Friends of Freeman Library

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.

Toddlers-in Motion returns on Friday, July 21 at 10:15 am

   Toddlers from 18 months old through 3 years old will enjoy lots of activity during Toddlers-in-Motion at 10:15 am on Friday morning.  This fun and active program requires tickets.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.  The children are encouraged to wear lose clothes and comfortable shoes to help them move around a bit.  They'll also enjoy playing with some new Toddler-approved toys that have been purchased through the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

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.

Baby Playtime on Friday, July 14 @ 10:00 am

Babies from infants through 18 months old will enjoy hanging with other babies and their families at Baby Playtime this Friday morning, July 14 at 10:00 am.   This fun program lasts for 1 hour and includes board books, toys, and bubbles galore!  No tickets are needed for this monthly program.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program through the years.

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.

Pajama Storytime on Thursday, July 6 at 6:00 pm

 Families are welcome to join us for Pajama Storytime on Thursday, July 6 at 6 pm.  This program requires tickets.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  This fun program features stories, songs, and an activity.   It is recommended for children of all ages and their family.  Children are welcome to wear pajamas, slippers, or bring a blanket or stuffed animal to the program.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and others throughout the year.

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.

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