Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library

Family Storytime this Saturday, August 19 @ 11:00 am

  Looking for something fun for the family on a Saturday morning after a breakfast of blueberry pancakes?  Join us at 11:00 am for Family Storytime.  This free storytime for all ages features books and songs.  It lasts about 30 minutes.   Family Storytime is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  No tickets are required for this program.  It is held in the Children's Department.   Thank you the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with books and other materials.

Baby Playtime fun on Friday, August 18 @ 10:00 am

Babies and their grown ups are in for a great morning this Friday, August 18 at 10:00 am at Baby Playtime.   This free program is recommended for babies from infancy to 18 months old.  The babies can play with fun toys and board books.  They also can have fun chasing after bubbles!  This program does not require tickets, so babies and their grown up can just drop by the Children's Activity Space when the library opens at 10:00 am.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support for the toys and books in this program.

Book Buddies drawing registration ends of August 17

  Looking for a chance for your rising K-3 Grade child to share the joy of reading this fall?  The Book Buddies program is taking applications for a drawing for spots in this free program.  The program pairs a child with a trained adult volunteer to meet on a weekly basis to read together for 45 minutes.   The program will be on Tuesdays at 4:30-5:15 pm in the Children's Department.  It will run for 10 weeks from Tuesday, September 12 through Tuesday, November 14.   To register for the drawing, please stop by the Kids Inforamtion Desk.  The drawing ends Monday, August 17.   Families will be notified by email or phone if their child's name is drawn.

Wild Things Zoofari visits Freeman Library on Thursday, August 3 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

  What do a lemur, a toucan, and a wallaby have in common?  They are just a few of the amazing Wild Things Zoofari animals that will be shown at Freeman Library on Thursday, August 3 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.   Wild Things Zoofari will be bringing several animals for show-and-tell during this fun and educational program.   This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.  Due to the popularity of live animal shows, we recommend that children arrive with their grown up about 30 minutes before tickets are given out.   Freeman opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Meet the Houston Astros' mascot Orbit on Thursday, July 27 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm

   Houston Astros fans can show their team spirit this Thursday, July 27 by coming out to see the team mascot, Orbit, as he does shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.  Orbit uses humor and music to demonstrate the importance of summer reading for children.  This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.    Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this fun program and many others throughout the year.  Freeman Library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.

Happy the Clown visits Freeman Library on Thursday, July 20 for shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm

 Happy the Clown spreads his magic and jokes around when he visits Freeman :Library on Thursday, July 20 at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.   This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.  Due to limited space in the room, strollers will not be admitted to the performance area.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of this program.

Family Storytime this Saturday, July 15 @ 11:00 am

   After a tasty Saturday morning breakfast, children and their grownups may want to join us on  this Saturday morning, July 15 at 11:00 am for stories and songs during Family Storytime.  No tickets are needed for this fun program.  So, come and join us for stories and songs with a fish theme.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others throughout the year.

Houston Audubon Society brings birds on Thursday, July 13 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

  Children will enjoy learning about birds from Mary Anne Weber of the Houston Audubon Society on Thursday, July 13 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.  She'll bring some of her fine-feathered friends for children to see up close.  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available 30 minutes before each session.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this progam and other programs this summer.

Not a Box Craft Program on Thursday, July 6 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm

 When is a box...not a box?  When it is turned into an amazing creation by a young child.  Children 3-12 years old can get their creative juices flowing on Thursday, July 6 at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  We'll provide a variety of boxes, decorative materials, and lots of tape and glue sticks for children to use their imagination.  This program requires tickets.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for support of this program and others this summer.   Just a reminder..Freeman opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.  We recommend that children arrive 15-20 minutes before tickets are to be given out to wait in line for a ticket.

New Program: Toddlers-in-Motion starts Friday, June 30 @ 10:15 am

Toddlers from 18 months old through 3 years old have a new monthly program to look forward to starting this  Friday, June 30 at 10:15 am.   This movement and music program will include playing with new, developmentally appropriate toys.  Children are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes such as pants, shirts, and tennis shoes because they'll be having fun jumping around and settling to the floor while they play and learn.  This month's activities focus on the  alphabet.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.

 Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this new program.  Our next program will be on Friday, July 21 at 10:15 am.

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