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Award Winning Children's Books!

Each year, the American Library Association recognizes outstanding contributions to children’s literature with the awarding of Newbery and Caldecott medals
The Newbery Award, named for 18th century British bookseller John Newbery is awarded to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This year, the honor went to Kate DiCamillo for “Flora & Ulysses:...

1001 Books Before Kindergarten!

Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help to strengthen their language skills and build their vocabulary – two important tools for beginning to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten.
This new early literacy program is designed to help ready your child for Kindergarten. It sounds like a lot of books, but if you read only three books a day, you will be done in just about a year!
Come to the Children’s Reference desk and get a pre-printed book log (each log is for 100 books)
Color in one star for each book your child listens to. (story time books count!)
When you complete a log, bring it to the Children’s Reference desk to have it stamped and dated.
Continue on with each book...

Little Amigos Story Time!

Starting this Tuesday, February 4th at 9:30 am, the Children's Area is excited to present this new weekly story time for children ages 3 - 5.  Presented in  English, this program will give children exposure to the Spanish language by teaching one word in Spanish each week!  Call 832-559-4235 for more information!

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Art Explorers Around the World!

 This month, we travel to the United States to learn about architecture and Frank Lloyd Wright.  This FREE program is for children ages 8 – 12 and will meet on Monday, January 13th at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, January 14th at 4:30 pm.  Children will design a simple house floor plan as well as a rendering of their plan using shading plates and other “architect” tools!  Each session is limited to 20 children!  Call 832-559-4235  to reserve your spot!

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Happy Holidays from the Children's Department!

  

The following story times will be offered during the next few weeks.  Monday, December 23rd, Baby Bookworms at 9:30 am and Wibbley Wobblers at 10:30 am.  Thursday, December 26th, Preschool story time at 10:30 am. Tuesday, December 31st, Toddler Time at 10:30 am. Normal Library hours and Children's programming will resume on January 2nd.

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year from your Children’s Staff members:  Lynn, Christie, Cheryl, Ann and Laura! 

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