For Children

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Design Challenge – Build a Ball Launcher! Session 1

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 19.  Please register all persons in your group.  Ages 5-17. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    We’re participating in the Fluor engineering challenge!  Come to one of our sessions or all three!

    February 20, 2018 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    February 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    March 15, 2018 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Who can enter?  K-12 students. Students can enter individually or as teams of up to four students. Only one entry per team is allowed.

    What do I do? Build a device to launch a ball as far as possible, and another device to catch it, all from a limited list of materials like pencils, rubber bands, paper, and tape.  The Library will have quantities of the approved materials on hand for each session.  The farther you can launch the ball (following the challenge rules) before it touches the ground, and the fewer materials you use, the higher your score. Finish your design and submit your score before the March 16, 2018 deadline to enter the contest.   The rules and procedures are further explained in the contest video (below).  Please refer any additional questions you may have to our youth services staff.

    Why should I enter? Building devices to send aluminum foil balls flying across the room is fun! Plus, there are bragging rights up for grabs. Fluor will be posting top scores on their 2018 score board.  Additionally, Fluor will reward three teams, drawn at random, with a $1,000 USD check for their sponsoring organization! You give the Library the chance to win $1,000 by building and testing a ball launcher, and trying your best!

    https://www.sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge-2018-worksheet.pdf

    Please refer to the full description of this annual initiative at Science Buddies.org.  Credit goes to:

    Finio, Ben. “Ball Launcher Challenge” Science Buddies. Science Buddies, 21 Dec. 2017. Web. 9 Jan. 2018 <https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/ApMech_p052/build-ball-launcher>

     

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 26.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, February 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 22nd, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, February 23rd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2.

    Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary.

    (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 23rd, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, February 24th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

    Welcome to Stories! Music! Action! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers.

    (Ages 4 years and up, with adult)  Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, February 24th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, February 26th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, February 26th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • duplo free play

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Design Challenge – Build a Ball Launcher! Session 2

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  JANUARY 19.  Please register all persons in your group.  Ages 5-17. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    We’re participating in the annual Fluor engineering challenge!  Come to one of our sessions or all three!

    February 20, 2018 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    February 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    March 15, 2018 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Who can enter?  K-12.  Students can enter individually or as teams of up to four students.

    What do I do? Build a device to launch a ball as far as possible, and another device to catch it, all from a limited list of materials like pencils, rubber bands, paper, and tape. The Library will have quantities of the approved materials on hand during the three sessions.  The farther you can launch the ball (following the challenge rules) before it touches the ground, and the fewer materials you use, the higher your score. The rules and procedures are provided in the contest video (below), and the score sheet is also attached.

    Why should I enter? Building devices to send aluminum foil balls flying across the room is fun! Plus, there are bragging rights up for grabs. Fluor will be posting top scores on their 2018 score board.  You give the Library the chance to win $1,000 by building and testing a ball launcher, and trying your best!

    https://www.sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge-2018-worksheet.pdf

    Please refer to the full description of this annual initiative at Science Buddies.org.  Credit goes to:

    Finio, Ben. “Ball Launcher Challenge” Science Buddies. Science Buddies, 21 Dec. 2017. Web. 9 Jan. 2018 <https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/ApMech_p052/build-ball-launcher>

     

     

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 1st, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 1st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, March 2nd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 2nd, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • NO – DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS: This WEEK’s programs will open for registration BY NOON on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (Manheim Twp/E. Lampeter residents; all others please sign up starting on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16)

    Sunday, March 4th, 2018
    Time: All day
  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, March 5th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 5th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on February 16.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 8th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 8th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, March 9th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.

    Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary.

    (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 9th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 10th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, March 10th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

    Welcome to Stories! Music! Action! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers.

    (Ages 4 years and up, with adult)  Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, March 12th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 12th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers.  You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.   Please let us know if you wish to use library equipment by checking the appropriate box in this registration.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Design Challenge – Build a Ball Launcher! Session 3

    Thursday, March 15th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 16.  Please register all persons in your group. Ages 5-17. Children under 8 should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

    We’re participating in the annual Fluor engineering challenge to get as many kids engineering as possible!  Come to one of our sessions or all three!  Build it here, or at home and bring it in to test and submit your entries!  We will have the following opportunities for your team or student:

    Opening session for building, testing and formal scoring if completed – February 20, 2018 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

    Mid-contest session for building, testing and formal scoring if completed – February 28, 2018 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    Final session for building, testing, and formal scoring – March 15, 2018 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

    Student Teams may utilize our library for work sessions in between the above dates – ask if there’s a study room available!  Please do not test your launchers in our shared spaces – our youth services staff may be able to locate an appropriate space if rooms are not occupied.

    Who can enter? The 2018 Fluor Engineering Challenge is open to K-12 students around the world. Students can enter individually or as teams of up to four students. Only one entry per team is allowed. There is no limit to the number of teams that can enter.  Organizations earn chances of winning a prize based on number of entries, but the greatest reward is the enthusiasm generated by hands-on exploration!

    What do I do? Build a device to launch a ball as far as possible, and another device to catch it, all from a limited list of materials like pencils, rubber bands, paper, and tape. The Library will have supplies of the required materials for all three programs.  The farther you can launch the ball (following the challenge rules) before it touches the ground, and the fewer materials you use, the higher your score. Finish your design and submit your score before the March 16, 2018 deadline to enter the contest.  We will have three sessions for you to come in and work on your design, or you can work on it at home or a friend’s home, but you’ll need to test it in front of our staff during one of the three program dates to have the entry submitted!  The rules and procedures are provided in the contest video (below), and the score sheet is also attached.

    Why should I enter? Building devices to send aluminum foil balls flying across the room is fun! Plus, there are bragging rights up for grabs. Fluor will be posting top scores on their 2018 score board. Students from anywhere in the world, regardless of location, are eligible to participate in the competition to get their team name on the score board by completing the challenge and submitting their scores. Additionally, Fluor will reward three teams, drawn at random, with a $1,000 USD check for their sponsoring organization! You give the Library the chance to win $1,000 by building and testing a ball launcher, and trying your best!

    https://www.sciencebuddies.org/fluor-challenge-2018-worksheet.pdf

    Please refer to the full description of this annual initiative at Science Buddies.org.  Credit goes to:

    Finio, Ben. “Ball Launcher Challenge” Science Buddies. Science Buddies, 21 Dec. 2017. Web. 9 Jan. 2018 <https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/ApMech_p052/build-ball-launcher>

     

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 15th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 15th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, March 16th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 16th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, March 17th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 17th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, March 19th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  FEBRUARY 16.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, March 19th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 2.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 19th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 2.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 2.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, March 23rd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 2.

    Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary.

    (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 23rd, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, March 24th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 2.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

    Welcome to Stories! Music! Action! Enjoy stories, songs and activities with other families in a relaxed atmosphere. This program is intended for children ages 4 and up with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disorders, and their typically developing peers.

    (Ages 4 years and up, with adult)  Please register each child for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 24th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 26th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Parachute Games: Level I (Older 3 year olds-6 year olds)

    Monday, March 26th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 9.

    Join us for a cooperative movement program where we will use our imaginations while playing parachute games!  Stories and games will be incorporated, while we practice skills like listening, following directions, taking turns, and sharing.  A great activity for children and their adults to come together and share an exciting and engaging learning experience! (Must be an older 3 year old-6 years old with an adult. Adults and children may participate) Limit: 12 children.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read) Very young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 9.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 9.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, March 29th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 29th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 30th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,MARCH 9.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 31st, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 2nd, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 16.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on March 16.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 16.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 5th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, April 5th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, April 6th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 16.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, April 6th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, April 7th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,MARCH 16.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, April 7th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 9th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 23.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Coder Dojo – SPECIAL ROBOT SESSION

    Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

    This month we’re gearing up for our annual Maker Fest, and the robots have arrived early.  Come test them out before the big day!  We’ll have some laptops available for coding as well.

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers.  You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.   Please let us know if you wish to use library equipment by checking the appropriate box in this registration.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, April 11th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 23.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, April 12th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 12th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, April 13th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 23.

    Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary.

    (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, April 13th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 16th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 30.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  MARCH 16.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 30.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, April 18th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, April 19th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 19th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, April 20th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 30.

    Sing, Sign & Story Time uses stories and song to teach American Sign Language (ASL) to children and their grown-ups, a few signs at a time. Pick up a new language, and improve communication skills between you and your child, even if your child isn’t talking yet. It’s easy when it’s fun. (Ages infant to 7 years, with adult)

    Developed in cooperation with ASL instructor Cynthia Shultz, www.a-sign-of-love.com

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, April 20th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,MARCH 30.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 23rd, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 6.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 6.

    Story Time for the preschool set: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library.  (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, April 27th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 6.

    Young children learn best when they are able to construct knowledge through meaningful play. Join us for a free play session with wooden unit blocks, where preschoolers have the freedom to build and play as they wish! At the same time, children will experiment, manipulate objects, work with others, count and measure, and build vocabulary.

    (3 to 6 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit:10 children.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, April 27th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 30th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on April 20.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, May 5th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 13.

    Story Time for late preschool to early elementary: stories, songs, puppets, art, experiments, and silly stuff!  Join us in the Circle Room in the Children’s Library. Bring a snack to eat during the program.  (3 to 8 years, with adult. Other family members welcome.) Limit: 20 children.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 20.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers.  You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.   Please let us know if you wish to use library equipment by checking the appropriate box in this registration.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 10th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, May 10th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  APRIL 20.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, May 17th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 17th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 24th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, May 24th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, May 31st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 31st, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on May 18.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, June 7th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, June 7th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MAY 18.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers.  You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.   Please let us know if you wish to use library equipment by checking the appropriate box in this registration.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, June 14th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, June 14th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  MAY 18.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, June 21st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, June 21st, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Giggle Magic!

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is REQUIRED and will open by NOON on May 18.

    LARGE PROGRAM REGISTRATION: Please register all individuals (adults and children) for this event.  Please use the “Kid” field for extra adults!

    A silly show full of giggles and fun, with Marcy Klutcha. (Ages older 2s – 8, with adult)

    Provided by the Library System of Lancaster County.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • STEM-Sational Summer!

    Thursday, June 28th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open by noon on Friday, May 18.

    What is STEM?  Join us for science, technology, engineering, and math games and projects…some activities will be independent, some will be in pairs and groups.  Register for each program separately. (entering grades 3 to 5) Limit: 20

     

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, June 28th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, June 28th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on June 15.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, July 5th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 5th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, July 12th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 12th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  JUNE 15.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, July 19th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 19th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • STEM-Sational Summer!

    Thursday, July 26th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, June 16.

    What is STEM?  Join us for science, technology, engineering, and math games and projects…some activities will be independent, some will be in pairs and groups.  Register for each program separately. (entering grades 3 to 5) Limit: 12.

     

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 26th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Duplo Free Play

    Thursday, July 26th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on July 20.  Space is limited.  Ages 8-18.

    For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

    While we encourage discovery-based learning, we also must ensure that safety measures are introduced and enforced.  In order to ensure that electricity will be treated with respect and caution, first-time participants will receive a short, mandatory tutorial to ensure they will be successful and avoid damaging the components.  Deliberate disregard of safety and behavior guidelines presented in this tutorial will result in immediate removal from the program, and may prevent children from attending further Maker and Stem youth programs.

    Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Lititz for funding this program!

     

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Come to the Children’s Area and play the Library’s games, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 5 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 9th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 20.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

    Join the local Coder Dojo Group! Coder Dojo is an international organization that organizes computer programming clubs for kids. The Lancaster Coder Dojo is run by local professional computer programmers.  You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.   Please let us know if you wish to use library equipment by checking the appropriate box in this registration.

    Lancaster Coder Dojo also meets at Lancaster Public Library (125 North Duke Street) on the fourth Tuesday of the month. To attend LPL’s sessions, please visit their website to learn how to register for sessions at LPL.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Regardless of your skill level, whether an expert or a novice, if you like to play chess and/or strategy games, you are welcome to attend our Library’s monthly Chess & Strategy Games event.  Bring your own chess board/strategy game (such as Stratego) or use one of the library’s chess boards (Designed for ages 8 & up).  Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library.  Space may be limited.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • STEM-Sational Summer!

    Thursday, August 16th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, July 21.

    What is STEM?  Join us for science, technology, engineering, and math games and projects…some activities will be independent, some will be in pairs and groups.  Register for each program separately. (entering grades 3 to 5; children must be in this age range to particpate) Limit: 16.

     

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 16th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  JULY 20.

    Build your own creation out of LEGO bricks, based on the Theme of the Month! Use the Library’s LEGOs; DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN, to keep from losing them. Third Tuesdays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years! A responsible adult must accompany each family group.

    Toys provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 30th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

    Build and play with the Library’s DUPLO bricks. Each family group must include a responsible adult.