All Aboard the Library Express. Chuga, Chuga, Choo, Choo.

In story time, I introduced one of the transportation songs with my train whistle, and the children in our program loved it! Below are a few songs and fingerplays that you can enjoy at home. 

Teens: Discover Books and Magic @ the Library


Wednesday, July 18th, 3pm

Looking for something new to read? Join us for an afternoon of "book speed dating" and book swapping. Also enjoy book related snacks and games. For the book swap, bring any gently read books that you would like to trade. You will be issued a ticket for each book that you can redeem for another book.

Magic for Teens

Thursday, July 19th, 3pm

Want to amaze your friends and family? Want to impress that special someone? Want to add magic to your performing resume? Learn fantastic magic tricks with professional magician Julian Franklin. Space is limited so registration is required.

Animals @ the Library on July 16th and 17th

Houston Audubon Society presents Birds of the Bayou City - tickets required

Monday, July 16th @ 3:30 pm

Soaring over our city parks and nesting in our backyards are an amazing array of birds. Discover why birds love Houston. Learn all about what makes a bird a bird. There is an opportunity to see live birds!

Houston Zoomobile - tickets required

Tuesday, July 17th @ 3:30 pm

Animals live in lots of different homes; some live underground, others in trees or even underwater. Join us as we soar through some of the world's most incredible landscapes. From sand ridden deserts to the tops of the rainforest, we will discover the unique places that animals call home.


Creative Programs for Children's on July 9th and 10th

Please see ticketing information below.

Marshmallow Science with the Crazy Scientist, Mark Shepherd

Monday, July 9th at 3:30 pm. Come join us for some fun, zany science and stories about the beloved 'Marshmallow'!!!

Artists Studio for Children

Tuesday, July 10th at 3:30 pm. Come and be creative! We will supply all sorts of different materials and supplies. You bring your imagination. This will be an opportunity to explore different arts and crafts.

Other Information:The safety of the children we serve is our first consideration. Room capacity, as determined by the fire Marshall, as well as our desire for a high quality program, does necessitate limits. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to start. All children admitted must be able to sit through the program without an adult.

Books and More

My blog this week includes the titles which we read during our  mornings Story Pals program.  If you were in attendance you may add these items to your Summer Reading Program logs. You will also find the lyrics to many of the songs that we sang. As always, it was wonderful to see your smiling faces and I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer.