For Children

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, June 25th, 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, June 25th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • North Museum’s Mission to the Moon

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join the North Museum of Nature and Science and get ready for some lunar explorations.  Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the historic mission that landed the first astronauts on the moon through hands-on experiences.  Explore the moon’s surface in preparation to designing a lunar lander! For rising third to sixth graders. Please make sure that your child is dressed in clothing that can get messy.

  • 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.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, June 27th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, June 28th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JUNE 7th.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, June 28th, 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, June 29th, 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, June 29th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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!)

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, June 29th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft! For children ages 5 to 13. This week’s craft – Star Mobiles.

  • FILLED – Reading Tutoring – Slot #1

    Monday, July 1st, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev, for kindergarteners through 2nd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session.

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, July 1st, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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.)

  • FILLED – Reading Tutoring – Slot #4

    Monday, July 1st, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session.

  • FILLED – Reading Tutoring – Slot #3

    Monday, July 1st, 2019
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session.

  • FILLED – Reading Tutoring – Slot #2

    Monday, July 1st, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session.

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, July 1st, 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, June 21st. Suggested for children 18 months – 6 years and their families. 

  • Market Monday

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

    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, July 2nd, 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.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, July 5th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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, July 5th, 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.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft! For children ages 5 to 13. This week’s craft – Nebula Jars.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, July 6th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, July 6th, 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.

  • FILLED – Reading Tutoring – Slot #1

    Monday, July 8th, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev, for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session.

  • CANCELED – Kid Science Spectacular

    Monday, July 8th, 2019
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join us as we investigate the mysteries of the universe with fun experiments and activities for kids. Details to follow. For children ages 5 to 8. 

  • FILLED – Reading Tutoring – Slot #2

    Monday, July 8th, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session.

  • FILLED – Reading Tutoring – Slot #3

    Monday, July 8th, 2019
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session.

  • FILLED – Reading Tutoring – Slot #4

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

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session.

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, July 8th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, July 8th, 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)

  • Coder Dojo

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

  • Thirteen Moons on a Turtle’s Back Presented by Lancaster County Parks and Recreation

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    After reading Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back A Native American Year of Moons by Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London we will learn more about the full moons of the year. Turtle shells and their unique features will also be explored. We will end with making a turtle shell craft calendar. Recommended for children ages 6 to 10.

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, July 9th, 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.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, July 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

    Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 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.

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, July 12th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

  • CANCELED – Fandom Friday – Star Wars

    Friday, July 12th, 2019
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us the second Friday of every month for Fandom Friday! Chat with fellow fans, show off your knowledge with trivia, and complete a fun craft project. For ages 7 and up. 

    This month we’ll be celebrating Star Wars.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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!)

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft! For children ages 5 to 13. This week’s craft – Alien Spaceships.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

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

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019
    Time: All day
  • August’s programs (excluding year-round preschool programs) will open for registration BY NOON on WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th (Manheim Twp/E. Lampeter residents; all others please sign up starting on FRIDAY, JULY 19th)

    Sunday, July 14th, 2019
    Time: All day
  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, July 15th, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, July 15th, 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, July 15th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

  • Out of This World Kids’ Book Club

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Welcome to a summer book club just for kids! Snacks will be provided. Once you register, please stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a free copy of this month’s book to keep! For children ages 5-8. Parents are permitted and encouraged to read the book aloud to beginning readers. 

    This month’s pick is: Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka. When Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table.

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, July 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.

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • CANCELED – So You Want to be an Astronaut?

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Do you think you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Learn how real astronauts prepare for space travel. Then try some astronaut training exercises and activities yourself! For children ages 5 to 12. 

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 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, July 18th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Phredd – Ukulele One Man Band

    Friday, July 19th, 2019
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, July 19th, 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, July 19th, 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, July 19th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

  • Stories! Music! Action!

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JUNE 28th.  If you are still unable to register after noon on that day, please call the library to register over the phone.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, July 20th, 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.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, July 20th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft! For children ages 5 to 13. This week’s craft – Marbled Planets.

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 5th.

    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.)

  • Tween Book Club

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Welcome to a summer book club just for tweens! Snacks will be provided. Once you register, please stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a free copy of this month’s book to keep! For kids ages 9-13. 

    This month’s pick is: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. Sophie learns that the remarkable abilities that have always caused her to stand out identify her as an elf, and after being brought to Eternalia to hone her skills, discovers that she has secrets buried in her memory for which some would kill.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, July 22nd, 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)

  • Reading Tutoring – Slot #2 SIX WEEK SESSION

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    Time: 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev, for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session. Registering for this week will hold your place for the six-week session.

  • Reading Tutoring – Slot #3 SIX WEEK SESSION

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev, for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session. Registering for this week will hold your place for the six-week session.

  • Reading Tutoring – Slot #4 SIX WEEK SESSION

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev, for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session. Registering for this week will hold your place for the six-week session.

  • Reading Tutoring – Slot #1 SIX WEEK SESSION

    Monday, July 22nd, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    One-on-one tutoring with retired Reading specialist, Ms. Bev, for 1st through 3rd graders who could use a little extra help in Reading. Ms. Bev will meet with students for 30 minutes. Please commit to coming at the same time every week of this six-week session. Registering for this week will hold your place for the six-week session.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, July 23rd, 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, July 23rd, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 5th.

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, July 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

    Friday, July 26th, 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, July 26th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 5th.

    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, July 27th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 5th.

    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!)

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft! For children ages 5 to 13. This week’s craft – Gravity Art.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, July 27th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 12th.

    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, July 29th, 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, July 30th, 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.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • The Spirit of Lindbergh

    Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Neill Hartley is Charles Lindbergh in a thrilling adventure based on his historic 1927 flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Witness “Lucky Lindy” planning his trip, navigating in the cockpit and finally arriving in Paris, France. Experience firsthand the incredible journey that riveted the world and transformed aviation! (Recommended for ages 7 and up.)

  • Harry Potter Birthday Bash Wave #1

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

    Celebrate the “The Boy Who Lived” with crafts, snacks, and other fun activities!  Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

  • Harry Potter Escape Room – Kids’ Session (Ages 8-12)

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

    It’s the end of the term and someone has hidden Luna Lovegood’s beloved pet Pygmy Puff. You only have 30 minutes to find the Pygmy Puff before the Hogwarts Express leaves the station. This session is for children ages 8-12. Please register for one session only. It is important to arrive at least 5 minutes before your session. No one will be admitted once the session has begun.

  • Care of Magical Creatures Reptile Program

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Join our Care of Magical Creatures Professor, naturalist Kelsey Frey, for an entertaining program featuring snakes, lizards, and toads. For children age 5 and up. 

  • Harry Potter Escape Room – Kids’ Session (Ages 8-12)

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

    It’s the end of the term and someone has hidden Luna Lovegood’s beloved pet Pygmy Puff. You only have 30 minutes to find the Pygmy Puff before the Hogwarts Express leaves the station. This session is for children ages 8-12. Please register for one session only. It is important to arrive at least 5 minutes before your session. No one will be admitted once the session has begun.

  • Harry Potter Escape Room – Kids’ Session (Ages 8-12)

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

    It’s the end of the term and someone has hidden Luna Lovegood’s beloved pet Pygmy Puff. You only have 30 minutes to find the Pygmy Puff before the Hogwarts Express leaves the station. This session is for children ages 8-12. Please register for one session only. It is important to arrive at least 5 minutes before your session. No one will be admitted once the session has begun.

  • Harry Potter Birthday Bash Wave #2

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Celebrate the “The Boy Who Lived” with crafts, snacks, and other fun activities!  Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

  • Harry Potter Birthday Bash Wave #4

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Celebrate the “The Boy Who Lived” with crafts, snacks, and other fun activities!  Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

  • Harry Potter Birthday Bash Wave #3

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Celebrate the “The Boy Who Lived” with crafts, snacks, and other fun activities!  Recommended for ages 8 and up. 

  • Muggle Snuggle Concert

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Celebrate Harry’s Birthday with this fun concert featuring wizard rock (wrock) band, Muggle Snuggle. For children age 5 and up. 

  • Harry Potter Escape Room – Kids’ Session (Ages 8-12)

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
    Time: 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

    It’s the end of the term and someone has hidden Luna Lovegood’s beloved pet Pygmy Puff. You only have 30 minutes to find the Pygmy Puff before the Hogwarts Express leaves the station. This session is for children ages 8-12. Please register for one session only. It is important to arrive at least 5 minutes before your session. No one will be admitted once the session has begun.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 1st, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 1st, 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, August 2nd, 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, August 2nd, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 12th.

    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, August 3rd, 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.

  • Saturday Crafternoon

    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Join us every Saturday this summer for a fun make-and-take craft! For children ages 5 to 13. This week’s craft – Planet Suncatchers.

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 12th.

    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, August 5th, 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, August 5th, 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, July 19th. Suggested for children 18 months – 6 years and their families. 

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, August 5th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 19th.

    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.)

  • Mini Chef Monday

    Monday, August 5th, 2019
    Time: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Mini Chef Mondays provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack. This month we’ll be making summertime sundaes. *Major Allergens: Gluten and Dairy* Registration will open on Friday, July 19th. For children ages 3 to 6. 

  • CANCELED – Kid Science Spectacular

    Monday, August 5th, 2019
    Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join us as we investigate the mysteries of the universe with fun experiments and activities for kids. Details to follow. For children ages 5 to 8. 

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, August 6th, 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, August 6th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 19th.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Girl Scouts STEM Mobile – Virtual Reality

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    During this program the students will learn the basics of Virtual Reality and how to use it to explore the universe.  We will discuss who uses VR and what careers and interests go into creating VR experiences.  We will visit countries around the world, space, underwater, and rollercoasters. (For children age 7 to 14)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 8th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 8th, 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, August 9th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 19th.

    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 9th, 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.

  • Fandom Friday – Star Wars

    Friday, August 9th, 2019
    Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us the second Friday of every month for Fandom Friday! Chat with fellow fans, show off your knowledge with trivia, and complete a fun craft project. For ages 7 and up. 

    This month we’ll be celebrating Star Wars.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, August 10th, 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.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, August 12th, 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)

  • Tween Book Club

    Monday, August 12th, 2019
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Welcome to a summer book club just for tweens! Snacks will be provided. Once you register, please stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a free copy of this month’s book to keep! For kids ages 9-13. 

    This month’s pick is: The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin. Suzy Swanson wades through her intense grief over the loss of her best friend by investigating the rare jellyfish she is convinced was responsible for her friend’s death.

  • Preschool Party

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 26th.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 26th.

    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, August 13th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 19th.  Ages 7-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, August 13th, 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.

  • Out of This World Kids’ Book Club

    Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
    Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    Welcome to a summer book club just for kids! Snacks will be provided. Once you register, please stop by the Children’s Room to pick up a free copy of this month’s book to keep! For children ages 5-8. Parents are permitted and encouraged to read the book aloud to beginning readers. 

    This month’s pick is: Cakes in Space by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre. When Astra and her family move to a new planet, she must save the spaceship and its crew from man-eating cakes, aliens, and more.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, August 14th, 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, August 15th, 2019
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 15th, 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.

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, August 16th, 2019
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 26th.

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

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

  • Tween Cooking

    Friday, August 16th, 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, August 16th, 2019
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, August 17th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 26th.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, August 17th, 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, August 17th, 2019
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 26th.  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.

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Fall Programming

    Sunday, August 18th, 2019
    Time: All day
  • LEGO Block Party!

    Monday, August 19th, 2019
    Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JULY 19th.

    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, August 19th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, August 20th, 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.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 22nd, 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, August 23rd, 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, August 24th, 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.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, August 26th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, August 27th, 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.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, August 29th, 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, August 30th, 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, August 31st, 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.

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, October 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.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

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

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

  • Family Game Night

    Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, December 18th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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