Kids Know It All Blog

The Puppet Lady returns to Freeman Library on Thursday, June 25 @ 2:30 & 3:30 pm

The Puppet Lady - Nitsana Lazerus - returns to Freeman Library on Thursday, June 25 for two funny puppet shows at 2:30 and 3:30 pm.   This program is recommended for children 3 years and older.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available starting 30 thirty minutes before the program.   The library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays, so we suggest children and their grown-up arrive 15-20 before the tickets are to be distributed.   This program is funded by the generous support of the Friends of Freeman Library.

American Art Program returns in July for children 10 years and older

Children 10 years and older have an opportunity to register for a drawing for spots in the American Art Program on Fridays July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:15-11:15 am.  The materials used in this free program are funded by the generous donations of the Friends of Freeman Library.    Children need to attend all 4 sessions and bring a smock to protect their clothing.  They will learn about several American Art movements and create artwork based on what they've learned. 

Book Hunters in Brief #76: Superheroes for Super Summer Reading!

The sun is out (for a change) and school is almost out. So, here at HCPL, our minds turn to Summer Reading 2015. We have programs for babies, kids, teens and adults, along with fun events at all our branches, cool incentives and drawings for some hot prizes for everyone who reaches the reading goals.

Book Hunters in Brief #73: Mother's Day

Mothers. If we all weren't born with one, someone would have had to invent them. Who else would have put up with your terrible twos and your even terrible-er teens? Who else would remind you to put on your helmet every single, solitary time you got on your bike, so that on the one occasion you really needed it, you had it on? Who else would have read Honey Bunny Funnybunny to you every night for a month and a half when you were three without complaint?

1001 Books before Kindergarten

In January 2014, Harris County Public Library launched a new early literacy program: 1001 Books before Kindergarten. In March of 2015, Claire, a Clear Lake City – County Freeman Branch Library customer, reached the 1001 book mark becoming the first child to complete the program! Congratulations, Claire and family!

Claire reached the goal fairly quickly, but a more leisurely pace is just as good. If your child reads one book a day, s/he will reach 1001 books in under three years. The program seeks to improve important reading skills, but even more, it’s about the time spent together reading for the sheer pleasure it brings.

Book Hunters in Brief #71: Jazz Appreciation Month

From the 1920s well into the 1950s, the soundtrack of life in this country was jazz in various forms, and why not? The American Century needed its distinctly American music, and jazz is just that. Its deepest and strongest roots may be in Africa, but it was the intertwining of those roots with European traditions that made jazz what it is. It is the music of the "Melting Pot." For every Armstrong and Ellington there was a Beiderbecke and Goodman. To say jazz is "as American as Apple Pie" is to undersell its American-ness. It could not have come to be anywhere else.

Book Hunters in Brief #70: National Library Week

This year, National Library Week's theme is "Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library," Now, let's face it, most of these National [Insert noun here] Weeks overstate by half the importance of the thing they celebrate--yes, oatmeal is an important part of a balanced breakfast, but the fact is that you could replace it with any number of cereal grains and life would go on, more or less, unchanged. That is not the case with our nation's public libraries.

BROKEN TOY DRIVE!

Spring is here!  And so is spring cleaning... 

We are holding a BROKEN toy drive.  Please bring your BROKEN toys to Baldwin Boettcher Library.  We will use them for our upcoming children's program.

Any toys, any size, any condition

 

Thank you!

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