summer reading

Thomas the Snakeman is Coming!

Thomas the Snakeman will be visiting the Baldwin Boettcher Library on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 am.  Come join us under the Tree House inside Mercer Botanic Gardens to learn about snakes and get the opportunity to see and touch them.  This children’s program is for ages 5 to 12 years, and no registration is necessary.  We hope to sssssssssee you tomorrow!

Teens: Are You Ready for Houston, We Have a Problem

It’s July 21st, 1969 and you have joined a group of teens to watch the moon landing at your local library when aliens attack. You must use your wits to find the alien lasers and defend your friends from the alien invaders. Part escape room and part laser tag, you can get tickets to this after-hours experience by completing Level 1 of the Atascocita Library teen summer reading program. Permission slips are required and must be turned in by July 11th.

This Summer at the Little Blue Library

Today is Monday, June 3rd and the Baldwin Boettcher Library has two great summer programs starting.  Our annual Summer Reading Program and Summer Feeding Program called Kid’s Café will begin for the surrounding community.   The Summer Reading Program explores a Universe of Stories to celebrate summer, the joys of reading and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing!  It is for the whole family, and has goals, incentives and programs for everyone – babies, kids, teens and adults.  You can earn points toward incentives by attending library events and going fun activities.  We hope you will register now!  We also will be providing free and healthy meals with our Kid’s Café daily (Monday through Friday) from noon to 1 pm for children of all

E-Summer Reading for Kids and Teens

Are your kids and teens searching for titles to read for school, or for recommended reading for their grade levels? Our e-book service through OverDrive and Libby has e-books and e-audiobooks for kids and teens that are categorized by grade level and include books on lists such as the Bluebonnet, Lone Star and the Tayshas.

If your kids are searching for something to read, check out our e-books at https://hcpl.overdrive.com/ and select Collections>Kids or Collections>Teens. You can also download the OverDrive or Libby app and log in with your Harris County Public Library card to check out e-materials.

Happy Reading!

 

Summer Reading Wrap-Up!

It's time to wrap up Summer Reading-log those titles, minutes, program attendance, and reviews! Registration is still open for babies, children, teens and adults through Saturday, August 4. Just click on Summer Reading on our homepage at www.hcpl.net to sign up yourself or your whole family...You can read anything you choose and listening counts too! This year there is an app called beanstack to make logging your books even easier...Also don't forget to check the library calendar for upcoming events for all ages at https://host4.evanced.info/harris/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=17.

Big Things Still Going On for BB @ Mercer

This week at the Little Blue Library at Mercer Botanic Gardens there will still be lots in store for you.  Monday is Story Time in the Gardens at 10:30 am.  The subject this week is misbehaving animals.  Spin-a-Yarn will be meeting at 3 pm on the west side of Mercer Botanic Gardens in the Pole Barn.  If you like to knit, crochet, sew or create in any way, come join us!  At 6 pm, there will be ESL with Cindy on the west side of Mercer Botanic Gardens as well.  No registration is necessary and it is free.  There will be Kids Café’ Monday through Friday from noon to 1 pm.  Wednesday the kids program will be a high-energy urban dance show called Ondilove, followed by a workshop where kids will learn some of the dance moves.  Thursday is teen day, and

The Big Things The Little Blue Library Has Going On This Week

It is another big and busy week for the Little Blue Library at Mercer Botanic Gardens.  Monday is Story Time in the Gardens at 10:30 am.  The subject this week is flowers.  There will be Kids Café again this week Monday through Friday from noon to 1 pm.   Wednesday the kids program will be a story from Africa about a lonely girl who magically transforms cooking gourds into her friends.  This is for ages 5 to 12 years old.  On Thursday, we will have our continuation of 7 continents 7 instruments.  This week is Antarctica, and this one is all about nature.  Create your own instrument from what you find around you!  Then, last but not least, we will have our Family Friday where you can play Pokémon Go and Geocaching with the whole family from 9 am to 3 pm. 

This Week at The Little Blue Library

We have another eventful week planned for you at The Little Blue Library.  Monday is Story Time in the Gardens @ 10:30 am.  The subject this week will be bugs.   Kids Café’ will be going on from noon to 1 pm Monday through Friday this week.  Wednesday is our kids program at 10:30 am.  This week it will be the Houston Ballet.  Join them in a fun morning of dancing, and learning how our bodies move.  Thursday is teen day and a continuation of our 7 continents 7 instruments.  This week will be Australia.  We will be making a fun to say and play instrument called the Didgeridoo.  Friday is our fun filled family day.  We will be playing Pokémon Go and Geocaching from 9 am to 3 pm.  To see what we have coming up next week please check our events

BIG Things Going On at the Little Blue Library

It is going to be another BIG week for Baldwin Boettcher @ Mercer Botanic Gardens.  Monday is Story Time in the Gardens @ 10:30 am.  The subject this week is Ocean Animals.  Kids Café will continue Mon – Fri from noon to 1 pm. All children and their accompanying guardians are welcome to partake in this lunch program. Kids Cafe require that customers eat the lunch under the Tree House on the East side. Wednesday our kid’s program is Fire Safety. The teacher will be Mr. Tom and his wonder dog, Cinder!  Thursday is another great teen program for 7 Continents 7 instruments.  This week will be Europe. They will be making a Pan Flute.  Friday is Family Day from 9 am to 3 pm.

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