Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library

Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm

   Tweens 8-12 years old are voting on their favorite 2018-19 Texas Bluebonnet Book nominee this month.  We'll be doing a booktalk on five of the nominess this Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm.  We'll be talking about these books: How to Avoid Extinction, Stef Soto: Taco Queen, Steip Right Up: How Doc And Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness,The Unlucky Lotter Winners of Classroom 13, and Wedgie and Gizmo.  In addition to a brief talk about each book, we'll have a few activities inspired by the books.  Tickets for this program will be given out at 4:00 pm.  

Baby Playtime on Friday, January 11 @ 10:00 am

Babies and their grown up will have a fun playdate this Friday, January11 at 10:00 during Baby Playtime.  This monthly program features books, toys, and bubbles.  Best of all, there is no need to worry about getting tickets.  No tickets are needed for this program.  Just drop in at the Children's Activity Space.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with new supplies over the years.

Bluebonnet Booktalk Begins this Thursday, January 10 @ 4:30 pm

  Tweens 8-12 years old will enjoy learning about the 2018-19 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees in Bluebonnet Booktalk on Thursday, January 10 @ 4:30 pm.  This weekly book club will feature a brief talk about 5 of the books on the Texas Bluebonnet List for 2018-19.   There will be several activities insnpired by the award nominees presented.  This four week session will end on January 31, when Freeman will be a voting location for children of 3rd-6th grade age who have not voted in a  school.   This program will continue from February-May.  We will feature one to two books each week on the 2019-20 list.  We hope to encourage children to read at least 5 books from each list.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

STEAM Tween Wednesday: Make a Marble Roller Coaster on Wednesday, January 9 @ 4:30 pm

  Tweens 8-12 years old will learn basic laws of physics and energy by creating their own roller coaster on Wednesday, January 9 @ 4:30 pm.  This fun program uses marbles and lots of creativity to illustrate the twists, turnss, races and spins that take place on a roller coaster.   Tickets will be given out at 4:00 pm.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support for this program.

Family Storytime on Saturday, January 5 @ 11:00 am

Looking for a fun Saturday morning outing to start the new year?  Join us on Saturday, January 5 at 11:00 am for Family Storytime.  This storytime is recommended for children of all ages.  It features books, songs, and fingerplays.   Best of all, no tickets are needed for this event.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program though the years.

Ring in January 2019 with fun programs in the Children's Department

Start the new year by visiting the Children's Department for fun and educational programs for the younger set.   In addition to our regular morning and afternoon storytimes and other programs, we will have new, weekly programs on Wedensdays and Thursdays at 4:30 pm for tweens 8-12 years old.  

Starting Wednesday, January 2 at 4:30 pm, tweens 8-12 years will enjoy the weekly STEAM Tween programs featuring engaging, hands-on STEAM activities.  Tickets are given out at 4:00 pm.  The other new program is Bluebonnet Booktalk.   This program starts Thursday, January 10 at 4:30 pm.  For January, we'll be featuring Texas Bluebonnet books on the 2018-19 list.  From February-May, the Bluebonnet Booktalk features Texas Bluebonnet nominees from the 2019-20 list.

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, December 13 @ 6pm

  Looking for a family outing this Thursday evening for your young ones?  Join us on December 13 at 6:00 pm for Pajama Storytime.   This evening storytime features stories, songs, and a festive craft at the end.   Children are welcome to dress comfortably in pajamas, slippers and even a blanket or stuffed animal friend.   Tickets are given out at 5:30 pm.  Thank you to the Freinds of Freeman Library for supporting this storytime with crafts materials.

December Book Club features an icy tale on Wednesday, December 12 @ 4:30 pm

   Want to find out about a festive book for the family to read this holiday break?  Join us on Wednesday, December 12 at 4:30 pm to hear about Ellen Bryan Obed's "Twelve Kinds of Ice".  This program is recommended for children who have started reading or families who would like to read this together.  We have copies of the book at the Kids Information Desk.   We'll have a fun craft after talking about the book.   Tickets are required.  They are free and will be given out starting 30 minutes before the program.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with craft supplies.

Santa Claus is coming to town...Freeman Library tonight at 5:30 pm

Santa Claus will be making his annual visit to Freeman Library this evening from 5:30-7:00 pm.   Santa Claus will greet children and then sit down with them on an individual basis.  Grown-ups are welcome to take a picture of this fun and festive meeting.   This program is recommended for children from infants through twelve years old.  Free tickets will be given out starting at 5:00 pm.   The tickets will be numbered and Santa will meet with the children in number order.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this visit each year.

Santa Claus Visits Freeman Library this Thursday, December 6 @ 5:30 pm

   Santa Claus makes his annual visit to Freeman Library on Thursday, December 6 from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Santa Claus will greet the children and then sit down in his favorite chair to talk to the children and allow their grown-ups to snap a photo of the visit.   Free tickets will be given out at 5:00 pm with a number on them.  Santa will see the children in number order starting at 5:30 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program through the years.   

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