Children

Children’s Catalog

The Children’s Catalog is designed to help children find their own books and other library materials. Children can search by author, title, or keywords. There are also helpful subject guides to help children find exactly what they want to read.

Storytimes

Fall 2019 Storytime started September 9 at Ringer Library (College Station) and September 18 at Mounce Library (Bryan).

SEPT. 9 – NOV. 14, 2019, AT LARRY J. RINGER LIBRARY, 1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. S., College Station, TX 77845 (Ringer Library’s storytime schedule changed on October 14, and Ringer Library now requires registration except for family storytime. The dates and times listed are the new ones.)

  • Mon., 9:10, 9:50, & 10:30 AM, Wiggle Worms, ages 1-4, Registration Required
  • Mon., 11:15 AM, STEAM, science, technology, engineering, arts, math, ages 3-5, Registration Required
  • Thurs., 9:10 AM, Babies and Books, newborns and crawling babies, Registration Required
  • Thurs., 9:50 & 10:30 AM, Wiggle Worms, ages 1-4, Registration Required
  • Thurs., 11:15 AM, Family, all ages, geared to newborn to age 5

SEPT. 18 – NOV. 13, 2019, AT CLARA B. MOUNCE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803

  • Wed., 10:00 AM, Baby/Toddler Storytime, babies and toddlers
  • Wed., 10:30 AM, Ready To Read, preschool-age children

MONTHLY STORYTIMES

  • Family Nighttime Storytime, Ringer Library, 2nd Tues. (Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12), 6:15 – 7:00 PM, all ages
  • Family Fun in Many Cultures, Mounce Library, 3rd Sun. (Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15), 3:30 PM, all ages, multiple languages

For more information about Mounce (Bryan) storytimes, call (979) 209-5600 and ask for Jenny. For Ringer (College Station) storytimes, call (979) 764-3416 and ask for Michelle.

Class Visits

Come visit the Library with your school! Our primary goal for class visits is to develop and nurture children’s lifelong love of reading, literature, and the library. You must make a reservation for a class visit. Schools and day cares can schedule class visits. Contact Jenny or Elaine at (979) 209-5600 to schedule a class visit at Mounce Library in Bryan. Ringer Library is currently closed for renovations and is scheduled to reopen by on Monday, September 23, 2019. If you are interested in visiting Ringer Library in College Station, call (979) 764-3416 and ask for Michelle.

Book Sales

The next book fair is the Friends of the Library’s fall book sale, which will be held on November 2 and 3 at Mounce Library in downtown Bryan. For information about the Friends of the Library’s biannual book sales, contact Larry Koeninger at (979) 209-5611 or see www.friendsbcs.org.

It’s Elementary

Online workshops for parents (click each title to download a pdf)

If you have feedback, including suggestions or concerns, for any content in these workshops, we encourage you to get in touch with us at www.bcslibrary.org/contact.

Summer Reading Program

The 2019 theme for all ages was A Universe of Stories. The 2019 program has ended. The 2020 program will start on June 1, 2020. The main landing page for summer reading is www.bcslibrary.org/summer-reading-program.

Check our children’s summer page for more information about summer 2019 events. Thanks to our sponsors. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact the library system. If you are a current sponsor and need to be added to our donors and sponsors webpage, please email kperkins@bryantx.gov.

Contacts

Clara B. Mounce Public Library (Bryan, TX) – (979) 209-5600, ask for Jenny or Elaine
Larry J. Ringer Library (College Station, TX) – (979) 764-3416, ask for Michelle or Liz

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