For Children

  • Market Monday

    Monday, October 14th, 2019
    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

    Monday, October 14th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
    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)

    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, October 15th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop in program. No registration required. Children can take on the role of veterinarians, postal workers, chefs, and more! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Rosemary Wells – A Visit to the Artist’s Studio

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join us for an exciting evening with award-winning author and illustrator Rosemary Wells! Ms. Wells is the creator of the Max and Ruby series and has written and/or illustrated more than one hundred children’s books. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For children, their families, and children’s book enthusiasts. 

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
    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, October 16th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, October 16th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    This program is provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, October 18th, 2019
    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.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, October 18th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th.

    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

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019
    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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, October 19th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th.

    Spend a Saturday morning sharing a story with us! We’ll have stories, songs, art, and more! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!)

  • Market Monday

    Monday, October 21st, 2019
    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)

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, October 21st, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

    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.

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, October 21st, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop in program. No registration required. Children can take on the role of veterinarians, postal workers, chefs, and more! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
    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)

    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, October 23rd, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    This program is provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, October 24th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, October 24th, 2019
    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, October 25th, 2019
    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.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, October 25th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th.

    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

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019
    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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th.

    Spend a Saturday morning sharing a story with us! We’ll have stories, songs, art, and more! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!)

     

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, October 28th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, October 28th, 2019
    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, October 29th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop in program. No registration required. Children can take on the role of veterinarians, postal workers, chefs, and more! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • CANCELLED – Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
    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)

    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, October 30th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    This program is provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, October 31st, 2019
    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, October 31st, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, November 1st, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th.

    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, November 1st, 2019
    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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11th.

    Spend a Saturday morning sharing a story with us! We’ll have stories, songs, art, and more! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
    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, OCTOBER 16th (Manheim Twp/E. Lampeter residents; all others please sign up starting on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th)

    Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
    Time: All day
  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, November 4th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Come to the library in your PJs for story time! Bring your stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows too. We’ll read bedtime stories, sing songs, and do a craft. Registration is required and will open by noon on Friday, October 18th. Suggested for children 18 months – 6 years and their families. 

  • Market Monday

    Monday, November 4th, 2019
    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

    Monday, November 4th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop in program. No registration required. Children can take on the role of veterinarians, postal workers, chefs, and more! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Junior Chef Creations

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, October 18th. For children age 6-11.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, November 6th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    This program is provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 7th, 2019
    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, November 7th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, November 8th, 2019
    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.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, November 8th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th.

    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

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
    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.

  • Amelia Bedelia Story Time & Visit

    Saturday, November 9th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us for a story time with a very special guest – Amelia Bedelia herself!

    Recommended for children ages 4 to 8 and their families.

     

  • Market Monday

    Monday, November 11th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 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, November 12th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop in program. No registration required. Children can take on the role of veterinarians, postal workers, chefs, and more! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th.  Ages 8-17.  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.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, November 13th, 2019
    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, November 13th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    This program is provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019
    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, November 14th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, November 15th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th.

    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, November 15th, 2019
    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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th.

    Spend a Saturday morning sharing a story with us! We’ll have stories, songs, art, and more! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, November 16th, 2019
    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

    Monday, November 18th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, November 18th, 2019
    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)

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, November 18th, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

    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.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop in program. No registration required. Children can take on the role of veterinarians, postal workers, chefs, and more! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, November 20th, 2019
    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, November 20th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    This program is provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, November 21st, 2019
    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, November 21st, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, November 22nd, 2019
    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.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.

    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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.

    Spend a Saturday morning sharing a story with us! We’ll have stories, songs, art, and more! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
    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

    Monday, November 25th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, November 25th, 2019
    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)

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop in program. No registration required. Children can take on the role of veterinarians, postal workers, chefs, and more! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    This program is provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, November 30th, 2019
    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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8th.

    Spend a Saturday morning sharing a story with us! We’ll have stories, songs, art, and more! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!)

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Come to the library in your PJs for story time! Bring your stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows too. We’ll read bedtime stories, sing songs, and do a craft. Registration is required and will open by noon on Friday, November 15th. Suggested for children 18 months – 6 years and their families. 

  • Market Monday

    Monday, December 2nd, 2019
    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)

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop in program. No registration required. Children can take on the role of veterinarians, postal workers, chefs, and more! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, November 15th. For children age 6-11.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    This program is provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, December 5th, 2019
    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, December 5th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, December 6th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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, December 6th, 2019
    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, December 7th, 2019
    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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    Spend a Saturday morning sharing a story with us! We’ll have stories, songs, art, and more! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!)

  • Market Monday

    Monday, December 9th, 2019
    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)

  • Recycle Right! Presented by LCSWMA

    Monday, December 9th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Learn how to Recycle Right! Children will participate in hands-on learning through fun activities about recycling. Presented by LCSWMA.

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, December 9th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop in program. No registration required. Children can take on the role of veterinarians, postal workers, chefs, and more! Each family group must include a responsible adult. (Ages 3 and up)

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15th.  Ages 8-17.  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.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, December 11th, 2019
    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, December 11th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    This program is provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019
    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, December 12th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    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, December 13th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd.

    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, December 13th, 2019
    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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd.

    Spend a Saturday morning sharing a story with us! We’ll have stories, songs, art, and more! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019
    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.

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Winter Programming

    Sunday, December 15th, 2019
    Time: All day
  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, December 16th, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

    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.

  • Family Gingerbread House Making – Sponsored by TAB

    Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Bring your family to the library to make a graham cracker gingerbread house together! The library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will supply all the ingredients; just bring your imagination! Registration for this free program will open on Wednesday, November 13th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, November 15th for all others. For children ages 3 and up and their families.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
    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.

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Winter Programming

    Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
    Time: All day
  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Winter Programming

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019
    Time: All day
  • Junior Chef Creations

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, December 20th. For children age 6-11.

  • Junior Chef Creations

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, January 17th. For children age 6-11.

  • Junior Chef Creations

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, February 21st. For children age 6-11.

  • Junior Chef Creations

    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, March 20th. For children age 6-11.