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Children's Services: Current Programming

Date: June 1

Time: 4 to 6:00 pm

Ages: All ages

Games, bubbles, chalk, and more! Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge using the Beanstack Tracker App and start your reading log June 1st. Snow Cone truck will be in the parking lot for you to purchase amazing snow cones.

Dates: All summer

Time: All day

Ages Birth to Kindergarten

This nationwide public charity encourages caregivers to track the number of books they have read to their little ones. There is a sticker for every 100 books read and a prize when a child reaches 1000 books. Sign up to track your reading in Beanstack.

Date: June 25

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade

Katrina Willoughby is a local children's author of the book series "So You Want to Learn About." Join her to hear about how she became an author and what she learned along the way.

Dates: June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27

Times: 10:15 to 10:45 am and 11:15 to 11:45 am

Ages: Birth to walking and their caregivers

Tickles, giggle, rhymes, and a story for those who BYOB (bring your own baby).

Dates: Aug 9, Aug 23

Time: 5 to 6:00 pm

Ages: 8 to 11

Come hang out while a librarian reads a few chapters of a great book. This book club will meet twice a month, reading the selected until its concluded. The book club members will help select the next book.

Date: Aug 3

Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am

Ages: All ages

Explore different kinds of bones. Can you figure out what they were?

Date: Aug 4

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade

Sharpen your design skills by creating your own button. You can use our template or cut out artwork from a book.

Dates: June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July, 15, July 22, July 29

Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Ages: 5 to 11

Gardening is a fun and physical development activity! We will plant flowers, herbs, and vegetables together!

*Held at Hometown Heroes Park.

Dates: All summer

Time: All day

Ages: 0 to 11

Ready for a surprise? Let a librarian hand-pick your next read! Fill out our online form, and we'll send you an e-mail when your special books are ready to be picked up.

Date: July 20

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade (A separate area will be provided for younger siblings and adults.)

Learn about how the surrounding bodies of water affect our weather.

*Held at Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

Date: Aug 8

Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am

Ages: All ages

Enjoy cartoons as you put together a kit of crafts!

Date: June 15

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade (A separate area will be provided for younger siblings and adults.)

See science concepts explored through the Indian classical dance and music of Silambam Houston.

*Held at Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

Date: June 14

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages All ages

You are cordially invited to party like Gerald and Piggie with us!

Dates: June 4, July 2, Aug 6

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Ages: All ages

Gather your friends and family to build something amazing!

Dates: June 23, July 28, Aug 25

Time: 6 to 7:00 pm

Ages: All ages

Join us for hands on fun for all ages. You never know what your family might create!

Date: June 8

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade (A separate area will be provided for younger siblings and adults.)

See real fish specimens local to Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Take a closer look at these fish out of water!

*Held at Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

Date: July 26

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: All ages

Spend your afternoon with fishy-themed crafts and activities.

Date: June 21

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: All ages

Come meet Gulfy from The Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network. There will be a storytime and activities.

Date: June 28

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: All ages

Sailors beware! Do you have what it takes to survive these monster infested waters? Let’s find out with activities and crafts!

Date: July 5

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: All ages

Helen Hall Library is being invaded! Can you save the library from the extra-terrestrials?

Date: Aug 19

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Ages: Birth to 3

Bring your little to learn as they explore. We will have several stations set up as well as an interactive learning session with caregiver and child. You will leave with tips and tricks you can use at home.

Date: Aug 2

Time: 10:30 to 11:00 am

Ages: All ages

Calling all mermaids to get ready to sparkle and shine. We will meet in the children’s department, then parade our way over to City Hall and back.

Dates: June 18, July 16, Aug 20

Time: 10:30 to 11:00 am

Ages: 1 to 6

Join us for songs, movement, and a whole lot of shaking.

Dates: June 3, June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29,

Time: Posted by 10 am

Ages: All ages

Explore the world around you with weekly

Date: June 7

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Put your eyepatch on and come to our pirate party! Adventures awaits you! Open to all ages!

Date: June 29

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade (A separate area will be provided for younger siblings and adults.)

Visit with the folks from the Armand Bayou Nature Center and learn about local outrageous reptiles.

*Held at Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

Dates: June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: 8 to 11

Enjoy activities, prompts, and writing challenges to grow your creative writing skills. Dragons and fire are a possibility, fun is promised!

Dates:

June 3 Fire Station 4 - Bay Area BLVD and FM 518

July 1 Fire Station 3 - FM 518 and South Shore BLVD

Aug 5 Fire Station 2 - Hobbs Rd and W League City PKWY.

Time: 10:15 am

Ages: 3 to 5 and their caregivers

Join us at local fire stations for a storytime!

Dates: June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26

Times: 10:15 to 10:45 am and 11:15 to 11:45 am

Stories, songs, and rhymes. Children will have a short craft time at the end of the program.

Dates: June 23, July 28

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: 8 to 11

How much putt could a tween putt-putt if a tween could putt putt-putt?

Dates: June 9, June 29, July 14, July 27, Aug 11, Aug 31

Time: 7 to 8:00 pm (by registration only)

Ages: 1st to 3rd grade

Designed for reluctant readers or those who need extra reading support in grades 1 - 3. Registration is required. E-mail ziba.cyrus@leaguecitytx.gov to register.

Date: July 6

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade (A separate area will be provided for younger siblings and adults.)

Learn about how sound works using the the music of Tom's Fun Band!

*Held at Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

Date: June 22

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade (A separate area will be provided for younger siblings and adults.)

Learn about our local sea turtles and other Galveston Bay marine life from the Texas Master Naturalist.

*Held at Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

Date: July 19

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: All ages

Come dig for treasures, play, learn, and have fun with games and make sea creature and other crafts!

Dates: June 9, July 14

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: 8 to 11

Let's get crafty! Grab a snack and make some art! All supplies are provided.

Date: June 24

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Ages: Special needs families with children under 18

Families of special needs children, join us for a causal gathering. There will be crafts and toys for your children as well as a snack and drink for everyone. Librarians will be on hand to better understand how the library collection and programs can serve your needs.

Dates: June 6 to 12, July 18 to 24

Time: All day

Ages: 3 to 8

Enjoy reading a book to your children while spending time with them outdoors!

“The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.”

Date: July 27

Time: 2 to 3:30 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade (A separate area will be provided for younger siblings and adults.)

This explosive hour and a half program is jam packed with chemistry fun.

*Held at Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

Dates: June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25

Times: 10:15 to 10:45 am and 11:15 to 11:45 am

Ages: 1 to 3 and their caregivers

Wiggles, songs, rhymes, and a story.

Date: July 13

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: Kindergarten to 5th grade (A separate area will be provided for younger siblings and adults.)

Learn about these gentle giants of the deep from the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

*Held at Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center

Date: July 12

Time: 2 to 3:00 pm

Ages: All ages

It's hot outside, so cool off with winter themed crafts indoors!