Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library

Toddlers in Motion this Friday, October 20 @ 10:15 am

Toddlers and their caregivers will be dancing around on Friday morning October 20 at 10:15 am during Toddlers in Motion.  This program is recommended tor children 18 months to 3 years old.  There will be lots of movement and dance, so children should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.  The children also will get to play with fun toys such as toddler-size grocery carts and vacuum cleaners.  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 funding many of the toys.

Moody Gardens presents "Rainforest Roadshow" on Wednesday, October 11 @ 4:30 pm

    Looking for a fun Wednesday afternoon program for your preschool and elementary age children?   Join us this Wednesday, October 11 at 4:30 pm for a special visit from Moody Gardens' Rainforest Roadshow.   We'll have lots of interesting artifacts and neat facts about the rainforest and what it means to us.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 4 pm.   We'll have the program in the Children's Activity Space.   There will be books to check out and activity pages at the program.

Change in Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Thursday, September 28

   Unfortunately, the 7 pm performance by Nueva Luna Ballet Folkorico has been cancelled.  However, we will have crafts, activity sheets, books, and music at 6:30 pm.   Tickets will be distributed at 6:00 pm

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their generous support of library programs..         

Banned Books Week Display

  Celebratre your freedom to read by finding out about some of the children's books that have been challenged or banned at libraries around the United States and other countries..  Banned Books Week began in the 1980's as an annual celebration of the freedom to read..  To find out why a book was challenged or banned,  just lift the little red flap.  If you would like to read the book, we can locate a copy to check out or place a request for you for that book.

LEGO Robotics Camp Drawing Registration is extended to Tuesday, September 19

We've extended the deadline for registering for the drawing for spots in the fall 2017 LEGO Robotics Camp to this Tuesday, September 19.   This free camp is for children 7-11 years old.  It runs on the four Saturdays in Ocotber (10/7,10/14,10/21 and 10/28).  We have a registration box at the Kids Information Desk.   Freeman is open until 9 pm tonight and 10-6pm on Tuesday.

Monthly Children's Book Club starts this Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 pm

   The Children's Department starts a monthly book club program this Thursday, September 14 at 4:30 pm.   This program features a brief discussion about a book followed by a movie presentaion of the book or some other activity.  The book club is recommended for children 8-12 years old.   We will have copies of the book available for checkout in the weeks prior to the book club.  Children who have not read the book yet are welcome to attend.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  

We begin the book club with Roald Dahl's Matilda..  We will have a brief discussion of the book followed by a morive presentation of the book.

 

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Freeman Library is observing Library Card Sign-Up Month in September.  Children coming to our storytimes can flash their library card to get a cute Dr. Seuss fish to put their name on for our bulletin board.   If your child does not have a library card yet; you can easily fill out a form and get a library card for your child to show off.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supplies for this fun program.

LEGO Robotics Camp Drawing Registration starts Saturday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, September 16

 Looking for something for your 7-11 year old to do on Saturdays this October?  The LEGO Robotics Camp returns on the four Saturdays in October:10/7,10/14,10/21 and 10/28.  This free camp meets weekly in the Children's Activity Space for 90 minutes.  The children use their listening and cooperation skills as they work in pairs to create fun LEGO projects.  A teacher explains the science and engineering concepts in the projects and teen volunteers assist the children when needed.

Due to space limits, we hold a drawing for spots in the camp.  Children can register for the drawing at the Kids Information Desk starting this Saturday, September 9 through Saturday, September 16.  Children whose names are drawn will be notified by Friday, September 22.

September Events in the Children's Department

    As we try to return to some form of routine after the storm, here's some new and some established programs for children and families to attend.  First, our regular morning storytimes have changed a bit - Mondays at 11:15 am we'll have Baby Butterflies for children walking to 2 years old; Tuesdays we'll still have Toddler Time for 18 monhs-3 year olds at 10:15 and 11:15 am; and Wednesdays at 10:15 and 11:15 we'll have Baby Caterpillars for infants to assisted walking babies.   The preschool storytimes remain the same on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm for 3-5 year olds.  These storytimes require tickets.  They are free and given out at 10:00 am for 10:15 am programs, 10:45 am for 11:15 am programs and 1:00 pm for 1:30 pm programs.

LEGO Robotics Camp returns on Saturdays October 7, 14, 21 & 28

  Freeman will be having a LEGO Robotics Camp again this fall on Saturdays October 7, 14, 21, and 28.  This free camp is recommended for children 7-11 years old.  It utilizes the LEGO WeDo program for children to use in putting together some fun LEGO projects each week.   The children work in pairs or a small group to learn engineering, math, and science concepts as well as use their listening and cooperation skills.   Due to the popularity of this program, we have a drawing for spots in the camp.   The registration for the drawing takes place at the Kids Information Desk.  It starts Saturday, September 9 and runs through Saturday, September 16.   The children whose names are drawn will be notified by Friday, September 22.

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