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Baby Read-Aloud Basics : Fun and Interactive Ways to Help Your Little One Discover the World of Words by Caroline J. Blakemore

Decades of research have proven the value of reading aloud to children, and the years between birth and age two are arguably the most crucial for language development.

Free Fun for Families

Families will enjoy books, songs, and puppets during this weekly storytime program. Frequent crafts are also provided, but may not be appropriate for children under 3 years old.

 

Join the Party for Dr. Seuss

You could not, would not, want to miss an event such as this!!! 

We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday on day early on Friday, March 1st at 4:30 pm. This free program is open to children and their families. You will not want to miss our "Seussational storytime" that will include books, a craft, cake and  the world's most famous literary cat. Parents make sure to bring your cameras!

Extend your Experience with books.

It's in the Bag Proceed to Checkout

Have you ever noticed the rows upon rows  of canvas bags behind the information desk at the library? Ever wonder what is inside of them?
We understand how important it is for parents to have reading materials that they can share with children. To assist you with the task of obtaining reading materials we created storytime kits. Each kit can be checked out for a two week period. They include 10 to 13 picture books and have been developed with fun themes such as; dinosaurs, community helpers, princesses and much more!  You can see an example of one of the kits in my Wild West Book blog and there is a full list of themes listed below.

Howdy Partner!!!!

 

As you know, the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is almost here. It's time for Ya'll to grab those boots, don your western hat, and get the buckaroos; so Ya'll can head on down yonder to the library. 

There you'll find western books just a waitin’ and they are guarantee to provide a boot scootin’ good time. So, Get along, little doggies, times a wastin’!.

Journey through African American Folklore

Thursday, February 21st @ 10 am

Families are Invited to Celebrate Black History Month @ The Library!

Would You Like Help With Your Taxes?

Do you dread having to do your taxes? Need Help? 

Each week through April 15th, AARP will be here on Mondays to assist tax filers with electronic tax returns. You do not have to be an AARP member to benefit from this program. In fact, it is free to to anyone needing assistance with most standard tax return filings.  

The program begins at 10:00 am and will run through 2:00 pm. Please be aware that it is offered as a first come first served basis, and make sure to bring appropriate documents.

Additional Resources

You can also find helpful information on the IRS website.

 

It's Chilly Out There

The temperature has dropped and it will be cooler for the next several days.  So, get your comforter, crawl into bed and read a few of these chilly tales.

 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Nest week, we will be celebrating Valentine's Day during our storytimes. These programs are free for children and their families.  We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, Feb. 11th @ 7:00 pm, Family Storytime

Wednesday, Feb. 13th @ 1:30 pm, Toddler Storytime

Thursday, Feb. 14th @ 10:00 am, Pre-School Storytime

If you are unable to attend storytime or would like to extend your experience you can checkout these books.

The 2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Books Are Now On Display

We have recently placed the new 2013 - 2014 Bluebonnet nominees on display in the Children's area. These items are often included in required reading lists and are recommended  for grades 3-6. Each year children throughout Texas get to vote of their favorite book. 

If your child is looking for something else to read, the Texas Bluebonnet Award Winners list is a great place to start. As I have stated before, these items have been chosen by children, so typically everyone likes them.  

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