Harris County Public Library

Big Thanks!

A big thanks to all our summer volunteers! We couldn't do it without you! And a very special thanks to the Friends of the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library and Rob's Hardware. 

Ellen Alfar

Shelbi Bryant

Alexandra Chavez

JiTerrrell Felix

Celebrate the end of summer vacation with a funny children's movie!

Looking for a free way for your family to enjoy the last few days of summer vacation? Join us this Thursday, August 20 at 2:30 pm for a superhero movie!  This movie is about a dog with superpowers.   Tickets are required.  They are free and given out starting 30 minutes before the program.   Just a reminder--Freeman is open 1-9 pm on Thursdays. 

When the children's librarian is away, the branch manager will play...

The Branch Librarian is taking over story time and she wants to have a party!  A Mo Willems party! Join us tomorrow on Thursday, August 20th at 10:30 am to celebrate the books starring The Pigeon, Piggy and Elephant, and Knuffle Bunny . We'll read some hilarious stories, make wearable crafts, eat Pigeon-friendly snacks and make Knuffe Bunny inspired art pages! All are welcome. Let us know you're coming! RSVP by clicking on the event here or call us at 281-821-1320. See you there!


End of Summer Reading Program Celebration on Thursday, August 6 from 2:30-4:00 pm

The 2015 Summer Reading Program officially ends this Saturday, August 8.  Freeman Library has over 1,000 children signed up and hundreds have finished reading at least 10 books.  To end a summer of great reading, we are having a celebration on Thursday, August 6 from 2:30-4 pm.  We will have face painting and balloon animals by Party Animals of Texas.   We also will have tables for young artists to make a superhero mask and a superhero button!

To top off all the excitement -- Orbit, the mascot for the Houston Astros Baseball Club, will be in the Children's Department to greet our many great readers.  Orbit is busy this summer visiting libraries to congratulate the children on reading, so he will be here for a limited time :2:45-3:30 pm.  

There's still time!

It's the final week, but there's still time to log your books or reading time and get your prize for the summer reading program. Kids get a free book and a certificate, teens get a draw string backpack (pictured here) and entered into a drawing to win a Kindle Fire, and  adults also get chance at a Kindle Fire as well as a Summer Reading Program water bottle and entry into a drawing to win a Half Price Book Store gift certificate. (Half Price book store prizes at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch only).

To log your books click on this link, call the branch at 281-821-1320 or stop by the information desk. To claim your prize, visit us at the branch. Remember, anything read since June 1 counts! Happy reading! 

Crocodile Encounters brings amazing reptiles to Freeman Library on Thursday, July 30 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Crocodile Encounters of Angleton brings some amazing reptiles to Freeman Library on Thursday, July 30 for shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.  Children will see a snake, turtle, crocodile or alligator and more... Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each show.  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.

Freeman opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.  We recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before tickets are to be given out. 

This program is supported by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.  They have a fun bookstore in the room to the right as you enter the library!

See bugs in the Library!

The Houston Museum of Natural Science brings the program Bugs on Wheels to Freeman on Thursday, July 23 for shows at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.   Children will learn about a variety of bugs and get a chance to see them up close!  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session. 

This program is supported through the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

Did You Miss It?

Did you miss the 3D Printer classes this summer at Baldwin Boettcher Library? No worries! You can access the presentation here (double click on links and videos in the presentation that you'd like to explore to open them):

 

And click the pic below for more 3D printing and maker space activities at HCPL:

Magician Julian Franklin performs his magic at Freeman on Thursday, July 16 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

 Magician Julian Franklin combines magic, humor and a love of reading to show children that not all heroes wear capes!  This program will be performed on Thursday, July 16 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm.   It is recommended for children 5 years and older.  

Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.  The library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.   This program always is popular, so we recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before the tickets are due to be given out.

The Friends of Freeman Library generously have donated funds to support this program and many others throughout the year.    The Friends of Freeman Library Bookstore is located to the right as you enter the library.

Hercules and Greek Heroes visit Freeman Library on Wednesday, July 15 for one show only at 2:30 pm

The Greek hero Hercules stops at Freeman Library on Wednesday, July 15 for one show at 2:30 pm.  The Hampstead Stage Company, based out of New Hampshire, will be performing a play about Hercules and the other heroes of Greek mythology.  This program includes great scenery and costumes.   The program is recommended for children 5 years and older.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting at 2:00 pm.  Due to the popularity of this topic, we recommend that children and their adult arrive 15-20 minutes before the tickets are to be given out.  This program and many other programs this summer is supported by the generous donations oft the Friends of Freeman Library.

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