Literacy Blog

Barbara Bush Holiday Gathering

Join us for a Holiday Gathering on Saturday, December 2nd from 1pm to 3pm at the Cypress Creek Christian Church & Community Center (across from the library). 

We will have food, crafts, music, and Santa will be making a visit. You can check out and return books as well as get a library card. Bring the kids and join us for a fun afternoon! 

 

No Story Times the Week of Thanksgiving

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no story times the week of Nov. 21 through Nov. 25. The story times will reconvene on Tuesday Nov. 28. All story times have limited space and tickets can be picked up when we open on the mornings of the story time.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays 10:15 am Ages 3-5
Baby Bookworms: Tuesdays 11:15 am Ages 0-18 months
Toddler Time: Wednesdays 10:30 am Ages 18 months-2 years

Do You Want to Make a Difference in a Child's Life? Volunteer for HCPL's Book Buddies!

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and volunteers together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week in the afternoon for 45 minutes of shared reading.

Our next session will run from September to November 2017. We are still in need of adult volunteers at the following eight locations:  Atascocita, Evelyn Meador, Fairbanks, Freeman, Katherine Tyra, Kingwood, Maud Marks, Octavia Fields. If you are 18 years or over and interested in volunteering, please fill out the online application.

Meet Author Dave Roman

Dave RomanHave you ever wondered what it takes to write and draw books? On Thursday, May 4, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., our library will welcome Dave Roman, author and illustrator of the Astronaut Academy series for a program and book signing.  If you would like an authographed copy, bring your own Astronaut Academy book or purchase one at the library that day.

The program is recommended for grades 2 and up.

Bring your questions!

Free Comic Book Day

WowSave the date!  On Saturday, May 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., we will be hosting a comic book day.

The schedule of events is as follows:

1:15 p.m. -- Costume Parade

1:45 p.m. -- Trivia Contest

2:30 p.m. -- Superhero Games and Crafts

3:30 p.m. -- Superhero Screening and Popcorn

All Day: Games and Free Comic Books (Limited number per person; while supplies last)

Comic book fans of all ages are invited!

May Calendars - Adult Services & Technology Training Services!

 

Adults - Check out what all Adult & Technology Services has planned next month at your library! Click on the following link to download your own copy:

https://tinyurl.com/loyb8ff

The Friends of Freeman Library make these free events & services possible.

Adult Volunteers needed for Book Buddies

Our inaugural Book Buddies this past spring was a huge success!!  We are now looking for adult volunteers for our program this fall, running for ten weeks from September to November.

 

Book Buddies is a free program that brings children and adult volunteers together to share the joy of reading. It pairs trained volunteers (Big Buddies) with children in Kindergarten through 3rd grades (Little Buddies). For 10 weeks, the Buddies meet once a week in the afternoon for 45 minutes of one-on-one shared reading.
 

If you are 18 years old or over and interested in being an adult Big Buddy, please apply through our online application.

If you have a child in K – 3rd grades who you want to help develop a love of reading, we will be posting more information at the end of the summer. 

Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros Storytime April 26th @ 10:30 AM [3+]

 

     In celebration of Dia de los Ninos, Dia de los Libros, we will be hosting a bilingual storytime in the Library Community Room on April 26th at 10:30 AM.Stories will be read in English and Spanish, songs sung in both languages, and a craft. Please join us for a festive celebration. 

Volunteer to help adults learn to read and write

Many adults need assistance improving their reading and writing skills. Now is your opportunity to learn how to assist an adult new reader and to volunteer as a tutor. After attending a training session on Tuesday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., we will match you with an adult learner who has asked for assistance at the library. You and your student will set up individual meetings on either a weekly or twice weekly basis, at a time convenient for both of you. The training and materials provided by the library explain lessons in detail, so no experience teaching reading is necessary. To register or for more information, please call the library at 281-484-2036 or register on our events calendar.

ESL - English as a Second Language Class Available

A new ESL class has started. It meets Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. If you are interested in attending this class please call the library at 281-471-4022 to register. It is free and all teaching materials are provided.

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