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Puppet Show for Children

Wednesday, December 11th at 1:30 pm

Pre-school children (3 - 6 years old) and their families are invited to see a special edition of Story Pals Storytime. Please be aware that space is limited. Check out a few of the books below to extend your child's experience.  I have included both traditional renditions of The Gingerbread Man, as well as, some really fun fractured fairytales

Experience Art in Houston

Are you new to our community? Or, maybe, you are looking for a fun activity to do with the family? Houston has so many wonderful places to visit;  one of my favorites is the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Before your visit the museum, stop by the library, and pick up a few of the book suggestions that I have provided. Sharing books together with your child, provides a great  opportunity to reflect upon that they think and to make fine art more relevant to them. 

According to the MFAH website, there are several ways you can enjoy the museum without having to pay admission. 

A Satisfying Smörgåsbord of Picture Book Choices

It's nice to have options; in fact, I think that one could say that it's actually quite satisfying. So, this week, I am highlighting a little bit of everything.  Have you read a book lately that you really enjoyed?  If so, I would love to hear about it.  Like others, I have found some of my favorite books from suggestions made by my friends. 

Building a Bright Future for Babies @ the Library!

I've had the honor of working with children and their families for twenty seven years; eleven of which, have been at the Atascocita Branch Library. I am one of those lucky people who truly enjoy what they do, and the Infant Lapsit program is one of my greatest loves.  

Eleven years ago, we started with just one Infant Lapsit program a week. Over the years, the program has grown and we now off three baby times each week. It has been a delight to see your children grow, and to see their continued use of the library. I know in my heart that these children will continue to have books in their lives and are on the path to becoming lifelong learners.  

William Steig's Creative Work Continues to Inspire Both Young and Old

Kingwood High School Theatre arts program will be presenting a musical production of Shrek later this month. Before Shrek huge success on the silver screen, or adapted into the musical play,  there was William Steig's SHREK!. 

So, I thought it would be fun to highlight the book that started it all, as well as,  other fabulous stories by this beloved and extremely talented author. If you happen to be by the Atascocita Branch Library, I currently have a small display for our costumers. I am sure that these items will check out quickly; so, if you need help requesting items please ask a staff member for assistance.  

Create a Puerto Rican Carnival Mask

During our Hispanic Heritage celebration, each child will have the opportunity to create a Puerto Rican carnival mask! We will also be sharing a few of our favorite books that are reflective of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Multicultural programs such as this, help children to develop a better understanding that their world is larger than their community, and enriches the lives of everyone. You will not want to miss this program. * Online registration is required.

Pumpkin Patch, I Spy Game @ the Library

Last month, we unveiled our I Spy @ the Library game, and over 100 children participated. As promised, this month we will continue the fun with a new theme.  As we go into the fall season, children will have an opportunity to earn a pumpkin die cut, and one prize from the treasure box. Readers and non-reader alike are encouraged to participate.

Apple Storytime Theme and Books

Our talented Children's Librarian, Ms Dawn, is sharing her favorite books about apples in storytime this week.  If you were not able to attend or would like to extend your child's experience, checkout my blog this week. For your convenience, I have also placed several picture books on the display shelf.

Apple Season

 In Houston, we do not yet see the autumn leaves change in color, but we certainly have the ability to enjoy the fall harvest.

One of the things that I truly look forward to in the fall are apples.  I hope that you enjoy the selection of books below; you will find that some focus on a more traditional theme  and others are lighthearted and playful. 

Seed by Seed: The Legend and Legacy of John Appleseed Chapman Esmé Raji Codell

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