Friends of Freeman Library

Valentine's Crafts Program on Friday, February 9 @ 4:30 pm

  Children can make some fun valentine crafts this Friday, February 9 at 4:30 pm.   We'll have two heart crafts and a tasty valentine treat.  This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department at 4:00 pm.

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

Celebrate Chinese New Year on Thursday, February 8 @ 4:30 pm

  Freeman Library's Children's Department will celebrate Chinese New Year with crafts, music, and a tasty treat on Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 pm.  This program is recommended for the whole family.  Tickets are required.  They are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.  This program always is popular, so we recommend that children and their grownup arrive about 20 minutes before the tickets are distributed.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this type of program.

Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson visits Freeman Library on Thursday, February 1 @ 6pm

  The Children's Department of Freeman Library celebrates African American Heritage Month with a visit by Astronaut Stephanie D. Wilson on Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 pm.  Ms. Wilson will talk about her journey to becoming an astronaut.  She has an inspiring story - she has been on 3 space missions that have put her in space for 42 days.  After Ms. Wilson's talk, we'll have a rocket craft and a matching game as well as a book display and activity sheets.  This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old along with their caregiver.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting at 5:30 pm. 

Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with craft supplies.

Family Storytime on Saturday,January 20 @ 11:00 am

Planning to get out of the house and enjoy the milder weather this Saturday?  Drop on by the Children's Department at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 20 for Family Storytime.  We'll have stories, songs, and fingerplays for the whole family for about 30 minutes in the Children's Area.  You don't have to worry about getting a ticket for this program, just drop on in.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting the creation of materials for this progam.

Baby Playtime on Friday, January 19 @ 10:00 am

Babies and their ceregivers can get out in the "warmer' air on Friday morining, January 19 at 10:00 am for Baby Playtime.  This monthly program features board books, fun toys, and lots of bubbles to chase.   This program is recommended for infants through 18 months old.   No tickets are needed for this program - just drop into the Children's Activity Space.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their gracious financial support over the years.

Lego Robotics Camp Drawing Registration begins Friday, January 12 and runs through Saturday, January 20

The LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library on four Saturdays in February (2/3, 2/10, 2/17, and 2/24).  This fun and free camp is recommended for children 7-11 years old who like to play with Legos.   The children will learn math, science, and robotics concepts as well as cooperation as they work in pairs or small groups to put together LEGO projects each week. 

Spaces are limited for this camp, so we hava a drawing for spaces.   Registration for the drawing begins this Friday, January 12 through Saturday, January 20.  The registration forms will be at the Kids Information Desk.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program through the years.

Maker Monday features Straws & Connectors on Monday, January 8 at 4:30 pm

  Children 5-12 years old will enjoy Straws & Connectors on this Monday, January 8 at 4:30 pm.  This weekly afterschool program features an activity or craft each week.    Straws & Connectors allows children to work together to build amazing creations from a diagram or with their own imagination.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting at 4:00 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.

 

Start the New Year with Family Storytime on Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 am

You can kick off the new year with a tradition of attending Family Storytime starting this Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 am.   This fun storytime is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  It is recommended for children from infants through preschool as well as the whole family.   It features stories, songs, and fingerplays and lasts about 30 minutes.  No tickets are needed for this program.  It is held in the Children's Department near the magazine area.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support for this program.

January Programs in the Children's Department

  Looking for some fun and free programs to kick off your 2018 library visits?  Join us in the Children's Department for these programs:

Ring in the New Year with fun crafts!

Children 3-12 years old can make some fun crafts on Thursday, December 28 at 2:30 pm.   We'll be maiking a noisemaker bell, a crown, and a wishing star.   We'll also have a prop table with fun New Year's 2018 glasses and hats to pose in style for a picture.   Tickets are required for this event.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 2:00 pm.  

 

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