Summer Reading Program for Children 2014 - LSC-CyFair

Power Up With Books! . . . June 2 - August 10, 2014

Events in June | July | August

See the Summer Reading Program Flyer (PDF).

Registration begins June 2!


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

Mad Science Mondays is a summer program on Mondays beginning June 16 at 2:00 p.m. For children 3-12 years old, we will learn, create, and experiment with science. Note to parents: For science experiment programs, we request that you stay with your child during the program for assistance. Although there are no tickets, after capacity of 100 children has been reached we will be unable to allow more guests into the room.

Hindi Storytime is a year-round program on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. For children 2-6 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 per 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.

Family Storytime is a year-round program 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.

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.

Wednesday Activities - Join us for a different activity every Wednesday beginning June 9 at 2:00 p.m. For children of all ages. Although there are no tickets, after capacity of 200 children has been reached we will be unable to allow more guests into the room.

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 summer program on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. For children 3-12 years old. Limited to 35 children.

Drawing with Numbers is a summer program on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Children will learn to draw animals step-by-step by simply starting with a number. Recommended for children ages 4-12 years old. 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 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.
  • 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. 
  • All day care groups interested in attending a children's library program must contact Paula Gonzales at least one week in advance by calling 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 starting June 2.
  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 2014 Events
  • Monday, June 2 - 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 3
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 4
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 5
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 9
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Kick off Party at 2:00 p.m. (all ages)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 10
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (Container Art) 
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 11
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Friendship Black Light Puppet Show Performance at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 12
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Drawing with Numbers at 5:00 p.m. 
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 16
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Mad Science Monday at 2:00 p.m. (Chemical Changes: Ice Cream) Note: Bring gloves.
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 17
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (Found Art Jewelry) 
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 18
    • Preschool Storytime (Para los Niños Literacy Centers) at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Rumpelstiltskin Marionette Puppet Show 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. Limited to 24 children.
  • Thursday, June 19
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Drawing With Numbers at 5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 23
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Fingerprint Safety at 10:00 a.m. - kits to take home while supplies last (repeated on July 16)
    • Mad Science Monday at 2:00 p.m. (Weather or Not?)
    • Horned Toad Tales at 3:00 p.m. For children entering 3rd-5th grade in Fall 2014. Limited to 35 children.
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 24
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (Super Sculpey Pens)
    • Family Science Time at 6:30 p.m. (Dr. Adam Splitter shares the fun of science through scientific experiments)
  • Wednesday, June 25
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Scales & Tails 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. Limited to 24 children.
  • Thursday, June 26
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Drawing with Numbers at 5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, June 30
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Mad Science Monday at 2:00 p.m. (Fossil Finders)
    • Horned Toad Tales at 3:00 p.m. For children entering 3rd-5th grade in Fall 2014. Limited to 35 children.
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.

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July 2014 Events

  • Tuesday, July 1
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m
    • Tween Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (Loop de Loops)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 2
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • The Crocodile Encounter at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 3
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • No Drawing with Numbers due to 5:00 p.m. closing for July 4 holiday
    • No Game Night due to 5:00 p.m. closing for July 4 holiday
  • Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 6 - The library is closed for the Independence Day Holiday.
  • Monday, July 7
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Mad Science Monday at 2:00 p.m. (Math Games)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 8
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (Gauze Puppet Heads)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 9
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Crazy Fun Science at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 10
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Drawing with Numbers at 5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 14
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Mad Science Monday at 2:00 p.m. (Science of Harry Potter)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 15
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (Finger Knitting) Note: Bring your own yarn.
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 16
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Fingerprint Safety at 10:00 a.m. - kits to take home while supplies last
    • Claude Sims, Comic Juggler at 2:00 p.m.
    • 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 children.
  • Thursday, July 17
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Drawing with Numbers at 5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 21
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Mad Science Monday at 2:00 p.m. (Sound All Around)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 22
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (Masques Magnifiques)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 23
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Julian Franklin: Go Wild Science and Reading Program 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. Limited to 24 children.
  • Thursday, July 24
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m.
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Drawing with Numbers at 5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 28
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30  a.m./11:30  a.m.
    • Mad Science Monday at 2:00 p.m. (Science of Baseball)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 29
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (To Dye for Pencil Bags)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 30
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Nature Discovery Center: Join the Insect Club at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 31
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Drawing with Numbers at 5:00 p.m. 
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.

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August 2014 Events

  • Monday, August 4 
    • Baby Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Mad Science Monday at 2:00 p.m. (Lava Lamp Experiment)
    • Hindi Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 5
    • Toddler Time at 9:30 a.m./10:30 a.m./11:30 a.m.
    • Tween Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (Friendship Bracelets)
    • Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 6
    • Preschool Storytime at 10:00 a.m./11:00 a.m.
    • Monster Mash End of Summer Celebration at 2:00 p.m. Come dressed up as your favorite monster or mad scientist!
  • Thursday, August 7
    • Spanish Storytime at 11:00 a.m./12:00 p.m. 
    • Cool Kids Crafts at 2:00 p.m.
    • Drawing with Numbers at 5:00 p.m.
    • Game Night at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 10 - The Summer Reading Program Ends.

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Thanks to the Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library for their exemplary support of the Summer Reading Program 2014!
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
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