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May Activities for Children

  While school-aged children are winding down the school year, we have several programs this month to get them ready for the library's busy season --- summer!!!

Monday, May 6 (4:30 pm) - Lucky Ladybugs - Ellen Hutto from Saltgrass Science will talk to children aged 5-12 years old about ladybugs and she will give them some ladybugs to release around their home.

Monday, May 13 (4:30 pm) - Maze of Bones Book Party - Children aged 8-11 years old will learn about this 39 Clues book and participate in some fun activities.

Monday, May 20 (4:30 pm) - Bricks4Kidz - Spin Art - Children 5-11 years old will use Lego bricks to make a project.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Recycled Crafts!

        The Children's Department will be celebrating Earth Day on Monday, April 22 at 4:30 pm with some fun crafts made from recycled materials: egg cartons, stickers, beads and lots of other items.  Children ages 5 and above are encouraged to come and let their imagination lead them in making fun items.

Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk starting 30 minutes before the program.

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Teens: Volunteer @ Freeman Library this summer!

       Teens: Are you 14 years or older?  Do you like to read?  Do you like being around younger children and encouraging them?  Do you like working on a computer?  If you said yes to all these questions, then please fill out an application to volunteer in the Children's Department this summer.

You can print out this application http://www.hcpl.net/sites/default/files/volapp.pdf or pick one up at the Kids Information Desk.   Just be sure to get your application back to us by Tuesday, April 30.  We'll then contact you about attending a volunteer orientation to be held in May.

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile stops at Freeman Library on Tuesday, April 23 @ 10:00 am

      Hot diggity dog!...the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile visits Freeman Library on Tuesday, April 23 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.  This colorful and tasty vehicle will be on the Diana Lane side of the building for kids of all ages to enjoy. 

For toddlers, we'll have our regular storytimes at 10:15 and 11:15 am.  The storytimes will be brief and feature a hot dog theme.  Then we'll go out to check out the wienermobile.  Tickets are required for the storytimes.  They are free and available from the Kids Information Desk right when we open at 10:00 am for the 10:15 storytime and at 10:45 am for the 11:15 storytime. 

For questions, call the Children's Department at 281-488-1906.

 

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Join us for a special Curious George Storytime on Thursday, April 18 at 1:30 pm

       Join us Thursday, April 18 at 1:30 pm for a special storytime featuring the adventures of Curious George.  We will have a story, a coloring sheet and a viewing of a Curious George DVD. 

This program is designed for children ages 3-5 years old and their caregivers.  Tickets are required.  They are free and available at the Kids Information Desk when we open at 1:00 pm on Thursday.

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