Harris County Public Library

Reading Buddies drawing registration has been extended through February 10

The deadline for registering for a drawing for spots in Reading Buddies has been extended through Wednesday, February 10.  Reading Buddies is a new program that will pair a child in 1st through 3rd grade with a caring adult to give the child additional practice with reading.  The 45 minute program will be on Tuesday afternoons at 4:30 pm at Freeman.  It begins March 1 and runs through May 25 - there will be no session during Spring Break week.

February Programs in Children's Department

We're six days into February, but there's still plenty of fun programs in the Children's Department.  In addition to our regular storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, we have Maker Monday on Mondays at 4:30 pm.  This program is for children 5-12 years old.  This program features either an activity or a craft.  Tickets are required.  They are given out 30 minutes before the program.

AARP Tax Aide Temporarily Located at St. James Church


 

 

During our closure, the AARP Tax Aide will be temporarily relocated down the street from us at St. James Church:


St James Catholic Church
22800 Aldine Westfield Rd
Humble, TX 77338

This is a free service. Services begin on Monday, February 1. Available times are:

Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12 pm - 4 pm
Saturdays from 9 am - 12 pm.

For more information on what documents to bring with you, please click on this link:

http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

New Program: Reading Buddies starts at Freeman Library

Freeman Library begins Reading Buddies, a new program for children in 1st-3rd grade to get more practice with reading.  This program pairs a child with a caring adult to practice reading and do fun literacy activities.  The program will be on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm at Freeman Library.   Each session is 45 minutes. The program begins Tuesday, March 1 and runs for 12 sessions through May 25 (there will be no session during Spring Break), .

Fun Children's Programs to End January

Here are a few fun programs to end the first month of the year.   We continue with the weekly Maker Monday programs at 4:30 pm.  This afterschool program is for children 5-12 years old.  It features an activity or craft.  Today, children will be making a winter suncatcher.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 4:00 pm.

Baby Playtime returns to Freeman Library this Friday, January 15 @ 10:00 am!

Babies from infants through 18 months old have somewhere to be this Friday, January 15 at 10:00 am!  They and their parent or caregiver are invited to hang out in the Children's Activity Space for Baby Playtime.  This program is held several times a year as a special chance for babies and their adults to spend time together with board books, fun toys, and bubbles.   We also will have an art project for the babies and we will debut a new item for the babies to explore!   No tickets are needed for this program.  A special thanks to the Friends of Freeman Library for their continued support for this program through the fun items we're able to purchase.

January brings more fun programs for children

Freeman children can start off the new year by attending a fun program this month.  On Mondays, we continue with Maker Monday programs for children 5-12 years old at 4:30 pm.  These weekly afterschool programs feature an activity or a craft.  On Thursday January 28, children 5-12 years old can help us get ready for Mardi Gras by decorating a shoebox float at 4:30 pm.  Tickets are required for these programs.  They are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.

Ring in the New Year with colorful crafts!

Children 3-12 years old are invited to make some crafts on Thursday, December 31 at 2:30 pm.  We'll be making some colorful crafts to ring in 2016: jingly noisemakers, a New Year's crown, and a fun collage to practice writing out the new numbers 2-0-1-6!  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.  The crafting supplies are provided by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.   The library will be open 1-5 pm on Thursday.

Gingerbread House Decorating - one more day of fun!

Join us Tuesday for a Freeman tradition: decorating gingerbread houses.   This program is recommended for children 3-12 years old.  We will have two sessions: 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm.   Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and distributed 30 minutes before each program.  However, due to the popularity of this program, we recommend that children and their adult arrive about 15-20 minutes before the tickets are to be given out.

 The gingerbread houses consist of a milk carton base (donated by Oak Farms Dairy) along with graham crackers, frosting, and lots of decorative goodies (donated by the Friends of Freeman Library).

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