Teens build Robots at the Library

Pictured at left is a LEGO robot dog, one of six LEGO robots teens will have the opportunity to build this summer at the library. Registration is closed for the LEGO Robotics Camp happening this week, but it will open again July 5th for the camp that’s happening Monday, July 18th to Wednesday, July 20th, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. each day. Tip: if you are interested, be sure to phone us at 8:00 a.m., as we open, Tuesday, July 5th. There are only eighteen spots and they will fill up quickly. Participants must be at least 10 years old and not over 18. And as always at the library, the program is free.

Teen Cupcake Wars

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Hey teens! On Tuesday, decorate a cupcake inspired by your favorite book using supplies both normal and wacky, then defend it to a panel of judges! Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis and are for teens and tweens ages 10-18. Meet in the first floor Meeting Room on Tuesday, June 28 from 3:00-4:30 pm.

For more information, call the library at 832-559-4200.

Ssssnakessss at the Library!

  Monday, June 27th at 3:00 pm, the Children's Area will be crawling with sssssnakesssss!  Mr. Clint from Texas Snakes will be here to show and tell kids about snakes native to the state of Texas and let them touch and hold them too!  This program is FREE and for children (and adults) of all ages!  While you're here, register for the Summer Reading program "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read" and do 10 / read 10 to earn a pin, certificate, *FREE book and a medal! *FREE book while supplies last

Celebrate Summer Reading!

On Your Mark! Get Set! READ!

Come and join in our Tomball Summer Reading Program! We are now into our third week. Yesterday children enjoyed a wonderful Mad Science program about nutrition; next week they can enjoy Texas Snakes and More (with live examples). In July come and participate in  the Hansel and Gretel marionette puppet show and a live performance of the Wizard of Oz. And that's only a sampling of the free programs we're offering here at the children's level.

For teens, we offer free programs every Tuesday afternoon at 3 pm. They include board games, crafts, and henna skin design creation. We are also offering one teen art camp and two LEGO Robotics Camps! One day soon we'll read an entire Harry Potter book. Stay tuned for that! Come and find the Astros Orbit mascot hidden in the library and put your name into a drawing to win one.

And then there's the summer-long reading and activity program. Read ten books or do ten activities and win a prize. We have a baby level, and children's, teens, and adult level programs. Join us!

Our pole vault standards on the perimeter of the entrance display shown in the photo is a celebration of the number of people who have joined and the number of people who have completed the reading and activity challenges so far. As of the middle of last week, we had 352 people signed up and 42 people have completed their challenge already. Our hope is to top that standard on the left with 1200 participants and to get as many people to the top of the completion standard on the right as we can. 

Mad Science - Mission Nutrition!

   Come to the Children's area on Monday, June 20th at 3:00 pm for Mad Science!  Learn the basics of nutrition from some of the wackiest scientists you'll ever meet!  If you come a bit early, you'll have a chance to meet the Chick-fil-A cow.  He'll be here at 2:00 pm  to meet, take pictures and have fun!  And, don't forget to register for the Summer Reading Program "On Your Mark, Get Set...Read" and receive a pin, certificate, medal and *FREE book by reading and completing activities!  *FREE book while supplies last!