Free and Fun Library Programs for Katy Kids this Summer


    KATY MAGAZINE NEWS

    May 29, 2019

    By Veronica Miko

    Bring the kids to a Katy-area library near you to beat the heat and keep learning alive. Each location offers fun activities for young people to explore stories.

    The Cinco Ranch, Katy and Maud Marks libraries all provide recurring kids' programs and featured events for the community to enjoy. From babies to preschoolers to teens. Katy kids can beat the summer heat and take part in many fun indoor activities.

    Stop by your local library to participate in the free programs listed here. Remember, space is limited, so get there early!

    CINCO RANCH LIBRARY

    2620 Commercial Center Blvd.

    281-395-1311

    Closed on Sunday

    Summer Reading Program

    May 27 to August 31

    “A Universe of Stories”

    The library welcomes Katy residents to participate in their summer reading program and divides them into age-appropriate groups: young readers, middle school students, and high school age and above. The reading challenge offers prizes ranging from bookmarks to the chance to win a 16 GB Fire HD 7 tablet.

    MONDAY

    Stories and Play

    2:00 pm

    Ages 1 - 2 years old

    Toddlers can participate in stories, classic rhymes, songs, and play time.

    TUESDAY

    Mother Goose

    10:15 am

    Ages 0 – 18 months

    Non-walking babies can participate in this multi-sensory class that helps stimulate babies' social, emotional and physical development through rhythm and music.

    WEDNESDAY

    Story Time

    11:30 am

    Ages 3 – 6 years old

    Children will watch a movie, make crafts, and hear stories.

    KATY LIBRARY

    5414 Franz Rd.

    281-391-3509

    Closed on Sunday

    WEEKDAYS

    Kid’s Café

    11:30 am

    Children and caretakers can pop in for a light lunch provided by the Houston Food Bank.

    MONDAY

    Baby Time

    10:15 am

    Ages 0 - 18 months

    Storytime for non-walking babies

    Teen Summer Programs

    2:30 pm

    Check the calendar for the featured weekly activities, including crafts and life-sized board games.

    TUESDAY

    Toddler Time

    10:30 am

    Ages 18 months – 3 years

    Toddlers will listen to stories and songs.

    Anime Club

    4:30 pm

    Members of the club can find out the latest news in the anime world, discuss their favorite manga, and watch different animes.

    THURSDAY

    Preschool Storytime

    10:30 am

    Ages 3 – 6 years

    Children can listen to stories, hear songs, and make crafts.

    MAUD SMITH MARKS LIBRARY

    1815 Westgreen Blvd.

    832-927-7860

    Closed on Sunday

    MONDAY

    Afternoon Adventures:

    Martha’s Petting Zoo

    June 3 at 1:00 pm

    Meet different walks of life in Martha’s Petting Zoo.

    Books Alive

    June 10 at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm

    Enjoy a musical theatre production that brings a novel to life in Books Alive.

    Julian Franklin Performs*

    June 17 at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm

    Boredom will disappear with a comedy and magic performance by Julian Franklin.

    *Wristbands will be given out 30 minutes before the performance.

    David Hinkin Magic Show*

    June 24 at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm

    Little ones will be astounded by this spellbinding magic show.

    *Wristbands will be given out 30 minutes before the performance.

    TUESDAY

    Infant Time

    10:15 am and 11:15 am

    Ages 3 - 17 months

    This session lasts 20 minutes and features nursery rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.

    WEDNESDAY

    Preschool Storytime

    10:15 am

    Preschool-aged children can participate in this program which helps promote reading through stories and songs.

    THURSDAY

    Totally Toddler

    10:15 am and 11:15 am

    Ages 18 – 36 months

    Toddlers and their caregivers can participate in songs, games, and hear stories.

    Check the library websites to confirm dates and times for each program. Popular activities fill up quickly.

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