For Children

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, May 1st, 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.

  • 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.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

    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, 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: 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 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.

  • Star Wars Story Time

    Friday, May 4th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    May the Fourth be with you! Join us for a very special Star Wars Story Time. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character! For ages 3 and up.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, May 4th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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, May 4th, 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, 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.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, May 5th, 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, APRIL 18 (Manheim Twp/E. Lampeter residents; all others please sign up starting on FRIDAY, APRIL 20)

    Sunday, May 6th, 2018
    Time: All day
  • Market Monday

    Monday, May 7th, 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, May 8th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, May 8th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

    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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, May 11th, 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.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, May 11th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 20th.  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, May 12th, 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, May 14th, 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.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, May 14th, 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, May 15th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, May 15th, 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

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

    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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    Friday, May 18th, 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.

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, May 18th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 9-12) Limit 6 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, May 18th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

    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 Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Summer Reading Program

    Sunday, May 20th, 2018
    Time: All day
  • Market Monday

    Monday, May 21st, 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, May 22nd, 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, May 23rd, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 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: 10:30 AM - 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, May 25th, 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, May 26th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 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 Summer Reading Program

    Sunday, May 27th, 2018
    Time: All day
  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, May 29th, 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.

  • Make Me – Comics!

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

    We welcome our newest Youth Services Staff member, Mr. Ben, who will be sharing his cartooning skills!  Space is limited.  Ages 8 – 12.

    Join us each month as we learn to make things – some are high-tech and others are traditional!  We’re reaching out to some new volunteers to add a variety of new maker skills.  Details will follow once our schedules are confirmed.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 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: 10:30 AM - 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, June 1st, 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.

  • Dancing Bears Summer Reading Kickoff Concert

    Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Program with the children’s band The Dancing Bears. They’ll get everyone moving with songs about nature, counting, the alphabet, and more!  Please register every member of your group!  Thank you.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, June 2nd, 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, June 4th, 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

    Monday, June 4th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, June 5th, 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.

  • 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!

     

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, June 6th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 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: 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 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.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, June 8th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MAY 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

    Friday, June 8th, 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, June 9th, 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, June 9th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, June 11th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, June 11th, 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)

  • Mini-Science

    Monday, June 11th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

    Science workshops based on “Peep and the Big Wide World.” (Ages 4-7.) Limit 20.

  • 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.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, June 12th, 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.

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 12 date.

    “Booked on Tuesdays” Is a book club just for kids, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering third through fourth grades)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, 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.

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 18.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

  • Tic Tac Toad

    Thursday, June 14th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Library patrons of all ages will view a PowerPoint with embedded frog and toad calls then play tic-tac-toe with 9 calls. The PowerPoint will also cover the similarities and differences between reptiles and amphibians, frogs and toads, natural history highlights, and the reasons for their calls. Presented by the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation Environmental Education Team. (Age 5 and up).

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, June 15th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 9-12) Limit 6 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, June 15th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

  • NEW! Beginners’ “Booked on Friday” Summer Reading Club

    Friday, June 15th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 15 date.

    “Beginner Booked on Fridays” Is a book club just for early readers who are able to read independently, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (Rising first and second graders who can read independently – we do not offer reading instruction in this program)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, June 15th, 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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, June 16th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MAY 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, June 16th, 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, June 18th, 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)

  • Mark DeRose

    Monday, June 18th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Musician and artist Mark DeRose will present songs, art work, videos, and activities that encourage young listeners to embrace and enjoy life, be creative individuals, and most importantly, confidently be themselves! (All ages).

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, June 18th, 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.

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, June 18th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 12 date.

    “Booked on Tuesdays” Is a book club just for kids, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering third through fourth grades)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, June 19th, 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.

  • Heads Up – Break Dancing

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Learn the basics of break dancing through demonstration and participation. Wear sneakers and come prepared to move! (Age 8 and up).

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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.)

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 18.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • NEW! Beginners’ “Booked on Friday” Summer Reading Club

    Friday, June 22nd, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 15 date.

    “Beginner Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for early readers who are able to read independently, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (Rising first and second graders who can read independently – we do not offer reading instruction in this program)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, June 22nd, 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.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, June 22nd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JUNE 1st.  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, June 23rd, 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

    Monday, June 25th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, June 25th, 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, June 26th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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.)

  • Giggle Magic!

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

    Join Marcy and her friend Chicken Patti for magic tricks, hilarious puppetry, music and dancing, plus interactive audience participation. (Age 2-8).

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, June 26th, 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.

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 12 date.

    “Booked on Tuesdays” Is a book club just for kids, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering third through fourth grades)

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, May 18.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

  • Rocks Are a Blast from the Past

    Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    What is a rock and how are they formed? Join geologist Jeri Jones to learn about rocks and minerals. (Age 5 and up).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Friday, June 29th, 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.

  • Beginners’ “Booked on Friday” Summer Reading Club

    Friday, June 29th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 15 date.

    “Beginner Booked on Fridays” Is a book club just for early readers who are able to read independently, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (Rising first and second graders who can read independently – we do not offer reading instruction in this program)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, June 30th, 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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, June 30th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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, July 2nd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, July 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)

  • 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!

     

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 12 date.

    “Booked on Tuesdays” Is a book club just for kids, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering third through fourth grades)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

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

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

    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, 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.

  • 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

    Friday, July 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.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

  • Beginners’ “Booked on Friday” Summer Reading Club

    Friday, July 6th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 15 date.

    “Beginner Booked on Fridays” Is a book club just for early readers who are able to read independently, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (Rising first and second graders who can read independently – we do not offer reading instruction in this program)

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, July 7th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, July 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.

  • Mini-Science

    Monday, July 9th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, June 15.

    Science workshops based on “Peep and the Big Wide World.” (Ages 4-7.) Limit 20.

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, July 9th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, July 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)

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, July 10th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 12 date.

    “Booked on Tuesdays” Is a book club just for kids, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering third through fourth grades)

  • Preschool Party

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

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

    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, July 10th, 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.

  • Coder Dojo

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

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

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 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: 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 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.

  • LEAP into Science!

    Thursday, July 12th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, June 15.

    Discover STEM concepts as kids and adults play together. In collaboration with the Franklin Institute. (entering grades 1-3, with adult. Children must be in this age range to participate.) Limit: 20 children

  • Construction Zone!

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

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

  • Art for Kids

    Friday, July 13th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, June 15.

    An art workshop with different types of art media. Details to come. (Entering grades 2-5) Limit 15.

  • Beginners’ “Booked on Friday” Summer Reading Club

    Friday, July 13th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 15 date.

    “Beginner Booked on Fridays” Is a book club just for early readers who are able to read independently, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (Rising first and second graders who can read independently – we do not offer reading instruction in this program)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, July 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.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, July 14th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JUNE 22nd.  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, July 14th, 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.

  • Nick DiSanto – One Man Band

    Saturday, July 14th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Nick DiSanto, One Man Band will describe the construction of his DiSantomophone and perform a short concert. (All ages)

  • Market Monday

    Monday, July 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

    Monday, July 16th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JUNE 29.

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, July 16th, 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.

  • Swamp Songs and March Melodies

    Monday, July 16th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Explore and hear animals that communicate through songs. Presented by the Center for Aquatic Sciences. (Age 5-12).

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JUNE 29.

    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.)

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 12 date.

    “Booked on Tuesdays” Is a book club just for kids, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering third through fourth grades)

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

  • Corduroy Visit and Story Time

    Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

    Join us for a very special story time with a visit from Corduroy the bear. (All ages)

  • 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

    Friday, July 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.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JUNE 29th.

    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

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, July 20th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 9-12) Limit 6 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Beginners’ “Booked on Friday” Summer Reading Club

    Friday, July 20th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 15 date.

    “Beginner Booked on Fridays” Is a book club just for early readers who are able to read independently, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (Rising first and second graders who can read independently – we do not offer reading instruction in this program)

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, July 21st, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JUNE 29th.

    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, July 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

    Monday, July 23rd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, July 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)

  • Science Matters

    Monday, July 23rd, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Science Explorers will be taking a close look at the states of matter. We will explore with bubbles, a spud launcher, leaf blowers, and basketball! (Age 4 and up)

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, July 24th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 12 date.

    “Booked on Tuesdays” Is a book club just for kids, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering third through fourth grades)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 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, July 25th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 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.

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 15.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • Construction Zone!

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

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

    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, July 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.

  • Beginners’ “Booked on Friday” Summer Reading Club

    Friday, July 27th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 15 date.

    “Beginner Booked on Fridays” Is a book club just for early readers who are able to read independently, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (Rising first and second graders who can read independently – we do not offer reading instruction in this program)

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, July 28th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 6th.  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, July 28th, 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, July 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)

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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.)

  • Harry Potter Birthday Bash

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Join us for a celebration of “The Boy Who Lived” including a special presentation on owls by Zoo America and a Harry Potter Trivia Contest. Details to come.

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 12 date.

    “Booked on Tuesdays” Is a book club just for kids, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering third through fourth grades)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, July 31st, 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.

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 20.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 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: 11:30 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, 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.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, August 3rd, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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, August 3rd, 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.

  • Beginners’ “Booked on Friday” Summer Reading Club

    Friday, August 3rd, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 15 date.

    “Beginner Booked on Fridays” Is a book club just for early readers who are able to read independently, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (Rising first and second graders who can read independently – we do not offer reading instruction in this program)

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, August 4th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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!)

  • Kids & Cultures – Tunes & Tales

    Saturday, August 4th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Kids and Cultures presents Tunes and Tales! Join us for a musical adventure with folktales and songs from around the world. This 45-minute interactive presentation is for children of all ages and includes fun folktales, audience participation, and music throughout. (Age 4 and up)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, August 4th, 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, August 6th, 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

    Monday, August 6th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 12 date.

    “Booked on Tuesdays” Is a book club just for kids, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering third through fourth grades)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, August 7th, 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.

  • 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: 11:30 AM - 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.

  • Tween Booked on Wednesdays

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 20.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are encouraged to attend regularly. 

    “Tween Booked on Fridays” is a book club just for tweens, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (For kids entering fifth and sixth grades)

  • 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.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 9th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 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.

  • LEAP into Science!

    Thursday, August 9th, 2018
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, July 20.

    Discover STEM concepts as kids and adults play together. In collaboration with the Franklin Institute. (entering grades 1-3, with adult. Children must be in this age range to participate.) Limit: 20 children

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, August 10th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, August 10th, 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.

  • Beginners’ “Booked on Friday” Summer Reading Club

    Friday, August 10th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Register online for June sessions to be enrolled for the whole summer – or in person at the Youth Services desk beginning in June – space is limited.  Even if you cannot attend the first class but would like your child to participate, please register for the June 15 date.

    “Beginner Booked on Fridays” Is a book club just for early readers who are able to read independently, where you will take on a challenge, read books of your choice, and join a community of readers that share, discuss, and of course…read! (Rising first and second graders who can read independently – we do not offer reading instruction in this program)

  • Art for Kids

    Friday, August 10th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, July 20.

    An art workshop with different types of art media. Details to come. (Entering grades 2-5) Limit 15.

  • Stories! Music! Action!

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

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

  • Mini-Science

    Monday, August 13th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Friday, July 20.

    Science workshops based on “Peep and the Big Wide World.” (Ages 4-7) Limit 20.

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, August 13th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, August 13th, 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, August 14th, 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, August 14th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, 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: 11:30 AM - 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 16th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 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.

  • 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.

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, August 17th, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

    Meet in the teaching kitchen to make–and, of course, eat–a culinary creation! (Ages 9-12) Limit 6 participants

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, August 17th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    Friday, August 17th, 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.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, August 18th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, August 18th, 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.

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Fall Programming

    Sunday, August 19th, 2018
    Time: All day
  • Market Monday

    Monday, August 20th, 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)

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, August 20th, 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.

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, August 21st, 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, August 22nd, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 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: 11:30 AM - 4:30 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, August 24th, 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, August 25th, 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.

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Fall Programming

    Sunday, August 26th, 2018
    Time: All day
  • Market Monday

    Monday, August 27th, 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, August 28th, 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, August 29th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 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: 11:30 AM - 4:30 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, August 31st, 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, September 1st, 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.

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

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

    This program will open for registration on August 17.  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, September 5th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 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, September 6th, 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, September 11th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, AUGUST 17.  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, September 12th, 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, September 12th, 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, September 13th, 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!

    Monday, September 17th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  AUGUST 17.

    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, September 19th, 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, September 19th, 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, September 20th, 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, September 26th, 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, September 27th, 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, October 2nd, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on September 21.  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, October 3rd, 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, October 4th, 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, October 9th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.  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, October 10th, 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, October 10th, 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, October 11th, 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!

    Monday, October 15th, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER 21.

    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, October 17th, 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, October 17th, 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, October 18th, 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, October 24th, 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, October 25th, 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, October 31st, 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.