Children's Department

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.

Open House for Teen Volunteers on Monday, January 6 @ 2 pm

      Did you or your teen make a New Year's resolution for the teen to volunteer more in the community?  If so, we have a great chance for teens to get started.  On Monday, January 6 from 2-3 pm, teens and parents are invited to an Open House for teen volunteers.  The Open House is for teens who are interested in volunteering in the Children's Department over the next few months. 

January Programs for Children

     Start out 2014 by attending one of our Children's programs.  We have programs for children from infants to 92!   We will continue our regular storytime programs on Mondays-Wednesdays: Toddler Time (children 18 months-3 years) on Mondays at 11:15 am and Tuesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 am; Preschool Storytime (children 3-5 years) on Tuesday and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm and Book Babies (children infants to 18 months) on Wednesdays at 10:15 am and 11:15 am.  Tickets are required for these and most other programs.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  For programs starting at 10:15 am, we start giving out tickets as soon as we open at 10:00 am.

There's a mystery in the Children's Department...

     Psst...there's some books in the Children's Department that some people may not want you to see.  They're covered completely in brown paper.  If you'd like to solve this mystery, stop by our  Banned Books display and find out what's going on out there. 

 Elizabeth Hunt, a Children's librarian, does a display each year in observance of Banned Books Week (this year it's September 22-28).  The display is to inform parents, children and other adults about books that have been banned or challenged in libraries around the country.  The books are wrapped in brown paper, but there's a red flap you can pull up to find out about the book and the story behind the challenge or banning.

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