July Programs in the Children's Department

We're almost half way through the Summer Reading Program, but there's still plenty of time for babies, children, teens, and adults to sign up for the Summer Reading Program.  Children 18 months to 12 years old can read or have read to them 10 books or 500 pages/minutes to get a free book and a certificate.  Parents can sign up babies up to 18 months to do 10 activities to get a certificate and a board book or bib.  The reading part of summer reading goes on to Saturday, August 9.

The program part of summer reading continues with several more fun afternoon programs.  Here's a summary:

Tuesday, July 1 at 2:30 pm - New Hampshire's Hampstead Stage Company visits Freeman with a presentation of "The Legend of King Arthur".  This program is recommended for children aged 4 and older.  Free tickets will be given out at 2:00 pm in the Children's Department.

Thursday*, July 3 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm - "Crazy Scientist" Mark Shepherd performs fun and educational science experiments right before our eyes!  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.  Free tickets will be given out at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Thursday*, July 10 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm - Magician and mime Mick Corley presents "Wacky Science".  This program is recommended for children 4 years and older.  Free tickets will be given out at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Thursday*, July 17 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm - Houston Audubon Society presents "Wild About Texas".  Come meet and learn about some of our animal neighbors in Texas!  This program is recommended for children 5 years and older.  Free tickets will be given out at 2:00 and 3:00 pm.

Thursday*, July 24 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm - Magician Julian Franklin presents "Go Wild".  This science and nature program presents the scientific method in a fun and comical way!  This program is recommended for children 4 years and older.  Free tickets will be given out at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Thursday*, July 31 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm - Texas Snakes and More presents lots of fun and educational facts about snakes! Oh, yeah...there might be one, or two, or maybe even a few snakes to see!  This program is recommended for children aged 5 years and older.  Free tickets will be given out at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

*The library opens up at 1 pm on Thursdays.  The Thursday programs tend to be well-attended, so we recommend that children and their adult arrive at the library at least 15 minutes before the tickets are scheduled to be distributed.