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Ribbit, Ribbit! Things Will Be Hoppin' in Storytime This Week.

 

 

 

Jump on over to the library this week for storytime.  Ms Susan will be reading books about frogs and there will also be an opportunity for children to make a really cute craft. Please be aware that space is limited.

Toddler Storytime is on Wednesdays at 10 am and 1:30 pm.

Pre-School Storytime is on Thursdays at 10 am.

 

Below are a few picture books that you can checkout to expand your child's experience.

More Marvelous Middle Readers

I had a great response from my last blog Mixed Matched Middle Readers for mature readers.  So, I wanted to share a few more titles on this level that I think you will also enjoy.  Please make a comment below if you are interested in a  specific genre and would like additional suggestions.   

Mixed Matched Middle Readers.

You have been to the pool, you did the family vacation thing and summer is slowing down. Many of you might not know what to do with all of that free time. So, here is a smorgasbord of book suggestions for mature readers.  This booklist includes a little bit of everything in hopes that you find that "perfect" book.  Happy reading.   

Racing to the Moon by Alan Armstrong

The Summer is Groovy for Tween and School Aged Children

* Ticket information below

We will be making Tie-Dye T-Shirts on Tuesday, July 24th @ 3:30 pm.

This will be a super cool program for tweens and school aged children.

  • * Bring in your own t-shirt and join us for Sharpie tie-dying. 
  • * The t-shirts should be pre-washed and dried.
  • * If you do not wish to bring in a t-shirt, the library will provide you with a bandana.

Please be aware that during this program we will be using permanent markers and rubbing alcohol. We recommend that you dress appropriately.  

Tickets 

All Aboard the Library Express. Chuga, Chuga, Choo, Choo.

In story time, I introduced one of the transportation songs with my train whistle, and the children in our program loved it! Below are a few songs and fingerplays that you can enjoy at home. 

Animals @ the Library on July 16th and 17th

Houston Audubon Society presents Birds of the Bayou City - tickets required

Monday, July 16th @ 3:30 pm

Soaring over our city parks and nesting in our backyards are an amazing array of birds. Discover why birds love Houston. Learn all about what makes a bird a bird. There is an opportunity to see live birds!

Houston Zoomobile - tickets required

Tuesday, July 17th @ 3:30 pm

Animals live in lots of different homes; some live underground, others in trees or even underwater. Join us as we soar through some of the world's most incredible landscapes. From sand ridden deserts to the tops of the rainforest, we will discover the unique places that animals call home.

Tickets

Creative Programs for Children's on July 9th and 10th

Please see ticketing information below.

Marshmallow Science with the Crazy Scientist, Mark Shepherd

Monday, July 9th at 3:30 pm. Come join us for some fun, zany science and stories about the beloved 'Marshmallow'!!!

Artists Studio for Children

Tuesday, July 10th at 3:30 pm. Come and be creative! We will supply all sorts of different materials and supplies. You bring your imagination. This will be an opportunity to explore different arts and crafts.
Tckets

Other Information:The safety of the children we serve is our first consideration. Room capacity, as determined by the fire Marshall, as well as our desire for a high quality program, does necessitate limits. Tickets will be handed out 30 minutes prior to start. All children admitted must be able to sit through the program without an adult.

The Labyrinth of "Leveled Readers"

 What Makes Finding Early Readers So Confusing For Parents? Everything! 

When you enter the early reader section at your public library the books are most likely organized by the authors last name. Unless you have found the item on the card catalog this information is not helpful.  What complicates things even further, is that as a collective whole Publishers do not have a universal system for leveling early readers. So, how in the world can you find the right item for your child?

 

Mystery Readers

Here are three great mystery series for those of you who are just starting to read books which are a little longer than the basic early reader. 

Nate the Great  [Book One]

Nate the Great solves the mystery of the missing picture.

Books and More

My blog this week includes the titles which we read during our  mornings Story Pals program.  If you were in attendance you may add these items to your Summer Reading Program logs. You will also find the lyrics to many of the songs that we sang. As always, it was wonderful to see your smiling faces and I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer. 

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