Story Time

"Let's Be Friends" Event at the Houston Holocaust Museum

The Friends of The Boniuk Library at the Houston Holocaust Museum are hosting a family friendly event Saturday, December 3rd, from 10am-12:00pm.  "Let's Be Friends" will include a children's story time about friendship, face painting, crafts and then a writer's workshop provided by Writers in Schools.  

While "Let's Be Friends" is free and open to the public, space is limited. Please register online at www.hmh.org/registerevent.aspx.  

For more information, contact Maria Harris at  library@hmh.org or 713-942-8000 ext 110.

 

Slumber Stories!

   Put on your pajamas, bring a teddy bear and your favorite blanket and join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm for Slumber Stories!  Children ages 18 months - 5 years* will enjoy bed time stories, quiet play time, singing and a light snack.   This new story time will be held every 3rd   Tuesday of the month! Call the Library at 832-559-4235 for more information! *all ages are welcome, but, the stories will be geared for this age range.
 

What is the Right Story Time for my Child?

   We get asked this question all the time in the Children's Area.  Which story time should I bring my child to? The answer is:  bring your child to the story time that best fits their age and ability.  Children grow and develop at different paces.  No child is the same when it comes to what they learn or how they learn.  With that in mind, we have done our best to create story times to fit every age and stage of your child’s development.  We offer 6 story time sessions each week that are planned with these developmental stages in mind.
Baby Bookworms for the newborn – walker-in-training. This is a special time for you to spend and enjoy with your baby.  It is a chance to hear familiar nursery rhymes and songs, enjoy bubbles, listen to music and do basic fine motor coordination activities. And yes, we will read 1 simple board book because it is important for [even] the youngest of children to hear stories!  Read and Play is for the walker – 18 month old.  At this story time you and your child will enjoy listening to a story (sometimes 2), fingerplays, songs, bubbles, play time with other babies and beginning fine motor activities.  Toddler Time is for the 18 month – 3 year old.  At Toddler Time, your child will attend a themed story time where they’ll listen to at least 2 stories along with lots of  fingerplays, songs, rhythm stick fun, parachute play, complete a simple craft (with parental help) and have play time with other children.  Preschool story time is for the 3 – 5 year old who is able to sit and listen to at least 3 stories and actively participate in fingerplays, songs and group activities along with rhythm stick fun, parachute play and an age appropriate craft completed with minimal help from their parent.   You are encouraged and welcome to attend any story time that is offered during the week, however, it is recommended that you attend the age appropriate story time for your child (based on the above guidelines) so that they have the best overall experience for their stage of development.   For specific days and times, please access our online calendar of events.  See you at Story Time!

Check out our Calendar!

Sadly our Summer Reading Program has come to an end, but that doesn't mean we are done providing our patrons fun programs for the rest of the year. Don't forget to still visit High Meadows for weekly Story Time and Teen programs. You can find our events Calendar here.

Here are a few captured moments from our Summer Reading Program 2014. Make sure not to miss out next year!

LEGO Play                        

           LEGO Play                                         End of Summer Party

                

     Digging Up Dinosaurs!                             End of Summer Party

You can see the rest of our Summer Reading pictures here

 

Knuffle Bunny Art

 

Our Mo Willems Party included art pages in the style of his popular book, Knuffle Bunny. One small story time attendee placed herself on the rooftops of this scenic picture with other characters from the stories of Mo Willems.

Mo Willems Party!

The Branch Librarian is taking over story time and she wants to have a party featuring one of her favorite children's authors: Mo Willems! Come out and join us as we read about the Pigeon, Elephant, Piggie, and others! We'll make wearable crafts, create our own art pages in the style of Knuffle Bunny, play the pigeon game, enjoy some snacks, and celebrate the fun that is Mo Willems. The party is hoppin' this Thurs, May 15th at 10:45 am.

Join in on the Fun!

Hello everyone! Just a friendly reminder that High Meadows branch offers weekly story times every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Bring your little ones to a fun filled program with music, stories, activities, and crafts. And don’t forget, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”- Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

 

SPRING CELEBRATION

 


Celebrating spring

at storytime!! 

Toddler and Infant Time Changes

As the old year winds down so do the activities here at Maud Marks.  We hope you all had as much fun at Santa's Ranch as we did! It's always a pleasure to provide fun activities for you and your family.  There will be a small change in the schedule for Toddler Time and Infant Time.  This week there will be only one Infant Time on Thursday, December 26, at 10:30 AM. Then next week on Tuesday, December 31, there will be only one Toddler Time at 10:30 AM.  Please make note of these changes.  You will still need a ticket that you can pick up the day of the program.  We here at Maud Marks wish you a very Happy Holiday and thank you for choosing us as your home library! 

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