My first summer as the new children’s librarian at the Spring Branch Memorial Library has been a whirlwind of fun for me and I’ve enjoyed getting to know all the customers who visit the branch, especially the children. I hope the kids have enjoyed the programs as much as I have and want to remind everyone that there are still three weeks left of the Summer Reading Program (SRP) left, with exciting programs throughout the week for children of all ages. In addition to regular storytimes for infants, toddlers and preschool children to age 6 the branch will be will host special programs with activities appropriate especially for children until August 7th. This week we will learn the beautiful art of Origami with the Japanese Culture Society of Houston on Thursday at 3 and 4 PM. The final two weeks of SRP will include a magic show by the majestic magician Cherie Kay, a program by Imagination Station using puppets to tell Texas Tall Tales and finally our end of summer Aloha party. Tickets will be given out starting 30 minutes before each program on a first come, first serve basis. Because of limited space and the up to 50 tickets will be distributed to children who are old enough to sit without a parent. If any tickets remain at program time, parents who would like to enjoy the program with their children may receive tickets while they last. Please be sure to check the event schedule on the branch homepage for further program details.