For Children

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, January 29th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, January 31st for residents of other municipalities.

    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, February 22nd, 2020
    Time: 12:00 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, February 24th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 5th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 7th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, February 24th, 2020
    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, February 25th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 5th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 7th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open on Wednesday, January 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, January 17th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Wednesday, January 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, January 17th for residents of other municipalities. For children age 6-11.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020
    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, February 27th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, February 28th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 5th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 7th for residents of other municipalities.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 28th, 2020
    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, February 29th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 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.

  • Leap Year Story Time & Party

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join us for a very special story time to celebrate Leap Year! We’ll share stories and songs, do a fun craft, and have a hopping good time! (For children ages 2 to 8. Other family members welcome.) Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, February 5th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 7th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 2nd, 2020
    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, March 2nd, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 12th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 14th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, March 2nd, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Come to the library in your PJs for story time! Bring your stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows too. We’ll read bedtime stories, sing songs, and do a craft. Registration is required and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities. Suggested for children 18 months – 6 years and their families. 

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 12th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 14th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Math will never be the same! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess! It’s a totally new kind of math club! For children in kindergarten through second grade. 

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, March 6th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 12th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 14th for residents of other municipalities.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 6th, 2020
    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.

  • American Girl History Club

    Friday, March 6th, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join us as we learn about America’s history through the American Girl series. We will discuss two books from the original series each time we meet. Together we will work through some of the major topics that our nation has walked through. After the discussion, we will have an activity to help us relate to our country’s past. Please feel free to bring a doll if you have one.

    At this meeting, we’ll discuss books the first two books of the Kit series; Meet Kit and Kit Learns a Lesson.

    For elementary aged children (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). Registration will open on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities. 

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 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, March 7th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 12th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 14th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 9th, 2020
    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, March 9th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.  Ages 8-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

     

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Math will never be the same! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess! It’s a totally new kind of math club! For children in kindergarten through second grade. 

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    NEW GAMES!!!  The library has added new games to its collection.  Come to the Children’s Area and try some of the Library’s NEW GAMES, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 4 & 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, March 12th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, March 13th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 13th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 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, March 14th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

    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!)

  • YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS: This WEEK’S programs will open for registration BY NOON on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th (Manheim Twp/E. Lampeter residents; all others please sign up starting on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28th)

    Sunday, March 15th, 2020
    Time: All day
  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 16th, 2020
    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, March 16th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 26th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 28th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, March 16th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

    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 Mondays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 26th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 28th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    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.

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Math will never be the same! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess! It’s a totally new kind of math club! For children in kindergarten through second grade. 

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 26th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 28th for residents of other municipalities.

    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

  • American Girl History Club

    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join us as we learn about America’s history through the American Girl series. We will discuss two books from the original series each time we meet. Together we will work through some of the major topics that our nation has walked through. After the discussion, we will have an activity to help us relate to our country’s past. Please feel free to bring a doll if you have one.

    At this meeting, we’ll discuss books 3 and 4 of the Kit series; Kit’s Surprise and Happy Birthday, Kit. 

    For elementary aged children (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities. 

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    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, March 21st, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, February 26th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 28th for residents of other municipalities.

    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, March 21st, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020
    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, March 23rd, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 4th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 6th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 4th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 6th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities. For children age 6-11.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Math will never be the same! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess! It’s a totally new kind of math club! For children in kindergarten through second grade. 

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 26th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 26th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, March 27th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 4th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 6th for residents of other municipalities.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 27th, 2020
    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, March 28th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 4th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 6th for residents of other municipalities.

    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, March 28th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 30th, 2020
    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, March 30th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 11th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 13th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, February 19th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, February 21st for residents of other municipalities.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 11th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 13th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Math will never be the same! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess! It’s a totally new kind of math club! For children in kindergarten through second grade. 

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
    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.

  • American Girl History Club

    Friday, April 3rd, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join us as we learn about America’s history through the American Girl series. We will discuss two books from the original series each time we meet. Together we will work through some of the major topics that our nation has walked through. After the discussion, we will have an activity to help us relate to our country’s past. Please feel free to bring a doll if you have one.

    At this meeting, we’ll discuss books 5 and 6 of the Kit series; Kit Saves the Day and Changes for Kit.

    For elementary aged children (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, April 3rd, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 11th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 13th for residents of other municipalities.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, April 3rd, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 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, April 4th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 11th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 13th for residents of other municipalities.

    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, April 6th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, April 6th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Come to the library in your PJs for story time! Bring your stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows too. We’ll read bedtime stories, sing songs, and do a craft. Registration is required and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities. Suggested for children 18 months – 6 years and their families. 

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 6th, 2020
    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 KPETS

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Math will never be the same! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess! It’s a totally new kind of math club! For children in kindergarten through second grade. 

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    NEW GAMES!!!  The library has added new games to its collection.  Come to the Children’s Area and try some of the Library’s NEW GAMES, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 4 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 9th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, April 11th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 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.

  • Llama Llama Story Time & Character Visit

    Saturday, April 11th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

    Join us for a story time with a special guest – Llama Llama! (Age 18 months to 8 years, with adult. Older family members welcome!)

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 13th, 2020
    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, April 13th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 25th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 27th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 25th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 27th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.  Ages 8-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    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.

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Math will never be the same! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess! It’s a totally new kind of math club! For children in kindergarten through second grade. 

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 16th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 16th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, April 17th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 25th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 27th for residents of other municipalities.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, April 17th, 2020
    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, April 18th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, March 25th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 27th for residents of other municipalities.

    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, April 18th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 20th, 2020
    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, April 20th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 1st for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 3rd for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, April 20th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon of Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, April 21st, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 1st for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 3rd for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities. For children age 6-11.

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

    Math will never be the same! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess! It’s a totally new kind of math club! For children in kindergarten through second grade. 

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, April 24th, 2020
    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 24th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 1st for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 3rd for residents of other municipalities.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, April 25th, 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 27th, 2020
    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, April 27th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 8th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 10th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, March 18th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, March 20th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 8th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 10th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 28th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 30th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 30th, 2020
    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, May 1st, 2020
    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, May 1st, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 8th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 10th for residents of other municipalities.

    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

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 8th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 10th for residents of other municipalities.

    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, May 2nd, 2020
    Time: 12:00 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.

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, May 4th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Come to the library in your PJs for story time! Bring your stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows too. We’ll read bedtime stories, sing songs, and do a craft. Registration is required and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities. Suggested for children 18 months – 6 years and their families. 

  • Market Monday

    Monday, May 4th, 2020
    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)

  • Star Wars Story Time

    Monday, May 4th, 2020
    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.

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, May 4th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020
    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, May 8th, 2020
    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 8th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, May 9th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 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, May 9th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, May 11th, 2020
    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, May 11th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 22nd for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 24th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 22nd for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 24th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.  Ages 8-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    NEW GAMES!!!  The library has added new games to its collection.  Come to the Children’s Area and try some of the Library’s NEW GAMES, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 4 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 14th, 2020
    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 14th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, May 15th, 2020
    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, May 15th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 22nd for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 24th for residents of other municipalities.

    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 16th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 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, May 16th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 22nd for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 24th for residents of other municipalities.

    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!)

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Summer Reading Program

    Sunday, May 17th, 2020
    Time: All day
  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, May 18th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, May 18th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
    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 21st, 2020
    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 22nd, 2020
    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

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM - 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.

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Children love dogs, and these dogs love to listen to children read! Dogs from K-Pets and their humans (otherwise known as trainers) will visit the Children’s Library Tuesday evenings so children can read to them. Children who have signed up will get the first opportunity. (Children ages 4 & up who are able to read or are beginning to learn to read)

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441. Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, April 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, April 17th for residents of other municipalities. For children age 6-11.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 28th, 2020
    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 29th, 2020
    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

    Saturday, May 30th, 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM - 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 Game Night

    Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    NEW GAMES!!!  The library has added new games to its collection.  Come to the Children’s Area and try some of the Library’s NEW GAMES, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 4 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Crocodile Chronicles: An Imagination Adventure

    Friday, June 12th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

    Jesse Rothacker lives with 100 live reptiles and 3 humans, so every day is a new story! Whether he’s blaming a gila monster for ruining the coffee, or forgetting to tell his wife about the alligator in the bathtub, you never know what mess he’ll get into next! Come meet some of the cold-blooded critters that are Jesse’s housemates, and hear some of Jesse’s real life stories from his three decades of reptile rescue. We’ll also highlight some fictional reptile stories, and inspire the audience to create reptile stories of their own. (Recommended for children age 5 and up. Younger children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.)

    Jesse is the founder and president of Forgotten Friend Reptile Sanctuary, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit reptile rescue and education organization. Each year Forgotten Friend finds homes for unwanted pet reptiles and provides environmental education programs for thousands of families.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, June 13th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft!

    For children ages 6 to 13. 

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, May 20th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, May 22nd for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Phredd- Ukulele One Man Band

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

    Phredd’s performance includes interaction, singing, hand-motions, and creative play. Phredd’s songs inspire imagination, creativity and positive encouragement. Enjoy ukulele strumming, harmonica wailing, suitcase drum kicking, quirky singer-songwriter of unmitigated joy performing original tunes about pirates, electric tricycles, monkeys and more. Recommended for children from birth to 12 years.

    Singer, Songwriter and Ukulele One Man Band – Phredd has been performing fun songs for kids and families for over 20 years.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
    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.

  • Fairy Tale Friday Story Time & Character Visit – Frozen

    Friday, June 19th, 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us for a story time and craft with a very special guest (a fairy tale character) once a month this summer. This month we’ll be joined by the Snow Queen herself!

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, May 20th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, May 22nd for residents of other municipalities.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, June 20th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft! This week’s craft: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. We’ll decorate wooden hand mirrors.

    For children ages 6 to 13. 

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, May 20th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, May 22nd for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Junior Chef Creations

    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, May 15th. For children age 6-14.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, June 27th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft!

    For children ages 6 to 13. 

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, May 20th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, May 22nd for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    NEW GAMES!!!  The library has added new games to its collection.  Come to the Children’s Area and try some of the Library’s NEW GAMES, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 4 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • The Myth and Magic of Insects with Ryan the BugMan

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    “The BugMan” will bring the incredible world of Bugs and Insects! Expect to learn how insects were revered throughout history! Now we know they’re even more important to the survival of nearly everything on the planet! Recommended for children age 5 and up.

    For over 40 years, Ryan Bridge has been involved with Entomology, especially with youth outreach and education. Ryan has traveled the world collecting insects and using them for education.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, July 11th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft!

    For children ages 6 to 13. 

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, June 17th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, June 19th for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Growing a Beanstalk – Presented by Lancaster County Parks

    Monday, July 13th, 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    This program will begin with reading the book Jack and the Bean Stalk. Participants will have an opportunity to make recycled newspaper pots and plant beans to grow at home. Participants will also learn about starting seeds, how they grow and the parts of a plant. Young children will need adult helpers. (For children age 5-12)

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
    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.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft! This week’s craft: Dragon Sock Puppets.

    For children ages 6 to 13. 

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, June 17th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, June 19th for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, June 19th. For children age 6-14.

  • Fairy Tale Friday Story Time & Character Visit – Rapunzel

    Friday, July 24th, 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us for a story time and craft with a very special guest (a fairy tale character) once a month this summer. This month we’ll be joined by Rapunzel herself!

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, June 17th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, June 19th for residents of other municipalities.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft!

    For children ages 6 to 13. 

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, June 17th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, June 19th for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Fairytale Fun Show by Giggle Magic

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Some really silly things are happening to our favorite fairytale friends! Princess Petunia (Cinderella’s BFF) wants to accessorize for the ball, but instead of a feather boa, there are mustaches for all! Prince Charming dreams of being a brave knight in shining armor, but what? He’s turned into the Frog Prince?? Wrong fairytale, Prince Charming! Comedy & Magic, Puppets, Music & Movement; come join us, it’s so much fun! Recommended for children age 2 to 8.

    Marcy Klutchka takes the business off fun, seriously! She is a graduate of Penn State University and the creator of Giggle Magic – themed variety shows which engage, empower, education & entertain young audiences. She has been generating giggles since 1999!

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, August 1st, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft!

    For children ages 6 to 13. 

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, July 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, July 17th for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Fairy Tale Friday Story Time & Character Visit – Beauty & the Beast

    Friday, August 7th, 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us for a story time and craft with a very special guest (a fairy tale character) once a month this summer. This month we’ll be joined by Belle herself!

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, May 20th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, May 22nd for residents of other municipalities.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, August 8th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft!

    For children ages 6 to 13. 

    Registration will open by noon on Wednesday, July 15th for Manheim Township and East Lampeter residents and on Friday, July 17th for residents of other municipalities. 

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    NEW GAMES!!!  The library has added new games to its collection.  Come to the Children’s Area and try some of the Library’s NEW GAMES, or bring your own to share. (Designed for ages 4 & up). Please register each person for this free program online, by phone, or when you visit the Library. Space may be limited.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
    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.

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, July 17th. For children age 6-14.