Kids Know It All Blog

Celebrate Read Across America Day with The Cat in the Hat and the Arandas' Mascot "Goat"

Read Across America is an annual celebration which was created by the National Education Association and promotes the excitement of reading and books to children and teens everywhere. Here at the South Houston Branch Library we invite you to celebrate Read Across America Day during our celebration next Thursday, March 1 at 4:30 PM. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy a cake sponsored by Arandas Bakery, prepare their own Dr. Seuss snacks, and participate in fun games. The Cat in the Hat and the Arandas mascot "The Goat" will be present and available to take pictures with children. We invite you to come and celebrate the magic of reading with us.

To find out more about Read Across America Day, please visit the National Education Association's website

African American History Month Celebration

February is African American History Month, and we invite you to celebrate the importance of African American culture and history with us. The South Houston Branch Library will be having an African American History Month Celebration on Monday, February 19 at 5:00 pm. All ages are welcome to join us for fun and activities during this celebration. 

You can find a wide variety of historical and biographical books and resources in our library catalog, and if you would like more information about this program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Winter Olympics Curling Game

The Winter Olympic Games are upon us, and to celebrate we will be having a fun game of Curling on Thursday February 15 @ 4:30 PM. Curling is a game in which members of a team try to control the direction and speed of a round flat stone by sweeping the surface of the ice in the stone's path. Kids ages 6-12 are invited to play our own non-ice modified version of this game and will receive an Olympic Games Diploma.

For more information about this fun program, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.

Curling Photo Creative Commons



1001 Books Before Kindergarten

1001 Books Before KindergartenHave you heard about 1001 Books Before Kindergarten?

You haven’t?  Well, then, let me tell you all about it!

1001 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program designed to help get your child ready for Kindergarten.

I know, I know, it sounds like alot of books.  But if you read only just a few books a day the log will be filled in no time!  You can reach your goal in just one year with only three books a day.

Step One: Pick up your reading log for every 100 books you read to your child.

Step Two: Read with your child. Reading the same book more than once counts more than once. If you read it ten times then it counts ten times.  Children learn through repetition.

Learn to Draw!

Join us on February 15th at 6:30pm at Lone Star College-CyFair Library as I teach you how to draw animals from letters in just a few easy steps! 

Pencils and paper will be provided.  All you need to bring is YOU.  Parents, you are welcome to grab a pencil and join in the fun!

If you are unable to join me that Thursday Night, check out some of the drawing books we have at the library (located under Dewey Decimal 741.2)

I look forward to seeing you there!

Play Date with a Book

Come to the Kids corner to find a Play Date… with a Book!

Starting on February 1st and ending on February 14th, the Kids Corner at the Lone Star College-CyFair Library we will have a Play Date with a Book display with specially wrapped books (read the tag for a clue of what may be inside!) just waiting to be taken home.

Check out your surprise book then take it home and read it on your special Play Date with a Book.

Oh, did I mention that if you fill out the enclosed bookmark and take it to the circulation desk you will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win secret Valentine’s Prize?

Hurry up and find your book today!  Your Play Date is waiting.

Mardi Gras at the Library

Join us next Thursday, February 8 at 4:30 PM at the South Houston Branch Library for a fun Mardi Gras Carnival celebration! All ages are invited to come and enjoy wonderful masks, necklaces and more, so make sure to bring the whole family!

If you would like to learn more about Mardi Gras and perhaps make your own crafts, check out some of the great nonfiction books available at the library.  We even have Mardi Gras music CDs

New Program Times in February

Starting in February, several programs at the South Houston Branch Library will have new times:

Baby Time - Tuesdays at 1:15 PM
Story Time - Tuesdays at 4:30 PM
Walk Away the Pounds/Pierda Libras Caminando - Tuesdays at 10:15 AM 
Computer Classes in English - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
Computer Classes in Spanish - Thursdays at 10:30 AM

For more information on these and other programs, please contact the branch at 832-927-5530.


A partir de febrero, varios programas en la sucursal de South Houston tendrán nuevos tiempos:

Learn About FBI Cyber crime at Jacinto City Branch Library!

FBI SealHave you ever wondered about Cyber Crime?

Join us Wednesday, January 24th @ 4 pm to learn more from the FBI!

The Playbots Coding Club is having a very special guest to come speak about cyber crime and everyone is invited to attend. Come hear as Jim Morrison presents what it's like to work for the FBI in the cyber crime department and makes time at the end to answer your questions.

Curiosity Cruiser comes to Katy Branch


Thursday, January 25th
Time:  9:30 AM
Location: Katy Branch Parking Lot

Join us aboard the Curiosity Cruiser, Harris County Public Library's mobile library!
The Curiosity Cruiser is a state-of-the-art mobile library that provides Houston children with access to books and exciting educational programs!

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