Free Virtual Library Programs for Katy Families to Enjoy

Katy Magazine News

June 27, 2020

By Jennifer Miko

The Fort Bend County Libraries system offers great, free, programs for Katy families to enjoy virtually. Since the physical libraries are closed to the public, the library features a revised format for their Summer Reading Challenge. This year, all activities are presented virtually so families can participate from home.

The Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) will post video programs for different age levels each week during the month of July. Families can watch Mother Goose Time and Toddler Time videos to participate in age-appropriate stories, songs, and puppet shows. Middle school-age children can watch the craft demonstrations and create their own projects.


Program Schedule for July


Mondays

Mother Goose Time (infants 1-12 months of age)

Tuesdays

Toddler Time (1-3 years of age)

Thursdays

Middle School Programs (grades 6-8)

Families of toddlers and preschoolers may pick up the month’s to-go activity packets in July. The packets contain fun craft activities that can be done at home.

Special School-Age Programs in July

The FBCL will also showcase exciting live-streamed or recorded videos of popular performers. The programs can be seen on the FBCL website and in a special FBCL Facebook group page for the Summer Reading Challenge here.


Wednesday, July 1 at 10 a.m.

Scales & Tails

(presented by Nature Discovery Center)

Wednesday, July 8 at 10 a.m.

Imagine Land: A Musical Adventure

(presented by Will Parker)

Wednesday, July 15 at 10 a.m.

DJ Dance Party

(presented by DJ Jeffrey)

Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m.

Sleeping Beauty & the Handsome Prince

(presented by Jean Kuecher & the Marionette Playhouse)


Fun Family Programs in July

Families with children of all ages will enjoy watching these live-streamed or recorded videos virtual events!

Friday, July 3 at 10 a.m.

Orbit’s Virtual Library Show

(presented by Houston Astros)

Watch Orbit, the mascot of the Houston Astros, as he and his friend Oscar read us his book, Orbit's First Day of School.

Friday, July 10 at 10 a.m.

Aliens

(presented by Science Tellers)


Two curious kids investigate and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet! Pursued by a wacky space scientist, they must get the aliens back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! An exciting, out-of-this world adventure!

Friday, July 17 at 10 a.m.

Puppets & Stories

(presented by Puppet Pizzazz)


Mr. Greg of Puppet Pizzazz shares his passion for puppetry through a variety of puppetry styles.  This program includes storytelling, and instruction on making and playing with puppets.

Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m.

An Avian Adventure

(presented by Houston Audubon Society)


Join the Houston Audubon education team as they take you on an avian adventure at Houston Audubon's Raptor and Education Center. Meet some of the birds that reside at the center and help teach about bird conservation. Learn what makes a bird a bird, why birds matter and how we can help them.

These activities and events are made possible by the Friends of the Library organizations.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the FBCL website or call the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

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