Atascocita

Ducks and Chickens in the Library?!

January 13th is National Rubber Ducky Day! However, you don't have to wait until then to come  see the 259 unique duckies in the display case. Children can then play the  I Spy Ducks game! Readers and non-reader alike are encouraged to participate in this fun early literacy activity. Children will search the library for clues. When they find the item they are looking for they will circle or color-in the appropriate answer on a game board.

1. Come to the Information Desk at the library and request for a game board.  This game can be completed individually, as a family, or as a group activity.

Calling VolunTeens!

Teens, are you interested in earning volunteer hours?  Our VolunTeen program runs by semesters, and the spring semester is about to start.  If you are 13-18, stop by the Atascocita Branch Library service desk to pick up a VolunTeen application.  The application is due January 14, and you must be able to attend a mandatory training on January 21 at 2:00 PM.

VolunTeens will be expected to assist with programs, prepare simple crafts, set up displays, plus assist with clerical tasks as needed.  You must be able to file alphabetically, work independently, and follow written and verbal instructions.  A minimum of 10 volunteer hours per semester is expected.

Contact the library at 281-812-2162 if you have further questions.

Teen Holiday Programs

The winter holidays mean lots of free time and you can fill it with programs at the Atascocita Branch Library! 

The Holiday Hop runs throughout December. Drop in and play I Spy, Design an Ugly Sweater, or become Library Detective with a library scavenger hunt. Once you complete the tasks, you get an entry into our Holiday Hop drawing featuring prizes such as Manga Mystery Bag (on the left), Steampunk Starter Kit, Crafty Diva, or Five Nights at Freddy's. 

On Thursday, December 15th at 5pm, join us for Snowball Fight III: The Reckoning. Put on your ugly sweater and get ready to rumble! Permission slips are required.  After the battle, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. 

Learn a new skill with Knit Wits, our teen knitting club on Thursday, December 27th at 6pm. (Click for more programs)

Extend Your Child's Train Experience with Books

Have you seen the fabulous Polar Express train display at the library? Build a memory by sharing  one or more picture books with your child(ren).

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Polar Express Train Display & I Spy In The Train Village

During the month of December, visit the Atascocita Library to experience our Christmas winter wonderland! You can create an ornament for the Christmas tree, see the amazing train display, or play I Spy!  The Polar Express travels in and around the whimsical Department 56 Snow Village. Four train sets, and a trolley populate this vintage village. The 12’ x 6’ model train display is available to see anytime the library is open.  However, if you would like to see it while it is running you will need to check the train schedule below.

Extend your child's experience with books. Chuga, Chuga, Choo Choo! 

How to Renew Items

 I am excited to let everyone know that our online renewal system has been updated, and renewals will now be calculated by your original due date.  I know that this will make many of you very happy!
For those of you who are not sure how to renew your items online I would like to take a moment to walk you through the process. I will be focusing on how to renew physical items (books, dvds, cds, etc...) that you have checked out at the library; this post will not deal with renewing digital materials. You can learn about renewing digital items here.
Please remember that we are here to help. So, if you have any additional questions please feel free to contact your local branch, post comments below or use the “Ask a Librarian” feature on our website.

Teens: Become a Living Chess Piece This Thursday!

Put on your best costume or cosplay and become a living chess piece this Thursday during Cosplay Chess. Registration  begins at 5:30pm and the game begins at 6pm. No knowledge of chess is necessary as your life will be in the hands of the chess masters. Kill or be killed! They will decide your fate with the move of a piece. Don't miss out! This program is for teens ages 12-18 years old.

Teen Book Club for November: Touching Spirit Bear

Calling all teens! Join us on Thursday, November 3rd at 4:30pm for snacks, a craft, and a discussion of Touching Spirit Bear. A free copy of the book is available at the front desk of the library. Registration is suggested since supplies are limited. This program is for ages 12-18 years old or grades 6-12.

Books and supplies provided by the Friends of the Atascocita Branch Library. 

The Spooktacular I Spy Game Will End Soon

I Spy a Pumpkin is available through October 31st. 

Readers and non-reader alike are encouraged to participate in this fun early literacy activity.

 

 

 

 

Children will search the library for clues. When they find the item they are looking for they will circle or color-in the appropriate answer on a game board.

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