Summer Reading Program for Children 2016 - LSC-CyFair

On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! . . . June 6 - August 6, 2016

 Events in June | July | August

Summer Reading Program Flier (PDF).

Registration Begins June 6!

Recurring ActivitiesSummer Reading Logo

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 up to 24 months old, it features books, fingerplays, songs, and movement. Limited to 25 children per session.

Monday at the Movies is a summer program on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. (except June 20). For all ages. Limited to 80 people - children and adults get tickets.

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 per session.

Tween & Teen Creative Writing is a summer program on Tuesdays in June at 12:00 p.m. in the Teen Room. For children and teens 10-18 years old. Get creative and meet soon-to-be-published young adult author, Kara Bietz! No limit or registration.

Tween Tuesday Crafts is a summer program on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. For children 10-12 years old, it features a different activity each week. Limited to 40 tween-aged children who are participating in the event.

Baby Pajama Boogie is a year-round program on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. For children up to 24 months old, it features stories, music, and movement to wiggle and giggle the way to bedtime. Limited to 25 children.

Family Story Time is a year-round program on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. For children 3-6 years old, it features stories, songs, fingerplays, and occasional crafts. Limited to 35 children.

Preschool Story Time - (note: new times starting in June) is a year-round program on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m. For children 3-6 years old, it features stories, songs, fingerplays and occasional crafts. Limited to 35 children per session.

Wednesday Activities is a summer program with a different activity every Wednesday beginning June 15 at 2:00 p.m. For children of all ages. Limited to 200 children.

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

Cool Kid Crafts is a summer program on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. For children 3-8 years old. Limited to 40 children.

Family Fun Activities are year-round programs on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Lego® Builders and Drawing with Numbers/Letters alternate during this time period. For children of all ages. Limited to 35 children.

Family Game Night is a year-round program on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. For children of all ages. Limited to 40 children.

Please Note:
  • Most children's programs are ticketed. See specific program descriptions for ticketing information. 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. The age-appropriate child must be present to get a ticket for the ticketed program.
  • 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 of the program. Siblings can attend as a guest. Crafts will be given to the ticketed child only. 
  • Day care groups - Please call 281.290.3211 to schedule a visit. 
  • 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. Register online at http://www.hcpl.net or visit the library and our staff can assist you with registration starting June 6.       
  2. List books or time spent reading in a journal, reading log, or online starting June 6.
  3. Read or complete 10 accomplishments - any combination works! Read 5 items and do 5 activities or read 7 items and do 3 activities, etc. for a total of 10.
  4. Each child who completes 10 accomplishments will earn a certificate, a book, and a pin while supplies last!
  5. Become a Gold Medal Reader and continue reading and completing accomplishments to reach 20! Your 20 must include at least 10 reads! Each child who completes their 20 accomplishments will earn a gold medal while supplies last!
  6. Don’t stop there! Continue to read, attend free library programs, and enjoy books for the rest of the summer . . . and beyond!
  7. Complete all five levels of the Summer Reading Program log for an invitation to the exclusive reward event on August 10! All books must be logged in by August 6 to be eligible!

June 2016 Events
  • Wednesday, June 1
    • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
      Note: New Times Starting in June!
  • Thursday, June 2
    • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
    • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Fun Activities! - Lego® Builders at 5:00 p.m.
    • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 6 - Summer Reading Program Sign-Up Begins!
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m. 
    • Monday at the Movies - Lilo and Stitch [PG] at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 7
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween and Teen Creative Writing in the Teen Room at 12:00 p.m.
    • Tween Tuesday Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Baby Pajama Boogie at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 8
    • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Kick Off Party at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 9
    • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
    • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Fun Activities! - Drawing with Animals/Numbers at 5:00 p.m. 
    • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 13
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Monday at the Movies - Tarzan [G] at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 14
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween and Teen Creative Writing in the Teen Room at 12:00 p.m.
    • Tween Tuesday Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 15
    • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Puppet Pizzazz at 2:00 p.m.
    • Tween Book Club at 6:30 p.m. for ages 10-12. Must register at the Children's Reference Desk in advance starting on May 18. Limited to 24 children.
  • Thursday, June 16
    • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
    • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Fun Activities! - Lego® Builders at 5:00 p.m.
    • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 20
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Math Games at 2:00 p.m.
      For all ages. Limited to 40 children.
  • Tuesday, June 21
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween and Teen Creative Writing in the Teen Room at 12:00 p.m.
    • Tween Tuesday Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • My First Book Club at 6:30 p.m. for ages 7-9. Must register in advance at the Children's Reference Desk starting on May 17. Limited to 24 children.
  • Wednesday, June 22
    • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Houston Audubon Society at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 23
    • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
    • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Fun Activities! - Drawing with Animals/Numbers at 5:00 p.m. 
    • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 27
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Olympic Origami at 12:30 p.m.
      (ages 6-10, limit 100 children)
    • Monday at the Movies - Mulan [G] at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 28
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween and Teen Creative Writing in the Teen Room at 12:00 p.m.
    • Tween Tuesday Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 29
    • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Let's Move at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 30
    • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
    • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Family Fun Activities! - Lego® Builders at 5:00 p.m.
    • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.

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July 2016 Events

  • Friday, July 1 - Library Closes at 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday-Monday, July 2-4 - Library Closed for Independence Day Holiday
      • Tuesday, July 5
        • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Tween Tuesday Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • Baby Pajama Boogie at 6:00 p.m.
      • Wednesday, July 6
        • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Claude Sims, Comic Juggler at 2:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, July 7
        • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
        • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • Family Fun Activities! - Drawing with Animals/Numbers at 5:00 p.m.
        • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
      • Monday, July 11
        • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Monday at the Movies - Kung Fu Panda [PG] at 2:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, July 12
        • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Tween Tuesday Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, July 13
        • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Zumba for Kids at 2:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, July 14
        • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
        • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • Family Fun Activities! - Lego® Builders at 5:00 p.m.
        • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
      • Monday, July 18
        • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Monday at the Movies - Kung Fu Panda 2 [PG] at 2:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, July 19
        • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Tween Tuesday Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • My First Book Club at 6:30 p.m. for ages 7-9. Must register in advance at the Children's Reference Desk starting on June 21. Limited to 24 children.
      • Wednesday, July 20
        • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Julian Franklin, Magician at 2:00 p.m.
        • Tween Book Club at 6:30 p.m. for ages 10-12. Must register at the Children's Reference Desk in advance starting on June 15. Limited to 24 children.
      • Thursday, July 21
        • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
        • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • Family Fun Activities! - Drawing with Animals/Numbers at 5:00 p.m.
        • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
      • Monday, July 25
        • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30  a.m./11:30  a.m.
        • Monday at the Movies - Kung Fu Panda 3 [PG] at 2:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, July 26
        • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Tween Tuesday Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • Family Story Time at 6:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, July 27
        • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Nature Discovery Center at 2:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, July 28
        • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
        • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • Family Fun Activities! - Lego® Builders at 5:00 p.m.
        • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.

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      August 2016 Events

      • Monday, August 1
        • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Monday at the Movies - A Bug's Life [G] at 2:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, August 2
        • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • Tween Tuesday Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • Baby Pajama Boogie at 6:00 p.m.
      • Wednesday, August 3
        • Preschool Story Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
        • End of Summer Celebration at 2:00 p.m.
      • Thursday, August 4
        • Spanish Story Time at 11:00 a.m.
        • Cool Kid Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
        • Family Fun Activities! - Drawing with Animals/Numbers at 5:00 p.m.
        • Family Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
      • Saturday, August 6 - Summer Reading Program Ends
      • Tuesday, August 10 - Invitation Only Reward Event!
        Complete all five levels of the Summer Reading Program log for an invitation to the exclusive reward event. All books must be logged in by August 6 to be eligible.  

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      Thanks to the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library for their generous support of the Summer Reading Program 2016!
      Contact the LSC-CyFair Library: chat | e-mail | 281.290.3211
      Maintained by: P. Gonzales-Assistant Director for Children's Services
      paula.m.gonzales@lonestar.edu