Harris County Public Library

LEGO Robotics Camp Drawing Registration is extended to Tuesday, January 23

Due to Freeman Library"s closure for 2 days this week, we'll be extending the LEGO Robotics Camp registration for a drawing for spots through Tuesday, January 23.   This fun camp is for children 7-11 years old.   Due to space limits, we have a drawing for spots in the camp.  The camp will be running on the four Saturdays in February - 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24.   We have a registration box at the Kids Information Desk.  Children whose names are drawin, will be notified by Friday, January 26.

Family Storytime on Saturday,January 20 @ 11:00 am

Planning to get out of the house and enjoy the milder weather this Saturday?  Drop on by the Children's Department at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 20 for Family Storytime.  We'll have stories, songs, and fingerplays for the whole family for about 30 minutes in the Children's Area.  You don't have to worry about getting a ticket for this program, just drop on in.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting the creation of materials for this progam.

Baby Playtime on Friday, January 19 @ 10:00 am

Babies and their ceregivers can get out in the "warmer' air on Friday morining, January 19 at 10:00 am for Baby Playtime.  This monthly program features board books, fun toys, and lots of bubbles to chase.   This program is recommended for infants through 18 months old.   No tickets are needed for this program - just drop into the Children's Activity Space.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their gracious financial support over the years.

Lego Robotics Camp Drawing Registration begins Friday, January 12 and runs through Saturday, January 20

The LEGO Robotics Camp returns to Freeman Library on four Saturdays in February (2/3, 2/10, 2/17, and 2/24).  This fun and free camp is recommended for children 7-11 years old who like to play with Legos.   The children will learn math, science, and robotics concepts as well as cooperation as they work in pairs or small groups to put together LEGO projects each week. 

Spaces are limited for this camp, so we hava a drawing for spaces.   Registration for the drawing begins this Friday, January 12 through Saturday, January 20.  The registration forms will be at the Kids Information Desk.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program through the years.

Maker Monday features Straws & Connectors on Monday, January 8 at 4:30 pm

  Children 5-12 years old will enjoy Straws & Connectors on this Monday, January 8 at 4:30 pm.  This weekly afterschool program features an activity or craft each week.    Straws & Connectors allows children to work together to build amazing creations from a diagram or with their own imagination.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting at 4:00 pm.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program.


Start the New Year with Family Storytime on Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 am

You can kick off the new year with a tradition of attending Family Storytime starting this Saturday, January 6 at 11:00 am.   This fun storytime is held on the first and third Saturdays of the month.  It is recommended for children from infants through preschool as well as the whole family.   It features stories, songs, and fingerplays and lasts about 30 minutes.  No tickets are needed for this program.  It is held in the Children's Department near the magazine area.  Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for their support for this program.

January Programs in the Children's Department

  Looking for some fun and free programs to kick off your 2018 library visits?  Join us in the Children's Department for these programs:

Ring in the New Year with fun crafts!

Children 3-12 years old can make some fun crafts on Thursday, December 28 at 2:30 pm.   We'll be maiking a noisemaker bell, a crown, and a wishing star.   We'll also have a prop table with fun New Year's 2018 glasses and hats to pose in style for a picture.   Tickets are required for this event.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting at 2:00 pm.  


Baby Playtime Fun at Freeman on Friday, December 15 @ 10:00 am

Babies infants through 18 months old and their grown ups will enjoy a festive playdate this Friday, December 15 at 10:00 am.   In addition to playing with toys and catching bubbles, babies will make a fun art project.   No tickets are needed for this event.  It is held in the Children's Activity Space right when we open at 10:00 am.   Thank you to the Friends of Freeman Library for supporting this program with new books, toys, and art supplies throughout the year.

Santa Claus visits Freeman on Thursday, December 14 @5:30-7:00 pm

Santa Claus will visit Freeman Library this Thursday, December 14 from 5:30-7:00 pm.   Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and given out starting at 5:00 pm.  The tickets will be numbered and Santa will see the children in number order.   Parents are encouraged to bring a camera or phone to snap a picture.  Special thanks to the Friends of Freeman Library and HEB for providing treats for this program.

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