LEGOs Wanted for upcoming children's library programs

Tired of stepping on LEGOs? Bring them to us and we will make sure they get plenty of play and then get put away!

The LSC-Tomball Community Library has plans to host various LEGO programs appropriate for children in the 5-12 year old range starting within the next few months. Watch upcoming calendars for further program details. 

Donations of basic bricks and all types of classic LEGOs are needed to allow participants plenty of opportunities for creative play.

LEGOs may be brought to the Children's Department of the Tomball Library or call Christie at 832-559-4235  for more information. 

 

 

 

and the Awards go to...

  The Golden Globes weren’t the only awards given out recently!  The Newberry Medal, Caldecott Medal and other youth media awards were announced last week by the American Library Association and the list is quite impressive!
John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children's literature:
"Last Stop on Market Street," written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson.

There were 3 Newberry Honor Books also named: “The War that Saved My Life,” written by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley “Roller Girl,” written and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson and “Echo,” written by Pam Muñoz Ryan.
Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children:
"Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear," illustrated by Sophie Blackall and written by Lindsay Mattick. 

4 Caldecott Honor Books were named: “Trombone Short,” illustrated by Bryan Collier and written by Troy Andrews, “Waiting,” illustrated and written by Kevin Henkes,  “Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement,” illustrated by Ekua Holmes and written by Carole Boston Weatherford  and “Last Stop on Market Street,” illustrated by Christian Robinson and written by Matt de le Peña.
Congratulations to the winners of these wonderful books!  For the complete list of winners in all the categories honored please visit the ALA website!

Hilda Rueda exhibits in Room L 129

 

Colombian born Hilda Rueda trained as a petroleum engineer and earned a Master’s degree in International Business before she switched careers and took up her passion as a visual and literary artist. Come and see her passionate portraits in Room L 129 during January and online at www.hruedart.com
 

It's a New Year! Try a New Children's Program!

   

 Happy New Year!  Resolve to bring your kids to one or more of our fabulous weekly programs! 

  • Mondays
  • *KidLit Book Club - 1st and 3rd weeks at 1:30 pm - grades 3rd - 5th
  • *Art Explorers -  2nd week at 1:30 pm - ages 8  12
  • Tuesdays
  • *Legos Simple Machine Workshops (January and February) - 1st and 3rd weeks at 4:30 pm - grades K - 4th
  • *Art Explorers - 2nd week at 4:30 pm - ages 8 - 12
  • *R.E.A.D. Program  (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) every 4th week at 4:30 pm - ages 4 - 12
  • Thursdays
  • *Choo Choo Club Early Literacy Program - every week at 1:30 pm - ages 3 - 5
  • *Craft Time - every 4th week at 4:30 pm - ages 6 - 12
  • Saturdays
  • *Pokémon League - every week at 1:30 pm - all ages!

Access our events Calendar for program descriptions and Children's story times as well as Library programs for teens, tweens and adults!

See you at the Library!

LEGO Simple Machines

Join us as we build models with LEGO DUPLO tech machine kits. Learn about pulleys, levers, gears and ideas such as balance, buoyancy and energy in this 4- part series which will meet on January 5th & 19th and February 2nd & 16th at 4:30 pm. Limited to 16 children in Kindergarten - 4th grade. Please register one week in advance for each workshop. It is not necessary to attend all sessions because projects will be different at each session. Please call 832-559-4235 to register or for more information.