Harris County Public Library

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.

New Program: Toddlers-in-Motion starts Friday, June 30 @ 10:15 am

Toddlers from 18 months old through 3 years old have a new monthly program to look forward to starting this  Friday, June 30 at 10:15 am.   This movement and music program will include playing with new, developmentally appropriate toys.  Children are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothes such as pants, shirts, and tennis shoes because they'll be having fun jumping around and settling to the floor while they play and learn.  This month's activities focus on the  alphabet.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available when the library opens at 10:00 am.

 Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this new program.  Our next program will be on Friday, July 21 at 10:15 am.

Thomas Davis "The Snakeman" visits Freeman Library on Thursday, June 29 for shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm

   Psst...snakes in the library...Thursday, June 29, 2017...for shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.  Snakeman, Thomas Davis, will bring an assortment of snakes to show children on Thursday afternoon.   Mr. Davis will talk about the snakes and then pass them to teen and adult volunteers to hold so that children can get a good look at the snakes and touch them.   This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.   Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 minutes before each session.

Magician Mick Corley visits Freeman Library on Thursday, June 22 for shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm

Magician Mick Corley visits Freeman Library on this Thursday, June 22 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm for magic, puppets, humor and mime.  Mick always has the children rolling in the aisles with laughter as he brings up a few children to assist with his tricks.   He also reminds children of the importance of reading in their everyday life.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before each session.   This program is reommended for children 5 yreas and older.  Due to space limiations in the meeting room, please do not bring baby strollers into the room.

Thank you to the Freinds of Freeman Library for supporting this program and many others this summer.

Summer Reading Program 2017 starts on Monday, June 5

The 2017 Summer Reading Program officially starts on Monday, June 5.   The theme this year is "Build a Better World".   Children will be able to read and do activties to earn points towards a variety of rewards. Children can earn 5 points by reading 20 minutes, writing a review of a book, or doing an activity.  They can earn 10 points by reading a whole book.  Here are the rewards: 100 points - a fun sticker; 200 points - a Chipotle gift card; 300 points - a "Build a Better World" magnet; 400 points - a book from our treasure chest; and 500 points - an amazing medal.

Teens: Open House for Summer Volunteers in the Children's Department on Friday, June 2 @ 4:00 pm or Monday, June 5 @ 7:30 pm

Teens:  Now that you're out of school, you can drop by Freeman Library on Friday, June 2 at 4:00 pm or Monday, June 5 @ 7:30 pm to find out about volunteer opportunities at Freeman Library.  We'll have all the volunteer shifts listed so that you can put your name down for volunteer time this summer.   Parents are welcome to attend.

Summer Volunteer Open House for Teens on Thursday, June 1 and Friday, Jun2 at 4:00 pm

Teens looking for volunteer time this summer can drop by the Children's Department on Thursday, June 1 or Friday, June 2 at 4 pm to attend a volunteer open house.  We'll have a brief talk about volunteer guidelines and then teens can sign up for volunteer time this summer.  To help coordinate busy family schedules, parents are welcome to attend!

Thursday Theater returns on Thursday, May 25 @ 4:30 pm

The Children's Department will by showing a recently released animated movie featuring an ancient Polynesian girl on Thursday, May 25 at 4:30 pm.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available in the Children's Department starting 30 minutes before the program.  

Baby Playtime on Friday, May 19 at 10:00 am

Babies (infants through 18 months old) and their grownups will enjoy hanging out this Friday, May 19 at 10:00 am for Baby Playtime.  This program features board books, toys, bubbles and a cute art project.  The babies will be using their fingerprints to make "spots" on a giraffe craft.   No tickets are needed for this outing.   Special thanks to the Freinds of Freeman Library for supporting this program throughout the years.
 

Open House for Summer Teen Volunteers on Saturday, May 20 @ 2 pm

Teens looking for volunteer time this summer are welcome to drop by the Children's Activity Space on Saturday, May 20 at 2 pm to find out about volunteer opportunities this summer.  There will be a talk of 20 minutes to outline volunteer expectations.  Then teens can put their names down for specific volunteer shifts during the summer.   Parents are welcome to attend.

This program is sponsored by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.

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