For Children

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, December 14th, 2018
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, December 14th, 2018
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, December 15th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, December 15th, 2018
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Winter Programming

    Sunday, December 16th, 2018
    Time: All day
  • HOLIDAY LEGO Block Party!

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

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, December 17th, 2018
    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, December 18th, 2018
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, December 21st, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, December 21st, 2018
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018
    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.

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Winter Programming

    Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
    Time: All day
  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, December 26th, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, December 27th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, December 28th, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018
    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.

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Winter Programming

    Sunday, December 30th, 2018
    Time: All day
  • Market Monday

    Monday, December 31st, 2018
    Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 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)

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
    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, January 4th, 2019
    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, January 5th, 2019
    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.

  • YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS: This WEEK’S programs will open for registration BY NOON on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th (Manheim Twp/E. Lampeter residents; all others please sign up starting on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st)

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019
    Time: All day
  • Market Monday

    Monday, January 7th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, January 7th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, January 8th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, January 8th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 10th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 10th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, January 11th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, January 11th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st.

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

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

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, January 14th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Come to the library in your PJs for story time! Bring your stuffed animals, blankets, and pillows too. We’ll read bedtime stories, sing songs, and do a craft. Registration is required and will open by noon on Friday, December 21st. Suggested for children 18 months – 6 years and their families. 

  • Market Monday

    Monday, January 14th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28th.

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28th.

    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, January 15th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 17th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 17th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, January 18th, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28th.

    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, January 18th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28th.

    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, January 21st, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, January 25th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 4th.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, January 28th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, January 29th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, January 31st, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 1st, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

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

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, February 4th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • OH, SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on January 18th. For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

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

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

     

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 7th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 8th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, February 9th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 18th.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, February 11th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, February 11th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, February 11th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Coder Dojo

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 14th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, February 15th, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 15th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, February 19th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, February 25th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 28th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

    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 1st, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 4th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • OH, SNAP Circuits® at the Library!

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    This program will open for registration on February 15th. For tech-loving kids…we now have Snap Circuits® beginner electronics programming!  Learn fundamental physical principles such as polarity, contact, current, series vs. parallel and short-circuits, while ‘snapping’ together cool experiments that buzz, whistle, flash, fly, and more!

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

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

     

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

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

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

    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 8th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 9th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 11th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, March 11th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, March 11th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Coder Dojo

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 14th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, March 15th, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Registration for this free program is required.

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

    Recipes available on request; notify Library about food allergies.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 15th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

    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, March 16th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

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

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 18th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 21st, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 1st.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 25th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 28th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 28th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 29th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 30th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • Cruise into Kindergarten with Wee Build!

    Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Two programs combined! No registration is required but a responsible adult must be present with children at all times.

    Cruise into Kindergarten! Is your child attending kindergarten soon? Come check out our “playscapes” found on tables in the Story silo; which offer some self-guided activities for a child and caregiver to practice school skills together in a fun way. Please note this program is not appropriate for children under 3 – if you have younger children present please ensure they do not have access to any small items on the tables.

    Wee Build: Free building and imaginative play with kits of toys for children from 9 months to 7 years!

    Both of these programs are provided through a grant from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, April 8th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 11th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 18th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 9th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 16th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 30th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, June 6th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Pout Pout Fish Visit & Story Time

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, June 13th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, June 20th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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