Jan 31, 2023
Cinco Ranch Branch Library Adds New Programs For Infants & Families To Weekly Youth Activities
Jan 31, 2023
To kick off the new year in January, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, is adding several new programs – including Mother Goose Time for infants -- to its regular schedule of youth activities!
Mother Goose Time -- for pre-walking infants from age 1 month to 12 months – will take place on Tuesdays, from 10:15 to 10:45 am. This activity 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. Attendance is limited and registration is required.
Stretches & Stories – for families with children of all ages -- will take place on Thursdays, January 5 and 19, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. Families will enjoy stories, participating in gentle yoga and dance, and learn calming breathing techniques. Families may bring yoga mats.
Family Game Night will take place on Monday, January 9, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages are invited to play a variety of strategy and classic board games. Hear tips and tricks to help advance skill levels.
Family Build Night will take place on Monday, January 23, from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, in the Meeting Room. Families with children of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled building challenge using LEGOs and other mixed materials during this free-play time.
Creative Connections – activities for school-aged children in grades 4 through 8 – will take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm. The schedule of activities is as follows:
- January 12 – Hour of Code. Students will learn about coding and improve their skills by playing coding games. This activity will take place in the Computer Lab.
- January 26 – Game Day. Students will explore different strategy board games. This activity will take place in the Multi-purpose Room.
In addition to these new activities, the library will continue to present its regular schedule of free children’s programs – Family Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks – throughout the month of January.
These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, or to register for Mother Goose Time, see the online calendar of “Classes & Events” on Fort Bend County Libraries’ website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).
January Children’s Programs At Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library
Jan 31, 2023
Family Story Time takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10:30 to 11:00 am, in the Meeting Room of the library. Families with children of all ages will enjoy stories, songs, and action rhymes. Craft packets will be given out at the end of each program, so that children may take them home to enjoy.
Each week has a different theme. The schedule for January is as follows:
- January 3 and 4 – Snow Much Fun!
- January 10 and 11 – Let’s Get Cozy
- January 17 and 18 – Things That Pop
- January 24 and 25 – Opposites
- January 31 -- Space
After-School Breaks – crafts, movies, stories, and more for school-aged children in grades 1 through 5 – take place on the 1st and 3rd Thursday, from 4:30-5:00 pm, in the Meeting Room. Materials for these programs are made possible by the Friends of the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. The schedule of activities is as follows:
- January 5– Building Club. Try out a LEGO building challenge, build a sand castle, or create a bot maze!
- January 19 – Indoor Sidewalk Chalk
These programs are free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library (281-633-4675) or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).