Summer Reading Program for Children 2013 - LSC-CyFair

Have Book-Will Travel . . . June 3 - August 10, 2013

Events in June | July | August

See the Summer Reading Program Flyer (PDF).

Registration for Summer Reading!


Weekly Activities

Baby Time is a year-round program on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. For children 6–24 months old, it features books, fingerplays, songs, and movement. Limited to 25 children each session.

Moving Mondays is a summer program on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (starting June 10). For children 3-12 years old, we will travel to a different locale each week. Limited to 100 children.

Hindi Storytime is a new summer program on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. For children 2-7 years old, it features stories, songs, fingerplays, and occasional crafts. Limited to 35 children.

Family Storytime are year-round programs on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. For children 2-7 years old, it features stories, songs, fingerplays, and occasional crafts. Limited to 35 children.

Toddler Time is a year-round program on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. For children 2 to 3 ½ years old, it features books, fingerplays, songs, movement and occasional crafts. Limited to 35 children each session.

Tween Tuesdays is a summer program on Tuesdays beginning June 11 at 2:00 p.m. For children 8-12 years old, it features a different activity each week. Limited to 35 tween-aged children who are participating in the event.

Preschool Storytime is a year-round program on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. For children 3-6 years old, it features stories, songs, fingerplays and occasional crafts. Limited to 35 children per session.

Spanish Storytime is a summer program on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. For children 2-6 years old, it features stories, songs, fingerplays, and occasional crafts. Limited to 35 children per session.

Cool Kids Crafts is a year-round program on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. (summer only) and 5:00 p.m. For children 3-12 years old during the summer months. Limited to 35 children per session.

Game Night is a year-round program on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. For children 4-12. Limited to 35 children.


Please Note:

  • All children's programs are ticketed (except book clubs). Tickets for programs are free and available 1 hour prior to the program at the children’s reference desk. 
  • Tickets are limited to the numbers listed and are available on a first-come basis.
  • To provide the best programming for your child(ren), no late comers will be admitted 10 minutes after the start of the programs.
  • We do require that 1 child per family be within the age range of the program in order to attend.
  • Tickets will be given out to the child(ren) within the age range and siblings can attend as a guest that day. Should a craft be offered, we do ask that one only craft project be taken by the ticketed child. 
  • All day care groups interested in attending a Wednesday program must contact Melanie Metzger at 281.290.3211.
  • Information for Persons with Disabilities  - Harris County Public Library will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who are interested in attending library programs. To make a request for yourself or someone you know, please notify the Branch Librarian two working days in advance of the program.

Reading Fun in the Summer!

  1. List books or time spent reading in a journal, reading log, or online at http://www.hcpl.net/ starting June 3.
  2. After 10 books or 500 minutes of reading have been completed, each child will earn a certificate and a book while supplies last.
  3. Don’t stop there! Continue to read, attend free library programs, and enjoy books for the rest of the summer.
  4. Participate in the library’s incentive game and check online for additional prize drawings.

June 2013 Events
  • Monday, June 3 - The Summer Reading Program sign-up begins!
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.  
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 4
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 5
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Kick-Off Party Registration at 2:00 p.m. Open to all.
  • Thursday, June 6
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 10
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Moving Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (Germany)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 11
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Friendship Bracelets) 
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 12
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Puppet Lady at 2:00 p.m. Limited to 150 children.
  • Thursday, June 13
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 17
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Moving Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (South Africa)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 18
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (T-Shirt Bag - Bring your own t-shirt.) 
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 19
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Express Yourself with Art Work at 2:00 p.m. Limited to 150 children.
    • Tween Book Club at 6:30 p.m. for ages 10-12. Must register at the Children's Reference Desk in advance. Limited to 24 tween-aged children who are participating in the event.
  • Thursday, June 20
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 24
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Moving Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (India)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 25
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Found Art Accessories)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Tom's Fun Band at 2:00 p.m. Limited to 150 children.
    • My First Book Club at 6:30 p.m. for ages 7-9. Must register in advance at the Children's Reference Desk. Limited to 24 children.
  • Thursday, June 27
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
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July 2013 Events

  • Monday, July 1
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Moving Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (Outer Space)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 2
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m
    • Tween Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Book Spine Poetry)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 3
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Fourth of July Bike Parade at 2:00 p.m. Limited to 150 children. (Bring your own bike or scooter to decorate!)
  • Thursday, July 4 - The library is closed for the Independence Day Holiday.
  • Monday, July 8
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Moving Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (Ireland)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 9
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Finger Knitting)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 10
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 11
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13
    • Magic Show at 2:00 p.m. for all ages. Limited to 150 children.
  • Monday, July 15
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Moving Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (Hawaii)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Make Your Own Pop-Up)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 17
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Bubble Party at 2:00 p.m. Limited to 150 children.
    • Tween Book Club at 6:30 p.m. for ages 10-12. Must register in advance at the Children's Reference Desk. Limited to 24 tween-aged children who are participating in the event.
  • Thursday, July 18
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 22
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Moving Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (England)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 23
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Tie Dye - Bring your own t-shirt.)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 24
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Crocodile Encounter at 2:00 p.m. Limited to 150 children.
    • My First Book Club at 6:30 p.m. for ages 7-9. Must register in advance at the Children's Reference Desk. Limited to 24 children.
  • Thursday, July 25
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 29
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30  a.m./11:30  a.m.
    • Moving Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (China)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 30
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Learn Improvisational Acting Skills from Comedy Sportz)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 31 
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Superhero Party at 2:00 p.m. Limited to 150 children. (Bring your own t-shirt.)

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August 2013 Events

  • Thursday, August 1
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 5 
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Moving Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (The Seven Seas)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 6
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. (Group Story Writing)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 7
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • End of Summer Party at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 8
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m./5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 10 - The Summer Reading Program Ends.

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Thank you to the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library and HEB for their exemplary support of the Summer Reading Program 2013!
Contact the LSC-CyFair Library: chat | e-mail | 281.290.3211
Maintained by: M. Metzger-Assistant Director for Children's Services
melanie.r.metzger@lonestar.edu
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