Summer Reading Program

Houston Dynamo Game Night and Voucher!

Great News!  The Houston Dynamo is offering a FREE game ticket with the purchase of a discounted adult ticket to any child or teen who has completed all levels of this year's Summer Reading Program (earned 500 points). The FREE game ticket is for the Saturday, September 9th game against the Colorado Rapids. Along with the ticket, attendees will receive in-game recognition as well as a certificate of completion. Any eligible child or teen must must pick up their voucher at the library by September 8th.  There is special phone number on the voucher to call for the FREE game ticket as well as the purchase of the discounted adult companion ticket.  Thanks to the Houston Dynamo for being a Summer Reading partner!

Marsha's Petting Zoo!

 This coming Monday, July 31st from 3 - 5 pm, the zoo comes to you when Marsha's Petting Zoo will be at the Library!  Children (and adults) of all ages can meet, pet and take pictures with a  whole menagerie of farm and exotic animals.  Please come to the children's area and you will be directed to a shaded area where the animals are located. *This is an outdoor program and we ask that you dress for extreme heat, wear a hat, apply sunscreen and bring a cool drink.  See you then!

 

Mad Science: Fire & Ice Show

Join us on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 3- 4 pm for a spectacular Fire & Ice Show presented by Mad Science! Children will be dazzled as they explore physical and chemical changes throughout the show.  They will be able to witness the wonders of air pressure and an indoor firework show!  For the finale, they will end with a huge bubbling potion using their Special Mad Science Ice. You will have never seen kids so excited about science!  Program is recommended for children ages 4-12 years of age. Space is limited. For more information please call the branch at 713-941-2385.

Orbit is Coming to the Library!

Don't miss the fun on Monday, July 17th at 1:00 pm* when the Houston Astro's Mascot Orbit visits the Childlren's Area!  Enjoy audience participation, interactive games and high-energy storytelling at this FREE program that is appropriate for sports fans of all ages!  Don't forget to wear your Astros gear (t-shirts and hats) for pictures and autographs!   *due to an Astros home game Monday night, the time of this program is 1:00 pm.

 

Captain Book is Coming!

 Aye Matey's!  Come to ye Children's Department on Monday, July 10th at 3:00 pm and unlock story treasures with Captain Book and her 1st Mate Kitty!  Enjoy a unique story telling experience with puppetry, songs and audience participation! This FREE program is appropriate for children and adults of all ages!  If you are registered for the Summer Reading Program, you will be able to add the stories from this program to your child's reading log and earn 10 points for each one!  If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time to register and earn points and prizes until August 5th.  See you on Monday! 

Puppet Pizzazz!

Join us for Puppet Pizzazz, a unique, interactive puppet performance featuring puppets of all sizes and behind-the-scenes secrets of making and using puppets!

When: Wednesday, June, 21

Time: 2:30pm

Where: Children's Area (no tickets required)

Audience: Recommended for children ages 3 and up

Please call North Channel Branch Library for more information or groups at (281) 457-1631. ©2017 Vital Imagery Ltd.

 

 

Children's Weekly Run-Down

Toddler Time is being replaced this week with a visit from the South West Dairy Farmer Mobile Classroom! Learn all about how cows are milked, and see a milking demonstration! Our other Story times continue with their new schedule! Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

BUILD: A BETTER WORLD: We are officially on the road with SRP! Join us for the first meeting of our Maker Monday Club on Monday, the 12th of June, @ 2:15 PM. We will be building and creating a new and exciting craft out of recycled materials every week! This week we are making toilet roll bird feeders with peanut butter!
We will be having the first meeting of our Tween Game Day on Tuesday, the 13th of June, @ 2 PM. Online registration required.

Join us on Thursday, the 15th of June, for a presentation by Texas Snakes @ 2:15 PM! Tickets required, distributed 3 days prior (6/12/17) to event at the Children's Reference desk.
This week will also hold the first and second meeting of the Family Chess Club on Tuesday, the 13th of June, and Friday, the 16th of June, @ 1 PM. Whether you are learning, expanding your knowledge, or just want to have fun, come by our Family Chess Club!

We will also have our second Block Party this Friday, the 16th of June, @ 2:15 PM!

(Image courtesy of www.Pixabay.com)

 

Children's Weekly Run-Down

CHILDREN’S WEEKLY RUN-DOWN! Welcome to Summer Reading!

Our Story times start their new schedule! Be here for Toddler Time** on Tuesday @ 10 AM and @ 10:30 AM, Infant Lapsit Storytime @ 11:15 AM on Tuesday and @ 11 AM on Thursday, and Preschool Storytime on Wednesday @ 11 AM. We also have our Family Storytime presented on Saturday @ 10:30 where you can enjoy stories and a craft!

**Tickets required upon entry. Pick up your free ticket at the Children's Reference Desk before entering your story time. Tickets will be given to the first 30 children and their caregivers the day of the scheduled event.

BUILD A BETTER WORLD: This week we have the Summer Reading Program Kick-off on Monday, the 5th of June, starting @ 6 PM. Join us as we celebrate the start of Summer Reading! Stop by the Kingwood Branch to sign up for an account, and then head out to the lawn at 7:15pm for an outside movie! We'll provide the popcorn, you bring a blanket or lawn chairs (and maybe some bug spray).

First Session of summer LEGO WeDo Robotics is this Wednesday, the 7th of June, @ 2:15 PM. Online Registration required.

You can also join us on Thursday, the 8th of June, @ 2:15 PM for Geebo the Clown! Entertaining and Funny, Geebo the Clown does jokes, magic, and balloon animals.

We will also have our first Block Party this Friday, the 9th of June, @ 2:15 PM!

(Image courtesy of www.Pixabay.com)

 

Summer Reading Kick-off for Children

Join the Fun @ the library!

Monday, June 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Drop by the Library any time between 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm to kick-off summer reading by decorating your own book bag! **While supplies last** Program does not require registration.

Monday, June 5th @ 6:30 pm

A friendly reminder that Twilight Tales Storytime will be held at 6:30 pm this evening. You can "Build a Better World" by learning about our oceans. This program is open to children and their families; registration is not required, but space is limited.  

 

 

 
 
 

2017 Summer Reading Program Kickoff!

Friends, it's time to celebrate! The 2017 Summer Reading Program is about to begin! This year's theme is "Build a Better World." We are starting things off with a grand SRP Summer Kickoff on Monday, June 5th at 6 PM! Readers of all ages, stop by the Kingwood Branch Library to sign up for a Summer Reading account and preview upcoming library programs. Then, head out to the lawn at 7:15 PM for a screening of The LEGO Movie! We’ll provide the popcorn, you bring a blanket or lawn chairs (and maybe some bug spray). This event is not to be missed! It will be held rain or shine! See you there!

(image courtesy of Mark Haywood)

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