Because of the COVID-19 social-distancing recommendations, Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) is continuing to offer children’s programming virtually this fall and winter, so that families can participate from the comfort and safety of home!
Videos of Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Preschool Story Time, After-School Breaks, and Middle School Programs will be posted on the online Virtual calendar on FBCL’s website each week.
Activities will NOT be posted the last two weeks of the month, in observance of the holidays.
Age-appropriate stories, songs, and puppet shows are featured in the Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, and Preschool Story Time videos. The schedule is as follows:
- Tuesdays – Mother Goose Time (infants 1-12 months of age)
- Wednesdays – Toddler Time (1-3 years of age)
- Thursdays – Preschool Story Time (3-6 years of age)
Families of toddlers and preschoolers may pick up to-go activity packets from the library for the month. These packets contain fun craft activities that can be done at home. Call the libraries to request to pick up the packets through the Curbside Pick-Up service.
The After-School Breaks – which take place on the second and fourth Mondays – include crafts, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades K through 5. The schedule for December is as follows:
- December 14 – Ice Volcanoes.
- December 28 – NO PROGRAM
The Middle School Programs – which take place on the first and third Mondays — include activities specially designed for kids in grades 6 through 8. The schedule for December is as follows:
- December 7 – DIY Water-Gun Tie-Dye Shirts. In this video activity, discover how fantastic tie-dye designs can be created with water guns, paint, and water. The supplies used in this video were made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the First Colony Branch Library.
- December 21 – NO PROGRAM
Winter Craft Carnival – Friday, December 11, and December 16-23 (pre-recorded video) Families with children of all ages are invited to enjoy an assortment of wintery crafts. A video demonstrating the crafts will be posted on FBCL’s virtual calendar on December 11, and craft packets may be picked up through the Curbside Pick-Up service at the Mission Bend Branch Library December 16-23, on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. The activities are also available for download from FBCL’s virtual calendar on December 11.
Winter Puppet Palooza – Saturday, December 12 (pre-recorded video)
FBCL Youth librarians will present “Dashing Through the Snow – A Winter Puppet Show.” Families with children of all ages will enjoy a collection of favorite winter puppet shows, along with jokes, stories, rhymes, and songs.
For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).