For Children

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, December 20th. For children age 6-11.

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover Drop Off – Sponsored by TAB

    Friday, January 24th, 2020
    Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

    Treat your favorite stuffed animal to an awesome sleepover party at the library! Drop your stuffed friend off in the Morgan Center between 4:00pm and 4:45pm. The library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) have lots of fun activities planned for them! Return to the library Saturday morning at 9:00am to pick up your buddy, have a light breakfast, and learn about their overnight adventures!

    For children 3 and up. One stuffed animal per child, please. Registering for the Friday drop off will automatically save your place for Saturday’s pick up and breakfast. Please let us know if you or your child have any dietary restrictions. 

  • Construction Zone!

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

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 3rd.

    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.

  • American Girl History Club

    Friday, January 24th, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

    At this meeting, we’ll discuss books 3 and 4 of the Rebecca series; Candlelight for Rebecca and Rebecca and the Movies. 

    For elementary aged children (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). 

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, January 24th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pick Up & Breakfast – Sponsored by TAB

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Your stuffed animal had an awesome night of fun at the library! Come pick up your buddy, have a light breakfast, and learn all about their overnight adventures!

    For children 3 and up. One stuffed animal per child, please. Registering for the Friday drop off will automatically save your place for Saturday’s pick up and breakfast. Please let us know if you or your child have any dietary restrictions. 

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, January 27th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, January 31st, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, February 1st, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Pajama Story Time

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

    Monday, February 3rd, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 6th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 7th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, February 7th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

  • American Girl History Club

    Friday, February 7th, 2020
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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

    At this meeting, we’ll discuss books 5 and 6 of the Rebecca series; Rebecca to the Rescue and Changes for Rebecca.

    For elementary aged children (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). 

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • YEAR-ROUND PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS: This WEEK’S programs will open for registration BY NOON on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22nd (Manheim Twp/E. Lampeter residents; all others please sign up starting on FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th)

    Sunday, February 9th, 2020
    Time: All day
  • Reading Tutoring – Slot #4 SIX WEEK SESSION

    Monday, February 10th, 2020
    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. If you are unable to attend a session, please call the library.

  • Market Monday

    Monday, February 10th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Reading Tutoring – Slot #3 SIX WEEK SESSION

    Monday, February 10th, 2020
    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. If you are unable to attend a session, please call the library.

  • Reading Tutoring – Slot #1 SIX WEEK SESSION

    Monday, February 10th, 2020
    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. If you are unable to attend a session, please call the library.

  • Preschool Party

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

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

    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.)

  • Reading Tutoring – Slot #2 SIX WEEK SESSION

    Monday, February 10th, 2020
    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. If you are unable to attend a session, please call the library.

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

    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, February 11th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th.  Ages 8-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

    Friday, February 14th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 14th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

    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!)

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 20th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 21st, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, February 21st, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st.

    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, February 22nd, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, February 24th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, February 27th, 2020
    Time: 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, February 27th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, February 28th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

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

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

  • Leap Year Story Time & Party

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

    Join us for a very special story time to celebrate Leap Year! We’ll share stories and songs, do a fun craft, and have a hopping good time! (For children ages 2 to 8. Other family members welcome.)

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 2nd, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Pajama Story Time

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

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

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

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

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

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

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

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Friday, February 21st.

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020
    Time: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 6th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • American Girl History Club

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

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

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

    For elementary aged children (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). 

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

    Saturday, March 7th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 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, March 9th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Coder Dojo

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21st.  Ages 8-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

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

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

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Friday, February 21st.

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, March 12th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

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

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 16th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 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 Mondays at 4:30pm. (Ages 7 to 15) Limit: 20; may change if Library receives more LEGO donations.

  • Preschool Party

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 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, March 17th, 2020
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

  • Preschool Party

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 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, March 17th, 2020
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

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

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

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Friday, February 21st.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

  • American Girl History Club

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

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

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

    For elementary aged children (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). 

  • Family Story Time

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, March 23rd, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, February 21st. For children age 6-11.

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

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

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

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Friday, February 21st.

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, March 27th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Market Monday

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

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

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

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Friday, February 21st.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • American Girl History Club

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

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

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

    For elementary aged children (children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult at all times). 

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, April 4th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

    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, April 6th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Pajama Story Time

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

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

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

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

    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.)

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

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

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

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Friday, February 21st.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, April 11th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 13th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 20th.  Ages 8-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

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

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

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Friday, February 21st.

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, April 17th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 20th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • LEGO Block Party!

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club

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

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

    Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s will meet for 8 consecutive weeks. Please sign your child up for each session. Registration will open on Friday, February 21st.

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, March 20th. For children age 6-11.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

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

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd.

    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, April 24th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Market Monday

    Monday, April 27th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

    Friday, May 1st, 2020
    Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, May 1st, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Pajama Story Time

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

    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, May 4th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 7th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, May 8th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Construction Zone!

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

    Registration for this free program is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 17th.

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, May 9th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • Preschool Party

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

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

    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, May 11th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Preschool Party

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

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

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

  • Coder Dojo

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

    Registration for this free event is required, and will open BY NOON on FRIDAY, APRIL 17th.  Ages 8-17.  Adults are welcome to observe. 

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

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Silo

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 14th, 2020
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Sing, Sign & Story Time!

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

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, May 15th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Story Time

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

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

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, May 16th, 2020
    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • No Preschool Programs: Staff Preparation for Summer Reading Program

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

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

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

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

  • Market Monday

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 21st, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, May 22nd, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
    Time: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Dramatic Play Tuesday

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

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

  • Paws to Read with KPETS

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

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

    Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please register online for this free program, or call the Library at 717.560.6441.

  • Wee Build Free Play

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

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

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

    Kilene Knitter, Giant Food Stores Nutritionist is coming to the library for free kids cooking classes! Junior Chef Creations provides kids with the basic skills needed to create a balanced snack.  Registration will open on Friday, April 17th. For children age 6-11.

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Thursday, May 28th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

    Friday, May 29th, 2020
    Time: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • DUPLO Free Play

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

    Drop-in program. No registration required.

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

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

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

  • Family Game Night

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

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

  • Growing a Beanstalk – Presented by Lancaster County Parks

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

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

  • Chess & Strategy Game Event

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

  • Junior Chef Creations

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

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