For Children

  • Market Monday

    Monday, July 24th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required. Each group of 4 children or fewer must include a responsible adult.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! (Ages 3 and up)

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 7.

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

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, July 25th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Registration for this program closed in June – if you signed any week last month up you’re enrolled for the summer!  If you would like to see if we have any openings please inquire at Youth Services department.

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

  • MAKE ME – Art Night with Jen!

    Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    This Summer Reading Event is intended for ages 10-19 and will open for registration on June 16.  Space is limited.

    We welcome Jen Switch from Jen’s Pottery Den as our guest maker/instructor!

    Jen has been a generous contributor to our recent Maker Fest and we are thrilled to have her continued participation (check out our community-crafted birdbath and stepping stones in the Discovery garden)!.   She will be helping tweens and teens learn a specific art skill!    Projects will need to be professionally finished and picked up at a later date.

    In the “Make Me” program, teens and tweens learn ‘maker’ skills of all types – high tech (using equipment like soldering irons, digital cameras, 3D printer) or traditional (fine arts, carving and more) . Each session will have a unique focus, so check individual program description for program theme, age limits and program length.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 7.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • STEM-Sational Summer!

    Thursday, July 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

     

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, July 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, July 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, July 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, June 16.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

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

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, July 29th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 7.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, July 29th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, July 31st, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required. Each group of 4 children or fewer must include a responsible adult.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! (Ages 3 and up)

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 14.

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

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Registration for this program closed in June – if you signed any week last month up you’re enrolled for the summer!  If you would like to see if we have any openings please inquire at Youth Services department.

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 14.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • LEAP into Science!

    Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, August 4th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 14.

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

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

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, August 4th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, July 21.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, August 4th, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, August 5th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 14.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, August 5th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, August 7th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required. Each group of 4 children or fewer must include a responsible adult.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! (Ages 3 and up)

  • Mini-Science

    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

    Science workshops based on “Peep and the Big Wide World.” (Ages 4-7. Children must be in this age range to participate). Limit 20.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

    Please note that in order to access the library’s computers, you will be asked to provide your active library card in good standing (no fines).  Youth library accounts must have parental authorization to access the Intenet.  If you do not have a Lancaster County library account, you may provide appropriate state identification and sign a digital usage agreement.

    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. (Ages 7 -18. Adult participation welcome.) You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.

    Register online, by phone, or in person the next time you visit Manheim Township Public Library. Space may be limited.

    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.

  • CANCELLED: Preschool Party

    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Registration for this program closed in June – if you signed any week last month up you’re enrolled for the summer!  If you would like to see if we have any openings please inquire at Youth Services department.

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 10th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 10th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Art for Kids

    Friday, August 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

    Three workshops with three different types of art media. (Entering grades 2-5) Limit 15.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, August 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, August 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Tween Booked on Fridays

    Friday, August 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This program will open for registration on Friday, JULY 21.  Please register for each individual week. Participants are expected to attend regularly. 

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

  • Summer Reading Program Ends!

    Saturday, August 12th, 2017
    Time: All day

    This is the last day to turn in Summer Reading Program Logs!

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, August 12th, 2017
    Time: 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, August 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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

    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, August 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required. Each group of 4 children or fewer must include a responsible adult.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! (Ages 3 and up)

  • Kids “Booked on Tuesdays” Summer Reading Club

    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Registration for this program closed in June – if you signed any week last month up you’re enrolled for the summer!  If you would like to see if we have any openings please inquire at Youth Services department.

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • STEM-Sational Summer!

    Thursday, August 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

     

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, August 18th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, August 18th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, August 18th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, August 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, August 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Fall Programming

    Sunday, August 20th, 2017
    Time: All day
  • Market Monday

    Monday, August 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required. Each group of 4 children or fewer must include a responsible adult.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! (Ages 3 and up)

  • Special Time!: Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 24th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 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, August 25th, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, August 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Fall Programming

    Sunday, August 27th, 2017
    Time: All day
  • Market Monday

    Monday, August 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required. Each group of 4 children or fewer must include a responsible adult.

    A time for family play! Gain “shopping” experience in our weekly play market! (Ages 3 and up)

  • MAKE ME

    Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

    Teens and tweens learn maker skills using equipment like soldering irons and a 3D printer. Each session will introduce different skills and equipment; details on this particular session to be announced. (For teens and tweens, ages 10 and up) Limit 12.

  • Special Time!: Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 31st, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 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, September 1st, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Fall Programming

    Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
    Time: All day
  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 5th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library! (Beginner level)

    Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

    Stay tuned for future programs that will take Snap Circuits® to a higher level!   Beginner level required for advanced programs.

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

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

     

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, September 6th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, September 7th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 7th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, September 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, September 8th, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, September 9th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 9th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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

    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, September 11th, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

    Please note that in order to access the library’s computers, you will be asked to provide your active library card in good standing (no fines).  Youth library accounts must have parental authorization to access the Intenet.  If you do not have a Lancaster County library account, you may provide appropriate state identification and sign a digital usage agreement.

    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. (Ages 7 -18. Adult participation welcome.) You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.

    Register online, by phone, or in person the next time you visit Manheim Township Public Library. Space may be limited.

    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, September 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, September 14th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 15th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, September 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, September 16th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, September 16th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 18th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, September 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, September 21st, 2017
    Time: 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, September 22nd, 2017
    Time: 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, September 22nd, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, September 23rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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

    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, September 23rd, 2017
    Time: 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, September 25th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with K-pets

    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, September 28th, 2017
    Time: 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, September 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, September 29th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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, September 29th, 2017
    Time: Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017
    Time: Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party Lunch Bunch

    Saturday, September 30th, 2017
    Time: Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library! (Beginner level)

    Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

    Stay tuned for future programs that will take Snap Circuits® to a higher level!   Beginner level required for advanced programs.

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

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

     

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

    Please note that in order to access the library’s computers, you will be asked to provide your active library card in good standing (no fines).  Youth library accounts must have parental authorization to access the Intenet.  If you do not have a Lancaster County library account, you may provide appropriate state identification and sign a digital usage agreement.

    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. (Ages 7 -18. Adult participation welcome.) You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.

    Register online, by phone, or in person the next time you visit Manheim Township Public Library. Space may be limited.

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, October 20th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 24th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • OH! SNAP Circuits® at the Library! (Beginner level)

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

    Stay tuned for future programs that will take Snap Circuits® to a higher level!   Beginner level required for advanced programs.

    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!

     

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

    Please note that in order to access the library’s computers, you will be asked to provide your active library card in good standing (no fines).  Youth library accounts must have parental authorization to access the Intenet.  If you do not have a Lancaster County library account, you may provide appropriate state identification and sign a digital usage agreement.

    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. (Ages 7 -18. Adult participation welcome.) You may bring your own tech, or borrow a Library laptop to work on during the session.

    Register online, by phone, or in person the next time you visit Manheim Township Public Library. Space may be limited.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, November 17th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3.

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • NO Coder Dojo this month

    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Coder Dojo is canceled this month since our volunteers are coming earlier in the month to help us once again with the International Hour of Code!  We will have alternative tech programming instead on this date.  Our regular Coder Dojo programming will return next month!

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017
    Time: Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24.

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
    Time: 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.

  • Lancaster Herpetology Society Meeting

    Friday, December 15th, 2017
    Time: Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Local reptile and amphibian fans and experts meet monthly at the Library to learn more about these shy, ecologically important animals who live in our own neighborhoods. Events will include speakers who are authorities on animal behavior and occasional family events, such as a springtime Frog and Toad Walk in the park. Open to the public!

  • LEGO Block Party!

    Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
    Time: Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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