Harris County Public Library

A Big Thanks to Our Summer Volunteers and Partners!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our summer at the library a success. We couldn't have done it without you!

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Houston Astros' Orbit visits Freeman Library on Thursday, August 4 @2:30 & 3:30 PM

Freeman children are in for a treat this Thursday, August 4 when Orbit, the mascot for the Houston Astros Baseball Club, performs at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  Orbit will be putting on a spectacular show about the importance of reading and having a library card.  This program is recommended for children from age 3 through 12 years old.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.   This program is sponsored by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman 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

Games!

Food!

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:

FUN

PRIZES

SNACKS

CHALLENGE

BRAGGING RIGHTS

 

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.

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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.

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