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USA LEGO Robotics Camp starts up on Saturday, February 9

      The USA LEGO Robotics Camp will be returning to Freeman Library for four Saturdays from February 9 through March 2.  This free camp is for children 7-11 years.  The children use the LEGO WeDo program on laptops and LEGO kits to create fun projects together.  The children learn mechanical and science concepts while they work in pairs or a small group to build the projects.  They are assisted by a middle school teacher and teen as well as adult volunteers.


Homeschoolers: Cast your Texas Bluebonnet Award vote this Friday 1/18

        Homeschooled children who would be in grades 3-6 and who have read or listened to at least 5 of the 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee books are invited to cast a vote for their favorite nominee book on Friday, January 18 at the Kids Information Desk.  We will have a ballot box at the desk all day for homeschool children to vote.  Children enrolled at schools cast their vote at school.  

We have a year-round display of Texas Bluebonnet Award books in the Children's Department.  There now are books for the 2012-2013 session and books for the 2013-2014 session available for checkout.  


Kids can build a replica of the White House

Are you looking for something for your school-age child to do on the last day of the winter break?  Bricks4Kidz will be at Freeman Library this afternoon, January 7,  at 4:30 pm for a LEGO  program.  Children 5-11 years old will have an opportunity to learn about the White House and build a replica of it using LEGO bricks.  Tickets are required for this program.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.


January Programs for Children

    Looking for something for the children to do in January?  Freeman will have several programs to keep children occupied this month.  We will resume our normal storytime schedule starting Monday, January 7, 2013.   Here is our storytime schedule:


Block out some time in the Children's Department in December!

       If you're looking to get away from crowded malls this holiday season, join us in the Children's Department where your young ones can enjoy some good old-fashioned fun playing with blocks.  If blocks don't appeal to your child, we have other activity tables that children will find fun and challenging.  Librarian, Elizabeth Hunt, works hard each month to find or create a variety of activities that will interest children as well as their adults.   For December, we have a blocks table, a spelling table, and a puzzle table.  Additionally, we have an ever-popular puppet stage with a collection of hand puppets that budding puppeteers will enjoy.


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