In celebration of Children’s Book Week, January 22-28, Fort Bend County Libraries will present a variety of special programs for children and families at locations throughout the library system.
“Research shows that children who are read to from an early age have a larger vocabulary and better language skills when they start school. They also have a greater interest in books,” says Susan King, Coordinator of Youth Services at Fort Bend County Libraries. “Children who want to have books read to them are more likely to want to learn to read. You can give your child a life-long advantage if you start now to develop a love for books and reading. Children who are good readers are usually the most successful learners. Reading is a good habit to start!”
The schedule or programs and activities is as follows:
• “Story Time the Musical” – 10:00 am, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond
• “D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Day – 1:30-3:30 pm, Sugar Land Branch, 550 Eldridge
• “Friendly Stories, Family Fun” – 2:00 pm, University Branch, 14010 University Blvd, Sugar Land
• “Chinese New Year Celebration” Pajama Story Time – 7:00 pm, Missouri City Branch, 1530 Texas Parkway
• “Teddy-Bear Time Pajama Story Time” – 6:30 pm, Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, 8100 FM 359 South, Fulshear
• “Family Game Day” – 4:00 pm, Albert George Branch, 9230 Gene Street, Needville
• “Heroes!” Come dressed as your favorite character for Story Time – 7:00 pm, Cinco Ranch Branch, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd, Katy
• “An Old-Fashioned Story Time” – 11:30 am, First Colony Branch, 2121 Austin Parkway, Sugar Land
• “Teddy Bear Picnic & Story Time” – 2:00 pm, Sienna Branch, 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd, Missouri City
These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677 or the branch library.