Summer Library Programs for Katy Kids

KATY MAGAZINE l JUNE 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. 

 

MONDAYS

Stories and Play

2:00 pm

Ages 1 - 2 years old

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

 

TUESDAYS

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. 

 

WEDNESDAYS

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.

 

MONDAYS

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.

 

TUESDAYS

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. 

 

THURSDAYS

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

 

MONDAYS

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.

 

 

TUESDAYS

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.

 

WEDNESDAYS

Preschool Storytime

10:15 am

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

 

THURSDAYS

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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