Ducks and Chickens in the Library?!

January 13th is National Rubber Ducky Day! However, you don't have to wait until then to come  see the 259 unique duckies in the display case. Children can then play the  I Spy Ducks game! Readers and non-reader alike are encouraged to participate in this fun early literacy activity. Children will search the library for clues. When they find the item they are looking for they will circle or color-in the appropriate answer on a game board.

1. Come to the Information Desk at the library and request for a game board.  This game can be completed individually, as a family, or as a group activity.

Calling VolunTeens!

Teens, are you interested in earning volunteer hours?  Our VolunTeen program runs by semesters, and the spring semester is about to start.  If you are 13-18, stop by the Atascocita Branch Library service desk to pick up a VolunTeen application.  The application is due January 14, and you must be able to attend a mandatory training on January 21 at 2:00 PM.

VolunTeens will be expected to assist with programs, prepare simple crafts, set up displays, plus assist with clerical tasks as needed.  You must be able to file alphabetically, work independently, and follow written and verbal instructions.  A minimum of 10 volunteer hours per semester is expected.

Contact the library at 281-812-2162 if you have further questions.

Teen Holiday Programs

The winter holidays mean lots of free time and you can fill it with programs at the Atascocita Branch Library! 

The Holiday Hop runs throughout December. Drop in and play I Spy, Design an Ugly Sweater, or become Library Detective with a library scavenger hunt. Once you complete the tasks, you get an entry into our Holiday Hop drawing featuring prizes such as Manga Mystery Bag (on the left), Steampunk Starter Kit, Crafty Diva, or Five Nights at Freddy's. 

On Thursday, December 15th at 5pm, join us for Snowball Fight III: The Reckoning. Put on your ugly sweater and get ready to rumble! Permission slips are required.  After the battle, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. 

Learn a new skill with Knit Wits, our teen knitting club on Thursday, December 27th at 6pm. (Click for more programs)

Extend Your Child's Train Experience with Books

Have you seen the fabulous Polar Express train display at the library? Build a memory by sharing  one or more picture books with your child(ren).

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Polar Express Train Display & I Spy In The Train Village

During the month of December, visit the Atascocita Library to experience our Christmas winter wonderland! You can create an ornament for the Christmas tree, see the amazing train display, or play I Spy!  The Polar Express travels in and around the whimsical Department 56 Snow Village. Four train sets, and a trolley populate this vintage village. The 12’ x 6’ model train display is available to see anytime the library is open.  However, if you would like to see it while it is running you will need to check the train schedule below.

Extend your child's experience with books. Chuga, Chuga, Choo Choo!