—12  can learn about ancient Egypt with hands on exhibits, acticvitiies  and crafts.
  • Puppet Fairy Tales—Mashenka & the Bear on Saturday (3/17) at 10:30 am.  Enjoy a short puppet show and fingerplays presented by teachers at Great Oak School in Tomball. Recommended for ages 3-6 and their parents.
  • Saturday Stories at 2 pm—Children of all ages are invited to pull up a bean bag and listen to stories and have fun!

And, we’ll be “Spring cleaning” our crafts all week long.  Pick up a  make and take craft at the Children’s Reference Desk.

**the library will close at 8pm on Monday—Thursday all next week.   Whew...it’s gonna be a fun and busy week.  We hope you can join us! *call 832-559-4235 to register for these programs.

New Leaf Gardeners in the Children's Area!

  After a very cold and icy Winter, the Library garden outside of the Children's Activity room is ready for Spring planting!  At New Leaf Gardeners, this Thursday (2/22) at 5 pm, children ages 7 - 12  can come and learn about soil, composting and help plant some vegetables.  New Leaf Gardeners meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month during the Spring and early Summer season. In addition to planting fruits, vegetables and herbs, children will complete fun gardening projects, learn how to tend to the garden and make yummy recipes using items they've helped grow!  No green thumb is needed, but registration is required by calling 832-559-4235.

Valentine Creations Program!

 Hey Kids!  Valentines Day is 2 weeks away! Come to the Children’s Area this Thursday, February 1st at 5 pm and have fun creating unique Valentines to give to your friends and family (or keep for yourself!).  We’ll provide you with all the supplies you need to make 6 different Valentines. This fun program is for children ages 7 – 12 and requires registration by calling 832-559-4235.

Theodore's Toy Box!

   No doubt you have met our Children's Department bear, Theodore!  He is very large and cuddly, so, chances are your child has pounced on him and enjoyed sitting on him many times.  Did you know that Theodore has a big box of literacy toys and activities for you and your child to work on together?  A total of 13 early learning toys and 3 busy bags are available for in house use any time you visit the Children's area.  Look at the large poster and decide what number activity you want, come to the desk for it, have fun using it, return it and choose another!  Activities include:  puzzles, magnetic gears, shape sorting, alphabet letters and themed busy bags which contain themed early literacy manipulatives

Art Explorers!

Hey kids!  Tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9th at 5 pm, come to Art Explorers!  Have fun learning about dinosaurs and draw one using fossil pictures. This program is for ages 8 - 12 and requires advanced registration by calling 832-559-4235.

Art Explorers!

 This coming Tuesday, December 12th, at 5pm, children ages 8 - 12 can come to Art Explorers, learn about Mosaics and create a Winter scene.  Please cal 832-559-4235 to register!

Art Explorers - Quilling!

 Tuesday, October 10th at 5pm, come to Art Explorers in the Children's Area and learn the art of Quilling!  Using a quill, you will roll strips of paper to create a simple pumpkin picture.  All supplies are provided for this FREE and FUN program for children ages 8 - 12Call 832-559-4235 to register. 

Pirates Only!

  Ahoy, me hearties!  Scallywags ages 8 - 12 can come to the Children's Area on Thursday, October 5th at 5 pm and have fun at a Pirates Only program!  Learn about pirates, play pirate games, design your own treasure map and more!   Required registration begins 1 week in advance by calling 832-559-4235.    Don't forget to come dressed as your favorite buccaneer...Arrgh…

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed!

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday on Thursday, September 21st at 5pm in the Children's Area.  Learn all about this American pioneer named John Chapman,who introduced apple trees to many parts of the Northern United States and Canada.  Each attendee will make their own yummy caramel apple creation to eat and enjoy!  This program is for children ages 7-12 and requires registration by calling 832-559-4235.

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