Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library 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. The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at these activities. The schedule for October is as follows:
Mother Goose Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. — 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. Mother Goose Time will take place on October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Toddler Time – Wednesdays at 10:15 am, and Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – is a structured program of caregiver/child activities, stories and songs for older babies, from 12 to 36 months of age. Program dates are October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31.
Stories & Play – Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. — for children from 1 to 3 years of age. Children will be treated to a story and then have open play time. Stories & Play will take place on October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Pre-school children, 3 to 6 years of age, will enjoy Preschool Story Time, where they hear stories, watch movies, and participate in age-appropriate craft activities, beginning at 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday. Program dates are October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31.
Pajama Night Story Time — Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. — gives families an evening option for the activities presented during the daytime. Program dates are October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
Family Story Time takes place on the 1st Saturday of the month, October 6, beginning at 10:15 a.m. Families with children of all ages are invited to attend.
Kinder Korner — a time for kindergartners to enjoy stories, movies, crafts and other activities – takes place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Kinder Korner will take place on October 10 and 24.
The After-School Breaks — crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children entering grades 1 through 3 — begin at 4:30 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. Program dates are October 3 and 17.
The Creative Connection, which begins at 2:30 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of the month, is designed for youth in grades 4 through 8. This activity will take place on October 27.
Minecraft Monday – October 29, 4:30 p.m. Minecraft challenge for students in grades 4 through 8. Reservations required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “Cinco Ranch Branch Library,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-395-1311, or by visiting the library.
SPECIAL EVENT – YOUTH SERVICES
“Puppet Palooza” – Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 p.m., Meeting Room. Families with toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy special puppet shows and songs.
For more information, please call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library at 281-395-1311 or the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734. The Cinco Ranch Branch library is located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.