summer reading

Summer Reading

Our TEAM READ Summer Reading Program has come to a close!  Katy Branch had excellent participation this year, but there are still many of you who haven't come in to claim your prizes!

There is still time!  All participants have until August 20, 2016 to enter all books read or activities completed and come to the library to claim your prize!  That's right!  7 more days!

We would like to thank everyone for their participation in our reading program and participating in our various programs over the summer.  How many programs did you attend?  Which one was your favorite?  Is there something you would like to see for next year?  Let us know!

Summer Reading Program now Complete

A big “Thank You!” to everyone who participated in any way in our Summer Reading Program, which wrapped up this Saturday with an exuberant Sock Hop. For those of you who are wondering, you can finish up your reading lists and come in for prizes for the rest of this week. 

Watch for our fall programs, about to begin!

Summer Reading Homestretch Fun!

The Library has a big [and fun] day planned for Monday, August 1st. Celebrate Harry Potter all day with a reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!  Staff will begin reading at 8:15 am in the main foyer of the 1st floor of the Library and continue "until the very end" (quote from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).  Feel free to come dressed in your favorite Hogwarts attire, take pictures at the 9 ¾ platform, follow clues to find the golden snitch and learn about and visit with a live owl at 2:00 pmAt 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Marsha’s Petting Zoo will be here for children (and adults) of all ages to meet farm and exotic animals (and take pictures).  **This is an outdoor program (weather permitting), so please dress for extreme heat and wear a hat, apply sunscreen and bring water. If you haven't registered for the Summer Reading Program, there is still time to register and read 10, do 10 and log it, for a *FREE book, pin and a medal!  It's going to be a great start to the final week of the Summer Reading Program - we hope you can join us! *FREE book while supplies last.

Team Read

Our Team Read Summer Reading Program is quickly coming to an end!  

Don't worry!  The Katy Branch still has plenty of prizes left for your super readers!

If you haven't reached your goal yet, don't worry!  There are still 2 weeks left to finish up, log your books and activiities and come in to get your prize!

See you soon!

Strike, Scrape and Shake Show!

Come and hear the musical stylings of Mark Shelton Wednesday, June 21 at 2:30pm in the Children's Area. Don't miss this magical drumming show that will transport you to a percussion wonderland! All ages are welcome-no tickets are needed.

Houston Astros Orbit @ N.Channel!

Calling all baseball and reading fans-or anyone who loves to have fun! Houston Astros own mascot Orbit  will be here Wednesday, June 15 at 2:30pm for a HIGHLY entertaining and motivational show...Participate in a pep-rally of sorts right in the middle of the Children's Area here at North Channel! For all ages. No tickets required. Don't forget  your cameras...

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

 

Join the Fun

Mounted PoliceThe summer reading program is in full swing and we are Puppet Commotionhaving a blast.  Community Heroes, Magic, Puppets, LEGO Kyle KazooCamp, Movies, Crafts and more.

Swoosh! Another Super-hero just flew by, Reading

Summer Reading Program Week 2. Over 500 people showed up for the Children’s Department’s Crocodile Encounter Reptile Show this afternoon and the whole library was alive and buzzing. There must have been 1000 super-heroes here today. (Me, exaggerate?) Some were learning how to use computers in our Computer Basics course; others were browsing the DVD, Non-Fiction, and Fiction shelves. Others yet may have been getting ready for the Young Adult Department’s Live Action, Hungry Hungry Hippos program here tomorrow afternoon at 3 pm. This evening some are discussing the latest, greatest, creepy adult book at the Paranormal Book Club. What was your super-hero-self doing today? I hope it included some great reading!

Summer Reading Club Begins!

 Monday, June 1st is the start of the annual Texas Summer Reading Club!  This year's theme is "every hero has a story"!  There are reading programs for Babies, Kids, Teens and Adults!  Sign up at  www.HCPL.net and let the fun begin!  Children can read and log books, write book reviews and complete hero quest activities to earn badges on their profile.  After signing up, come to the library for a free "reading is my superpower" stretchy bracelet and then read 10 books or 500 minutes to receive a certificate and free book* (*while supplies last).  But, that's not all!  Every Monday at 3:00 pm, enjoy fun and fabulous shows and every Thursday at 3:00 pm come and watch a movie in the Children's Activity Room (call Library for movie title).  Check out our Summer calendar ~ There's a whole lot of fun waiting for you and your child at the Tomball Library! 

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