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Summer Reading Program, Sid the Science Kid

The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library is bringing "Sid the Science Kid" to our summer reading program.  Look for our summer reading program for details of what day, time and how to sign up for this program.  Class space is limited.  We will conduct a pilot 3 day Sid Camp (Science Investigate Discover).  It will be held in June for three days and will only allow 4 and 5 year olds into the program.  No moms.

Preschool Story Time

Pre-school Story time at Baldwin Boettcher is one of our newer story times.  We had our Family story time but due to staffing and time; four, five and six year olds have never had their own story time.  However, they now are able to come to the library on Tuesdays at 11 am.   This is the time to bring the children who need to develop skills for school.  They will experience cutting, coloring, pasting, glueing and reading in a group.  Sometimes, the children even get to paint.  So, yes, we get messy and experience new things.  Come join Ms Nancy and her regulars at story time to get ready for school or just to have some good old fashion fun.

It's Toddler Time!

Thursday mornings, 10:30 am, at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library, in the Study/Meeting room you will find our adventurous Ms Nancy and her group of toddlers.  This high energy group loves to sing, mimic finger plays, dance, and listen to books.  Sometimes the wheels on the bus may change subjects according the topic of Ms Nancy's story time.  A cow bell may clang, the tail may swish, the eyes go blink and finally the voice of the cow says moo.  The familiar tune with different words allows the children to pick up the words to add to their vocabulary at a faster pace.  Please come join us and enjoy story time while picking up tips on early literacy from Ms Nancy.

Who should attend our Infant Time?

So many story times which one to attend?  The following guidelines may help you with your choice.  We start the week with the 10 am Lapsit on Tuesdays.  Better known as the Mother Goose story time because it is presented to babies from birth to 18 months possible up to 2 yrs of age.  We encourage the mothers to hold their infants in their laps while singing and moving the babies to the songs.  Fingerplays are learned so mom and infant may interact with each other.  We also present books.  Sturdy board books.  This type of book is easy for the infant to hold and more important easy to clean or wipe off.  At the end of the storytime presentation, the infants are allowed to play with age appropriate toys while moms talk amongst each other and compare progress and work out problems they may be having with their little ones.  So bring you infant and attend the Infant time on Tuesdays at 10 am for the year round story time.  Check our

Singing Poet coming to Baldwin Boettcher Library

Come join us at the Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library on Friday, April 9th at 4:30 pm to listen to the Singing Poet.  This is adventure is to introduce children to poetry.  Come enjoy the entertainment.

Murder in Texas; Book Club that is!

The Mystery Book Club has decided to explore the many Texas Mystery Writers.  Great Texas authors include Rick Riordan, Bill Crider and Kinky Friedman.  See if you are able to discover more and present them at the April Book Club Meeting on April 21 at 2 pm.  Come enjoy the lively discussion while enjoying a taste of Texas food.  We welcome new comers and how to see you there.

National Poetry Month

  The April calendar is due out in a couple days.  Make sure you watch for our Poetry programming that will be presented during National Poetry Month.  We will be having a special guest for the younger crowd and Ms Cindy is developing a wonderful program for adults.  We are looking forward to seeing you in the month of April.  I will keep you posted with all the exciting things happening at the Baldwin Boettcher Library for this time.

Computer Classes offered again!

Our first set of beginning computer classes were a success.  Starting April 5th, we will offer a new set of Computer Basics and Word.  These classes will be start Monday, April 5th at 6:30pm.  Please make sure you plan to attend our computer classes.  

Patron Count Week

Are you looking for something to do during spring break?  The Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library needs volunteers to do patron count week.  This means you sit at a table and count the customers that enter the library.   Please contact Cindy at 281-821-1320 if you are available to help us count the customers of the library.   The week of March 14th through the 20th are the days we will need the help.  The hours we need are only the hours we are open to the public.  Please consider helping us count at the library.

Outreach Programs. What are they?

Money a problem for you?  Don't know where to get your next program for your school, day-care or senior center?  Come by or contact the library at 281-821-1320 and talk to your library staff at Baldwin Boettcher.  We will try to accommodate your outreach needs.  Ms Nancy is already visiting day care centers close to the library.  Does your local school need a puppet show, science program or some type of show to demonstrate a lesson to your class?  Does your local senior group need a musical presentation, movie, book talk or other type of program presented to them at a meeting or their main meeting area?  Please think of the library as the place to provide you this program.  So the first step would be to call or contact the library and then we will arrange for the necessary program to be presented at your location. 

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