University Branch Library adds new children’s programs

Fort Bend County Libraries’ University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks — every month.  These programs are free and open to the public. An evening Mother Goose Time is being added to the line-up in 2013 for parents and their babies to enjoy after work.

Mother Goose Time, which takes place every Wednesday at 10:30 am, provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities — including simple sign language, folksongs and lullabies, and finger plays — that are especially designed to stimulate babies’ social, emotional, and physical development through rhythm and music. Mother Goose Time is intended for infants from age 1 month to 12 months. Program dates are January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
A new program, Evening Mother Goose Time, will take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, starting at 6:30 pm. Program dates are January 8 and 22.

Toddler Time, which meets every Tuesday at 10:30 am, offers caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Program dates are January 8, 15, 22, and 29. The library will be closed on January 1.

Story Time, which meets every Thursday at 10:30 am, provides stories, movies, and age-appropriate craft activities for pre-school children, 3 to 6 years of age. Program dates are January 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.

Pajama Night Story Time — which takes place on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 7:00 pm — gives families an evening option for some activities presented during the day time.  The program date is January 15. The library will be closed on January 1.

Family Story Time will take place every Saturday at 10:30 am. Families with children of all ages are invited to come and enjoy stories, movies, and crafts together. Program dates are January 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Kinder Korner — a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities – takes place on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday, beginning at 4:00 pm.  Program date is January 16. Kinder Korner will not take place on January 2.

The After-School Breaks — crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 –take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, beginning at 4:00 pm. The January schedule is as follows:
January 9 – Science in a Bottle
January 23 – Travel to Italy

The Teen Programs, which are designed for youth in grades 6 and up, take place on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, beginning at 5:00 pm. The January schedule is as follows:
January 14 – Minute to Win It: Win prizes by completing fun challenges with friends!
January 28 – Game On! Enjoy an evening of board games, card games, & Wii™ games.

For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100.

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