summer reading

Pre-Fall Story Time Break

The summer sessions of children’s and young adults programming will conclude until September to allow staff time to prepare for fall programs.  This includes our regular weekly story times.  They will resume on September 5th.  

Summer Reading also ended on August 5th, but there is still time to collect your prizes!  Stop by anytime next week. (August 7th – 12th) .  Check out the events calendar to see the upcoming list of classes and activities  It has been a great summer at Baldwin Boettcher and we thank everyone who participated in the fun!

Texas Snakes and More

Texas Snakes and More will be at the Katy Branch on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm.  Mr. Clint will educate and entertain us and discuss various myths about snakes in general.  Participants will be able to touch and interact with a variety of non venomous snakes.

This program is intended for school age children and all children' MUST be able to go into the program without an adult.  All children will need a ticket to enter and the tickets will be handed out starting at 1:30 pm.  Space is limited so get here early!

Wednesday @ 10 AM - Adult Craft-In: Safety Pin Bracelet

Adults - Wednesday 7/12 @ 10 AM - If you're signed up, don't forget to join us For the second of three Adult Craft In's this summer join us and learn how to make a colorful and easy safety pin bracelet.

All supplies are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Space is limited. Please register in person or by phone by calling (832) 927-5420.

Teen July Events!

The teens had a great time at the Hamilton Party this past Wednesday! Games, crafts, prizes, and SINGING! If you missed all the fun, don’t worry, there are still great teen programs coming up this July, including a Harry Potter Lock-In on Friday, July 28 (permission slip required).

What else is going on in July? Here is a preview:

July 5 - Test Tube Terrarium, 2:00-4:00 PM
July 6 - TinkerCAD & 3D Print Design, 6:30-8:00 PM
July 13 - Escape Room Challenge, 6:30-8:00 PM
July 17 - #MovieMonday: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, 1:30-4:00 PM
July 18 - Tween Game Day, 2:00-4:00 PM**
July 19 - LED Journal, 2:00-4:00 PM
July 25 - Mechanical Hand, 2:00-4:00 PM
July 28 - Harry Potter Lock-In, 6:00-8:30 PM*
July 31 - Rebellious Cross-Stitch, 1:30-3:30 PM

Ms. Monkey's Show

Join us on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 3 pm  to monkey around with Sasha, Cody & Darwin. They're three of the friendliest, most loving trained Capuchin monkeys. They will be here to entertain the children and will be available after the program to take pictures! No registration is required to attend, Space is Limited so please arrive early. For more information please call the branch at 713-941-2385. 

Henna for Teens and Tweens!

  Teens and tweens (ages 10 – 18), are invited to come to Room L129 on the 1st floor of the Library on Tuesday, June 13th from 3:00 – 4:30 pm for the Henna program.  Known as mehndi in Hindi, henna is an all-natural product made from henna tree leaves which are ground to a powder.  When mixed with water (or other liquids) it becomes a thick paste which can then be applied to hands, feet, arms, or legs. Henna is not permanent, it stains the skin and will fade and wash away in 1–2 weeks.  This program requires parental permission to attend and the forms are available at the library. For more information, please call 832-559-4230. 

If You Are Up for a Challenge, You Can Earn Extra Points Toward your Summer Reading Goals

This summer, you have a new way to earn points toward your summer reading goals. Each week, we will offer you a new challenge inspired by the summer's theme, Build a Better World. 

Here's how:
1. Complete a Build a Better World Challenge listed below.
2. Log your reading as you normally would.
3. Click on the Activities button, then Discover and enter the completed challenge to earn 5 more points! Don't forget to use the appropriate hashtag to share your accomplishments with your fellow summer readers!

You can take up one, or all of the challenges. It's up to you. Feel free to jump ahead, or circle back to complete one you might have missed. 

Book Hunters in Brief #129: Special Summer Reading Edition

This week Book Hunters offers some sporty books to get kids off to a fast start in their summer reading--after all, this year's theme is "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!"

Football With Dad by  Frank Berrios

Henry Holton takes the Ice by Sandra Bradley

Lucky Luis by Gary Soto ; illustrated by Rhode Montijo

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Losers Take All  by David Klass

 

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