Harris County Public Library

Become a Book Buddies Volunteer!

Are you an adult who is looking to turn over a new leaf this fall?  If you'd like to help a child discover the wonder of books, please consider becoming a Book Buddy.  This program pairs an adult with a child to explore the fun of books.  The program is held on Tuesday afternoons from 4:30-5:15 pm starting August 30 through November 15.  You can apply for this volunteer opportunity in person or online http://www.hcpl.net/form/book-buddies-volunteer-application-and-agreemen... Volunteers for the fall session will be notified by the end of the first week in August.

Let's End Summer With a Party!!!!!!!!!

Join us for our End of Summer Luau

Saturday, July 30th, 11 am - 1 pm



July Events in the Children's Department

We're now about half way through the Summer Reading Program.  It will end on Saturday, August 6.  We have about 1,000 Freeman children signed up and over 200 have completed the program and received a certificate and a book.

Teen Family Feud Competition this Thursday!

What's the best thing about this upcoming Teen Family Feud Competition??? Top five answers are on the board:







LEGO Robotics Camp returns for four Saturdays in July

The USA LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library on Saturdays July 9, 16, 23, and 30.  This fun camp is for children 7-11 years old.  The children work in pairs to put LEGO projects together using a program on a laptop.  They learn math, science, and engineering concepts.  They also practice social skills such as sharing and cooperation. 

  Due to the popularity of this camp, we hold a drawing for spots in the camp.  The registration for the drawing will be at the Kids Information Desk through Wednesday, June 22.  Children whose names are drawn for the camp will be notified by Friday, July 1.  For questions, please contact the Children's Dept. at 281-488-1906.


Crocodile Encounter brings amazing snakes, alligators and other animals to Freeman on Thursday, June 9 @2:30 pm

Crocodile Encounter of Angleton brings snakes, alligators and other amazing animals to Freeman Library on Thursday, June 9 at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.   This fun program is recommended for children 5 years and older.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before the program.   Due to the popularity of this program, we recommend that children and their grown up arrive about 15-20 minutes before tickets are scheduled to be given out.  Freeman Library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this and other programs.

Magician Julian Franklin kicks off summer programs on Thursday, June 2 @ 2:30 pm

Magician Julian Franklin kicks off Freeman's summer programs for children on this Thursday, June 2 with shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.   Julian combines magic, jokes, puppets and even reading suggestions for the summer.  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.  Tickets are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before the program.  Due to the popularity of summer programs, we recommend that children and their grown up arrive 15-20 minutes before the tickets are given out.   Freeman Library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.   Thanks to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others throughout the year.

Now More Places To See Your Faces

Every Thursday from 4 pm to 6 pm in June and July you can catch some of the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library team at your local Chick-fil-a off of I-45 North and Louetta Rd. We'll bring out a selection of books that you can check out at the restaurant, register for library cards, sign up for the Summer Reading Program as well as pick up your prizes when you complete your activities, and we'll have a craft for the kiddos. Come out and visit us! We look forward to seeing you! We'd like to give a BIG THANKS to the folks at Chick-fil-a for letting us crash their restaurant each week.

Teen Summer Volunteer Open House on Saturday, May 21 @ 2 pm

Teens - are you starting to plan what you'll do for summer?  Stop by the Children's Activity Space this Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 pm to find out about what volunteer opportunities we have for teens in the Children's Department.   We'll have a brief talk about volunteer guidelines and then volunteers can put their name down for specific volunteer shifts for the summer.  We'll be open in the room until 3:30 pm to answer your questions about volunteering.  Parents are welcome to attend.

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