It is hard to believe we're over a month into the school year. If you are looking for something for your school-age child to do, we have several programs in October designed for children 5-12 years old. Each program requires tickets. The tickets are free and given out 30 minutes before the program.
Since CCISD will be out early on Thursday, October 3 for elementary age children, we will have a special program at 2:30 pm. Thomas Davis "The Snakeman" returns to Freeman with an assortment of snakes. Mr. Davis came to Freeman in the summer to do two full-house shows. He will be here on Thursday for one show. He talks about a variety of snakes and then brings them around the room for the audience to touch. The library opens at 1 pm on Thursdays.
We will have two afterschool programs on Mondays at 4:30 pm. On Monday, October 7 - Jump Bunch, a national organization promoting physical activity for children, will be here to demonstrate activities children school-age children can do to stay active. Tickets are required. They are free and given out 30 minutes before the program. On Monday, October 21 - we will put out an assortment of LEGOS for children to get their creative juices flowing.
We will continue the Chess Club on Mondays at 6:30 pm. This program is for children of all skill levels. Children who know how to play chess can test their skills while children just learning can pick up some tips from more experienced players.
Additionally, we have our regular storytimes for children from infants to 5 years old. For children from newborns to 18 months old, we have Book Babies on Wednesdays at 10:15 am and 11:15 am. Tickets are required for these programs. We give out tickets for the 10:15 session right when we open at 10:00 am and we give out tickets for the 11:15 session at 10:45 am. Due to space limitations, we limit tickets to only one adult per child.
For children 18 months to 3 years old, we have Toddler Time on Mondays at 11:15 am and Tuesdays at 10:15 am and 11:15 am. Tickets are given out at 10 am for the 10:15 program and 10:45 am for t he 11:15 am program.
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 pm are busy at Freeman Library. We have Preschool Storytime for children 3-5 years old. Tickets are given out 30 minutes before the programs.
For questions about any of these programs, please call the Children's Department at 281-488-1906.